Recent News Stories

After 15 years of working as a management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Charlie Trowbridge has retired.  Family, friends and fellow musicians celebrated with him on Saturday night.

A Homer High School graduate is trying to make her mark in the music world. Mariah Stuart recently recorded an original song after winning a competition with a newly-formed, Chicago-based independent music project.

 

Two lakes near Nikiski are home to a very unwelcome variety of water weed. Elodea wasn’t known to be on the Peninsula even a few years ago, but now it’s posing a serious threat.

Alaska’s 28th legislature meets in Juneau on January 15th. The first round of pre-filed bills has been released. Kenai Rep.Kurt Olson has pre-filed two health-care related bills – one that would establish guidelines for auditing pharmacy records and another relating to the practice of naturopathy.

A new fire station has long been planned for the Skyline Drive area on top of the Homer bluff. Last year, the Homer City Council re-appropriated a half-million-dollar grant from the state legislature to pay for the station.

Era Alaska says it has completed all necessary upgrades and the Era Aviation fleet is resuming scheduled operations in Alaska after the commuter airline grounded 12 planes last weekend. In a statement Tuesday evening, President and CEO Bob Hajdukovich said staffers worked hard to complete the upgrades quickly and thoroughly.

Voters who live within the boundaries of the City of Homer will have a few key decisions to make before the October 1st municipal election. In addition to a ballot measure on plastic shopping bags, four candidates have filed to run for the city council.

This past weekend, the Bunnell Street Gallery in Homer held a special event known as “Film Jam,” featuring the work of several local filmmakers and artists. With titles such as “My First Job,” “Death of Dr. Seuss” and “American Angst,” the films were presented in an unconventional manner.

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