Recent News Stories

The Homer City Council has a new member. At their meeting Monday night, council members chose James Dolma to fill the seat left by Beth Wythe when she was elected mayor in August. Council members picked Dolma in a secret ballot by a vote of 5 to 0.

Buccaneer Energy has big plans for a massive oil and gas lease area 21 miles east of Homer. The company plans to bring a drilling rig into the area to begin drilling next spring but some members of the community have questions about the details.

Gaye Wolfe, one of Homer’s most prominent artists and a tireless advocate for the arts in Homer, passed away in Anchorage on October 14th.  On Sunday, she was honored at a multi-phase celebration of her life.

Scientists and fishermen of all stripes were in Anchorage Monday for the first of two full days of panel discussions about declining king salmon returns around the state. 

The annual Metropolitan Opera film series at the Homer Theater starts with a gala opening reception this Thursday night.  Eight different full length operas will be shown once a month from October through May.

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.

 

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