Homer News

  • Safe kids, healthy families, peaceful communities – and bargain shopping. Homer Thrift strives to provide all those things, although not all are tangibly available off the shelf....

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:07am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Voznesenka Community Council Inc. have not yet reached a lease agreement for the upcoming school year for the buildings that house the village school’s students. Changes in the assessed fair market value and summer fish runs have postponed mutual...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:02am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is starting the budget process four months early for the 2016-2017 school year. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones is asking program directors to begin reviewing department expenditures and potential internal cuts. The concern is how those reductions may ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:01am
  • In the Buccaneer Oil bankruptcy case, some local businesses have been hit with a double whammy. Not only does Buccaneer still owe them money, a Houston, Texas, law firm has now sent them dunning letters asking back money Buccaneer had paid. The city of Homer and Homer Electric Association also have ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:00am
  • The Homestead Restaurant and wine director Sharlene Cline have been honored by Wine Spectator as one of 2,563 world restaurants to receive the Award of Excellence in the magazine’s 2015 Restaurant Awards. The program honors restaurants which have a wine list of 90 or more quality wine selections t...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:19am
  • An icebreaker carrying a key piece of equipment for Arctic drilling planned by Royal Dutch Shell off the northern coast of Alaska was forced to return to dock after a hole more than three feet long was discovered in its hull, the company said Tuesday. It was unclear if the mishap would delay Shell...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:17am
  • A well-known Zumba education specialist will conduct a Zumba Master Class in Homer July 24. Madalene Aponte will conduct the class from 6-7:30 p.m. July 24 at Homer High School’s gym. Cost is $20 for advance tickets or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at all local Zumba classes, online at mc...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:16am
  • Two Cook Inlet processing facilities will be added to a growing list of salmon production businesses owned by the Seattle-based North Pacific Seafoods. The acquisition, announced June 30, will add the Kenai and Kasilof plants currently owned by Inlet Fish Producers to the five shore-based processing...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:14am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education is looking to establish a minimum general fund balance for the first time. A 3 percent bottom has been proposed for inclusion in board policy. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones said the decision to establish a minimum is in response to moves made by t...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:13am
  • Gov. Bill Walker vetoed $200 million in funding for oil exploration and development tax credits in a budget action on June 30, in effect capping the program at $500 million for state fiscal year 2016 that began July 1. The program was previously budgeted at $700 million. “This has been a tough bud...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:09am

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