• Upcoming Holiday Events 5-7 p.m. Friday, Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit. There will be a craft room for children, caroling by the Homer High School choir, a bonfire, hot chocolate and s’mores — and the lighting of the chamber’s big spruce tree.  ...

    Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:59am
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Most of the playground equipment at Karen Hornaday Park is unsafe and needs to be replaced, a risk management expert from the borough told the city of Homer. If a group of concerned residents get their way, new equipment could become a reality by spring 1997. Members ...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:25pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Nanwalek residents were about to hold a special election on Dec. 10 to decide whether to ban the sale, importation and possession of alcholic beverages in the Native community. Secretary/treasurer of the Nanwalek village council Sally Ash predicted the measure would p...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:26pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District officials will use the state fairgrounds and part of a Ninilchik Tribal Council building to teach 119 Ninilchick elementary school students after a fire destroyed part of their school the week before. Although smoke-damaged, th...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 1:37pm
  • As people begin making their Thanksgiving plans and maybe even get an early start on gift shopping, Homer also opens its wallets — and hearts — to give to those more in need. Last Friday, the Homer Community Food Pantry held its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Local restaurants donated soup and p...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:17pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Rep. Gail Phillips was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives, defeating Democratic challenger Joni Whitmore in a close election that saw Whitmore do well south of Anchor Point, but lose by a wide margin in the northern precincts. U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and ...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:13pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: The request for just over $2 million for a new city library topped Homer’s areawide legislative wish list that was adopted on Monday, Oct. 28. The Homer City Council voted 4-0 to approve the list that shows the city’s support for projects that would serve a public...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:24pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News:...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:00am
  • The Haunted Hickory, a spooky tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, opens to scare the Homer and wider-Kenai Peninsula community on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. The haunted ship tour is also the cutter’s biggest community outreach event of the year....

    Tue, 10/25/2016 - 9:04am
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Thirty members of the Homer community marched down Pioneer Avenue to City Hall on Oct. 15 with signs with messages such as “Free the Hostages — End Domestic Violence” and “There is No Excuse for Domestic Violence.” The march was organized by South Peninsula ...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:55pm

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