More than 60,000 Alaskans, mostly students, took part in the first ever Great Alaska Shake Out Drill Wednesday morning. Created by the US Geological Survey in California in 2008, the Shake Out happens in thirteen states around the country.
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Students at Homer Middle School were showing off their dance moves Friday to a crowd of parents and teachers. The 7th and 8th graders have been learning different styles of dance for the last several weeks as part of the Artist in Schools program.
A Homer flightseeing operator with visions of operating a heliport on the Homer Spit is one step closer to his goal. The Homer City Council narrowly defeated an effort to exclude heliports form a series of new zoning rules.
Buccaneer Energy’s ‘Endeavor’ jack-up rig is still parked at the Homer harbor nearly two months after its arrival. Company officials say the rig will soon be moving to drill in the Cosmopolitan Unit near Anchor Point but the State of Alaska says that’s not likely.
A new study from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the University of Montana takes a closer look at the spruce bark beetle epidemic that wiped out 1,500 square miles of trees on the Kenai Peninsula in the 1990s.
Razdolna and Nikolaevsk will be sharing a Russian teacher starting this fall. This is the first time in eight years either school has had a dedicated teacher for the language. Effimia Litvin will be splitting time between the two villages.
The upfront costs associated with piping natural gas into houses and businesses in Homer have been a major sticking point for many residents considering the switch. The largest upfront costs will be to connect with Enstar Natural Gas Company and to replace any appliances.
The “Good Friday Earthquake,” as it is now known, struck at 5:36 p.m., March 27th, 1964, and forever changed how parts of Alaska look. We’ll start our story at the earthquake’s epicenter in Prince William Sound.