Recent News Stories

A man who was out birding Sunday afternoon near the mouth of the Kasilof River had his peace interrupted by an aggressive brown bear that attacked him. But the man came away from the frightening encounter with only minor injuries.

A recently released report outlining the numerous deficiencies of the old Homer Middle School – or HERC – building says the City of Homer would do just as well to tear it down as try to renovate the aging structure. The report could spell trouble for the Homer Boys and Girls Club.

A pair of Homer businessmen has filed to run for two open seats on the Homer City Council. Corbin Arno and Gus Van Dyke share a belief that government spending in Homer is out of control.

The Cook Inlet Risk Assessment Advisory Team has produced a list of action items that they say would mitigate the possibility of an oil-related accident in the inlet. The  team released its findings Wednesday following a meeting in Anchorage last week.

A Tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka).

There are fewer students attending school in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District this year compared to last year. The district has released its official enrollment count as required by the state. But looking at specific schools shows a mixed bag.

This month, Alaska joined the growing list of states to be granted a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act. This is welcome news for a lot of people, including one local parent who wondered why different rules applied for different schools.

Buccaneer Energy has taken steps toward moving its Endeavor jack-up rig out of the Homer harbor, where it’s been anchored since arriving in Alaska in August. But City of Homer officials are eyeing a March 1st deadline for the rig’s departure.

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