Recent News Stories

With the help of many concerned citizens in Homer, a young sea otter was rescued Wednesday afternoon.  Debbie Tobin, Assistant Professor of Biology at the Kachemak Bay Campus, says the pup was a female, estimated to be about two to three months old.

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.

Contract negotiations between the Kenai Peninsula Education Association, Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association and the Borough School District continue, and at Monday night’s school board meeting, teachers rallied and spoke to the Board.

Homer’s volunteer fire department celebrated 60 years of service this weekend. They marked the occasion with a public barbecue, giving families a chance to explore the fire hall and its finest equipment. 

The creation of a task force last week by the state Board of Fisheries is a step toward finding solutions to the problems that plagued the 2012 fishing season, but local fishermen still have questions.

One of Homer’s best known and most beloved artists has died. Gaye Wolfe passed away early Sunday morning, according to a message from her family.

Another arrest has been made in an ongoing sexual assault case that stems from a teenage party in Homer last month. Alaska State Troopers said in a statement Monday that an unidentified 16-year-old male was taken into custody Sunday night. 

The Soldotna Stars and the Homer Mariners met Saturday night at Chugiak High School to determine the state’s medium-sized school football champion. It was the Stars that prevailed, 62-20.

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