Two trails in Kachemak Bay State Park are open again after heightened black bear activity forced staff to temporarily close them last week.
Experts on strategic and human rights issues in the Korean Peninsula will speak from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Homer United Methodist Church.
Two weeks after a controversial Mayoral Recognition that caused three Homer City Council members to skip the June 11 council meeting, Homer’s first Pride March will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at WKFL Park.
A Homer boy died last week when a small aircraft he was in crashed in Hesperia, California.
A woman died and two people were seriously injured in a weekend boating crash in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The two injured women are Alice Rademacher and Rosie Robinson, both of Homer and employees at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve.
The long-awaited Homer Education and Recreation Complex Task Force held its first meeting Tuesday, establishing its work scope and electing a chair and vice chair.
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.
With the countdown to Alaska’s primary election winding down, candidates for governor are making the rounds to all corners of the state, including Homer.
Right after Call to Order, the Pledge of Allegiance and Agenda Approval on the Homer City Council agenda comes the item of “Mayoral Proclamations and Recognitions” — a time to honor new firefighters, medics and police officers, winning sports teams and distinguished citizens, and support causes like breast cancer or domestic violence awareness. On Monday, a proposed mayoral recognition ballooned into controversy that caused the meeting to be canceled for lack of a quorum.
After more than three decades working in education, Timothy Whip is settling down for some “me time.” The regional administrator is headed for retirement and will not return as principal of the Razdolna and Kachemak-Selo schools next school year.
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.
Critters and curiosity abounded last Thursday when a group of Homer area residents were treated to a tour of Peterson Bay by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. From sea stars to barnacles, they were taken through the gamut of natural phenomena that can be found in Kachemak Bay’s local ecosystem.
No one was harmed in a structure fire that destroyed a dry cabin Tuesday off Eagleaerie Avenue outside of Homer.
The city’s long awaited and discussed Homer Education and Recreation Complex task force now has the go-ahead to get to work, but its final list of members is still up in the air.
Kenai Peninsula Borough voters may be asked this fall to take on several million dollars in bond debt to pay for a new school in the remote Russian Old Believer community of Kachemak-Selo.
The City of Homer is again asking residents to vote on funding a new police station — one the Homer Police Department still says is badly needed — this time in a June special election.