Recent News Stories

Homer’s deepwater dock will be undergoing a few improvements starting at the end of this month. The city is waiting on a delivery of materials and for Buccaneer Energy’s Endeavor jack-up rig to move out of the Homer Harbor before work can commence.

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.

Homer city officials are in the early stages of creating a land-use plan for the area where the Pier One Theatre sits. The building is currently located in an area zoned for marine commercial and industrial use.

A pair of commercial fishing vessels that sank in Jakalof Bay on Christmas Eve are still there. The Coast Guard is still in a holding pattern, waiting for a plan of attack and the right equipment to get the F/V Leading Lady and the F/V Kupreanof out of the water.

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.

A Seldovia family that has made a habit of taking on long journeys around some of the wildest parts of Alaska is at it again. Later this month, they’ll be taking off from their yurt on the south side of Kachemak bay for an 800-mile walk along the entire coast of Cook Inlet. 

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. 

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.

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