Homer News

  • Sixteen million men and women served in World War II. Of those, 2 million remain alive. As that generation ages, organizations around the country work to make sure they get one last hurrah: an all-expense paid trip from their homes to Washington, D.C., to see war memorials and other sites. “We fe...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:31am
  • Spring has come, and with it a possible 40 species of shorebirds that have arrived in Homer during their annual migration. While the shorebirds can be seen whirling in great flocks over Mud Bay or feeding alone at nearby sloughs, for the novice birder, identifying them can be tricky. They aren’t t...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:05am
  • Spring has come, and with it a possible 40 species of shorebirds that have arrived in Homer during their annual migration.

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:02pm
  • Top 10 shorebirds sure to delight Ask birders to list their top-10 favorite shorebirds and quickly their picks diverge.

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:01pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education unanimously approved Sean Dusek’s three-year superintendent of schools contract Monday evening. The contract includes a $140,000 starting salary for the first year, which includes 260 work days, and will increase in steps....

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:32pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will host the annual “Get to Know Homer” summer tourist season kick-off training on Wednesday, May 20, at the chamber.  This free program is geared to frontline staff to get acquainted with Homer and the surrounding area, but everyone interes...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:32pm
  • Gov. Bill Walker has yet another appointment to make to a shorthanded Board of Fisheries, and this time the Legislature won’t be in the equation. After the second of his two board nominations failed to replace resigned chairman Karl Johnstone, Walker will have to appoint a new name from a long lis...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:31pm
  • JUNEAU — A proposed voter initiative to ban setnets in urban parts of Alaska is making its way toward the ballot, while a lawsuit over its legality continues. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance has been collecting signatures throughout the state to put the proposed ban on the August 2016 b...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:30pm
  • SOLDOTNA — Kenai National Wildlife Refuge staff said that their new visitor center, which began construction in 2013 and opened to the public for the first time on Friday, is not only larger than their previous center but more interactive. Matt Connor, the refuge’s chief of visitor services, sai...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:28pm
  • There is a new feature on the Kenai Peninsula Borough website, providing updates and information about the Alaska LNG project. The first posting, May 1, provides an overview of the project status and a summary of summer 2015 field work. ...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:24pm

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