South Peninsula Hospital is getting ready to welcome a new medical director into its midst.
A 194-pound halibut caught by Bevilyn Wright of Dalhart, Texas, leads the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.
About 125 Homer Electric Association customers in Halibut Cove, Peterson Bay and China Poot Bay endured a two-day power outage this week. The outage began about 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning and lasted until about 5:15 p.m Monday evening.
Seldovia Village Tribe received a $275,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation on Friday, July 6.
With political campaigns underway across the state, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) reminds Alaskans that the use of public rights-of-way for political advertising is prohibited.
Several Homer athletes represented their town at this year’s Special Olympics USA Games last week, participating alongside athletes from all over Alaska.
Homes and businesses using varieties of solar power are on tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for the Homer Alaska Solar Tour.
At a special meeting on Monday, the Homer City Council certified the results of last week’s special election for Prop 1, an election to approve up to $5 million in bonds to finance a new Homer Police Department station.
A group of Alaska authors visits communities in Southcentral Alaska this summer to meet with readers, discuss the wide range of topics on which they’re written and share the writing experience. Touring are authors Mike Chihuly of Ninilchik, McKibben Jackinsky of Homer, George Harbeson of Homer, Kelly Marre of Kasilof and Wasilla, Mary Perry of Anchor Point, Bill Richardson of Anchor Point, Marianne Schlegelmilch of Homer and Care Tuk of Wasilla.
The inaugural End of the Road Pickleball Tournament and Clinics will be held this coming Monday through Saturday at Homer High School.
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.
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.