Recent News Stories

Homer residents in the Highlands Drive area of West Hill are reporting the presence of a black bear that has apparently learned to open car and house doors. Fish and Game biologist Jason Herreman says neighbors in the area first reported the bear.

The Homer Electric Association has appointed Seldovia resident Don Seelinger to fill a vacant seat on its Board of Directors. Seelinger will represent District 3 and takes over for Mike Wiley of Clam Gulch. Wiley passed away late last year. 

A proposal to tear down the Homer Educational and Recreation Complex – or HERC building – to make way for a new public safety building has many Homer residents asking, “What about Parks and Rec?”

Birding is a hobby that – at least on the Kenai Peninsula – has grown into something more than a hobby. Every year at this time, birders from all over the country flock to the peninsula to get a closer look at the many migratory species that call this place a temporary home.

The Homer High Swing Choir’s “Candlelight, Carols and Desserts” performance is Wednesday, Dec. 19. The elite group will take the Mariner Theater stage at 7 p.m.

After several years of uncertainty over its long-time home in the HERC building, the Homer Boys and Girls Club is shutting its doors and laying off employees. Officials say the club will be closed after the school year ends next week.

A new online tool developed by the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council and the Alaska Ocean Observing System went live last week, just in time to be put to use tracking developments off Kodiak Island with the grounding of the drilling rig Kulluk.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is in the process of creating more specific flood zone maps for populated areas around coastal Alaska. Contractors have been working on maps for the Kenai Peninsula since 2011.

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