Recent News Stories

A Homer author who had a big hit last year is now ready for a new edition of his book to be released. Tom Kizzia’s Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier will soon be available in paperback.

The Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival began Thursday, June 18th, in the middle of Kachemak Bay. Dozens of musicians gathered in the ferry Tustumena's side lounge for the annual on-board jam session to kick off the weekend celebrating sun and music.

Summer is the time for tourism on the Kenai Peninsula. While many visitors arrive on the southern peninsula by car, some choose to come by boat. Several cruise ships are expected to visit Homer throughout the season.

The Homer City Council has a new member. At their meeting Monday night, council members chose James Dolma to fill the seat left by Beth Wythe when she was elected mayor in August. Council members picked Dolma in a secret ballot by a vote of 5 to 0.

A scary Homer tradition is back again in time for Halloween. The “Haunted Hickory” will be on display Tuesday, October 30th. A less-scary version of the show opens at 5 p.m. Tuesday night, with a super-scary version beginning at 7 p.m. 

 

Biologists and researchers took the podium for the second day of the Chinook Salmon Symposium held in Anchorage, which focused on what scientists know and what they have yet to learn about king salmon in the ocean.

Buccaneer Energy has big plans for a massive oil and gas lease area 21 miles east of Homer. The company plans to bring a drilling rig into the area to begin drilling next spring but some members of the community have questions about the details.

Gaye Wolfe, one of Homer’s most prominent artists and a tireless advocate for the arts in Homer, passed away in Anchorage on October 14th.  On Sunday, she was honored at a multi-phase celebration of her life.

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