Recent News Stories

After eight years in office, Homer Mayor Jim Hornaday has made his mark. A former judge known for his sharp wit and no-nonsense approach to government, Hornaday will take part in his last Homer City Council meeting Monday night. 

A natural gas well near Anchor Point expected to produce up to ten-million-cubic-feet per day is scheduled to be online by the first of next year.  

At its meeting last week in Anchorage, the state Board of Fisheries acted on a request to look into issues affecting Upper Cook Inlet king salmon runs.  As a result, a task force has been created.

The community of Homer is still reeling from an alleged sexual assault that occurred at a teen drinking party last month. Alaska State Trooper Sergeant Jeremy Stone is the lead investigator in the case. He says his investigation is ongoing and it is “likely” that others will be charged.

Busloads of elementary students from across the Peninsula were in Anchor Point Wednesday, as the Department of Fish and Game’s Salmon in the Classroom program got started for another year.

The agenda at Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly was relatively brief, giving the Assembly time to hear public testimony from many in the packed chambers.  The issues of concern:  the Borough’s anadromous streams ordinance and the PETS working group.

On Friday, October 5th, a dead beluga whale was found in Cook Inlet and brought to shore near Nikiski where a necropsy was performed on the animal at a local beach.  

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.

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