Recent News Stories

A proposal to tear down the Homer Educational and Recreation Complex – or HERC building – to make way for a new public safety building has many Homer residents asking, “What about Parks and Rec?”

Birding is a hobby that – at least on the Kenai Peninsula – has grown into something more than a hobby. Every year at this time, birders from all over the country flock to the peninsula to get a closer look at the many migratory species that call this place a temporary home.

The Homer High Swing Choir’s “Candlelight, Carols and Desserts” performance is Wednesday, Dec. 19. The elite group will take the Mariner Theater stage at 7 p.m.

A new online tool developed by the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council and the Alaska Ocean Observing System went live last week, just in time to be put to use tracking developments off Kodiak Island with the grounding of the drilling rig Kulluk.

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.

As a state Board of Game meeting wrapped up in Kenai this week, the Board of Fish got to work at the statewide finfish meeting in Achorage Tuesday. The board is addressing king salmon issues affecting fishing industries on the Kenai Peninsula.

Memorial services for Homer resident John Patrick Bunce, who died in Nome on September 1st as the result of an accident, were held this past Sunday at the Yurt Village in Homer, an event that was attended by many who knew him. 

Since the early 1960s, Homer Electric Association has provided electric power to the Kenai Peninsula, mostly with power purchased from Chugach Electric Association in Anchorage. But on Wednesday, January 1st, that all changed.

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