FYI – News briefs & announcements – March 4

Science conference held Island and Ocean Visitor Center will host a three-day Kachemak Bay Science Conference March 5-7. Presentations include scientific and traditional ecological knowledge relevant to Kachemak Bay and its surrounding coasts and waters. For more information, check out http://kbayscience.org/. Sen. Gary Stevens comes to visit Local Alaska State Senator Gary Stevens will host […]

News briefs & announcements – Feb. 25

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will hold a special meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 26. The meeting will be held at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, Mile 12, East End Road. The agenda will be posted at the fire station and the KPB Annex Building on Pioneer Avenue in Homer. The public is welcome to attend. Call 235-9811 for more information.

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Feb. 18

New Alaska minimum wage effective Feb. 24 Alaska’s minimum wage will increase from the current $7.75 an hour, to $8.75 an hour on Feb. 24. An estimated 16,000 Alaska jobs currently pay $8.75 or less. While the voter-approved Ballot Measure 3 called for a Jan. 1 increase, in accordance with the Alaska Constitution, the effective […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Feb. 11

KESA Board holds budget meeting Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will hold a budget workshop at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. The regular monthly board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Meetings are held at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Rd.). Call 235-9811 for more information. Biologist […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Feb. 4

ACS sells wireless business to GCI Alaska Communications and General Communication, Inc. announced the completed transaction for ACS to sell its wireless subscriber base and its one-third interest in the Alaska Wireless Network, LLC to GCI for $300 million.   Under terms of the agreement, GCI assumed ACS wireless subscribers, and services will be uninterrupted. The […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements

Fugitive from justice On Jan 21 at 6:47 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report that Michael Bracht, 38 of Fairbanks, ran from his court-appointed third-party custodian. He left in violation of his condition of release after being ordered to report to FCC no later than 5:30 p.m. that day to start his jail term. […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Jan. 21

Registration now open for babysitting class South Peninsula Hospital will offer a safe sitter class March 12 and 13, during the school district’s spring break.  The class is designed for 11-13 year olds to teach basic child care, infant and child CPR, first aid, sitter safety, behavior management and business etiquette. The class runs from […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Jan. 14

Homer Foundation helps Head Start The Homer Foundation recently provided funding to support the Homer Head Start program operated by the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. Funds will be used to purchase new seat belt restraints for the Head Start Program’s bus. The program bus transports children to and from the center, four days […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Jan. 7

Troopers look for missing man  Alaska State Troopers are asking for help in locating a Wisconsin man who traveled to Alaska to view wildlife this summer and hasn’t been heard from since August. Family members reported last hearing from 72-year-old Roger H. Yaeger around Aug. 8 in Wasilla. He had told family members that he […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Dec. 31

The Homer Marine Trades sponsors the 2015 area tide book Next year’s handy little book has a special centerfold- – all the members of Homer marine trade businesses with contact phone numbers. This is a must have for all boat owners/operators. Know the tides and know the businesses who can take care of your boat. […]

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