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.
Registration has started for the annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament, to be held starting 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24. Sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, the tournament is its biggest fundraiser and helps provide local businesses “with a much-needed shot in the arm at the end of a long winter,” marketing director Bridget Maryott said in a press release. Lines go in at 9 a.m. and out at 4 p.m., with a party starting at 3 p.m. at Coal Point Seafoods as anglers bring fish in to be weighed.
The Mariners on the Move for Homer High School’s third quarter are in.
Homer Electric Association crews responded to multiple outages throughout the day and into the late evening hours on Monday, Feb. 26, in response to scattered outages caused by high winds on the Kenai Peninsula. According to an HEA press release, the storm caused outages in Kasilof, Homer, Kenai, Anchor Point, and the south side of Kachemak Bay. HEA reported these incidents:
Homer Medical Center recently expanded its primary care clinic, South Peninsula Hospital announced in a press release this week.
This week Homer Flex awarded students Academic Achievement Awards for rotation three.
Alyse Galvin, an Independent seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Alaska’s U.S. Congress seat, visits Homer Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24. She will meet and greet the public and answer question at the following events:
Homer announces registration opens February 19th for the
This year’s Winter Carnival theme is “Hibernation Vacation,” and local businesses and venues are pulling out all the stops to make it a vacation Homer residents will revel in.