Homer News

  • After 13 years away from the Kenai Peninsula, former Homer News and Peninsula Clarion reporter Doug Loshbaugh is back. This time not as a journalist, however. Loshbaugh is the new assistant chief of the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area. Loshbaugh served on the Homer Volunteer Fire Depart...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:39pm
  • Borough and federal emergency officials are reviewing the technical glitch which caused a false tsunami warning to go off about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.  Tsunami warning sirens on the Homer Spit, Ocean Drive and Bishop’s Beach went off, causing some people to evacuate and the Homer Police Departme...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:36pm
  • The word on the street at the end of Homer’s traditional summer tourist season is “incredible” — incredible business and incredible weather. “Everybody I’ve talked to — this is not like pie in the sky — charter operators, accommodations, Safeway, retail outlets, Ulmer’s, they all s...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:34pm
  • Putting a final stamp on the 2013-2014 school year, Homer High School has released the following information from the final quarter: • 55 students achieved Mariner Gold status by earning a 4.0 grade-point-average; • 89 students achieved Mariner Blue status by earning a GPA between 3.5 and 4.0; ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:28pm
  • The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation are presenting the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts and Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council announced in a press rele...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Sept. 8: School board meeting, Homer High School The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board will hold committee meetings and its next regular meeting at Homer High School on Sept. 8. The afternoon committee meetings will be held...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Uniformed officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the Kenai Peninsula joined with Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administrators to learn about ALICE. “Everybody’s here,” said Dave Jones, KPBSD assistant superintendent. “We’re getting on board together.”...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:25pm
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials are prepping for negotiations with the U.S. Transportation Department to resolve $12.3 million the borough owes the feds for its failed ferry plan. In all, the Mat-Su Borough received $21.2 million from the Federal Transit Administration from three grants awarded ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:29pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The largest union representing workers on the Alaska Marine Highway System has ratified a three-year contract. The state Department of Administration on Tuesday announced the ratification by The Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific. Commissioner Curtis Thayer said the state looked ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:27pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Employees of Enstar Natural Gas Co. will end their strike. The attorney for the union representing plumbers and steamfitters told KTVA that dozens of employees voted to stop the strike without getting a new contract. The company would have to accept the offer of employees returnin...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:26pm

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