Homer News

  • 4.4 quake hits near Homer Wednesday A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled the lower Kenai Peninsula about 10 a.m. Wednesday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was 33 miles northwest of Anchor Point and hit 61 miles deep....

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:36pm
  • The Homer City Council on Monday will make probably its most important decision of the year: how much to spend on city services and how to fund them. Starting at 6 p.m. in the Cowles Council Chambers, Homer City Hall, the Dec. 5 meeting also will be the council’s last meeting of 2016. The city ope...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:33pm
  • In the winter, those looking for a shot at some fresh king salmon can head to Kachemak Bay and drop a line. King salmon arrive in the bay and in the salt waters of Cook Inlet during the winter, where they are known as “feeder” king salmon because they are eating and growing. Sport fishermen catc...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:30pm
  • In the fiber art of crocheting, yarn gets connected together by making loops with a hook — “crochet” means “small hook” in French. Loop enough strands together and you can create shawls, scarves, hats, bags and sweaters. Crocheting doesn’t just connect fiber. On the Kenai Peninsula, croc...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:27pm
  • Two Homer elementary schools are cleaning up their act by looking at the amount of amount of single-use plastics are thrown out. Single-use plastic waste is most often produced at lunch time and is a significant threat to the marine ecosystem, said Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Marine Debris Co...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:09pm
  • School Events     Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Dec. 12: APC meeting in room 104 at Big Fireweed, 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 22-Jan. 6: Holiday break. No School. Jan. 9: School resumes.   Little Fireweed (K-2) Dec. 16: Celebration of dance and song, 1:3...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:06pm
  • Two Alaska Native tribes on the Kenai Peninsula will receive approximately $1 million over the next five years to help address substance abuse and mental health disorders among Alaska Natives....

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:42pm
  • After a soft opening in early October, Scotts Family Pharmacy plans to pull out all the stops for a grand opening celebration set for Saturday. The event takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the pharmacy located at 4014 Lake St., Suite 101, in the building that many long-time Homer residents ...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:38pm
  • Alaska’s money managers are off to a solid start in the first months of the state fiscal year. The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. announced Monday that it earned a 3.86 percent return, or $2 billion, in the first quarter of the 2017 fiscal year on its namesake fund, which had a total balance of $54.8...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:25pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough administration will explain upcoming changes to the sales tax code through several community meetings. The borough assembly approved an ordinance with multiple changes to the sales tax code in September, including provisions requiring nonprofits with regular storefronts a...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:19pm

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