Recent News Stories

Kachemak Crane Watch is hoping to gather as many citizen scientists as possible to help count cranes in the Homer area. There are two more chances for crane spotting before they migrate. The group is running two studies in tandem.

A search-and-rescue effort to locate a missing snowmachiner near Caribou Lake was called off Monday when the man was located. Fisty-one-year-old Charles Moore of Homer was reported to be in good condition.

The Homer High hockey team is off to the best start in school history. The Mariners took their undefeated 6-0 record into North Star Conference play Tuesday night, in a tough battle against the rival Soldotna Stars. 

Setting resolutions or goals for the New Year is a time-honored tradition. And shedding those extra pounds and getting into shape often makes the number one spot on lists at the start of the year.

Winter is here and traffic around the streets of Homer has calmed but some city officials – including members of the Transportation Advisory Committee – are putting themselves to work, trying to figure out how to improve safety on local roadways. 

King salmon runs to the rivers of Cook Inlet are down again this year. Complicating matters for Fish and Game managers are the strong sockeye runs that commercial and personal use fishers depend on. 

A Homer charter boat captain who pled guilty to distributing drugs to minors and possession of child pornography has been sentenced to ten years in prison. Thirty-four-year-old Randall Hines will also have to pay $160,000 in restitution.

The Homer harbor is usually a bustling place, especially in the summer months when huge commercial vessels, sport boats, ferries and cruise ships are all coming and going. For the last five years, the man overseeing it all has been Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins.

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