In Brief

Public hearing to be held on Beluga Lake floatplane road

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF and the Federal Aviation Administration seek comments on a draft environmental assessment for a proposed project to construct a new access road connecting the Homer Airport with the Beluga Lake seaplane operating area. A public hearing to address public comments on the draft environmental assessment is 5-7:30 p.m. April 7 at the Cowles Council Chambers, Homer City Hall. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a more direct route between Beluga Lake and the Homer Airport to facilitate transfers of aircraft between land and water-based operations for maintenance, fueling and storage. The draft environmental assessment can be viewed online at


Child Abuse Prevention Month starts

 Sprout Family Services, Haven House Children’s Advocacy Center and Green Dot Homer kick-off Child Abuse Prevention Month in April with a Go Blue Rally from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Homer Public Library Conference Room. The rally is free and includes a short presentation.

Following the presentation, participants will plant a pinwheel garden in the grass outside the library. The blue pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention. People will write messages of hope on the pinwheels, where they will be seen by people walking and driving past.