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 […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – May 4

HEA to host 2016 annual meeting May 4 HEA will host its annual meeting today, May 4 at Kenai Central High School. Registration for the meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. in the high school commons area. The business meeting will start in the Renee C. Henderson Theatre at 6 […]

FIY – News briefs & announcements – April 20

AK House votes to oppose sale of Frankenfish The Alaska House of Representatives voted unanimously last Friday in favor of House Joint Resolution 28. HJR 28 puts the Alaska House on record opposing the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a genetically engineered salmon being sold for human consumption. Additionally, the resolution urges Congress to […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – April 13

Be ‘bear-aware’ The Alaska Department of Fish and Game would like to remind people to be bear aware. According to wildlife biologist Jason Herreman, bears start stirring earlier following a warmer winter. And, while no nuisance bears have been reported to ADF&G yet, there are many ways to reduce bear encounters. The biggest thing is […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – April 6

Man found dead on Spit identified Homer Police have positively identified the man found dead in the rocks southeast of Mariner Park on the Homer Spit on Saturday as 56-year-old Homer resident Jeff Wraley. Wraley appeared to have been dead about 12 to 16 hours when he was found by someone walking the beach. The […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – March 23

Early spring, early camping Due to unseasonably warm weather and March community events that bring visitors to town, Mariner Park Campground is now open to camping. This is in addition to camp spaces 1-16 of the Fishing Hole Campground on the Homer Spit that opened in January. Healthcare study needs community feedback A representative from […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – March 16

SPH holds Safe Sitter Class The Safe Sitter program is designed for 11-13 year olds to learn basic childcare, infant and child CPR, choking rescue, first aid, safety for the sitter, behavior management and business etiquette. The cost is $75 per person, and pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available based on need, and space is […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – March 9

KESA holds Board meeting Thursday Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will hold a regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. The meeting is held at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome to attend. Call 235-9811 for more information. Plan4Alaska launches interactive challenge As part of […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – March 2

Anchor Point FD hosts board meeting The Anchor Point Fire and EMS Area Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 16, at the Anchor Point Fire Station on Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700. Do you KARe enough to make a change? The Kachemak Advocates […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Feb. 24

KESA budget workshop is Thursday Kachemak Emergency Services Board will hold a budget workshop on Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. A regular meeting will follow. The meeting is held at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station at Mile 12, East End Road. The public is welcome to attend. Call 235-9811 for more information. Homer Fish and […]

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