Homer News

  • Kimberly Ketter’s felony DUI does not disqualify her from city council race Questions raised this week as to whether Homer City Council candidate Kimberly Ketter is eligible to run for office as a result of her felony conviction for driving under the influence were based on false information. Ket...

    Sat, 09/24/2016 - 1:17pm
  • 1. What is your vision for Homer? Mayoral candidate David Lewis: First, I envision Homer as a Four Season Destination for recreation that includes eco tourism, outdoor activities and the arts. Second, we should strive to become the main destination for large vessel ...

    Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:10pm
  • In its annual visit to Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stalled on a revision of the borough’s Planning Commission opposed by both the Homer City Council and the Homer Advisory Planning Commission.  In a 4-4 vote, the assembly tied — and thus defeated — Ordinance 16-25, an ordi...

    Thu, 09/22/2016 - 2:49pm
  • Each month, this column will feature tips on how to include everyday literacy in your family’s daily routine using five familiar practices: reading, talking, playing, singing, and writing together. Each article will include book and digital media recommendations as well as activities you can try a...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:12pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will decide whether future seniors should continue to get $350,000 in property tax exemptions or if the borough’s portion of the exemption should be phased out....

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:52pm
  • As Kenai Peninsula Borough and Homer voters face a slate of bond propositions and tax changes, KPB Proposition 2 could be an easy sell for voters for one simple reason: It won’t take a dime from taxpayers. The proposition asks voters to approve a general obligation bond of up to $4.8 million to ex...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:51pm
  • In considering Homer Proposition 1, a proposal to borrow up to $12 million to build a new Homer Police Station, the controversy isn’t whether or not police need a new station. Even opponents of Prop 1 say it’s clear the 39-year-old station needs replacement. The debate is over the cost and how t...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:51pm
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy Little Fireweed Sept. 29: K-2 student-parent open house, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Homer Flex Sept. 23: Eligibility check due. Oct. 4: Picture day. Homer High School Sept. 22: Spirit week: Class color day; seniors: black, juniors: white, so...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:01pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District started discussing new start and end times for schools within the Homer area at a community meeting at Homer High School on Monday, Sept. 19. A meeting will be held at Chapman School today at 6:30 p.m. Approximately 20-30 people attended the Homer meeting, sai...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:01pm
  • The Alberta-based fertilizer producer Agrium has applied for an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation permit for waste discharge from its Kenai Nitrogen Operations facility in Nikiski, a plant that closed in 2007 due to a dwindling local supply of the natural gas it uses as raw material....

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:25pm

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