Recent News Stories

The Alaska State Trooper involved in a fatal shooting near Homer last week has been identified as Trooper David Chaffin. Chaffin is a five-year veteran of the force who is stationed out of the Anchor Point post.

Alaska State Troopers say a Homer man fatally shot himself after he grabbed a trooper's gun during a struggle following a domestic violence call. Twenty-four-year-old Aaron Michael Rael-Catholic is dead following the incident Wednesday night.

Advocates for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve in Homer breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Senate Finance Committee reinserted $175,000 in state funding back into the budget. But the budget battle is not quite over just yet.

The Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area just became a little bit smaller. Governor Sean Parnell signed a bill into law Tuesday that excludes the Port and Harbor of Homer from the habitat area.

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.

The “Good Friday Earthquake,” as it is now known, struck at 5:36 p.m., March 27th, 1964, and forever changed how parts of Alaska look. We’ll start our story at the earthquake’s epicenter in Prince William Sound.

How long is too long to wait before filing an ethics complaint against a city official? A new law proposed in Homer would have set that limit at five years but the Homer City Council put the brakes on the law, sending it back for legal review.

Participating in the management of Alaska’s resources is a tradition for residents. Citizens are able to write proposals that can directly affect who fishes or hunts for what and when. The deadline for Board of Game proposals is May 1.

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