Recent News Stories

The Cook Inlet Risk Assessment Advisory Team has produced a list of action items that they say would mitigate the possibility of an oil-related accident in the inlet. The  team released its findings Wednesday following a meeting in Anchorage last week.

Kachemak Bay State Park and the State Wilderness Park have recently applied to operate commercial heli-skiing ventures, a decision that may lead to some controversy. Officials are seeking statewide public comment.

It’s been ten months since Grant Aviation pulled its services out of Homer, leaving behind disgruntled former customers and a $20,000 debt with the City of Homer. But the company has now settled with the city, agreeing to pay $25,000 to avoid litigation.

The Alaska Aviation Centennial Celebration is barnstorming its way through the state, bringing many antique aircraft along with it. Recently it made its way through Homer. 

Buccaneer Energy has taken steps toward moving its Endeavor jack-up rig out of the Homer harbor, where it’s been anchored since arriving in Alaska in August. But City of Homer officials are eyeing a March 1st deadline for the rig’s departure.

This week is the first Harvest Moon Local Foods Week on the Kenai Peninsula. There are events going on throughout the next several days focusing on local food, restaurants and stores.

 

Homer High School is losing its principal. Dr. Allan Gee has announced that he will be leaving the school – and the state – after this school year. Gee will remain on the job until June 7th. Candidate interviews are scheduled for April 29th. 

The Homer Public Library is one of five Alaska libraries to have been designated a “Star Library” by the industry periodical, Library Journal. 

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