Community News – April 13

Mariner musicians qualify for State Ensemble Homer High School’s jazz ensemble (featuring Jordan Anderson, Ethan Benedetti, Landon Bunting, Miles Catlin, Erin Farrell, Eryn Gillam, Lee Lowe, Robert Martin, Carly McLean, Christina Mitchell, Ellie Syth and Zane Wilkinson) qualified for State Ensemble in May. Qualifying soloists in Miles Catlin on French horn, Carly McLean on clarinet, […]

Rescue team closes in

Former Redoubt Reporter owner, editor and writer Jenny Neyman is one of two hikers stranded since Friday on Bear Glacier in the Harding Ice Field. Neyman, 36, was hiking with 45-year-old Christopher Hanna from Soldotna. The two were dropped off by airplane Friday for a day trip of skiing and hiking. Bad weather that night […]

Three Homer cannabis businesses on the horizon

Three Homer-area cannabis businesses are currently tackling the application process of the state’s young cannabis industry. Two limited-marijuana cultivation facilities and one retail marijuana store have submitted applications in the Homer area so far, according to the Director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, Cynthia Franklin.

Community News – April 6

Birder Aaron Lang offers shorebird class The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next meeting will be Thursday, April 7, 4:30 p.m. at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center auditorium. (Please note this is a change in regular meeting day/date.) After the meeting, Aaron Lang will present “Shorebird Identification.” The class covers identification of all shorebirds that migrate […]

HYSOC ready to rock — the strings

The Friday night crowd at Paul Banks Elementary School were certainly feeling the music.
Children not yet old enough to walk were scooting closer to the music as the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club played for a crowd of art appreciators. The “Art Extravaganza” was one of the last chances to hear the orchestra under the direction of long-time artistic director and conductor, Lisa Schallock.

Community News – March 30

Bring pollinators and birds to your garden Sign up by today to attend Brenda Adams’ garden class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kachemak Bay Campus. The cost is $35, and you can either stop by the campus to sign-up or call 235-7743. Kokai is Fireweed’s Featured Artist for April Fiber artist […]

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 […]

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