If Homer residents have ever wondered just what a bunch of fishing vessels are doing roaming around Kachemak Bay every spring with brightly colored equipment, they’ll get the chance to see it firsthand every six years. The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council sponsored Homer’s first public tour of annual oil spill response training in the bay on Saturday.
After 23 years in service as a police officer in Homer and five as lieutenant, Will Hutt is entering a well-earned retirement.
With Earth Day coming up on Sunday, several area organizations tend to offer ways for the community to get involved and help make Homer a cleaner place. One such organization, Homer Wilderness Leaders, extends that opportunity to kids.
Following is the second in a monthly series of articles about birds and birding, celebrating The Year of the Bird, 2018.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District has extended the time for the public scoping period for the environmental impact statement level of analysis for a mine permit application submitted by Pebble Limited Partnership.
The Homer City Council will soon vote on whether to create a task force dedicated to answering questions about the Homer Education and Recreation Complex’s future.
Haven House and the Homer community at large will celebrate the 2018 Women of Distinction on Friday at Alice’s Champagne Palace.
As discussions of a new police station on the Homer City Council narrow in on exactly how the city is going to pay for it, a seasonal sales tax is being identified as a more popular option.
Time is of the essence.
The annual Celebration of Lifelong Learning honors adult learner Lee Post, a longtime Homer resident known as “the Bone -man,” and youth learner Ben Kettle. Held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Public Library and hosted by the Friends of the Homer Library (FHL), the celebration honors both a local adult and a youth who have demonstrated a perpetual love of learning.
With repairs to the Anchor River State Recreation Area parking lot and tractor launch scheduled to begin this spring, Anchor Point residents and local business owners are considering how the damage that occurred last fall and in past years due to massive erosion will impact the town’s future.
The debate over who has to pay property taxes to which of the borough’s hospitals is getting into gear again.
A Board of Fisheries member is planning to challenge Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) for his seat in the Alaska Legislature.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify information about members of hte Fox River Cattlemen’s Association.
A campfire that got out of control and began climbing the bluff of Bishop’s Beach last Friday was a stark reminder of the importance of responsible burning practices as Homer heads into spring and summer.
By Megan Pacer
Ask around, and attitudes toward the source of the meat people eat run the gamut from not wanting to see, touch or think about beef unless it’s shrink wrapped in a burger shape, to wanting breakfast eggs to come from a chicken who had a free range home and high self-esteem.
Homer’s former Assistant Fire Chief Terry Kadel is stepping in to fill former Chief Bob Painter’s shoes for good — he was offered the head position at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department on March 20 after serving as interim chief.
Alaska State Troopers on Tuesday identified the troopers involved in a fatal shooting last Saturday of a Nikolaevsk man.
Alaska State Troopers have identifed the person killed in a trooper involved shooting in Nikolaevsk on Saturday as Nikolai Yakunin, 42. Next of kin have been identified.