McKibben Jackinsky

  • It isn't every day an artist is invited to show his or her work in a gallery. Especially artists in kindergarten, first and second grade. However, when 45 Fireweed Academy students were given that opportunity, they were not only quick to accept, but also filled the walls of Bunnell Street Arts Cente...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 4:05pm
  • A whirlwind is Homer Mayor Beth Wythe's description of last week's trip to the state's capital and visits with members of Gov. Sean Parnell's staff and the Legislature. Traveling with Wythe was Katie Koester, the city's economic development coordinator. The city's lobbyist, Linda Anderson, assisted ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:54pm
  • Although still located on Ocean Drive, Eagle Furniture and Accessories, owned by Alan Howell, has moved a few blocks to the east. On March 4, it opened its doors at 1355 Ocean Drive. "It's bigger and it's one story," said Howell of the 3,400 square-foot space now filled with Eagle Furniture's inven...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:39pm
  • Somewhere under the snow there are trails and boardwalks and viewing platforms, but in the winter, with the snow thigh-deep and then some, the Carl E. Wynn Nature Center is open for some unique exploration and educational opportunities. "This is my favorite time of year at the Wynn," was the greetin...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:31pm
  • The countdown to the 20th annual Winter King Salmon Tournament, sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, has begun. With online registration available, fishermen are already making clear their intentions to catch the winning fish. "The biggest difference this year is that we ar...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:45pm
  • With one member excused, three participating telephonically, two present in the council chambers, and with Homer Mayor Beth Wythe stepping away from the gavel due to a conflict of interest based on her employment at Homer Electric Association, the Homer City Council approved a not-to-exceed $12.1 mi...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:40pm
  • Eric Pederson, site administrator at Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat, a K-12 school in Quinhagak, has been offered and has verbally accepted the position of principal at Paul Banks Elementary School, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced Wednesday. Pederson and two other candidates were i...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:17pm
  • After a half decade of being an administrator with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, David Larson is heading back to the classroom. "I'm going from being the principal here at Homer Middle School to a high school language arts teacher for the district," Larson told the Homer News. Where e...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:12pm
  • Contrary to what you may have heard, Era Alaska is not departing. The airline company has no intention of abandoning its service to the southern Kenai Peninsula. However, rumors of a possible pullout from Homer have spread all the way to Era Alaska's sales and marketing director, Steven Smith. "A l...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:38pm
  • Enstar Natural Gas has chosen a contractor — Chumley Inc. of Sterling — to construct a trunk line to bring natural gas from Anchor Point to the southern Kenai Peninsula. The Homer City Council has voted to create a city-wide special assessment district within which will be built a natural ...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:28am

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