Editor’s note: Some of the language in this article may be graphic to some readers.
Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association pink salmon rearing net pens placed at the head of Tutka Bay — but in an area not allowed by Alaska State Parks — last week got an unintended assist from a spring storm toward the permitted location. Following the incident, on Monday afternoon, May 14, CIAA moved its two net pens into Tutka Bay Lagoon, where CIAA has a hatchery, resolving for now a technical permit violation.
With the 26th annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival just having wrapped up, it’s a good time to contemplate the mystery of migration. Come spring, with clockwork regularity, billions of birds embark on their journeys northbound to mate and rear young.
By Megan Pacer
In a presentation in Homer on Tuesday, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce unveiled a plan for closing the borough’s approximately $4 million deficit by raising the sales tax and lowering property taxes.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will get at least as much funding from the borough in fiscal year 2019 as it did this year.
The Homer City Council is asking residents to approve a year-round sales tax of less than 1 percent to help pay for the long-anticipated new police station.
A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Voznesenka man convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms to six years in prison.
As the only local commercial birch syrup operator on the Kenai Peninsula, Bridge Creek Birch Syrup right here in Homer sells out every year of their sweet syrup. Nature’s gift, they call it.
The Alaska State Trooper accused of trying to lure a 16-year-old he met at a traffic stop to a hotel room has been identified as a Soldotna officer.
A local restaurant’s liquor license is in question after the Kenai Peninsula Borough and City of Homer discovered the license holder was behind on taxes owed to the borough.
When it comes to strong women, Homer has a former Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly president, city council members, scientists, business owners and teachers. They fly our planes, captain our boats and keep us physically, mentally and spiritually healthy. They cook our meals and make our morning coffee. They guide our lives and the lives of coming generations.
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.
After several amendments, much confusion and more than three hours, the Homer City Council adjourned their Monday night meeting with a task force dedicated to exploring possibilities for utilizing the Homer Education and Recreation Complex.
Bay Weld Boats opened their shop on East End Road to the public from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 to mark the construction of their 200th boat.
Below are just a few well wishes from prominent Alaska residents for Wilma Gregory, local Homer resident, on her 100th birthday:
Tell Homer residents they can’t talk and they’ll find another way to express their opinions. That was the case Wednesday, April 11, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers community meeting at the Homer High School gym. The topic: Pebble Limited Partnership’s proposed Pebble mine in Southwest Alaska.
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.