Recent News Stories

The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is developing a project that will construct slow vehicle turnouts on the Sterling Highway. The project would add 22 of the turnouts between Soldotna and Baycrest Hill.

Setting resolutions or goals for the New Year is a time-honored tradition. And shedding those extra pounds and getting into shape often makes the number one spot on lists at the start of the year.

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.

 

King salmon runs to the rivers of Cook Inlet are down again this year. Complicating matters for Fish and Game managers are the strong sockeye runs that commercial and personal use fishers depend on. 

The concept of a Kachemak Bay Water Trail is one step closer to reality. At its meeting Monday, the Homer City Council approved the creation of a trailhead on the Homer Spit that would serve as a start and finish line for the 125-mile trail. 

The Homer harbor is usually a bustling place, especially in the summer months when huge commercial vessels, sport boats, ferries and cruise ships are all coming and going. For the last five years, the man overseeing it all has been Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins.

A weekend encounter with a brown bear on the Kasilof River left a Kenai man with just minor scrapes and bruises and his family unharmed, but the encounter was a scary one. Toby Burke Burke says the bear had been acting somewhat erratically.

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