FYI – News briefs & announcements – July 8

Independence day ‘black out’ At 11:48 p.m., July 4, Homer Electric Association experienced a power outage that impacted the Homer Spit and the south side of Kachemak Bay.  The cause of the outage was a primary underground fault between the McKeon Flats re-closer and the junction box where the undersea cable comes ashore.  Power was […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – June 24

Burn ban still in place The open burning suspension remains in place for most of southcentral Alaska. Even with higher humidity over the last two days, little or no rain provided relief to the overall dry conditions of the area. This burn ban includes all areas of the Kenai Peninsula and extends to all camping, […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – June 17

Don’t burn anything Homer Electric Association responded to a power outage Monday afternoon in the Diamond Ridge and Old Sterling Highway area. The outage started at 2:37 p.m. and affected 638 HEA members. The cause of the outage was a failed insulator on power pole. The failure of the insulator caused a small fire at […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – June 10

Cosmopolitan plans to drill up to 33 wells The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, received a plan of operations application from BlueCrest Energy Inc. in October 2014 to drill up to 33 wells from an existing 35-acre pad located on private land within the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The Cosmopolitan Project […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – June 3

Show you KARe about recycling The KARe recycling group will meet 1-3 p.m. June 9 at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. For more information, contact CACS at 235-6667. Anyone interested in recycling and/or advocating for recycling is welcome to attend. Coast Guard to host farewell The Coast Guard will host a farewell ceremony for […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – May 27

KBFPC seeks board members Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic seeks interested community members to serve as members of the Board. This is an opportunity to help preserve access to low- and no-cost reproductive health care and education for men, women and families of the Southern Kenai Peninsula. Community members committed to unbiased access to reproductive […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – May 20

Business workshop to be offered Are you thinking about starting your own business? This workshop was built for you. We will cover basic issues faced when starting a small business, such as business licensing, legal forms of business, business record-keeping, hiring employees, business planning and access to financing. The workshop will be held at the […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – May 13

Tusty to return to service May 17 The M/V Tustumena’s return to service is further delayed due to necessary additional work discovered during the vessel’s annual overhaul. The ferry is now scheduled to return to service Sunday, May 17. The revised schedule will not impact the vessel’s Aleutian Chain sailing, departing Homer May 19. Additional Information will be […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – May 6

Shorebird Festival offers a variety of fun What has been deemed the largest wildlife festival in the State of Alaska begins this week with the 23 annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. The five day event schedule offers 50 different events ranging from field events to workshops, and is certain to have something for everyone. Hundreds […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – April 29

KESA board meeting The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will hold its regular monthly board meeting on 6 p.m. May 7 at the new Diamond Ridge Fire Station located at 65705 Diamond Ridge Rd. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda is posted at the McNeil Fire Station and the KPB Annex building. For more information […]

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