The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has offered a $2,500 for information on the cutting of three trees with bald eagle nests near Anchor Point. In USFWS discovered the downed trees and nests during an aerial survey of the area, the agency said in a press release. Subsequent investigation revealed the trees appeared to have been felled during the spring of 2018 and were all located within a one-half mile area. No other trees were found to have been recently cut. USFWS said investigators are optimistic that someone in the local community will assist authorities in finding those responsible.
The Homer Mariners will have to wait another year for that elusive and overdue state softball title after a double-elimination day at the Division II tournament at the South Davis Park Complex in Fairbanks.
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Naushon rescued four mariners after their 48-foot commercial fishing vessel, Soulmate, became disabled and adrift about 57 miles west of Kodiak Island, south of Shelikof Strait, Alaska, Sunday.
The following is a recap of this year’s Trails Day from Christina Whiting, volunteer coordinator:
The Alaska Division of Forestry, Kenai-Kodiak Area Office has issued a burn permit suspension for the Kenai Peninsula due to high fire danger and predicted strong winds. For the most current burn suspension information, call 907-262-4269. The suspension includes the burning of debris, burn barrels and lawns as outlined in the 2016 Burn Permits provided at http://alaska.gov/burn.
Because of low king salmon escapement, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued closures on the Anchor and Ninilchik Rivers and the Deep Creek drainage. Sport fishing for king salmon is closed on those streams from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 2, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 15. Along with this closure, ADF&G closed sport fishing for king salmon (including catch-and-release) in marine waters within 1-mile of shore from Bluff Point to the Ninilchik River.
The Homer softball team found a way to reign in the rain.
In a wacky Southcentral Conference baseball tournament in Homer, one trend was solid — power gravitated to the north.
The Soldotna girls won a Region III-Division I girls title Friday and Saturday at Houston High School, while the Homer girls defended their Region III-Division II crown.
The Soldotna girls and boys track teams repeated as champions Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough track and field meet at Soldotna High School.
The Homer Mariners took another step to clinching a strong seed in the region baseball tournament with an 8-6 victory Wednesday night over Soldotna.
Now is the time when many high school seniors in Homer begin to look toward bigger horizons. Whether they stay local, travel far, enter the work force or go on to higher education, local students are big achievers.
The 778-foot Holland America cruise ship Amsterdam calls on Homer at 8 a.m. Tuesday, the first cruise ship of the season. The Amsterdam visits 10 times, calling every other Tuesday through Sept. 18. The 14-day cruise takes the ship from Seattle to Anchorage and back, with stops in Homer, Kodiak, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria, B.C.
At the Alaska Press Club awards banquet held Saturday, April 21 in Anchorage, the Homer News took home six awards. The winning articles are:
In a new shared leadership model, Bunnell Streets Arts Center founding artistic and executive director Asia Freeman will become artistic leader and assistant director Adele Person will become executive director, the Homer arts center announced in a press release last week. The new relationship makes formal a model Freeman and Person explored and practiced in 2017.
The host Soldotna baseball team defeated Homer 8-1 on Monday in the season opener for both teams.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the early bird registration deadline for the conference.
It’s that time of year again — the deadline for early registration for the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is approaching.
The conference will be held June 8-12 at Lands End Resort, presented by Kachemak Bay Campus.
This year’s keynote speaker is Anthony Doerr, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his latest novel, “All the Light We Cannot See,” according to a press release from KBC Director Carol Swartz.
Homer Elks #2127 awarded Homer Police Lt. Ryan Browning the Enrique Camarena Award, the first lodge in Alaska ito award a law enforcement officer with the Elks National Award.
Uncle Herb’s, Homer’s first retail cannabis shop, could open in May in time for the start of the traditional summer tourist season on Memorial Day weekend.