Homer News

  • This month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event will be hosted by Alaska Ultimate Safaris. The mixer will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Alaska Ultimate Safaris headquarters, 3589 Brown Bear Loop on Beluga Lake, next to McDonald’s. This is the perfect stop to enjoy some...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:19am
  • AUGUSTA, GA — Deedie McKenzie, vice president of operations for Morris Publishing Group, or MPG, has been named publisher of the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai and group publisher of Alaska Media Partners, overseeing the MPG properties in Anchorage and Juneau.  The announcement was made Tuesday b...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:19am
  • JUNEAU — MasterCard customers across the state Tuesday reported receiving text messages in a fraudulent attempt to gain private banking information, according to a press release by First National Bank Alaska. Valerie Bale, First National’s vice president of electronic banking, said there hasn’...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:17am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly cut its support for the Central Area Rural Transit System out of its Fiscal Year 2017 budget. The borough has given funding to the nonprofit since 2001 in support of its operations. The organization, abbreviated to CARTS, provides door-to-door public transportati...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:16am
  • The power of public comment took down an effort to set up a gun club in a valley near Seldovia. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly considered a resolution May 17 to reclassify a parcel of land near the remote community of Seldovia on the southern Kenai Peninsula as recreational. The Seldovia Sport...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:15am
  • This Legislature’s fourth special session began midday Monday when legislators were given bills to address two of Gov. Bill Walker’s 10 original agenda items. Those bills were an omnibus tax bill and a seemingly noncontroversial bill providing health insurance to families of emergency responders...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:13am
  • Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s released a statement on May 19 warning the Legislature once again that a failure to address the $4 billion budget gap may further lower Alaska’s credit rating. The Legislature adjourned on May 18 at the end of an extended, 121-day session without passi...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:12am
  • Haven House’s Young Women of Distinction award recipient Lilli Johnson graduated from Homer High School in three years. Johnson plans to take a gap year and teach in Uganda. Her advice to Homer High students is to take care of themselves first. “It’s totally worth it to watch Netflix and not d...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:44am
  • Eighty-six high school seniors graduated from Homer High School and Homer Flex on Wednesday, May 18. Each senior finished high school with unique struggles, triumphs and goals for their future. Homer Flex held its ceremony, which focused on resiliency and growth, at Land’s End Resort early in the ...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:42am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. The Ka...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:38am

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