Homer News

  • Buccaneer Energy Ltd. is having its share of problems with its Cook Inlet offshore exploration. The company has pulled its Endeavour jack-up rig off a planned offshore exploration location in Cook Inlet because of delays in setting up for the well. Buccaneer cited a pending Oct. 31 state deadline fo...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:21am
  • South Peninsula Hospital announces the opening of a specially designed treatment gym in the hospital’s pediatric therapy clinic. The versatile, kid friendly space is complete with an adaptive climbing wall, interchangeable swings, a jumpoline and a one way mirror for parents to observe their child...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:18am
  • Bering Sea crab fishermen are getting pounded from all sides. In addition to the potential multimillion dollar market hit from missing the beginning of the red king crab season as a result of the government shutdown, the opilio crab quota is down 19 percent, at 54 million pounds. Th...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:56am
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER Morris News Service - Alaska While the battle over the Affordable Care Act had the federal government shut down, health care industry experts and affected groups gathered in Anchorage Oct. 4 to discuss the future of health care in Alaska. The State of Refo...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:52am
  • West Homer Elementary School student Katlin Cudaback gets a little help from classmates as she scales a wall at Ageya Wilderness Center, where the fifth- and sixth-grade students worked on teambuilding and leadership while studying a natural history unit about plants, birds and animal tracking....

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:56am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 18: Inservice, no school.   Chapman School Oct. 21-25: Scholastic Book Fair. Oct. 22: Basketball at Nikolaevsk, 3:30 and 5 p.m. Oct. 23: Basketball ...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:53am
  • Homer was once a place Kari Dendurent came for vacations. Now, as Homer Middle School’s principal, the southern peninsula has become her home. “Since I moved to Alaska, we’ve come to Homer on weekend trips, to go fishing,” said Dendurent. Now that she and her partner, Jared Kane, are residen...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:46am
  • After certifying the results of the Oct. 1, election, the Homer City Council swore in two council members at its regular meeting Monday. Raising his right hand, first-time city council member Gus VanDyke swore to “impartially perform all duties of the office which I am about to enter, according to...

    Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:18pm
  • Plastic bags are back. Apparently to stay, since most of them are non-biodegradable.  Since we’ve got them, what can we do with them in addition to carrying purchases from the store to our homes? One approach is to reuse and recycle them, while others propose making reusable shopping bags mor...

    Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:09pm
  • Editor’s note: In this two-part series, the Homer News looks at the history of Old Town and its roots as a cultural and economic center of historic Homer. Next week we’ll look at the changes planned for Old Town and its challenges....

    Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:02pm

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