Recent News Stories

A Homer helicopter pilot who dreams of operating a helipad on the Homer Spit took his case to the city Planning Commission last week.

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.

A long-time Homer musician was killed in a four-wheeler accident Wednesday night. Fifty-three-year-old Ray Garrity died when his four-wheeler apparently flipped on a trail out East End Road.

After nine months of preparation and planning, The Bagel Shop has opened its doors and is now serving Homer its namesake food. Although it’s only been open for less than week, the owners say that they are very pleased with the response.

 

It’s been a year since a previously unknown gal from Homer, Alaska was crowned Mrs. America – the first Alaskan to win the pageant. One year later, Vicki Sarber is back to her busy – if relatively un-glamorous – life as a wife and mother.

Crews installing the natural gas trunk line are heading down the hill into Homer. Twenty-three miles of pipe will eventually stretch from Anchor Point to Homer and then into Kachemak City. 

Hospitals across the country are looking at the possibility of lower Medicare reimbursements if they haven’t met federal benchmarks to lower readmission rates. Four hospitals in Alaska have been assessed the penalty.

Reactions are mixed when it comes to building a new Harbormaster’s office on the Homer Spit. Concerns mostly stem from the overall cost of building and constructing the new facility.

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