Homer News

  • Raymond Marshall is leaving the principal post at West Homer Elementary School after the completion of the current school year. After spending six years in the position, Marshall is looking to pursue other opportunities outside of Alaska, he said. Resigning earlier in the year gives the school distr...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:56pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Public budget meeting to address school funding Feb. 23: Homer High School Library, 5:30 p.m. Parents, staff, students, business partners, community members and elected officials are invited to attend the pub...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:55pm
  • Alaska’s contractors will begin to feel the effects of the new oil reality in 2016 as statewide capital spending declines about 18 percent from last year, according to a construction industry forecast. The University of Alaska Anchorage Institute for Social and Economic Research projects just more...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:18am
  • Although the outright price for homes is cheaper in Fairbanks, buying a home may be more affordable overall in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The average price of a home on the peninsula in the first half of 2015 was $265,912, as compared to Fairbanks’ $239,413, according to a December 2015 analysis...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:55am
  • The job is getting serious for the borough’s Healthcare Task Force as members are still trying to determine a purpose and direction. The task force and members of the public got a first glimpse at the contracted health care consultants’ opinions at the task force’s Feb. 3 meeting. Altogether, ...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:54am
  • Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, or KBFPC, has been awarded the Alaska Community Service Award for Health by the Alaska Public Health Association.  The annual award recognizes an organization, business or group making a significant contribution to improving the health of Alaskans. Clinic Ma...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:45am
  • JUNEAU — For 13 months, Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, has been working on a plan to use Permanent Fund earnings to partially balance Alaska’s state budget. On Tuesday, she finally unveiled the proposal, which could halve the state’s nearly $4 billion deficit in a single year. “With my pla...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:33am
  • Spencer named hospital’s 2016 chief of medical staff South Peninsula Hospital, Inc. Board of Directors welcomes a new board member and re-appoints three. Lane Chesley was appointed in January to serve for one year in a vacated seat, and Vickey Hodnik, DDS, Matt Ha...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:26am
  • A new ordinance to completely ban commercial cannabis in the city of Homer has been introduced by council member Heath Smith. The council has been considering and introduced another ordinance regulating cannabis activities by zoning district. Smith’s ordinance, 16-06, would not allow any commercia...

    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:37pm
  • For the second time in her career, Gina Pelaia, a real estate agent with Bay Realty, was the recipient of the Realtor of the Year award at the annual Kachemak Board of Realtors holiday party and fundraiser last December. “This means a lot to me, to be recognized by my association and my fellow Rea...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:01am

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