Homer News

  • 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 - 2:42pm
  • From Sitka to Kodiak, small, independent commercial fishermen are taking an increasingly hands-on role in marketing their own fish. Rhonda Hubbard and her husband Jim of Seward started selling and processing their own fish more than two decades ago. Since then, she’s seen more fishermen do the sam...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:26am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — A state agency has agreed to provide a commercial loan for a company that wants to build a $6 million theme park in Wasilla. The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority will lend $5.4 million to Oregon businessman John Schweiger for a project he’s calling Valley Famil...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:03am
  • After nearly a month of negotiations, Houston-based Baker Hughes on Monday announced its sale to Halliburton Company in a deal worth about $34.6 billion. Halliburton made an unsolicited proposal to Baker Hughes on Oct. 13 to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Baker Hughes — the discussions o...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:02am
  • Gov. Sean Parnell last week appointed 18 members of the Alaska Travel Industry Association to serve on the Alaska Tourism Marketing Board. Senate Bill 194, recently signed into law by the governor, creates a board that will make recommendations for tourism marketing strategies that are in the public...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:57am
  • The deadline to enter the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s photo contest is Nov. 30. Alaskans can enter photos of themselves fishing, with their catch, their boats, scenic photos that don’t include fish, old-school fishing photos, funny fish photos, and more and win great prizes.  The F...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:57am
  • Sherry Stead, Julian McFarlin, Annie Wiard and Diana Jeska serve soup at the Empty Bowls Luncheon last Friday at Homer United Methodist Church. Soup was provided by more than 20 local restaurants. A dozen local potters and students from the Homer High School advanced pottery class donated bowls to b...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:32am
  • A report to Homer Police of suspicious activity at the NAPA parking lot on Main Street about 7:20 p.m. Nov. 5 turned out to be a church youth game.  Homer Police Lt. Will Hutt said a man passing by called 911 when he saw young people sitting on the sidewalk wearing hoods and with their hands be...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:49pm
  • Following a rash of citizen complaints last week of suspicious salesmen going door-to-door pitching magazine subscriptions, Homer Police on Nov. 12 eventually caught up with one of the men and warned him of selling without an itinerant merchant’s license. That warning apparently stopped the salesm...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:47pm
  • Some good old-fashioned police work, including an attentive dispatcher, lead to the arrest this week of four people Homer Police said were involved in the Nov. 7 burglary of a downtown dentist’s office and home on Grubstake Avenue just south of Homer City Hall. Burglars took more than $10,000 in i...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:46pm

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