Recent News Stories

The play “Up” opened at Pier One Theatre in Homer Friday night. It tells the real-life story of a man who dreamed one day of flying and saw it through to its conclusion, for better or for worse. 

A pair of commercial fishing vessels that sank in Jakalof Bay on Christmas Eve have been removed and transported to the Homer harbor. The vessels F/V Kupreanof and F/V Leading Lady were safely refloated last weekend by a team of experts.

A recent conference in Homer was focused on dealing with potential disasters. Volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes and tsunamis are just a few disasters residents of the Kenai Peninsula could expect. And scientists and emergency managers are urging people to be ready.

Homer’s annual Rotary Health Fair is still a month away but staff at South Peninsula Hospital is already getting things going. The fair’s most popular feature by far is the deeply discounted blood tests offered at the hospital.

State fisheries managers say Cook Inlet salmon sport fishing will be managed conservatively for the 2013 season, a response to low king salmon abundance over recent years, a below-average outlook for the upcoming season and uncertainty over how quickly abundance may rebound.

A Homer art gallery is one of just 153 arts organizations nationwide to receive a “Challenge America Fast-Track Grant” from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Bunnell Street Arts Center will receive $10,000 in grant money from the NEA. 

Homer’s Old Town neighborhood will use money from the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails Program fund, or HART fund, with the intent of making the area more pedestrian and biker-friendly.

The City of Homer is still reeling from damage caused to its sewer system by a January storm. The Homer City Council approved relief funding for three families affected by the storm and is anticipating even higher damage costs to the sewage treatment plant.

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