Homer News

  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships-Southern Kenai Peninsula, or MAPP-SKP, holds two meetings next week. A community driven partnership for improving community health, MAPP holds an open house from 4-6:30 p.m. May 15 at the Kachemak Bay Campus to discuss and review its latest com...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:29pm
  • There’s a new kind of education brewing in Homer. Several citizens, including Chad Jones and Kevin Walker, are pushing for a nonprofit school that would emphasize traditional folk skills such as boat building, woodworking, northern ecology, fiber arts and more.  The group is calling the new n...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:26pm
  • One of five Kenai Peninsula Borough teachers named as this year’s “BP Teachers of Excellence,” Barbra Ann Veeck of West Homer Elementary School, has gone a step beyond and been named “Teacher of the Year”  for the district. The award was announced at a reception at Alaska Christian Co...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:23pm
  • Getting started in birding can be intimidating. When experienced birders show up this week for the 22nd annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, with all their binoculars, spotting scopes, outdoor gear, bird guides and gadgets, the new birder might wonder if it takes a small fortune to get started. T...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:20pm
  • Already the shorebirds have arrived. Dunlins, dowitchers, surfbirds, sandpipers, yellowlegs, in ones and twos and hundreds they’ve been swooping in on Mud Bay and Beluga Slough, taking a fast-food rest stop on their way north. Local birders have been giddy with excitement, but today starts the big...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:16pm
  • Student newsBrian Rowe is one of 20 Alaska students to receive a ConocoPhillips Alaska  scholarship of $5,000 each. Kenai Peninsula Borough School District ChapmanMay 8-9: Seward, grades 2-3.May 12-13: Eighth-graders HoWL field trip prep.May 12-16: Swim lessons, grades 2-3.May 12-14: Grade 8 fi...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:36pm
  • Having already built his own computer because “it was a really fun thing to do,” Homer High School junior Thomas Vanek was looking for an avenue to pursue his interest in computers. That opportunity arrived last semester....

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:33pm
  • Prizes for Cleanup Day, an annual event organized by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center with 117 participants this year, went to: • Individual-family: first, Shirley Fedora; second, Jenny Lemieux; third, the Sweeney family. • Group: first, HoWL with 68 participants, 132 bags of rec...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:30pm
  • A small and unassuming unmanned aircraft made a short flight Monday in Fairbanks that signified a big step in aviation, Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta said.The quad-rotor Aeryon Scout’s flight of less than five minutes at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Large Animal Resear...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:23pm

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