Homer News

  • A birch tree bright with yellow leaves provides some fall color on West Hill Road earlier this week. The weekend forecast calls for sunshine and then rain....

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:02pm
  • Note: In Homer’s two-person mayoral race, citizens might have noticed something missing from the contest between incumbent Mayor Beth Wythe and challenger Lindianne Sarno: yard signs. By mutual agreement, Wythe and Sarno decided not to put up the signs. The candidates top the Oct. 7 Homer ballot, ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:59pm
  • Note: In Homer’s two-person mayoral race, citizens might have noticed something missing from the contest between incumbent Mayor Beth Wythe and challenger Lindianne Sarno: yard signs. By mutual agreement, Wythe and Sarno decided not to put up the signs. The candidates top the Oct. 7 Homer ballot, ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:56pm
  • Appointments for reduced rate wellness screenings are available now for the 31st annual Rotary Health Fair, which will be at Homer High School from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 1. “It’s your life … take a day to be well” is the theme of the fair, sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in coope...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:43pm
  • Elementary school students’ quarterly report cards will look a little different this year.The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has implemented a Standards-Referenced reporting system, which evaluates students’ performances in different skill areas under standards as determined by the Alas...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:41pm
  • At a Monday press conference, Jim Lavrakas announced the official results of the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Topping the list was the jackpot winner, 16-year-old Eagle Scout Jackson Hobbs of Franklin, Idaho. Hobbs will pocket a $16,731.50 check for the 335-pound halibut he caught Aug. 19 while...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:32pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 20: School board, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Oct. 29: Early release day.   Chapman School Through Sept. 26: Oceanography field trip,...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:11pm
  • The Homer High School DDF — Drama, Debate and Forensics — team began its season with a meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage last weekend and came home with some impressive results: Duet acting: 1. Evan Boyer and August Kilcher; 2. Robert Hockema and Eryn Gillam; 3. Loren Jo...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:06pm
  • Identifying what stands out about Connections, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s homeschool program for grades K-12, was easy for Lee Young, principal of the program for the past 10 years. “The relationships with parents,” said Young. “I’ve been in public education for a lot of...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:05pm
  • A Soldotna man is the top prize winner in the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council’s Ram 1500 Stay & Play Raffle. Winners were drawn Sept. 16 at a joint Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce luncheon. The top prize, a 2012 Ram 1500 truck from Stanley Chrysler, went to Mike Erstrom. Erst...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:00pm

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