Recent News Stories

The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is in full swing. Anglers are vying for large and tagged fish in the contest, which began May 15th and ends September 15th.

 

The Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim of the June 13th house fire at 478 Rainbow Court near downtown Homer.The cause of the fire is still unknown and is under investigation.

 

The sockeye salmon fishery opened on the Russian River in June. Initial predictions were low for the area and the run was early. Now, it’s showing to be well above average.

 

Up for discussion again at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's July 1st meeting was the controversial proposal to introduce a bed tax on the peninsula. Supporters say it will bring in money. Those against the bed tax say it may hurt tourism.

 

It’s bear season on the Kenai Peninsula. That means residents need to take extra precautions to secure trash and livestock that may be attractive to bears. Fish and Game has some tips on being bearwise.

 

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.

June 14th marked the 2014 season opening of the Wynn Nature Center in Homer. Staff, volunteers, and community members celebrated with a potluck and nature walk.

The annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference was earlier this month in Homer. Dozens of fiction and non-fiction authors and poets met with aspiring writers for a series of panels, workshops, and readings.

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