Recent News Stories

The State of Alaska is planning some big improvements for Lake Street in Homer, and the plans may include installation of the Kenai Peninsula’s first roundabout. The state DOT and the City of Homer are currently drafting plans to improve Lake Street, between Pioneer Avenue and the Sterling Highway.

A new fire station has long been planned for the Skyline Drive area on top of the Homer bluff. Last year, the Homer City Council re-appropriated a half-million-dollar grant from the state legislature to pay for the station.

Buccaneer Energy has a new major partner to work with as it drills for oil and gas in and around Cook Inlet. In a news release Thursday, Buccaneer officials announced a deal with California-based EOS Petro, Incorporated. 

Registration is open for this year’s Winter King Salmon Tournament in Homer. Anglers can have lines in the water starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. The goal is to catch the heaviest king salmon within specific boundaries of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet.

     Facing lower than normal ticket sales, the Homer Chamber of Commerce is extending the deadline for its annual car raffle. The deadline has now been pushed back until December 6th. 

Homer Police report that an armed robbery occurred at 10:48 p.m. Thursday night at the Grog Shop in downtown Homer. According to a news release Friday, the suspect was a white male, wearing a mask. He took an undisclosed amount of cash.

The City of Homer is preparing residents for construction on the natural gas trunk line into town and the planned distribution system. Officials said they want to anticipate when contractors will be working in neighborhoods and provide updates on progress.

This Saturday, the South Peninsula Haven House will open its new thrift store, something they have been planning to do for several years. The new store is located in the shopping center at East End Storage.

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