Power outage impacts Homer area

PRESS RELEASE – Homer Electric Association responded to a power outage on Tuesday evening, June 21, that impacted approximately 900 HEA members in the Homer area. The outage was the result of a broken insulator on a power pole near the Homer Fire Hall on Heath Street. When the insulator broke, the wire fell to […]

Carmen Marina Loughlin Field – Beloved naturalist and educator

Carmen Marina Loughlin Field April 14, 1963 – May 31, 2016 Beloved Alaska naturalist and educator Carmen Field died May 31, 2016, peacefully at home in the arms of her husband, Conrad. She was 53. Her passion for the outdoors and the wild world around her could only be matched by her deep love for […]

David “Dave” Earl Hanrahan, 79, passes

David “Dave” Earl Hanrahan, age 79, passed away in his sleep of natural causes on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. He was born in 1937 in Dover, Delaware to George and Mildred Hanrahan. His family later moved to Oak Lawn, Illinois, near Chicago where his parents had grown up. After graduating from high school, Dave enlisted […]

From the desk of Rep. Seaton: House adjourned, special session planned

Alaska State Legislature, House District 31 From the Desk of Representative Seaton Greetings from Homer!  The House adjourned on Saturday, the 28th day of the 4th special session of the 29th Legislature, a two year term.  The first three special sessions took place in 2015.  We were unable to get a majority agreement on any […]

Fishing Report: North Kenai Peninsula Management Area

June 20, 2016 Week of June 20 to June 26 PRESS RELEASE: Emergency Orders and regulation reminders Emergency Orders are in effect for the following areas: In the Kenai River: Beginning Saturday June 18, this emergency order allows the harvest of king salmon from its mouth upstream to ADF&G regulatory markers located approximately 300 yards […]

Salmonfest announces full lineup

PRESS RELEASE – The full lineup for the 2016 Salmonfest festival is now available. Save the date for 2016 Salmonfest, August 5-7. A three-day weekend full of music; over 15 national acts and over 40 local performers. Every year over 6,000 people turn the Kenai Peninsula village of Ninilchik into a city as families and […]

Homer Area Fishing Report

Homer Area Week of June 13 to June 19 Issued June 15, 2016 Regulation Reminders and Emergency Orders Regulation Reminders Snagging is not allowed in Kachemak Bay east of a line from Anchor Point to Point Pogibshi until June 24 It’s a good idea to consult the sport fishing regulation booklet before starting your fishing […]

Fishing Report

North Kenai Peninsula Management Area Week of June 13 to June 19 Issued June 14, 2016 Emergency Orders and regulation reminders Emergency Orders are in effect for the following areas: In the Kenai River: This emergency order prohibits the retention of king salmon while sport fishing in the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to […]

Trail Conditions Report Kachemak Bay State Park

June 10, 2016: Overall Conditions: Snow level is at 1000 ft. and above. Trail locations obscured in alpine areas. Majority of trails are/will be very brushy. When in doubt, look for chainsaw cuts on trees and logs. Advisory: Trails in KBSP are rough, with steep grades in places, and in some cases only marked routes. […]

Alaska Court System to close Fridays at noon

Beginning July 1, 2016 Court System to Close Courts Statewide on Fridays at Noon to Help Reduce Operating Costs Anchorage, Alaska, June 15, 2016: Beginning July 1, 2016, the Alaska Court System will close courts and court offices statewide at noon every Friday to reduce operating costs. Some designated courts will be open for certain […]

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