Recent News Stories

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.

After 15 years of working as a management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Charlie Trowbridge has retired.  Family, friends and fellow musicians celebrated with him on Saturday night.

Contract negotiations between the Kenai Peninsula Education Association, Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association and the Borough School District continue, and at Monday night’s school board meeting, teachers rallied and spoke to the Board.

Homer’s volunteer fire department celebrated 60 years of service this weekend. They marked the occasion with a public barbecue, giving families a chance to explore the fire hall and its finest equipment. 

The creation of a task force last week by the state Board of Fisheries is a step toward finding solutions to the problems that plagued the 2012 fishing season, but local fishermen still have questions.

The Soldotna Stars and the Homer Mariners met Saturday night at Chugiak High School to determine the state’s medium-sized school football champion. It was the Stars that prevailed, 62-20.

Now that a long-sought natural gas pipeline is on its way into Homer, local residents and city officials are going to have to figure out what’s next. A pair of town meetings this week will focus on that question.

One of Homer’s best known and most beloved artists has died. Gaye Wolfe passed away early Sunday morning, according to a message from her family.

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