Recent News Stories

Customers of Alaska Communications in Soldotna, Kenai and Homer can now take advantage of faster 4G LTE wireless broadband network. The Juneau Empire reports that the broadband provider announced Friday that its customers with 4G enabled devices will have access to much faster wireless data speeds.

 

For decades, teacher and wrestling coach Steve Wolfe positively affected the lives of hundreds of student-athletes in Homer and beyond. Coach Wolfe passed away Sunday after a four-month fight against a rare disease of the nervous system.

Citing “aggressiveness” in its operations, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has handed down several orders to energy producer Hilcorp, and a $115,000 civil penalty.

Fourteen years after being found washed up on a Halibut Cove beach, the complete skeleton of a gray whale is now gracing the exhibit hall in Homer’s Pratt Museum. Scott Bartlett, Curator of Exhibits at the Pratt Museum, says the 38-foot whale skeleton is the largest single artifact the museum has ever put on display. 

It’s been more than four years since an eruption at Mt. Redoubt and questions still linger about the potential hazards of storing oil there. Both the industry and environmental groups have come out in support of construction of a sub-sea pipeline.

Pickle ball has made its way to Homer. People have been gathering for game nights at the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex to play.The sport takes a little from badminton, a little from tennis and just a touch from table tennis.

Although the next session of the Alaska State Legislature is still a couple of months away, Homer Representative Paul Seaton is working to raise awareness on an issue that he has championed for a long time. 

A man who was out birding Sunday afternoon near the mouth of the Kasilof River had his peace interrupted by an aggressive brown bear that attacked him. But the man came away from the frightening encounter with only minor injuries.

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