Recent News Stories

The Seldovia Museum is playing host to 24 handmade dolls from remote Alaska Native communities across the state. The dolls are Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Inupiaq. Homer resident Gert Seekins has been collecting the dolls over the years.

Novelist Tim O’Brien made an apperance Friday at the Mariner Theater. His book “The Things They Carried,” a collection of short stories about the Vietnam War, has been the focus of "The Big Read" in Homer.

As if pickle ball wasn’t weird enough, there’s a new sport taking the world of Homer Community Recreation by storm – dodge ball for grown-ups. A new dodge ball league in Homer has been meeting every Thursday night at the HERC building gym.

After several years of uncertainty over its long-time home in the HERC building, the Homer Boys and Girls Club is shutting its doors and laying off employees. Officials say the club will be closed after the school year ends next week.

The skeleton of a gray whale that washed up on the shore of Halibut Cove in 1999 was recently moved into the lobby of the Pratt Museum in Homer and is currently being assembled to feature in a new exhibit.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is in the process of creating more specific flood zone maps for populated areas around coastal Alaska. Contractors have been working on maps for the Kenai Peninsula since 2011.

Buccaneer Energy has taken steps toward moving its Endeavor jack-up rig out of the Homer harbor, where it’s been anchored since arriving in Alaska in August. But City of Homer officials are eyeing a March 1st deadline for the rig’s departure.

A Canadian citizen who was planning to return home from Alaska may have to wait a little longer. Thirty-seven-year-old Eric Laurence is charged with stealing $1,700 in expensive wine form the Grog Shop in downtown Homer. 

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