Recent News Stories

A Canadian citizen who was planning to return home from Alaska may have to wait a little longer. Thirty-seven-year-old Eric Laurence is charged with stealing $1,700 in expensive wine form the Grog Shop in downtown Homer. 

Broomballers from Alaska and Canada met at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer last weekend to compete in a broomball tournament. Two Homer teams, two Bethel teams and one Canadian team took to the ice Friday and Saturday with their brooms and special shoes.

The Ageya Wilderness Center in Homer recently installed a wind turbine on its property - one of the largest of its kind on the Kenai Peninsula. Now up and running, the turbine is providing the center with a steady supply of energy.

The Homer City Council rang in the New Year with one of its longest meetings in recent memory. At the top of the list were two proposals aimed at bringing back the city’s wintertime sales tax on non-prepared foods. 

Gardener Brenda Adams has designed more than 150 custom gardens since she moved to Alaska. She recently compiled her collective expriences in a book entitled “There’s a Moose in My Garden” which is set to be published in the second week of August.

A Port Graham man wanted for Sexual Assault of a Minor was apprehended by U.S Marshals in Tacoma, Wash. Friday. Marshals made the arrest with help from the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force. Forty-nine-year old Benjamin Lee Moonin was wanted by Alaska State Troopers.

The issue over whether or not to build a 160-foot microwave tower on the Homer bluff will live on for a while longer. In a decision issued last week, the Homer City Council is sending the matter back to the city Planning Commission.

     There aren’t many highways suitable for road-tripping in Alaska. But the ones we do have are dotted with plenty of interesting road-side attractions. In the first part of a series we’re calling “Roadside Attractions,” we head north about 20 miles to Anchor Point.

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