After five seasons and just about as many wins, the varsity football program for students in three Russian Old Believer villages has come to an end.
The long-awaited Homer Education and Recreation Complex Task Force held its first meeting Tuesday, establishing its work scope and electing a chair and vice chair.
The girls received the Academic Award at state w a combined gpa of 3.5 & my step-daughter Hannah Hatfield, a freshman, made the all tournament team.
With the countdown to Alaska’s primary election winding down, candidates for governor are making the rounds to all corners of the state, including Homer.
For many, Homer is a prime destination. For others, like couple Sophie George and Chris Haag, it’s a jumping off point.
Right after Call to Order, the Pledge of Allegiance and Agenda Approval on the Homer City Council agenda comes the item of “Mayoral Proclamations and Recognitions” — a time to honor new firefighters, medics and police officers, winning sports teams and distinguished citizens, and support causes like breast cancer or domestic violence awareness. On Monday, a proposed mayoral recognition ballooned into controversy that caused the meeting to be canceled for lack of a quorum.
It’s that time of year again — the time when you’re oh-so glad to have your little tykes back from school and filling your home with laughter and excitement. For about a week.
After more than three decades working in education, Timothy Whip is settling down for some “me time.” The regional administrator is headed for retirement and will not return as principal of the Razdolna and Kachemak-Selo schools next school year.
The grand opening of Homer’s first retail marijuana store — Uncle Herb’s — left no stoners unturned last Thursday as they filed through the door from far and wide, out of the darkness and into the open of a regulated market.
Critters and curiosity abounded last Thursday when a group of Homer area residents were treated to a tour of Peterson Bay by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. From sea stars to barnacles, they were taken through the gamut of natural phenomena that can be found in Kachemak Bay’s local ecosystem.
No one was harmed in a structure fire that destroyed a dry cabin Tuesday off Eagleaerie Avenue outside of Homer.
The city’s long awaited and discussed Homer Education and Recreation Complex task force now has the go-ahead to get to work, but its final list of members is still up in the air.
When local resident Laura Norton opened up a Safeway Monopoly ticket for $20,000, she wasn’t sure it was real. Neither was her husband, Peter. Neither were the staff at Homer’s Safeway, who all checked the ticket multiple times.
Tuesday night, Homer area high school seniors rode their Doc Martens, Birkenstocks, Crocs and, yes, Xtratuf boots, into adulthood as they crossed the stage into their post-high school lives.
The May 9 commencement ceremony for graduates of programs at Kachemak Bay Campus was proof that there’s nothing a little dedication and a trusty Subaru can’t do.
Monday night’s ceremony for the seven graduates of Ninilchik School was a lesson in going with the flow and adapting to unforeseen changes in the road ahead.
The City of Homer is again asking residents to vote on funding a new police station — one the Homer Police Department still says is badly needed — this time in a June special election.
During a visit to Homer last Thursday, Gov. Bill Walker touted a relieved, cautiously optimistic message: Alaska is on the mend, fiscally. Walker’s talk at the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club and an interview with the Homer News was part of a post-Legislature tour by state officials. On Tuesday, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Alaska Department of Revenue Tax Division Director Ken Alper also spoke at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center for a chamber brown-bag luncheon.
The applicant of a marijuana cultivation facility inside Homer city limits has been given the go-ahead to proceed with his operation after a snafu with too many plants led to intervention by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board.