Recent News Stories

As if pickle ball wasn’t weird enough, there’s a new sport taking the world of Homer Community Recreation by storm – dodge ball for grown-ups. A new dodge ball league in Homer has been meeting every Thursday night at the HERC building gym.

After several years of uncertainty over its long-time home in the HERC building, the Homer Boys and Girls Club is shutting its doors and laying off employees. Officials say the club will be closed after the school year ends next week.

The skeleton of a gray whale that washed up on the shore of Halibut Cove in 1999 was recently moved into the lobby of the Pratt Museum in Homer and is currently being assembled to feature in a new exhibit.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is in the process of creating more specific flood zone maps for populated areas around coastal Alaska. Contractors have been working on maps for the Kenai Peninsula since 2011.

Business and property owners in Homer’s Old Town neighborhood are considering ways to make the area more unified and walkable. Bunnell Street Art Gallery is leading the charge to play up the neighborhood’s culture.

The Homer High School hockey team won all four of its games at the three-day End of the Road Shootout in Homer to win its home-ice tournament. The Peninsula Clarion reports that the undefeated Mariners are now 6-0 overall. 

A $4,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed the Grog Shop in downtown Homer Thursday. Mel Strydom says he is adding to a reward already being offered by Kenai Peninsula Crimestoppers.

Volunteers and State Parks employees were able to prep Kachemak Bay State Park for the summer season. June 8 was Trails Day and nearly 80 people made it across the bay.

 

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