Recent News Stories

A proposal to tear down the Homer Educational and Recreation Complex – or HERC building – to make way for a new public safety building has many Homer residents asking, “What about Parks and Rec?”

Birding is a hobby that – at least on the Kenai Peninsula – has grown into something more than a hobby. Every year at this time, birders from all over the country flock to the peninsula to get a closer look at the many migratory species that call this place a temporary home.

A man who Homer Police says is responsible for robbing the Grog Shop at gunpoint Sunday night has been caught. Police believe 50-year-old John Allen Mumey may have had a homemade bomb in his possession during the crime.

Crews installing the natural gas trunk line into Homer and Kachemak City have energized a 17-mile stretch of the pipe. It’s the next step in connecting homes and businesses in both towns to the service.

At least one condominium owner has filed suit against the City of Homer for the way it has assessed condos as part of the Homer Special Assessment District. Ken Castner is part owner of the Kachemak Bay Title building and says his condo will be assessed six different times. 

New Coast Guard rules are now in effect that will impact commercial fishing vessels working in waters more than three miles from shore. It is now mandatory for those boats to have a dockside safety exam every two years.  

Groups involved with natural resource management on the Kenai Peninsula were in Homer Thursday. The Homer Soil and Water Conversation District brought individuals together to ensure everyone is working well together.

Since the first of this year, shoppers in Homer have had to get used to a new law prohibiting plastic shopping bags. But Homer voters may end up having the final say on whether Homer’s ban lasts through the year.

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