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 […]

Salmonfest announces full lineup

PRESS RELEASE – The full lineup for the 2016 Salmonfest festival is now available. Save the date for 2016 Salmonfest, August 5-7. A three-day weekend full of music; over 15 national acts and over 40 local performers. Every year over 6,000 people turn the Kenai Peninsula village of Ninilchik into a city as families and […]

Alaska Court System to close Fridays at noon

Beginning July 1, 2016 Court System to Close Courts Statewide on Fridays at Noon to Help Reduce Operating Costs Anchorage, Alaska, June 15, 2016: Beginning July 1, 2016, the Alaska Court System will close courts and court offices statewide at noon every Friday to reduce operating costs. Some designated courts will be open for certain […]

Bristol Bay Salmon Shares Back for 2016

Community supported fishery brings seafood caught by Alaskans, to Alaskans June 8, 2016 Bristol Bay fishermen are flocking to southwest Alaska now by the thousands, gearing up to harvest the largest sockeye (red) salmon fishery on the Earth. The Alaska Marine Conservation Council’s award-winningCatch of the Season program ensures a portion of that catch makes […]

“Celebrate Our Heritage” theme for Chamber’s 4th of July Parade

Parade Entry Applications Due on or before Monday, June 27   The Homer Chamber of Commerce announces the July 4th Parade theme as “Celebrate Our Heritage.” This year’s theme will include three phases of our heritage.    We will commence the parade honoring our political leaders including City 0fficials and Departments, Color Guard and Veterans. The […]

Community news – June 1

Sail over to the Boat House Party Grace Ridge Brewing Company on Ocean Drive hosts a “Boat House Party” on Thursday, June 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join in celebrating another community collaborative building. Down on the Spit, the Boat House will be built as a public space at the old Port and Harbor […]

Public Safety – June 1

POLICE 5/27 Traffic: A caller reported trucks speeding on East Hill Road. VID: A 911 caller reported a vehicle went into a ditch on Ben Walter’s Lane and a male needs assistance getting out of vehicle. A tow truck was sent to the scaene. Unfounded Offense: A 911 caller reported vehicle stolen from parking lot on […]

Community news – May 25

The long struggle to protect the Bay Cook Inletkeeper will host a Wednesday panel discussion to hear stories about the early struggles to protect Kachemak Bay and bring forward lessons learned from this era. Hear about December 1973, when the State of Alaska leased tracts in Kachemak Bay for oil and gas exploration and development, […]

Steer clear of ‘orphaned’ wildlife babies

Statewide – Alaskans stepping outside to enjoy the wonders of springtime are reminded that May and June mark the season of wildlife giving birth. Newborn moose calves, bear cubs and other wildlife young may be encountered nearly anywhere – including in backyards, city greenbelts, along popular trails – and despite initial appearances, protective mothers are likely nearby.
“We’re already receiving reports of newborn moose calves,” said Anchorage Area Wildlife Biologist Dave Battle.
Moose calving generally peaks around the third week of May, and young can be encountered well into June. Cow moose can be particularly dangerous during calving season and attacks on people and pets by mothers aggressively defending calves are reported each spring.

Anchor River opens for king salmon fishing

Everyone is excited to hit the waters once fishing season gets underway, but it’s always a good idea to consult the sport fishing regulation booklet before casting your line. The booklet can be found at fishing equipment retail outlets or at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office on 3298 Douglas Place in Homer. […]

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