Recent News Stories

There has been no effect on Kachemak Bay by radiation emitted in the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. That’s according to test results released Monday, November 10th, by Cook Inletkeeper. Inletkeeper collected water samples just north of Yukon Island in Kachemak Bay. It then raised funds to send those samples to the Woods Hole Center for Marine and Environmental Radiation for assessment.

The annual Homer Electric Association energy and conservation fair was Saturday at Homer High School. Attendees packed the high school commons to find out the latest information on energy and conservation. This year, HEA held fairs on both the central and southern peninsula. Both attracted a similar crowd. This year’s Homer fair is estimated to have brought in about 300 to 400 visitors.

The elections are over and while some statewide races are still undetermined, the numbers are in on which areas voted for what. There are four house districts on the Kenai Peninsula. District 29 runs from Seward to Nikiski, 30 takes the Kenai and Soldotna metro areas, 31 is Kasilof to Homer, and 32 is the south side of Kachemak Bay to Kodiak, Cordova, and Yakutat. Voting statistics for the Kenai Peninsula show an interesting trend of more conservative voters in the north and liberal voters in the south.

Republicans win all four House seats and both Senate seats on the Kenai Peninsula in the 2014 Alaska General Election. Chenault, Olson, Seaton, Micciche, and Stevens keep their seats. Stutes wins House District 32. These results are unofficial.

Scientists say recently Gulf of Alaska temperatures spiked over a very short time span. The warmer temperatures are a byproduct of mild winter weather and could mean serious consequences for marine life.

The Homer City Council has decided to move forward with the HERC complex as the new site for the proposed public safety building. Resolution 14-110 was before the council at its regular meeting Monday.

Every Halloween, the crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Hickory transforms the working ship into a ship of nightmares. And, it’s for a good cause. The only admission the crew charges is canned food for the local food pantry.

Over the weekend, dozens of models and artists joined forces to bring art to clothing. The Bunnell Street Arts Center and the Homer Fiber Arts Collective put together this year’s Wearable Arts show which happened Saturday at Land’s End.