Homer News

  • Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the monthly “Pay It Forward” column, the Homer News is printing a list of needs provided by some of Homer’s nonprofits.   Big Brothers & Big Sisters needs big brother and big sister volunteers; of...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:36pm
  • The new Harbormaster’s Office is taking shape overlooking the Homer harbor. Project Engineer Dan Nelson of the city of Homer’s Public Works Department estimated the structure is about 50 percent complete and estimated the move-in date will be in March. Construction of the $2.1 million, 4...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:27pm
  • With the local election in the rear-view mirror, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is looking to continue the momentum his administration has made and asks residents to keep an open mind moving forward. Navarre, now in his third term as borough mayor and second consecutive, said the electio...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:23pm
  • SOLDOTNA — They couldn’t have timed it better. As the last of the interagency team of invasive northern pike killers stepped off Derks Lake on Oct. 9, it began to snow in Soldotna. If all goes according to plan, the fish-killing piscicide rotenone will work its way through each of the four lakes...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:16pm
  • SOLDOTNA — They couldn’t have timed it better. As the last of the interagency team of invasive northern pike killers stepped off Derks Lake on Oct. 9, it began to snow in Soldotna. If all goes according to plan, the fish-killing piscicide rotenone will work its way through each of the four lakes...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:16pm
  • High tunnels are here to stay. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced last month the High Tunnel Cost Share grant program is no longer an interim practice. “The program has been tested and proven in the last four or five years,” said Meg Mueller, the NRCS Kenai district conser...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:15pm
  • High tunnels are here to stay. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced last month the High Tunnel Cost Share grant program is no longer an interim practice. “The program has been tested and proven in the last four or five years,” said Meg Mueller, the NRCS Kenai district conser...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:14pm
  • The University of Alaska Southeast is offering an online, self-paced course in marine electrical systems for fishermen who want to be able to work on their own boats and know when to call the pros. “It’s geared toward people like commercial fishermen, people who own a boat and w...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:08pm
  • The first time the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published an environmental impact statement under its current process, the proposed project was based in Nikiski — now, federal regulators have returned, nearly 40 years later, to evaluate the latest mega-project in Alaska’s pipeline histor...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:05pm
  • On Sunday, Two Sisters Bakery saw the usual morning commotion, but this time it was happening away from the counter line....

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:55pm

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