FYI – News briefs & announcements – Sept. 22

Keep yourself — and the community safe The next syringe exchange is Sept. 27, from 5-7 p.m. at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, 203 W. Pioneer Ave. The exchange offers safe disposal of used syringes, safer injection kits, free HIV/Hepatitis C testing and treatment information. It is confidential and anonymous. For more information, email […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Sept. 15

Anchorage police seek suspect Anchorage police are looking for a “person of interest” in one of the rash of homicides reported this year across the city. Police released a sketch today of a person who may have information about the killing of 21-year-old Treyveonkindell Thompson. Thompson was shot multiple times July 29 in the area […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Sept. 8

LIOs deal with budget cuts As of Friday, Sept. 2, all statewide LIOs will be closing on Fridays at noon. This schedule is expected to stay in effect until session starts in January. The LIO is complying with legislative budget cuts. KESA hosts board meeting Kachemak Emergency Service Area’s monthly board meeting is Thursday, Sept. […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Sept. 1

PSP found in Homer Harbor blue mussels Kachemak Bay Research Reserve sampled blue mussels in the Homer Harbor on Aug. 16, and testing at the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research lab found them to be toxic. Shellfish accumulate phytoplankton and can concentrate the toxins they carry in their tissue, which can lead to shellfish poisoning […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Aug. 25

SPH provides needle exchange on Tuesdays The Needle Exchange at the South Peninsula Hospital training room, 203 West Pioneer in Homer, offers safe disposal of used sharps, as well as sterile injection equipment, free rapid HIV/Hep C testing, Narcan prescriptions and referrals to treatment on the first and third Tuesday of each month — until […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – August 18

Get some help growing your farm Take a trip over to the USDA Service Center (upstairs in the blue bank building on the corner of Lake and Pioneer) at 10 a.m. Aug. 17 to listen in on a webinar with Michael O’Gorman. O’Gorman spent 40 years growing $250 million of organic vegetables for three of […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – June 1

Ranger station attendants wanted Two volunteer positions are open in Alaska’s Kachemak Bay State Park. The stipend is $500 per month, with a start date as soon as possible. The position lasts through Aug. 31. This would be in the Halibut Cove Lagoon ranger station. To apply or inquire, contact Kachemak Bay State Park Volunteer […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – May 25

Shots fired on Karen Hornaday Road On May 19, at 10:13 p.m., a 911 caller reported a subject shot at his vehicle with a rifle on Karen Hornaday Road. Two male subjects were arrested on weapons, drug and robbery charges. Reily Arambul, 20 years old, was charged with selling amphetamines, assault with a gun, and […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – May 18

HEA bylaw propositions approved Homer Electric Association members approved five changes to the cooperative’s bylaws in the recent HEA election process, However, a proposition to amend the Articles of Incorporation failed to gather the two-thirds majority required by state statute and was not adopted. At the May 4 annual meeting it was announced that all […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – May 11

Time to bring on the birds The 24th-Annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival starts May 12 and runs through May 15. Homer’s annual celebration of spring and the return of shorebirds is Alaska’s largest wildlife viewing festival. This year, organizers have included birding by fat bike or paddleboard, and tech lovers may want to try Smartphone […]

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