BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • 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 Commission.  In a 4-4 vote, the assembly tied — and thus defeated — Ordinance 16-25, an ordi...

    Thu, 09/22/2016 - 1:49pm
  • Give ’em shelter. That’s the idea of the Boat House project, a proposal to build a pavilion on the Homer Spit at the site of the old Harbor Office near Ramp 2. ...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 9:25am
  • On a good day when fishermen pull sea-bright king salmon out of the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon faster than the tide runs, the cleaning tables fill up with people cleaning their catch. You’d better watch your back — and the sky — lest a ravenous gull scoops down and snags a fish. “While tryin...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 8:40am
  • In a meeting with an 8-page agenda and 26 items, the Homer City Council on Monday met until 10:10 p.m. — “my longest city council meeting yet,” first-term member Catriona Reynolds described it....

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 7:55am
  •  In the biennial election for Alaska’s lone representative to U.S. Congress, the Alaska Democratic Party has sent up a steady stream of candidates attempting to defeat Republican Don Young, Alaska’s longest serving member of Congress, elected in a 1973. The latest most probably will be Forr...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:16pm
  • Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center, will close as of July 31, the board of directors announced this week in letters to the editor of both of Homer’s weekly newspapers.  Current director Chelsea White confirmed the closure, but referred questions to Lolita Brache, president of the board. Whit...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:12pm
  • In February, after neighbors in the Noview Avenue area protested putting Smallpond Childcare on their street, the Homer Advisory Planning Commission fell a vote short of approving a conditional use permit, CUP, needed to build.  The commission voted 4-2, with commissioners Roberta Highland and ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:10pm
  • You just can’t keep a good bar down. Yeah, that was the story in 1976, when the Club Bar rose from the ashes after a fire destroyed it. That was the story in 2007, when after three years Alice’s Champagne Palace, its name since 1980, once again reopened. That was the story in 2009, when after a ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:56pm
  • The State Medical Examiner positively identified Paul Baylink, 46, as the person killed in a Rainbow Court house fire on June 13, Homer Police announced in a press release Tuesday afternoon. An autopsy was done on June 17, but police have not received the report and do not know the cause of death, s...

    Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:10pm
  • One person died in a house fire in downtown Homer this morning. When firefighters arrived, the home on Rainbow Court was fully engulfed in flames. Before firefighters arrived, a neighbor tried to get in to save the home’s single occupant, but was unsuccessful. Firefighters also were unable to save...

    Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:58am

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