Homer News

  • Alaska utilities will not have to comply with new federal standards requiring cleaner power production. The state is currently exempted from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, announced in its final form by President Barack Obama Aug. 3. Proposed in June of last year, the ulti...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:17am
  • Nothing makes me more grateful for living in Alaska than August.  My freezer is loaded up with fish and berries of all kinds.   Nothing makes me think of abundance more than a day in the berry patch. Then, there is the squash going nuts in the high tunnel. The basil and tomatoes overflow i...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:15am
  • In the case of an outbreak, the Kenai Peninsula Borough schools will call on the superintendent to work with health organizations to develop a plan of attack. The Board of Education approved a policy change to clarify who would be responsible for the organization and response to an epidemic within t...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:25am
  • The Board of Education has started 2017 fiscal year budget discussions. Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administration brought a development calendar before the board during the Aug. 5 worksession and stressed the need to improve operational and instructional efficiencies....

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:23am
  • When the state inducted a new class of luminaries into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame, the Kenai Peninsula had the chance to celebrate two of its own as they were recognized for their imprint upon the history of high school athletics. Dave Schroer and Roger Steinbrecher are two of nine new indu...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:17am
  • Homer resident William R. “Willy” Dunne has filed to run for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly seat in District 9, South Peninsula. So far, Dunne is the only candidate to file for that seat. Because of term limits, District 9 assembly member Mako Haggerty cannot run for re-election. Candidate...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:09am
  • FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly members are set to vote on a tax proposal on marijuana sales next week, but members can’t agree on how much to charge. The assembly is having a special meeting on Aug. 20 to vote on a tax proposal about what tax rate to put before the voters on t...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:08am
  • Surveillance video and a chance encounter with a man sleeping in a stairwell at the Kachemak Center led to the arrest of that man, Patrick B. Jensen, 29, of Cordova, on charges of second-degree burglary and second-degree theft, both felonies.  Homer Police allege Jensen broke into Homer Electri...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:06am
  • Why hasn’t the killer of Mark Matthews been brought to justice? Two years after someone killed a Homer man near a popular downtown trail, that’s a question Matthews’ brother asked. “Those cops, they’ve got that place wired. They have to know who did this,” Mike Kohel, one of three siblin...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:05am
  • Traditional veterans organizations like the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars have long advocated for U.S. military veterans and their families. This month, two events seek to expand the network to veterans beyond traditional organizations....

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:00am

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