Recent News Stories

The Homer City Council has a new member. At their meeting Monday night, council members chose James Dolma to fill the seat left by Beth Wythe when she was elected mayor in August. Council members picked Dolma in a secret ballot by a vote of 5 to 0.

Buccaneer Energy has big plans for a massive oil and gas lease area 21 miles east of Homer. The company plans to bring a drilling rig into the area to begin drilling next spring but some members of the community have questions about the details.

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.

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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