Staff report

  • The State Forester announced yesterday that all open fires are now banned in Southcentral Alaska, including the Kenai Peninsula, Municipality of Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Due to past and prevailing weather conditions which have caused extremely dry conditions for the Kenai Peninsula, ...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:39am
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert L. Painter was approved by the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Commission during the May 2015 review meeting to receive the Certified Emergency Manager credential. The CEM designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the I...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:15am
  • Because of high temperatures and low humidity, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning until 10 p.m. Monday for most of Southcentral Alaska, including the western Kenai Peninsula. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are imminent or occurring now or will ...

    Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:58pm
  • In a press release this morning, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that because of a strong number of king salmon returning to the Anchor River, it is lifting restrictions previously placed on king salmon fishing in the Anchor River and nearby marine waters....

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 1:35pm
  • Homer Police have asked the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a theft about 1:05 p.m. Jan. 27 from the Homer Safeway grocery store. Police said that on Tuesday a man left the store with a basket full of items. In a video camera image of the man, he wears a dark hoody sweatshirt with a lo...

    Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:39pm
  • The 26th annual Nutcracker Ballet opens for a two-weekend run this Saturday. Over the years the Homer production has interpreted the music of Tchaikovsky’s ballet and the original Nutcracker fairy tale with themes like an alternate Steampunk reality to a castle of cards.  This year, the balle...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:57pm
  • An early morning fire on Nov. 24, in the Susan B. English School shop in Seldovia appears to have been caused by spontaneous combustion due to rags in a garbage can, according to a Nov. 26 press release issued by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.  There were no injuries; the fire was...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:44pm
  • An outage at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday cut power to 16,000 Homer Electric Association meters and affected members from south Kachemak Bay to Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula. HEA engineers fully restored power to all customers by 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19....

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:42pm
  • Five years since the premiere of “Puffin Bay,” Homer filmmaker Brian Smith is taking on a new feature film, “The Care and Feeding of Jack,” a fictional telling of the life of a small town animal shelter and the changes it experiences. “I’m excited about doing an animal shelter character ...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:20am
  • Homer Veterans Day ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Homer Elks Emblem Club Veterans Memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue.  A parade then proceeds west on Pioneer Avenue to Main Street, south on Main Street to the Sterling Highway, and then east on the highway to th...

    Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:34am

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