FYI – News briefs & announcements – March 30

Chill — it’s a drill Today, between 10:15 and 10:45 a.m., you may hear tsunami sirens; if you are watching TV or listening to the radio, you may hear or see a message that a tsunami warning has been issued for Alaska. This is just a test to make sure the tsunami warning system works […]

Kachemak Bay otter finds shelter at Alaska Sealife Center

SEWARD – Veterinarians at the Alaska SeaLife Center say there is every indication that 2016 will be another record year for their Wildlife Response Program following admission of two sea otter pups in the past month. Already this year, the nonprofit organization — the only permitted marine mammal wildlife rehabilitation entity in Alaska — has […]

City Council to look at regulating tall towers in Homer

While tall-tower zoning doesn’t exactly sound thrilling, for a nation with an internet-connected phone in just about every hand, it was time for the city to put a plan in place.
Internet connectivity relies on tall structures and towers. The federal government has said local government cannot “excessively delay towers” or “deny towers for spurious reasons.”
The Homer Planning Commission will finally submit their work on the tall structures/tower ordinance to the city council at their next meeting, after cannabis discussions took longer than expected. The council will review the draft ordinance next Tuesday, March 29, as Monday is Seward’s Day.

Community News – March 23

Soldotna teen missing Sequoia Greer, age 15, was last seen on March 12, 2016 in Soldotna. She is 5-feet, 5 inches tall, weighs 105 pounds, and has blue eyes and brown hair. If you have any information re: Sequoia, contact the Soldotna State Troopers at (907)252-8087 or Founder Chuck Foreman at (512)644-9856. Polar bears: kings […]

Community News – March 16

Practice living well in Alaska South Peninsula Hospital and Seldovia Village Tribe have teamed up to offer a six-week health self-management program for people dealing with ongoing health conditions, (as well as their family members.) Practice skills to live life to the fullest and meet day-to-day challenges. The workshop starts today — Wednesday, March 16 […]

Chance sighting saves life of snowmachiner

Laying in the bottom of a creek bed more than a dozen miles from McNeil Canyon, Vernon Pelkey was starting to get cold. The sun had set and it was getting dark. He could see his friends outside a cabin less than a mile away, but they couldn’t hear his cries for help. So he took out his iPhone and started taking pictures.

It’s not too soon to think about the Peninsula Fair!

The longer days and warmer weather have many of us already dreaming of summer sunshine and “playing” outdoors. And while that might be wishful thinking, Homer’s Summer 2016 sound offerings have already started lining up.
The Kenai Peninsula Fair kicks off the music with a March 19 fundraiser featuring up-and-coming country duo Branch and Dean.

Community News – March 9

Homer ‘Ocean Bowlers’ take 4th The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Marine Debris and S.T.E.M. educator Leah Thon, along with Homer High School staff sponsor Lauren Seaton, led the Homer High Ocean Bowl team to fourth place in the regional Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl in Seward in late February. Schools from throughout the state […]

Community News – March 2

Big Fireweed hosts ‘structures expo” Come see the Roman Coliseum, the Taj Mahal, Machu Pichu, the Eiffel Tower and many more this Friday at Big Fireweed Academy’s 2016 Structures Expo. This is the culminating event for the school’s theme of structures, and will be held in the shared gymnasium at Big Fireweed/West Homer Elementary. Viewing […]

Engagement – Feb. 24

Larissa Norgren and Ryan Turkington announce their engagement. Larissa graduated from Fergus Falls High School, and is currently employed as a receptionist at South Peninsula Hospital Specialty Clinic in Homer. Ryan is a graduate of Homer High School, and employed at ASRC on the North Slope in Alaska. A July 9, 2016 wedding is planned […]

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