Thanks to a bill sponsored by Homer Representative Paul Seaton, Alaska has new holiday. Beginning this year, Jay Hammond Day will be celebrated on July 21st.
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The annual Kachemak Bay Writer’s Conference is set to take place this June in Homer and registration is currently open. This year’s speaker is poet Naomi Shihab Nye, a world-renowned poet who is the author or editor of more than 30 volumes of poetry.
The Russian Orthodox church in Ninilchik was dedicated in 1901 and built by Aleksei Oskolkoff. At the time the church was built, there were almost 100 people living in the village, a mix of Russian families and Dena’ina people.
There’s a group in the Homer area pushing for more indoor recreational space in town. The members of ReCreate Rec are asking city officials for a Parks and Recreation needs assessment to find out if the city could see benefits from a new building.
Students at Homer High School were evacuated from the campus this morning after a suspicious device was found in a stairwell. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl says two suspects were arrested and questioned by police.
The Soldotna City Council will meet in a special session Wednesday to declare an opening for the office of mayor, signaling the official end of Senator-elect Peter Micciche’s run in that office. The newly elected senator for the Kenai Peninsula is fond of saying he’s not interested in politics.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has six new principals at schools across the peninsula. Two of those brand new administrators to the district are in Homer. And both are settling in pretty well with one week of school under their belts.
Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Monte Davis announced his resignation Friday, citing family-related reasons for moving out of state. Davis says he and his wife, JoAnn, are leaving for Fort Worth, Texas, where they can be closer to JoAnn’s family.