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The City of Homer has applied to become a designated Coast Guard City — a recognition shared by just five other communities in Alaska. The designation is mostly symbolic, and is extended to cities that take extra steps to make Coast Guard families feel welcome.
The road reopened to traffic in both directions around 4:30 p.m. Friday.
The January course is a collaboration between the Soldotna, Kenai and Homer Police Departments. Already, there is a waitlist of women signed up.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is holding a special mayoral election Feb. 14 to fill the remainder of former Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce's term.
A two-vehicle collision killed one, injured another and closed the Sterling Highway in both directions Friday afternoon, according to Alaska State Troopers; the City of Homer has applied to become a designated Coast Guard City — a recognition shared by just five other communities in Alaska; and police forces across the Kenai Peninsula are putting on a free, five-hour self-defense course for women next month, after hundreds signed up for a similar course in Homer.
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