Homer News

  • It’s been 11 years now. And they keep going back.  In the middle of March, during the week of spring break, a team of volunteers from Homer’s Glacier View Baptist Church packs their work clothes and heads to Mexico. Destination: San Vicente, a small town on the Baja Peninsula where approxim...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:46pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly discussed changes to its budget and considered changes to members’ compensation at its Tuesday meeting. While an ordinance sponsored by assembly member Brent Johnson and a substitute sponsored by assembly member Bill Smith were both up for public hearings, an e...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:36pm
  • A solution and design for an unsafe and slow intersection will move a step closer toward construction this month when Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities officials choose one of three alternatives for the Main Street and Sterling Highway intersection.  Those alternatives a...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:27pm
  • In a year when some of the most seasoned Iditarod racers pulled themselves and their dog teams out of what’s known as the “Last Great Race”  — Jeff King and DeeDee Jonrowe, for example — Homer snowmachiners Dr. Paul Sayer, Dr. Paul Raymond and Raymond’s daughter Kendra, a stude...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:24pm
  • As contractors with Enstar Natural Gas ramp up construction this month on the second phase of the Homer natural gas expansion, some landowners on Kachemak Drive have balked at granting easements to extend the gas line. More than 17,000 feet of natural gas line has already been installed on the Homer...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:05pm
  • About 50 people, including several Alaska State Troopers and Homer Police officers, attended Stand Up Homer, a March 27 gathering that was part of statewide Choose Respect rallies. Choose Respect is part of Gov. Sean Parnell’s initiative to address and end domestic violence and sexual assault. “...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:56pm
  • With the capital budget and what it means for the southern Kenai Peninsula still to be determined, other legislative action affecting the area is finding approval in Juneau. Passing both the Senate and House and signed March 26 by Gov. Parnell was a bill removing Homer’s port and harbor and munici...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:53pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: Chapman School Through today: Student testing.   Homer High School...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:31pm
  • A dragon twisting across the floor. Maracas clacking. Grass skirts swaying. Get ready for “World Culture Day,” an event presented from 6-9 p.m. April 9 by Ninilchik School’s K-12 students, under the direction of Bonnie Pierce and Jane Beck of Project GRAD....

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:28pm
  • It isn’t that Homer Middle School students Denver Waclawski, Douglas Dean, Ben Kettle and Tim Blakely don’t already have very active lives. For starters, three of them play hockey, one is a cross country runner, they play soccer and are in band, choir, robotics and more....

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:24pm

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