Homer News

  • Cops catch man after high-speed chase A high-speed chase on Thursday afternoon in Homer and Anchor Point began with a drunk-driver report and ended with the suspect coming out of a crashed, stolen Dodge Ram truck holding a half-empty gallon jug of blended Scotch whisky....

    Fri, 10/07/2016 - 3:35pm
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Oct. 14: Picture retakes. Oct. 21: No school, teacher in-service. Oct. 26: Early release. Oct. 27-28: Student-led parent-teacher conferences. Big Fireweed (3-6) Oct. 6: Anchor River field trip for the salmon egg ta...

    Thu, 10/06/2016 - 3:01pm
  • In an election where all three Homer City Council candidates opposed a $12-million bond to build a new Homer Police station, voters followed the candidates’ lead and rejected Homer Proposition 1. That proposition would have paid for a new station with a six-month, April-September, 0.65-percent sal...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:46pm
  • Homer voters in Tuesday’s election selected candidates with strong business backgrounds. In the Homer mayoral race, they chose Homer City Council member Bryan Zak, assistant state director for the Small Business Development Center. In unofficial results Zak is the likely winner for Homer mayor, de...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:45pm
  • Among the budget-driven changes coming to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is a new busing system that will change start times for 10 southern Kenai Peninsula schools. After the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development cut inflation funding from its pupil transportation grant ...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:11pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education chose a new member at its meeting Monday evening. Mike Illg, the City of Homer’s Community Recreation Coordinator and a former wrestling coach at Homer High and Middle schools, was elected to join in a 5-1 secret ballot vote. School Bo...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:10pm
  • This year the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Title VI Indian Education Advisory Committee is working for strong community partnerships and even representation throughout the district under a new structure....

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:10pm
  • Later this month, Kenai Peninsula residents will get a chance to air their concerns to the state Board of Fisheries in Soldotna. The Board of Fisheries will host a work session from Oct. 18-20 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, with an informational session held on Oct. 17 at 3 p.m...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 2:30pm
  • The Homer Electric Association board of directors at a meeting last Wednesday appointed Homer resident Jim Levine to fill the vacant seat on the board in District 3, representing Kasilof south to Kachemak Bay areas, HEA director of member relations Bruce Shelley said in a press release on Friday. Th...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 2:30pm
  • Caelus Energy announced Tuesday that it is sitting on 6 billion barrels of oil on the western North Slope, a prospect CEO Jim Musselman said he expects will continue to grow. The prospect is Smith Bay, a remote inlet of state-owned water more than 100 miles west of current Slope infrastructure. Muss...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 2:17pm

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