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 […]

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 […]

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