A former pawn shop on Pioneer Avenue that has been vacant for several years got a new owner and will see a business back in it next spring. Last Friday, Derek and Catriona Reynolds, owners of Cycle Logical, got title to the old Homer Trading Post building between the Homer Bookstore and Salvation Army. Cycle Logical held a “before” party to celebrate the purchase on Dec. 15.
Construction on the Pioneer Avenue pavement restoration project has been delayed to 2019. According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, construction will be pushed forward to 2019 while the department obtains the necessary right-of-way. The existing roadway alignment has areas located outside the public right-of-way that must be corrected before construction.
As the year closes on the first year that commercial cannabis operations on the lower Kenai Peninsula received licenses, only three Homer area licenses have been issued.
Homer Electric Association Inc. members will see an increase of 4 percent in their monthly bills beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
Give ‘em shelter
The Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) and the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Network announce the inaugural class of the Young Fishing Fellows Program. Included is Homer fisherman Jamie O’Connor.
Local merchants raised about $300 and 300 pounds of food for Share the Spirit and the Homer Community Food Pantry as part of Shop, Share and Win.
The cannabis industry is coming to the city of Soldotna, but first, the rules and regulations need to be set, and this process starts in work sessions.
With less money available amid an ongoing state fiscal crisis, the various agencies providing low-cost transportation across the Kenai Peninsula are working to make the most of the funding out there.
Klukwan, Earthjustice say BLM neglected long-term impacts of mineral exploration.
A line of about 25 people waited to buy tickets for the Homer premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” about noon Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the Homer Theatre. Tickets went on sale for a gala opening night on Dec. 14 as well as shows that weekend. The opening night includes a special souvenir popcorn tub as well as door prizes. At the last Star Wars film opening, some fans attended in costumes.
Job well done
While some small businesses may be tucked away in a corner of town or generally get by on a small loyal customer base, they each get a day to shine each year with Small Business Saturday.
ANCHORAGE — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has signed a crime bill passed this month during a special legislative session.
Ensuring all the ingredients were on hand for favorite Thanksgiving recipes and anticipating a day with loved ones and friends kept many people busy last Wednesday. Not Brant “Boog” Torsen, his wife Doris and their daughter Breeanna. They spent the morning sharing hugs and tearful good-byes with customers. At noon Wednesday, Nov. 22, they closed the doors of Boog’s Automotive.
To see how state budget cuts are affecting Alaska’s legal system, head to Juneau’s courthouse and search the court calendar for misdemeanor drug crimes.
Leaders at Alaska’s veterans health care system are planning to expand the agency’s workforce in the state.
The Homer Chamber of Commerce will serve as a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25.
Though electric cars are finding enthusiastic users in Alaska’s Southeast, how they would perform on the Kenai Peninsula is largely a speculative matter.
Alaska’s alcohol control board declined to ban distilleries and breweries from hosting fundraisers and special events, but the board did vote to advance a proposal that would change the way distilleries can serve cocktails.