Homer News

  • Homer might not have the brilliant reds of New England maple trees, but the golds and yellows of birches and cottonwood trees provide equally glorious fall colors....

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:17pm
  • In a squeaker of an election, incumbent Homer City Council member Bryan Zak made up a four-vote deficit in unofficial election day results to win re-election to a third term.  After the city elections canvass board tallied absentee and other votes last Friday, and after a recount on Tuesday, Za...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:15pm
  • Student news Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., has annouced the enrollment of two students from Homer for the fall 2013 semester: Connor McCarron is majoring in environmental studies; Garrett Hoanin’s major is unclassified.   Kena...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 2:24pm
  • Meet Homer High School’s exchange students: Maximiano “Max” Mangue Jr. of Mozambique; Yusra Sahi of the Philippines and Sebastian Talamas Jr. of Bolivia. “Our current exchange students are sweet, respectable young men and women,” said Principal Doug Waclawski. “I’m glad they chose to c...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 2:21pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce October Business After Hours event, formerly the chamber mixer, will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Homer Inn & Spa, 895 Ocean Loop Drive. The evening provides an opportunity to tour the spa, enjoy chocolates and light libations. The event is open to the public. I...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 12:01pm
  • City of Soldotna employees are going to be receiving texts from trash soon. To cut the amount of time city employees spend collecting trash from parks and recreation facilities, the city has purchased solar-powered trash bins. So far one BigBelly Solar trash compactor bin has been set up outside the...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 12:00pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula’s Small Business Development Center will offer three workshops in Homer in October. They will be taught by Bryan Zak, director of the center, at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. ...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:59am
  • The new federal health insurance exchange for Alaska rolled out Oct. 1 with glitches, but those were expected. Valarie Davidson, government affairs director of for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, likened it to the first day of Alaska Permanent Fund dividend on-line enrollment. “It will...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:55am
  • The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is pushing ahead with its fast-track plan to develop a small liquefied natural gas plant on the North Slope and to truck the LNG 500 miles to Fairbanks on the Dalton Highway. Jim Hemsath, AIDEA’s deputy director for project development, said h...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:53am
  • Cooper Landing resident Alec Lamberson had intended to take a furloughed government worker fishing Monday. Plans changed when he and other guides received a call and email on Oct. 3 from a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge official stating that their special use permits, which allow them to provide com...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:52am

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