Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Tuesday afternoon a push boat owned by Harris Sand and Gravel of Valdez moves new floats into the Homer harbor for installation in September.

Under way in harbor: big projects 

Runners, walkers, bicyclists and rollerbladers are making good use of the recently extended Spit Trail. Walls of the new harbormaster’s office are going up. Now, a project is about to kick off ... Read More

Council to update city’s priority list 08/27/14

The Homer City Council reviewed the city’s 2015-2020 Capital Improvement Plan, CIP, at the council’s work session on Monday. The next step is for the public to weigh in at a public...

No future for old police headquarters, says chief 08/27/14

In January 1978, construction was underway for Homer’s new police headquarters, a single-story facility being built behind the city’s already existing fire hall. Plans called for the 59...

Man charged with car theft, DUI 08/28/14

An Anchorage man and reality TV star has pleaded not guilty to first-degree auto theft and driving under the influence in an Aug. 4 incident in which Alaska State Troopers found the man...

Union Strike Continues 08/28/14

Striking Enstar Natural Gas worker Wally Jacks waves at cars as fellow striker Geoff Decter sits in a chair behind him on Aug. 14. Members of the United Association of Plumbers and...

Business

New vessel offers ferry, freight services

Decorated with red, black and white balloons, the M/V Sanoah was easy to spot in the Homer Harbor on Sunday, as a crowd of people gathered for the 54-foot vessel’s christening. (See related ...

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Arts

Animal Eyes home to play

If anyone ever gets around to writing a history of Pacific Northwest popular music, a little town on Kachemak Bay will get critics wondering, “What the heck is in the Homer water?”  From a ...

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Schools

New school moves to top of district’s priority list

Constructing a new school for Kachemak Selo has found its way to the top of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s six-year-plan for fiscal years 2015-2021.  “Placing a new school at ...

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Sports

Jamboree: Great beginning for volleyball season

Kenai, SoHi and Nikiski were in town Saturday for the Homer High School Volleyball Jamboree, a “great beginning to the season,” according to Mariner Head Coach Beth Trowbridge.  “It’s ...

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Outdoors

Oregon angler reels in $500 tagged fish

Last week’s big Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby news was the 335-pound halibut caught by 16-year-old Jackson Hobbs of Franklin, Idaho. This week it’s a 12.6-pound flat fish in the news, brought in by ...

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Opinion

Youth Advisory Committee nurtured attitude, habit of thinking outwardly

During my freshman year at Homer High School a youth-run group was formed. Its focus turned outward, to the needs of our community, at a time in our lives when self-absorption ruled. The Homer ...

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