The Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival began Thursday, June 18th, in the middle of Kachemak Bay. Dozens of musicians gathered in the ferry Tustumena's side lounge for the annual on-board jam session to kick off the weekend celebrating sun and music.
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Alaska has diverse ecosystems that can be thrown off-balance by non-native animals and plants. This spring, the Department of Natural Resources and Fish and Game held joint training sessions on managing invasive species on the Kenai Peninsula.
Summer is the time for tourism on the Kenai Peninsula. While many visitors arrive on the southern peninsula by car, some choose to come by boat. Several cruise ships are expected to visit Homer throughout the season.
Kenai Peninsula residents found themselves without electric power Monday evening after the entire Homer Electric Association power grid went down. The exact cause of the outage remains a mystery.
The sockeye salmon fishery opened on the Russian River June 11th. Despite low predictions, it’s been good fishing so far. This season’s early-run biological escapement goal is 22,000 to 42,000 fish.
Summer Solstice falls on a Saturday this year and all over Alaska, people will be celebrating the longest day of the year with music, food, dancing and more. A new solstice celebration is planned for Homer.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released an emergency order Wednesday closing sport fishing in certain areas of the southern Kenai peninsula. King salmon runs have been down in Cook Inlet for the past few years.
The Homer Senior Center is feeling the financial pinch of hooking up its large facility to natural gas. The center has already received $100,000 in state money toward a gas conversion project but asked for another $100,000 from the City of Homer.