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.

Community News – Jan. 27

Homer Theatre screens the classics Throwback Thursdays at the Homer Theatre presents the 1953 classic, “Roman Holiday,” starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 28) at 6 p.m. Join in the fun to win some great movie memorabilia door prizes. General admission is $8, discounted is $6. This movie is 90 minutes long […]

BlueCrest prepares to drill for oil at Cosmopolitan Unit

BlueCrest Energy continues preparations to drill for oil in the Cosmopolitan Unit at its 37.5-acre site on the Cook Inlet bluff about 5.5 miles north of Anchor Point.
Larry Burgess, health, safety and environmental manager for Texas-based BlueCrest, told the Kenai Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday that the company’s 3,000-horse power drilling rig is nearing completion in Houston, Texas. It should ship out for Alaska soon and will take 45 days to arrive, at which point crews will go to work getting it assembled and running.

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