Homer News

  • South Peninsula Hospital will begin offering free tobacco cessation support classes to the public every Tuesday evening for six weeks from Dec. 3-Jan. 7.  The classes are designed for tobacco users thinking about quitting, recent quitters and anyone wanting to stay quit. Subjects covered includ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:20pm
  • The Homer Auxiliary Gift Shop has expanded into a new space near South Peninsula Hospital’s main entrance, to the right of registration. The shop is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and is staffed by auxiliary volunteers. All proceeds benefit the hospital. Open year-round, shoppers ca...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:19pm
  • Homer parents receive good news, bad news from Air Force son: Wounded in Afghanistan, he’ll be reunited with his family for Thanksgiving  When Erin Chambers answered the phone at 6 a.m. Nov. 16, she wasn’t surprised to hear her husband Josh’s...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:14pm
  • As natural gas line projects on the lower Kenai Peninsula wind down for the end of the construction season, contractors can check off these items on their punch list: • 22 miles of the Anchor Point to Homer Trunk Line: done; • 9 miles of the Kachemak City expansion project: done; • Phase 1, 37...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:13pm
  • Money, money, money. Where to get it? How to spend it? With the city’s 2014 budget before them, those were the questions guiding Homer’s six council members and mayor during a work session, Committee of the Whole meeting and regular council meeting Monday. Mayor Beth Wythe drew the first line in...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:07pm
  • When it comes to outstanding water systems, Nikolaevsk has it. Actually, it has the best in the state for a community with a population of less than 1,000, according to the Alaska Rural Water Association. The announcement was recently made during the association’s 15th annual training conference i...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:04pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the fourth in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving Kenai king salmon.”   The Yukon River draws into its mouth the largest migration of chinook, chum, and coho salmon stocks in the world. For the chinook, or ki...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 3:57pm
  • The Alaska Salmon Alliance, a group that was formed by Cook Inlet processors to promote science-based fishery management in Cook Inlet, came to Homer for a workshop Friday to brainstorm ideas to improve the Cook Inlet fishery, the fourth in a series between Palmer and Homer....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 3:28pm
  • After months of planning and construction, Mike Warburton, owner of Ocean Shores Motel, is inviting the public to see what’s happening at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Crittendon Drive. “We’re going to have an open house for the restaurant space I’m building to show everybody and, h...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 3:23pm
  • The End of the Road Shootout hockey game between the Juneau Crimson Bears and the Homer Mariners originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today at the Kevin Bell Arena has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. All other games will occur as planned....

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 3:31pm

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