Jamie Diep, KBBI - Homer

Jamie Diep, KBBI - Homer
a hospital

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly considers $38.5M Homer hospital bond

The bond would go towards acquiring land and much needed maintenance for South Peninsula Hospital.
a library

Drag story hour carries on in Seward despite a bomb threat and evacuation

Families evacuated from Seward's library and Museum moments before Saturday's story hour began. It continued at the Alaska SeaLife Center.
a seal pup

2 Southcentral Alaska seal pups admitted to Alaska SeaLife Center

The pups are the third and fourth seals from the state to be admitted this season.
a woman in a pink bike jersey

Homer cyclist nabs national title in road race championship

Kristen Faulkner finished the 127-kilometer race in under three and a half hours, beating the next racer by almost a minute.
a cloudy bay

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing boaters near Seward

A good Samaritan recovered one individual from the water who was unresponsive.
a man

A mother moose killed a Homer man trying to photograph her new calves

Dale Chorman, 70, was looking at newborn moose calves on his property Sunday when the cow moose kicked him, according to his family.
Seward Harbor

Cruise company backs Alaska Railroad’s plan to replace Seward dock

Royal Caribbean International has signed a 30-year agreement to use the proposed passenger dock, as bonds are being secured for the project.
Kachemak Bay

Alaska appeals judge’s decision upholding Kachemak Bay jet ski ban

The State of Alaska is appealing a November decision by Judge Adolf Zeman that reinstated a ban on jet skis in Kachemak Bay.
a sea otter

Seldovia the sea otter settles in at Chicago aquarium

Children in Seldovia voted to name the rescued pup, now at the Shedd Aquarium with five California otters, after the village it was found near.
a newspaper

Juneau Empire, Peninsula Clarion owner sold to Mississippi-based newspaper group

Carpenter Media Group and Canadian investors now own the Empire, the Clarion and the Homer News among more than 100 publications in the sale.
a woman

Alaska SeaLife Center hires new CEO

Wei Ying Wong, who succeeds Tara Riemer, has served with the Seward-based center since 2021 as its chief science and education officer.
the Homer Airport

Homer Airport to have multiple closures for repaving

The airport’s closures begin in April and will run for six months, according to state transportation officials.

MEA to manage Seward’s electric utility

Matanuska Electric Association will manage the city of Seward’s electric utility after a monthslong search for employees.
a brewery

Alaska brewers sue state alcohol board on entertainment rules

Three Alaska breweries are challenging a recently weakened state ban on live entertainment at breweries and wineries, calling it unconstitutional.
Homer City Hall

Homer City Council rejects attempt to regulate short-term rentals

The Homer City Council unanimously rejected an ordinance Monday that would require short-term rental operators to register their property.
a portrait of a woman in a meeting room

Alaska Rep. Sarah Vance apologizes for comments about victims of sexual violence

After hearing testimony about disparities in violence against Indigenous women, Vance said she felt the presentation excluded the experience of white women.
a plane crash

Passenger in Anchor Point plane crash dies as NTSB report shows buckled wing during descent

Alaska State Troopers say Kristen Fenske died Wednesday morning, after the Dec. 8 crash that killed pilot Kurt Stjean.

Seward council approves rate increase after failed electric utility sale

Officials had warned of an increase, estimated at $36 a month for average users, after voters twice rejected a city-backed sale of the local electric utility.
(Creative Commons photo by Matt’ Johnson)

Plane crash near Anchor Point leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Alaska State Troopers say Homer man Kurt Stjean, 52, was killed in the crash, with a woman taken to a local hospital.
Kachemak Bay

Lawsuit decision reinstates jet ski ban in Kachemak Bay

Superior Court Judge Adolf Zeman ruled in favor of environmental groups that challenged Fish and Game's authority to repeal the ban.