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.
Recent News Stories
The Ageya Wilderness Center in Homer recently installed a wind turbine on its property - one of the largest of its kind on the Kenai Peninsula. Now up and running, the turbine is providing the center with a steady supply of energy.
The Homer City Council rang in the New Year with one of its longest meetings in recent memory. At the top of the list were two proposals aimed at bringing back the city’s wintertime sales tax on non-prepared foods.
Gardener Brenda Adams has designed more than 150 custom gardens since she moved to Alaska. She recently compiled her collective expriences in a book entitled “There’s a Moose in My Garden” which is set to be published in the second week of August.
The Homer City Council has unanimously approved the controversial Homer Special Assessment District – or HSAD. The collected funds will be used to pay for construction on a natural gas trunk line and distribution lines for the city of Homer.
The issue over whether or not to build a 160-foot microwave tower on the Homer bluff will live on for a while longer. In a decision issued last week, the Homer City Council is sending the matter back to the city Planning Commission.
It’s been more than six weeks since Buccaneer Energy’s jack-up rig Endeavour arrived in Alaska to begin drilling for oil and gas in Cook Inlet. But the rig remains tied up at the Homer harbor and plans for it to drill this year near Tyonek have now been scrapped.
There aren’t many highways suitable for road-tripping in Alaska. But the ones we do have are dotted with plenty of interesting road-side attractions. In the first part of a series we’re calling “Roadside Attractions,” we head north about 20 miles to Anchor Point.