Recent News Stories

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.

 

Commercial fishermen from the Southern Kenai Peninsula are being honored for doing their part to minimize damage to the environment in the event of an oil spill in Prince William Sound. 

More than 60,000 Alaskans, mostly students, took part in the first ever Great Alaska Shake Out Drill Wednesday morning.  Created by the US Geological Survey in California in 2008, the Shake Out happens in thirteen states around the country.

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