Homer News

  • As the Alaska Legislature debates how to regulate commercial cultivation, processing and sale of marijuana, the Homer City Council on Monday night did what the Legislature has yet to do: It created a Cannabis Advisory Commission.  In an unanimous vote, the council passed Ordinance 15-07(a) (s)(...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:32pm
  • She’s been named a master gardener, lifelong learner and citizen of the year — and the list goes on. A lot of living can happen in 87 years.  Spend an afternoon with Daisy Lee Bitter and you’re going to learn something, or more likely, many things.   One kind of bluebell has 22 c...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:29pm
  • A 15-year-old student was arrested at his home in Kenai after police said he sent a threatening text message that included the threat of a gun, to students at Kenai Central High School. The school was on lockdown for less than an hour Tuesday, as were Kenai Middle School, Kenai Alternative School an...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:32pm
  • May 1: Early release day. May 4: School board meeting, Seward. June 1: School board meeting, Soldotna. June 2: School board planning session, Soldotna. Homer Flex School April 20-24: Artist in Schoo...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:48pm
  • The committee tasked with working out differences between the House and Senate budgets took up the Department of Education and Early Development budget Tuesday but didn’t make a decision on the line item that cuts about $48 million from K-12 education. The Senate made the cut in K-12 funding after...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:47pm
  • A textbook that has been criticized as having a biased view of history has been approved for continued use after Kenai Peninsula Board of Education members voted to retain it. Some board members said they had issues with the book, but ultimately found that it would be cost-prohibitive to find replac...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:45pm
  • On April 13, GCI welcomed former Alaska Communications wireless subscribers to the GCI family on Alaska’s largest statewide network. To celebrate new customers and honor longtime ones, GCI is hosting 16 events across the state.  The event in Homer will be held April 23 at the GCI store locate...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:30am
  • Kenai Peninsula College’s process technology program has received national industry certification. KPC has been notified by the North America Process Technology Alliance that both KPC’s Kenai River Campus and Anchorage Extension Site’s process technology program has received the NAPTA Process ...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:30am
  • The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, or AMSEA, will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Seward from 8 a.m.-7p.m. April 20 at AVTEC, 809 Second Ave. This workshop will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, flares and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; imme...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:30am
  • Soldotna is one step closer to having an improved sports complex. Last week, the Soldotna City Council approved an ordinance appropriating $500,000 to conduct the design phase of the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex conference expansion and field house. The ordinance passed 5-1 with council members ...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:16am

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