Recent News Stories

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released an emergency order Wednesday closing sport fishing in certain areas of the southern Kenai peninsula. King salmon runs have been down in Cook Inlet for the past few years.

Governor Sean Parnell made a visit to Homer on Wednesday, lending his voice to Haven House’s community dialogue event, "Voices Over Violence." The discussion was spurred in part by recent sexual assault charges filed against several Homer teens. 

As if pickle ball wasn’t weird enough, there’s a new sport taking the world of Homer Community Recreation by storm – dodge ball for grown-ups. A new dodge ball league in Homer has been meeting every Thursday night at the HERC building gym.

More and more Homer and Kachemak City residents have been signing up for natural gas as the pipeline makes its way into both towns. At last check, Enstar has received 207 applications for service. 

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.

Volunteers from several organizations in Homer have been meeting to discuss what the city needs in terms of arts, culture, parks and recreation. The City Council received an update about the group’s progress so far during its Monday night meeting.

The Homer Documentary Film Festival got off to a rousing start last Thursday night with a gala showing of “Marley,” an inside look at the life of Bob Marley that was followed by a live performance from the Homer reggae band “Uplift.”

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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