Recent News Stories

If you live in Homer you may start to notice new bike racks popping up around the community in the next month. The work is the result of a partnership between the Homer Cycling Club and the City of Homer.

Registration is open for this year’s Winter King Salmon Tournament in Homer. Anglers can have lines in the water starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. The goal is to catch the heaviest king salmon within specific boundaries of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet.

The energy company Hilcorp has announced another step toward finalizing its acquisition of Cook Inlet assets from Marathon.  The transaction had been under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, but that investigation has closed.

Homer Police have increased a reward for information leading to an arrest in the city’s first homicide case in five years. Police say the $2,000 reward has been upped to $10,000.

The Southern Kenai Peninsula Parks Advisory Board wants more walking and biking trails. The members have been making plans for months and now the board needs public input.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released its Chinook Salmon Stock Assessment and Research Plan. At the center of the proposed plan is a stock specific, life history-based approach to research focused on 12 indicator stocks, from across the state.

One week after the 2013 municipal election, the race for two open seats on the Homer City Council was still in question. Candidate Justin Arnold called for a recount of the votes after results showed only an 11-vote difference between Bryan Zak and Corbin Arno.

The summer drilling season is getting closer and operators in Cook Inlet have big plans for 2013. Hilcorp has submitted a request to amend its operations plan for its projects in the Ninilchik unit, onshore about 40 miles north of Homer.

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