Homer News

  • Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday, and a longtime Cook Inlet commercial fisheries advocate has been nominated to replace him. Gov. Bill Walker named Roland Maw, of Kasilof, to the fish board after calling Johnstone to express his disappointment with the board’s lac...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:18pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Jan. 19: Vacation day.   Chapman School Jan. 17: Wrestling, 10 a.m. Jan 18: Spaghetti feed, auction for Angelica Haakenson, 1 p.m. Jan. 20: Second quarte...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:56am
  • Nominations for BP’s annual BP Teachers of Excellence program are due by Jan. 30 at PBteachers.com. The program honors K-12 teachers from public or private schools who have made important contributions to education and their communities over the past year. Each BP Teacher of Excellence receives a ...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:55am
  • Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, has announced the following full-time students have been named to the dean’s list for earning a 3.5-3.99 grade point during fall semester 2014: • Weston Classen; • Ashley Freeman;  • Kaitlyn Hecks; • Shawn Ja...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:55am
  • If humor does for learning what a spoonful of sugar does for taking medicine, the pre-kindergarten through second-grade students at Paul Banks Elementary School are destined to be reading wonders.  The school kicked off its 2015 readathon Monday afternoon with the theme of “Pirates — Seek T...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:54am
  • The parents of Homer’s first baby of the year didn’t plan on her earning that annual honor, but they did plan on one thing: Mary and Jamie Rault moved to Homer to have their baby, Skyler Louise Rault.  The Raults met in Bethel and when Mary became pregnant with their first child, decided th...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:41am
  • A fundraising event benefiting 11-year-old Angelica Haakenson of Anchor Point and including a spaghetti meal and a silent and call-out auction is drawing more attention than organizers and family members anticipated. The event happens at Chapman School gym in Anchor Point at 1 p.m. Sunday. “It’s...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:37am
  • How valuable is a facility that attracts an estimated 1,500 people to the city during the slow winter months, with those people spending about $425,000 while they’re here? A facility that attracts hundreds of area residents of all ages for hockey and figure skating lessons and the opportunity to p...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:21am
  • As Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, and Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, leave this week for Juneau, both said one issue will dominate in the first session of the 29th Legislature. “It’s pretty clear: It’s the budget,” Stevens said in a phone interview from his Kodiak home. “That’s what we’ve go...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:17am
  • Two people on stand-up paddleboards take advantage of calm seas at sunset on Sunday. The Homer area’s spring-like weather continues this weekend with highs in the low 40s and lows in the high 30s. The weekend outlook calls for rain....

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:16am

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