Recent News Stories

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.

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.

The City of Homer isn’t immune to troubles with covering rising health care costs. The costs associated with providing insurance for city employees have increased over the last few years. City officials have had to change the benefits package to save money.

Artist Emily Johnson is bringing her multi-media installation Niicugni to Homer’s Pier One Theatre this weekend. The performance includes dance, music, storytelling and dozens of hand-sewn fish-skin lanterns.

The Christmas season means candy canes, plenty of hot cocoa and trimming the tree. But it also means it’s the busiest time of the year for one man in particular. 

Local kids who just completed another school year probably have other things on their minds than hitting the books. That’s why the Homer Public Library is adding a little pizzazz to its annual summer reading program.

A long-time Homer physician has been elected Chief of Staff for 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital. Dr. William Bell is a family practice physician and the medical director of Homer Medical Center. He has been on the hospital’s medical staff for over 30 years.

Some amateur radio operators on the southern Kenai Peninsula are calling all wannabe “hams” to join them. They’ve been meeting the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. until noon at the Homer Public Library.

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