Recent News Stories

Anyone who lives in the City of Homer and feels the call to public service might have a good opportunity in front of them. Due to the recent election of Homer City Council member Beth Wythe to the office of mayor, there is a vacant seat on the council.

Although the next session of the Alaska State Legislature is still a couple of months away, Homer Representative Paul Seaton is working to raise awareness on an issue that he has championed for a long time. 

A man who was out birding Sunday afternoon near the mouth of the Kasilof River had his peace interrupted by an aggressive brown bear that attacked him. But the man came away from the frightening encounter with only minor injuries.

The U.S. Senate is expected to take up a $60 billion federal disaster relief bill next week that, if passed, would provide economic relief to commercial fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula.

The new fire and EMS station for Ninilchik Emergency Services is nearly complete. The facility will provide more space for equipment and the roughly 30 volunteers who make NES tick. 

U.S. Senator Mark Begich introduced an amendment Tuesday to employ military veterans as coordinators of community clean-ups of marine debris from the Japanese tsunami of last year. Begich and co-sponsors offered the amendment to the Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012, which is being considered in the Senate this week.

A pair of Homer businessmen has filed to run for two open seats on the Homer City Council. Corbin Arno and Gus Van Dyke share a belief that government spending in Homer is out of control.

This month’s Discovery Lab at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center was focused on the effects of climate change on Kachemak Bay. The event brought together researchers working in the Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet region. 

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