Homer News

  • After 10 weeks of dockside maintenance in Long Beach, Calif., the USCGC Hickory and crew returned to Homer last week. While in Long Beach, contractors performed 26 maintenance projects, including replacing the exterior deck non-skid, renewing the generator mounts, cleaning the engine plant exhaust s...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:38pm
  • With preparations for the upcoming Bristol Bay fishing season beginning, attorneys representing Joseph and Anthony Resetarits argued during a Friday hearing before Judge Margaret Murphy for less stringent bail restrictions that will allow the Homer brothers to pursue their livelihood. Joseph Resetar...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:37pm
  •  The Easter bunny made the rounds on Sunday, leaving a trail of colored eggs, candy eggs and prizes on the southern Kenai Peninsula. In Homer, the bunny arrived by helicopter, visiting with youngsters at the Emblem Club’s egg hunt. In Anchor Point, the bunny slipped away before eager egg hunt...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 1:20pm
  • Gov. Sean Parnell put pen to paper last week to officially sign legislation declaring each March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day in Alaska. The signing ceremony, which took place in the Speaker’s chambers, was crowded with legislators and veterans of the war, some of whom serve in the Legislature. “This...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:39am
  • With a few guidelines for direction, West Homer Elementary School’s third- through sixth-graders let their scientific wondering roam. The resulting science fair gave the 16 judges plenty to consider. ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:34am
  • From teaching four grades to being principal of two schools, Sheryl Hingley has had her hands full since moving to Seldovia in 2006. Now, Hingley has decided its time for a change. When the 2013-2014 school year begins, Hingley will be principal of two other schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Sc...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:31am
  • The Nanwalek Summer Youth Group has been chosen 2013 Spirit of Youth award winners in the Cultural Activities category based on contributions to their community.  The youth group was selected by the Spirit of Youth’s teen advisory council after reviewing more than 130 nominations.   The ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:29am
  • Student News Nicholas Faulkner of Homer has been named to the honor role at Phillips Academy for the winter term. to be named to the honor, roll, students must maintain at least a five-point grade average on a six-point scale. Rebecca Temple of Home...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:28am
  • JUNEAU — With the first session of the 28th Alaska Legislature scheduled to wrap up its business April 14, some big issues remain on the table. Still to be decided are oil taxes and two big energy projects — a plan for the state to finance trucking of liquefied natural gas from the North Slope a...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:22am
  • JUNEAU — Major North Slope producers say legislators are making big strides so far in making Alaska more competitive for new oil investment, but Senate Bill 21, which passed the Senate narrowly March 20, still needs some changes to make the state really attractive. The tax rate is too high, at 35 ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:21am

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