The front entrance and parking lot to the Homer Police Station on Heath Street downhill from Homer High School.

Prop 1 would bring cop shop into 21st century say proponents 

In considering Homer Proposition 1, a proposal to borrow up to $12 million to build a new Homer Police Station, the controversy isn’t whether or not police need a new station. Even opponents of ... Read More

Kimberly Ketter's felony DUI does not disqualify her from city council race 09/24/16

Kimberly Ketter’s felony DUI does not disqualify her from city council race

Questions raised this week as to whether Homer City Council candidate Kimberly Ketter is eligible to run for...

Assembly ties on planning commission change 09/22/16

In its annual visit to Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stalled on a revision of the borough’s Planning Commission opposed by both the Homer City Council and the Homer Advisory Planning...

KPB Prop 2 won’t hike taxes to pay for SPH improvements 09/21/16

As Kenai Peninsula Borough and Homer voters face a slate of bond propositions and tax changes, KPB Proposition 2 could be an easy sell for voters for one simple reason: It won’t take a dime from...

Library unveils surprises at 10th birthday celebration 09/21/16

The Homer Public Library unveiled two new additions — one small in size and the other quite large — during the 10th birthday celebration of the current library building on Saturday, Sept. 17....

Business

Agrium seeks DEC permit to discharge from Nikiski plant

The Alberta-based fertilizer producer Agrium has applied for an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation permit for waste discharge from its Kenai Nitrogen Operations facility in Nikiski, a plant that closed in 2007 due to a dwindling local supply of the natural gas it uses as raw material.

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Arts

Indigenous art workshop inspires teens

Bones, feathers, porcupine needles, beads and other items covered the tables of Homer Flex’s workshop area as students and staff drilled, threaded and attached components of their art pieces. ...

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Schools

School start and end times discussed at Homer meeting

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District started discussing new start and end times for schools within the Homer area at a community meeting at Homer High School on Monday, Sept. 19. A meeting will be held at Chapman School today at 6:30 p.m. Approximately 20-30 people attended the Homer meeting, ...

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Sports

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby awards thousands to lucky anglers

When Austin Nelson, a member of the U.S. Army and the angler who reeled up a 252.2-pound halibut in mid-August, found out he won the Homer Halibut Jackpot Derby, he travelled from his station in ...

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Outdoors

Homer teen gets Dall Ram on family hunt

The first time 13-year-old McKenzy Johnson took a shot at the Dall ram she missed. Though McKenzy, her father Doug Johnson, and a family friend stood 250 feet from the ram, the distance forced her ...

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