Recent News Stories

Pickle ball has made its way to Homer. People have been gathering for game nights at the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex to play.The sport takes a little from badminton, a little from tennis and just a touch from table tennis.

Although the next session of the Alaska State Legislature is still a couple of months away, Homer Representative Paul Seaton is working to raise awareness on an issue that he has championed for a long time. 

A man who was out birding Sunday afternoon near the mouth of the Kasilof River had his peace interrupted by an aggressive brown bear that attacked him. But the man came away from the frightening encounter with only minor injuries.

The U.S. Senate is expected to take up a $60 billion federal disaster relief bill next week that, if passed, would provide economic relief to commercial fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula.

A pair of Homer businessmen has filed to run for two open seats on the Homer City Council. Corbin Arno and Gus Van Dyke share a belief that government spending in Homer is out of control.

Another winter storm dropped as much as two feet of snow in some spots around Homer Thursday. The surprise snowstorm began late Wednesday evening and by early Thursday morning, some residents were reporting additional accumulation between six inches in town and two feet in areas by Diamond Ridge and East End Road. 

Runners and walkers are encouraged to come out for Friday’s K-Bay 5K for Leo. All the proceeds will go toward funding research to help find treatments or a cure for Neurofibromatosis.

A major improvement project at Homer’s Deepwater Dock is forcing Buccaneer Energy to move its jack-up rig Endeavor out of the harbor. The original deadline to move the Endeavor rig was March 20th but that deadline has now been moved back by a week.

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