Homerites knew just how to cut through the cold on Saturday as they marched from the Homer Education and Recreation Complex to WKFL Park: with messages of hope, strength and warmth.
Much as spring is a season of new beginnings for Mother Nature, it marks a new beginning for Homer’s own HoWL Alaska, or Homer Wilderness Leaders, which is springing back to life after a year-long hiatus.
The future of Homer’s first potential standard marijuana cultivation facility within city limits is up in the air after Homer Police discovered 30 plants in the facility’s building on Kachemak Drive. The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Board, or AMCO, said the plants violated regulations.
The Telluride Mountainfilm Festival is returning to Homer once again, for the 16th time, to share tales of adventure and activity.
The Homer High School Hockey team ended on a high note after a tough weekend of games against Anchorage teams.
Homerites were propelled out of their beds by the rattle of a 7.9 magnitude earthquake recorded by the Alaska Earthquake Center in Fairbanks just after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Jan. 23, but were luckily able to return to them hours later.
Update 3:30 a.m.:
An 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23.The steady roller shook the lower Kenai Peninsula for at least a minute, causing walls to creak and objects to fall off shelves, but causing no reported major damage.
The Homer hockey team once again wiped the rink with the Soldotna High School Stars on Tuesday, defeating them 10-1 at the Kevin Bell Arena.
Sometimes old habits die hard, but local law enforcement and first responder agencies are working to change theirs when it comes to addressing highly dangerous situations.
The Homer Volunteer Fire Department may be losing a chief in Bob Painter before the month is out, but it’s gaining several qualified emergency medical technicians and firefighters.
The fate of the Homer Education and Recreation Complex, the HERC, is once again on the lips of elected officials and concerned citizens.
Brooke Addison Buzga has the distinction of being the first baby born in South Peninsula Hospital in the New Year.
The bigger the better, right? When it comes to bike tires, plenty of people in Homer would have to agree.
After 17 years at the helm of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and 26 years in Homer, Chief Bob Painter is stepping down this month. He plans to return to his home state of Oklahoma.
Ever since the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s controversial policy regarding invocations before meetings was updated and finalized in 2016, people across the peninsula have been voicing their support or frustration, some more vigorously than others.
From Washington, D.C., to Homer, 2017 stood out as a year of transformation. Some saw radical change with the inauguration of President Donald Trump, who promised to “drain the swamp” and “make America great again.” Others saw a step backward into past days of racism and sexism and a shredding of the social contract.