Recent News Stories

Homer city officials have been discussing the need for a new public safety building. The proposed facility would house the police station, fire hall and the jail at a cost of about $15 million.

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.

Homer’s beleaguered Bay View Inn just received another setback from the city council. The historic inn did not receive “grandfather rights” during the Oct. 14 meeting. Former Council Member Dennis Novak owned the business until 2011 when he passed away.

An effort to build a multi-use trail between the Homer Spit and the popular East End Road trail in Homer has hit a snag. A larger-than-expected price tag for the project has prompted Homer Mayor Beth Wythe to suggest scrapping the idea altogether. 

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.

A family of outdoor adventurers from Seldovia has completed its latest epic adventure. Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman – joined by four-year-old Katmai and two-year-old Lituya – hiked and packrafted more than 800 miles around the entirety of Cook Inlet.

Over the weekend teams of bowlers gathered at Kachemak Bowl in Homer to help raise funds for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave had a few rolls and brought back an audio postcard.

With the 28th Alaska State Legislature set to gavel in next month, cities and towns across Alaska are getting ready to make pitches for their favorite pet projects. In Homer, the number one item on the list is a new public safety building.

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