Homer News

  • A longtime Homer fisherman reported overdue from a kayaking trip on Sunday was found dead by a fellow fisherman early Monday morning. The body of Ken Jones, 72, was found in the water off the Anchor Point bluff about 2:30 a.m. Monday, said Homer Police Chief Mark Robl. Six fishing boats had gone out...

    Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:49pm
  • Homer celebrates Veterans Day...

    Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:54pm
  • It’s that time of year again at the Homer News – the Great Turkey Giveaway is back and we’ve partnered with fantastic advertisers to help you put Tom Turkey on the table this Thanksgiving season. To enter, pick up a copy of the Homer News and fill out a turkey for one of our advertisers, then ...

    Thu, 11/10/2016 - 2:57pm
  • Eight years ago at Alice’s Champagne Palace when President Barack Obama became the first African-American elected president, a crowd of about 100 whooped when the national television networks declared him the winner. Tuesday night, many in the crowd at the historic Pioneer Avenue bar hoped for ano...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:29pm
  • Veterans Day ceremonies start at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Homer Emblem Club Veterans Memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue. The Anchor Point Veterans of Foreign Wars holds a brief ceremony there. A parade of veterans organizations then proceeds west on Pioneer Avenue to Mai...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:26pm
  • Some Homer voters celebrated a milestone this week: voting in their first U.S. Presidential election. At the other age of the spectrum, pioneer Alaskans looked back at a lifetime of voting for presidents — or at least after Alaska became a state....

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:23pm
  • Principals of Homer-area schools recommended Option X to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District as the best choice for the change in school start and end times on the lower Kenai Peninsula. Parents, school staff, school board members and district administrators discussed the proposed schedule, ...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 4:45pm
  • With the cold, autumn and winter weather Homer has begun to experience, also comes illnesses such as the common cold, stomach bugs, hand, foot and mouth disease, and influenza, also known as the flu, according to Homer Middle School and Homer Flex school nurse Janette Latimer. While a sneeze or two ...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 4:42pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Nov. 14: APC meeting in room 104 at Big Fireweed, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18: Fresh fruit fundraiser. Call 235-9728 to order. Nov. 23: Early release. Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving holiday. No school. Big Fireweed (3-6) Thursdays: Math homewor...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 4:39pm
  • Alaska’s halibut season wrapped up Monday with continued strong prices and 97 percent of the statewide quota of 17.51 million pounds caught by the commercial fleet. Surprisingly, more than a quarter of the 461,125 pounds left in the water was in Area 2C, Southeast Alaska, where ex-vessel prices ...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 1:46pm

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