Homer News

  • Five years after graduation, alumni of two Kenai Peninsula College associate of applied science degree programs rank No. 1 and No. 3 in average earnings when compared to all University of Alaska Anchorage degrees including master’s, bachelor’s and other associate degrees, according to a recently...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:56am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker’s administration asked for and received state transportation commissioner Patrick Kemp’s resignation Monday following Kemp’s defense of his department’s pursuit of the Juneau access road, a Walker spokeswoman said Monday. Spokeswoman Grace Jang said Walker insists...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:55am
  • Imagine your family’s biggest source of income plummeting by 80 percent in one year.  At today’s oil prices, that’s Alaska’s situation. The state’s oil and gas production tax is expected to bring the state $524 million in the current fiscal year, a shocking drop from the $2.6 billion ...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:51am
  • JUNEAU — The state is expected to pay about $100 million more in tax credits to oil and gas producers than it receives in production taxes this year amid low oil prices, Gov. Bill Walker said. In an opinion piece published in Alaska newspapers, Walker said he supports the philosophy behind tax inc...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:46am
  • The halibut crisis in the Bering Sea and the potential for much stricter bycatch limits has the factory longliners and at-sea processing trawlers weighing in with comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which meets Jan. 26-30. That’s something they have not previously done. The d...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:46am
  • Having opened Home Run Oil in 2000, Jeff and Shelly Erickson are now providing more than fuel for home and vehicle. The new owners of Home Run Short Stop, formerly Baycrest Fuel and C Store near the top of Baycrest Hill, the Ericksons and their crew offer a wide selection of convenience items, a kit...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:42am
  • While Homer talks about being open for business, expanding the harbor, upgrading streets and all the things that allow a city to meet the needs of its residents, 160 acres to the east, along the Fox River Flats, has been safeguarded since 1997 at the request of its former owner, Thomas Boblick. ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:26pm
  • A Homer High Student-to-Student College Fair will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in the HHS commons. It is an opportunity for high school students to hear current college students speak about their colleges and “lessons learned” through the admission process. Organizer Elise Nacht Boyer said about ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:14pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Jan. 12: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Jan. 19: Vacation day. Chapman School Jan. 17: Wrestling, 10 a.m. Jan. 19: Vacation day. Homer High Sc...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:13pm
  • An Anchor Point man who Homer Police said lost his drug kit on New Year’s Eve at a gas station recovered the kit only to then get arrested by police. Levi Tangman, 27, was charged with one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a felony, for possession of methamphetami...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:12pm

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