Recent News Stories

Homer Police say East End Road has been reopened following a mudslide incident earlier this afternoon. Workers from the Alaska Department of Transportation are on site, guiding traffic through one lane in the area near Kachemak Drive.

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced Friday that the M/V Tustumena will not return to service until July. The Tustumena went into dry-dock in Seward for a major improvement project back in November and was originally scheduled to return to service April 17th. 

Two community housing projects have received funding to move on to a second phase of expansion. The developments in Soldotna and Homer have been made possible by grants from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Summer Music Festival is already underway. Classical music lovers across the peninsula will have many chances to catch the group perform. There also will be special events with visiting artists the Madison String Quartet.

Homer city officials are expressing relief over a jury’s verdict Thursday exonerating the actions of Homer Police Department officers during a 2006 shootout at the Homer Airport, although attorneys for the plaintiff have promised to appeal the case.

There’s a new addition to the array of sea creatures at Homer’s Pratt Museum but this one is just not your average fish.  Standing in front of one of the tanks, the new lumpsucker fish appears to be a grey rock, stuck to the back wall of the tank. 

The annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet is an institution in Homer, where the show has gone on for 25 years. The production was revamped three years ago when directors Breezy Berryman and Jennifer Norton took over.

A group of kids will spend the weekend outdoors foraging for their meals. Homer Wilderness Leaders, or HoWL, will teach the kids survival skills during the two-day trip.The destination for what’s called the Edible Harvest Weekend is Cottonwood Canyon.

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