Homer News

  • Endeavour still at dock A planned departure on Tuesday did not happen for the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence. The rig, operated by Buccaneer Alaska, had been given a March 26 deadline by the city of Homer to leave. Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins extended that deadline afte...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:01pm
  • A court hearing for an Anchor Point woman accused of shooting at an Alaska Wildlife Trooper on the Sterling Highway has been postponed to April 18, with a possible trial set for the week of April 22. Tonee Walker, 58, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and four counts of third-degree ass...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:00pm
  • There was only one ordinance scheduled for public hearing at the Homer City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday. Ordinance 13-07, sponsored by City Manager Walt Wrede and Public Works Director Carey Meyer, appropriated up to $42,450 from the Sewer, Water and Fleet Reserve Fund to purchase a steamer ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 2:59pm
  • Anticipating a quarter-of-a-million savings, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is following through with plans to have a contractor transfer Homer’s waste to the Central Peninsula Landfill when construction of the Homer site is complete in August.  “I actually signed approval to mo...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 2:58pm
  • Frank Mullen and Liz Diament face off in the Homer Public Library’s 2013 Scrabble Tournament on Saturday. Mullen placed third in World Game Players Organization category, with Mike Gracz in first and David Ciptal in second. Judy Sanford was first in the Advanced Level Amateur category, with Wendy ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 1:25pm
  • A high school junior who lives on the outskirts of Rochester, N.Y., has nominated Homer as the Ultimate Fishing Town, after reading a story in the Democrat and Chronicle, her hometown newspaper. In an email to the Homer News, Mallory Mintz wrote: “I’m very excited to nominate Homer for...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:13pm
  • With her official 100th birthday March 27, Margit Andersson of Homer was honored by family and friends with a celebration at the Homer Senior Center on Saturday. Andersson shared the honors with her friend, Edna Farsdahl of Homer, who turns 100 in June. Andersson’s sons — Lars of Connecticut and...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:12pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Chapter of Alaska State Employees Association is offering a scholarship in the amount of $750 to a graduating senior from the Kachemak Bay area. For information, contact Carla at 235-8191 or a school counselor. Deadline to apply is April 19. ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:57am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District April 1: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Chapman School April 2-4: SBA testing, grades 3-8. Little Fireweed (grades K-2)...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:57am
  • The Homer Connections fifth- and sixth-grade team was surprised when it took first in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Battle of the Books, landing them a spot in state competition. That wasn’t the end of the surprises. During telephonic state competition on Feb. 27, the youngsters ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:46am

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