Homer News

  • A break in a cast-iron water main line disrupted city water service in the Homer downtown area on Monday and Tuesday. City crews have repaired the line, and service should be back to normal, said Public Works Director Carey Meyer. “By the end of today we should have mains flushed and pressure rest...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:12pm
  • JUNEAU— The State Officers Compensation Commission on Wednesday advanced a proposal recommending pay raises for Alaska’s governor, lieutenant governor and principal department heads. The panel also recommended that deputy commissioners who replace commissioners in their departments without a bre...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:09pm
  • In response to the Tech Connect burglary and other recent crimes involving drugs, a citizen crime prevention organization, Kenai Peninsula Crime Group, has formed. It holds a meeting to discuss how people can work to address crime from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fr...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:05pm
  • Homer Police last Wednesday charged another person in relation to the Oct. 21 Tech Connect burglary. Elizabeth DeArmoun, 49, faces charges of third-degree theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said DeArmoun received a set of stolen Dr. Dre wireless headphones worth $280, allow...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:04pm
  • From the beach, the walls of this naturally created amphitheater rises 100 or more feet. Cottonwood trees, where eagles occasionally perch, cling to a portion of its rim. Gurgling water can be heard making its way down the vertical slope and flowing through a growth of alder toward Cook Inlet. ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:55pm
  • This year marks 60 years since the Korean War came to a close. Veterans of that war, La Fayette “Willy” Wilson and Earl Miller, residents of South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care facility, recently shared with the Homer News their memories of military service and the lives they’ve lived ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:52pm
  • The sun sets behind the Chigmit Mountains across Cook Inlet last Friday as seen from the bottom of Main Street in Old Town. While it’s not Mallory Square in Key West, Bishop’s Beach often attracts people to watch sunsets....

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:49pm
  • An effort to gather enough signatures to put before votes the choice of making Homer a home-rule city is underway. According to Melissa Jacobsen, deputy city clerk, nine petition packets have been distributed. “Right now my book has only one signature, my own,” said Ken Castner, who, along with ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:47pm
  • The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus will receive $2.5 million for the growth and expansion of its fisheries technology degree program. The grant will foster the training and job preparation of a fisheries workforce in communities from Southeast Alaska to the Bering Sea. ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:35pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has reset the drawing for the 2013 car and ATV raffle to 6 p.m. Dec. 10. It will be held at the Best Western Bidarka Inn.  Car raffle tickets are $100 each, ATV tickets are $35 each and combo car-ATV tickets are $130 each. Every 20th car raffle t...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:35pm

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