Recent News Stories

More than a week after the 2013 municipal election, voters in Homer finally have official election results. A vote recount Tuesday confirmed that Bryan Zak and Gus Van Dyke were the two top vote-getters in a four-way race for the city council.

State fisheries managers say Cook Inlet salmon sport fishing will be managed conservatively for the 2013 season, a response to low king salmon abundance over recent years, a below-average outlook for the upcoming season and uncertainty over how quickly abundance may rebound.

Homer Police say East End Road has been reopened following a mudslide incident earlier this afternoon. Workers from the Alaska Department of Transportation are on site, guiding traffic through one lane in the area near Kachemak Drive.

A property owner who lives outside the boundaries of the Homer and Kachemak City Special Assessment Districts wants natural gas at his house. Pete Roberts is leading the charge to create a Utility Special Assessment District, or USAD, with his neighbors out East End Road.

A bald eagle had to be euthanized Saturday after being struck and paralyzed by a vehicle. The eagle was struck while it was feasting on roadkill, something that becomes increasingly more common as the winter months approach.

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Summer Music Festival is already underway. Classical music lovers across the peninsula will have many chances to catch the group perform. There also will be special events with visiting artists the Madison String Quartet.

A jury today ruled in favor of the City of Homer and three Homer Police officers who were accused of acting recklessly during a 2006 shootout at the Homer Airport. The eight-member jury decided not to award any money to the plaintiff, Cherry Dietzmann.

The annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet is an institution in Homer, where the show has gone on for 25 years. The production was revamped three years ago when directors Breezy Berryman and Jennifer Norton took over.

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