The Soldotna girls won a Region III-Division I girls title Friday and Saturday at Houston High School, while the Homer girls defended their Region III-Division II crown.
The Soldotna girls and boys track teams repeated as champions Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough track and field meet at Soldotna High School.
The Homer Mariners took another step to clinching a strong seed in the region baseball tournament with an 8-6 victory Wednesday night over Soldotna.
Now is the time when many high school seniors in Homer begin to look toward bigger horizons. Whether they stay local, travel far, enter the work force or go on to higher education, local students are big achievers.
The 778-foot Holland America cruise ship Amsterdam calls on Homer at 8 a.m. Tuesday, the first cruise ship of the season. The Amsterdam visits 10 times, calling every other Tuesday through Sept. 18. The 14-day cruise takes the ship from Seattle to Anchorage and back, with stops in Homer, Kodiak, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria, B.C.
At the Alaska Press Club awards banquet held Saturday, April 21 in Anchorage, the Homer News took home six awards. The winning articles are:
In a new shared leadership model, Bunnell Streets Arts Center founding artistic and executive director Asia Freeman will become artistic leader and assistant director Adele Person will become executive director, the Homer arts center announced in a press release last week. The new relationship makes formal a model Freeman and Person explored and practiced in 2017.
The host Soldotna baseball team defeated Homer 8-1 on Monday in the season opener for both teams.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the early bird registration deadline for the conference.
It’s that time of year again — the deadline for early registration for the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is approaching.
The conference will be held June 8-12 at Lands End Resort, presented by Kachemak Bay Campus.
This year’s keynote speaker is Anthony Doerr, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his latest novel, “All the Light We Cannot See,” according to a press release from KBC Director Carol Swartz.
Homer Elks #2127 awarded Homer Police Lt. Ryan Browning the Enrique Camarena Award, the first lodge in Alaska ito award a law enforcement officer with the Elks National Award.
Uncle Herb’s, Homer’s first retail cannabis shop, could open in May in time for the start of the traditional summer tourist season on Memorial Day weekend.
Homer flower farm Alaska Perfect Peony has been selected as one of two Alaska winners of the American Small Business Championship. Now in its fifth year, the contest rewards the best American small businesses in their community. Alaska Perfect Peony owner Rita Jo Shoultz will receive an all-expense paid trip this month to Reno, Nevada, where she will meet other business owners for networking and get training from SCORE, a nonprofit organization that helps mentor small business owners.
The Homer soccer program came out ahead in its first Peninsula Conference meeting of the 2018 season Tuesday night at home.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District has extended the time for the public scoping period for the environmental impact statement level of analysis for a mine permit application submitted by Pebble Limited Partnership.
Seattle-based Sound Publishing Inc., announced today its purchase of the Peninsula Clarion and Homer News, as well as the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly, from GateHouse Media.
The South Peninsula Haven House Board of Directors have announced the 2018 Honorees to be celebrated at this year’s Women of Distinction dinner and auction. The honorees are Woman of Distinction, Linda Chamberlain; Woman of Wisdom, Daisy Lee Bitter, and Young Woman of Distinction, Chloe Pleznac. The women will be honored at an awards banquet at 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore and Haven House.
Staff at Land’s End Resort won six awards at the Alaska Hotel &Lodging Association’s 20th annual “Stars of the Industry” awards ceremony in Anchorage. The program honors those throughout the Alaska hospitality industry who show outstanding accomplishment in their fields. Land’s End had 15 nominees out of 135 state-wide nominees. Winning awards are:
Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) members will see a slight decrease in their monthly bills beginning April 1. HEA proposes a decrease to the Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) rate of about from $0.07077 per kilowatt hour (kWh) to $0.06701 kWh, which is a drop of 5.32 percent.
“Meet, Explore, Discover” is the theme of the community Homer College, Career and Job Fair being held at Kachemak Bay Campus’s Pioneer Hall on Pioneer Avenue, Friday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
South Peninsula Hospital hosts the Homer Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 15.