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Two Fighters Talk Between Bouts - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

Feasts, sword fighting, and medieval dress are just your average afternoon for members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Participants are dedicated to researching and recreating the arts and culture of pre-17th century Europe. The Alaska contingent recently met in Wasilla for its annual Bi-Baronial Collegium.

A Fighter Prepares for a Bout - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

A group of peninsula residents is in the process of starting a regional SCA contingent. There was an unofficial group a few years ago called Greycliffs. The new group, called Ravensfjord, has been around for about a year.They started holding business meetings in the fall to work out the details. It’s now on its way toward becoming a shire, one of the smaller regional designations.

Robert Ruffner - Photo Courtesy of the Peninsula Clarion

Kenai Peninsula resident Robert Ruffner is on his way toward becoming the newest member of the Alaska Board of Fisheries. His name will now be forwarded to the joint legislative session for confirmation.

Libby Roderick Performs - Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The Kachemak Bay Conservation Society brought Alaskan Singer Songwriter Libby Roderick from Anchorage to their annual meeting last week to talk climate change. Roderick labels herself a climate change activist who uses music to share her views.

Homer Electric Association plans to increase consumer energy rates starting this month with another adjustment likely coming May 1st. HEA customers could see their monthly energy bill go up by about $13 starting in May.

Seldovia Sea Otters Win - Image Courtesy of

The Seldovia Sea Otters beat out the Scammon Bay Eagles for the men’s 1A Division State Championship two weeks ago. This is the first time the Sea Otters have brought home a state title. Coach Mark James complements his team describes the big win.

Earlier this month, public broadcasting survived an effort in the House to slash its state funding by half. Now, a subcommittee in the Senate has axed the appropriation entirely. The cuts would cause some stations in places like Homer and Kodiak to lose their federal funding and rural communities could lose their emergency alert system.

From Sam Weller's Presentation - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

Since January, Homer has had its nose in a book. That book is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. For nine weeks, dozens of bookworms participated in the Big Read, a program to encourage community-wide literacy, which finished this month.