Homer Medical Center will host a sports physical clinic

PRESS RELEASE – Homer Medical Center will host a sports physical clinic for high school students needing a physical for participation in school sanctioned activities. The clinic will be from9am-2pm on Saturday July 16, 2016 at Homer Medical Center on Bartlett Street. Exams on this one-day event are being offered free of charge by volunteer […]

USDA Announces Funding to Aid Sanitation Projects in Rural Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – July 7, 2016 – U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development (USDA-RD) Alaska State Director Jim Nordlund, today announced USDA-RD is funding a total of $78,750 for three planning projects that will be used to prepare environmental assessments for water and wastewater projects in Kasaan, Teller, and Port Graham. Each grant recipient is receiving […]

FCC REACHES $2.4 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH GCI

FCC REACHES $2.4 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH GCI FOR WIRELESS 911 OUTAGES IN ALASKA WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 – The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has reached a $2.4 million settlement with General Communication, Inc. (GCI), resolving an investigation into five 911 service outages that occurred on the company’s wireless network in various parts of Alaska […]

Changes to Alaska Heating Assistance Program

Most beneficiaries will still receive some financial assistance to heat their homes ANCHORAGE — Due to budget cuts in the State of Alaska’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, the Alaska Heating Assistance Program (AKHAP) has been eliminated. As a result, the amount of state assistance provided to Alaskans to help pay their heating bills will be […]

Plane piloted by Alaska Dispatch News owner crashes in Halibut Cove

By Annie Zak Alaska Dispatch News A single-engine plane piloted by the owner of Alaska Dispatch News crashed Sunday night in Halibut Cove. The National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska office chief Clint Johnson said witnesses reported the single-engine plane struck a tree. The plane, a float-equipped Cessna 206, then crashed into the water and sustained […]

Hiker injured by brown bear on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Late Sunday afternoon, July 3, a lone female hiker encountered a brown bear and was bitten on the upper leg while hiking with her two dogs on the Lower Kenai River Trail on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The woman began hiking back towards the trailhead along Skilak Lake Road with one of the dogs […]

SNAGGING PERMITTED IN THE NICK DUDIAK FISHING LAGOON

AND ADJACENT WATERS JULY 1 – 4 The Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon and adjacent water (excluding the Homer Boat Harbor) are open to snagging beginning at noon Friday, July 1 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 4. The areas open to snagging include the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon and the waters from the Homer City Dock […]

HEA warns members of phone scam

PRESS RELEASE: Homer Electric Association is getting reports from businesses regarding suspicious phone calls. The fraudulent caller impersonates a utility representative and requests payment for the customer’s supposed past due bill and threatens immediate disconnection of electric service if the bill is not paid. The goal of the scammers is to obtain credit card numbers […]

Power outage impacts Homer area

PRESS RELEASE – Homer Electric Association responded to a power outage on Tuesday evening, June 21, that impacted approximately 900 HEA members in the Homer area. The outage was the result of a broken insulator on a power pole near the Homer Fire Hall on Heath Street. When the insulator broke, the wire fell to […]

Carmen Marina Loughlin Field – Beloved naturalist and educator

Carmen Marina Loughlin Field April 14, 1963 – May 31, 2016 Beloved Alaska naturalist and educator Carmen Field died May 31, 2016, peacefully at home in the arms of her husband, Conrad. She was 53. Her passion for the outdoors and the wild world around her could only be matched by her deep love for […]

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