More than 60,000 Alaskans, mostly students, took part in the first ever Great Alaska Shake Out Drill Wednesday morning. Created by the US Geological Survey in California in 2008, the Shake Out happens in thirteen states around the country.
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Governor Sean Parnell made a visit to Homer on Wednesday, lending his voice to Haven House’s community dialogue event, "Voices Over Violence." The discussion was spurred in part by recent sexual assault charges filed against several Homer teens.
With the help of many concerned citizens in Homer, a young sea otter was rescued Wednesday afternoon. Debbie Tobin, Assistant Professor of Biology at the Kachemak Bay Campus, says the pup was a female, estimated to be about two to three months old.
Many months of hard work have finally paid off for students at West Homer Elementary School. A potato garden that was begun in the spring ended with a harvest that was enjoyed by the whole school Thursday afternoon.
After 15 years of working as a management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Charlie Trowbridge has retired. Family, friends and fellow musicians celebrated with him on Saturday night.
Contract negotiations between the Kenai Peninsula Education Association, Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association and the Borough School District continue, and at Monday night’s school board meeting, teachers rallied and spoke to the Board.
Homer’s volunteer fire department celebrated 60 years of service this weekend. They marked the occasion with a public barbecue, giving families a chance to explore the fire hall and its finest equipment.
The creation of a task force last week by the state Board of Fisheries is a step toward finding solutions to the problems that plagued the 2012 fishing season, but local fishermen still have questions.