Recent News Stories

This past weekend, the Bunnell Street Gallery in Homer held a special event known as “Film Jam,” featuring the work of several local filmmakers and artists. With titles such as “My First Job,” “Death of Dr. Seuss” and “American Angst,” the films were presented in an unconventional manner.

     Facing lower than normal ticket sales, the Homer Chamber of Commerce is extending the deadline for its annual car raffle. The deadline has now been pushed back until December 6th. 

The North Pacific Fisheries Association is honoring the late Captain Bob Moss with Christmas lights. It was his personal tradition to put a Christmas tree in the rigging on his boats.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing on an ordinance designed to protect salmon habitat. The Borough has been in the business of regulating land use in these areas since 1996. But the latest attempt by the Assembly to keep riparian zones healthy for fish was met by a small, but vocal opposition.

The Alaska Training Room opened its doors last year and has quickly become a favored spot among Homer exercise enthusiasts. The new business is the brainchild of Mary Jo Cambridge, who brings 25 years of experience in physical fitness training to Homer.

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.

Hilcorp Energy Company is making preparations to conduct 3-D seismic testing near Ninilchik.  The company has submitted an application for geophysical exploration and a plan of operations for the testing.

The federal government’s most important piece of fisheries legislation – the Magnuson-Stevens Act – is set to expire this year unless it is reauthorized by Congress. U.S. Senator Mark Begich says he and other members of Congress are pushing for changes to the act.

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