Recent News Stories

A Seldovia man is safe after surviving a swamped vessel and an icy dip in Kachemak Bay Monday night. Fifty-four-year-old Kelly Brennan was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew near Port Graham after an afternoon fishing trip took a turn for the worse.

Homer residents may have noticed a petition circulating around town recently, calling for the formation of a charter commission. If the petition effort is successful, that commission would then be tasked with writing a new city charter for Homer.

The state of Alaska leased nearly 150,000 acres to oil and gas developers in a sale Wednesday. The sale represents a continued interest in development in Cook Inlet that could focus on oil drilling in the coming years.

A man who Homer Police says is responsible for robbing the Grog Shop at gunpoint Sunday night has been caught. Police believe 50-year-old John Allen Mumey may have had a homemade bomb in his possession during the crime.

A pair of commercial fishing vessels that sank in Jakalof Bay on Christmas Eve are still there. The Coast Guard is still in a holding pattern, waiting for a plan of attack and the right equipment to get the F/V Leading Lady and the F/V Kupreanof out of the water.

The Homer City Council is taking a close look at its Capital Improvement Project – or CIP – list, deciding which projects might be worthy of state and federal funding. One new project in particular received a lot of attention at a council work session Monday.

A Seldovia family that has made a habit of taking on long journeys around some of the wildest parts of Alaska is at it again. Later this month, they’ll be taking off from their yurt on the south side of Kachemak bay for an 800-mile walk along the entire coast of Cook Inlet. 

The Homer High School hockey team won all four of its games at the three-day End of the Road Shootout in Homer to win its home-ice tournament. The Peninsula Clarion reports that the undefeated Mariners are now 6-0 overall. 

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