Community News – Feb. 17

Birder’s beach jaunt Kachemak Bay Birders will spend an afternoon on the Spit on Saturday, Feb. 20, on a trip timed so that the tide will be high enough to see birds out over and in the water as well as along the shore and in the grass out there. Meet at the parking lot […]

Community News – Feb. 10

‘Legendary Lovers’ Tails and Tassels presents “Legendary Lovers;” a Burlesque tale of love, loss and lust featuring hors d‘oeuvres and decadent desserts by Vagabond Cafe. The show is offered Feb. 12 and 13 at the Homer Elks Lodge. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. General admission is $20, with […]

Locals recall ‘64 earthquake

While Homer once again rode out the latest 7.1 earthquake with very little damage, homesteaders remember the 1964 quake as a little more exciting. And yet Homer in comparison once again received less damage than other parts of the state in the big ‘64 quake as well. While it’s happening it’s another story. Here are […]

Council restricts vehicles from Homer beaches

At Monday night’s meeting Homer City Council worked on tackling beach issues.
A policy was introduced that addressed vehicle-parking on the beach. Operating, stopping or parking of motor vehicles on storm berms is prohibited, and a fine schedule was established for offenders.

Rural residential zoning considered for cannabis growers

After haggling over earlier hemp issues, the Homer City Council also took up discussion of Ordinance 16-04 (A) (S) Monday night.
This ordinance includes the Rural Residential District in the commercial cannabis zoning. The substitute ordinance was introduced at the Feb. 8 council meeting by Councilman David Lewis.

Homer Hockey clobbers Kenai 7-2 on Senior Night

Mariner hockey seniors went out with a bang last Thursday with a 7-2 Senior Night conference victory over the Kenai Kardinals. With the win, the M’s move past Kenai to the No. 5 seed in this weekend’s North Star Conference Tourney in Soldotna.

Alaska kicks Moda Health out of insurance market

Thee Alaska Division of Insurance announced Thursday that it is forcing Portland-based health insurer Moda Health out of the state’s individual marketplace for now, leaving Alaskans with only one choice for coverage: Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Coastal erosion part of Homer bluff ‘package’

Beach walkers on Bishop’s Beach this winter may have noticed a distinct change in the bluff near the Homer Elk’s Lodge, where some 50 feet of bluff has slid down toward the ocean. Elsewhere along city’s coastline, property owners have watched the beach sluff off as well.

Community news – Feb. 3

Discovery lab features ‘Our Amazing Ocean’ This week’s free, family friendly Discovery Lab is today, Wednesday, Feb. 3, and focuses on “Our Amazing Ocean.” Head over to the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center from 3–5 p.m., and learn about some of the remarkable creatures that inhabit the ocean. The lab will demonstrate how currents, volcanos […]

Four homes lost in Kenai due to gas leaks

While the loss of four homes is nothing to be celebrated, residents and emergency responders to natural gas-fueled explosions on Lilac Lane in Kenai following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake early Sunday morning are calling the situation miraculous, since no one was hurt and everyone got out alive.

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