Recent News Stories

The Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area just became a little bit smaller. Governor Sean Parnell signed a bill into law Tuesday that excludes the Port and Harbor of Homer from the habitat area.

The Homer Documentary Film Festival is back and bigger than ever. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the festival is breaking new ground, including its first-ever international premier.

Senate Bill 21 – the state legislature’s controversial measure to overhaul oil taxation – was passed out of the House Resources Committee Thursday, on its way to House Finance. On the same day, hundreds of Alaskans staged protests around the state.

Homer Police last week charged an Anchor Point woman with first-degree theft for taking more than $95,000 from her ex-boss, Matt Shadle.

The 2014 economic forecast for the Kenai Peninsula is in, and continued growth in the job market is what’s predicted. Speaking at a Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, state labor department economist Alyssa Shanks shared her predictions.

Every summer, thousands of visitors travel to Katmai National Park and Preserve, most of them there to see the park’s brown bears. Now, thanks to the non-profit nature website Explore.org, millions of people all over the world can watch the famous bears, too.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce helped inaugurate the start of the holiday season by lighting a Christmas tree outside their headquarters this past Friday. The chamber hopes for this to become an annual holiday season event for Homer.

Since it was first signed into law in 1976, the Magnuson-Stevens Act has been the biggest tool in the federal toolbox to regulate America’s fisheries. This year, Congress is getting closer to re-authorizing the act, with some changes.

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