Homer News

  • Editor's note: The name of Louie Gjosund was spelled incorrectly and has been corrected. An early morning fire burned to the deck a 32-foot commercial fishing boat at the Homer Harbor on Nov. 3. In the first use of a new harbor fire-fighting system, Homer Volunteer Fire Department firefighters and H...

    Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:08pm
  • A Soldotna sportfish charter captain charged with fishing violations after he bragged about his clients’ catch on Facebook in May 2015 pleaded guilty last month to two amended charges for taking halibut in violation of National Marine Fisheries Service rules. Erickson pleaded guilty to taking two ...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:25pm
  • Doo-dee-doop. That’s the sound lower Kenai Peninsula residents get when they try to call the Alaska State Troopers nonemergency dispatch phone number, 907-235-8239. The three-tone beep is followed by a recorded message saying “We’re sorry. Your call cannot be completed as dialed.”...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:22pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Nov. 3: Fireweed Share the Spirit Movie Night at Homer Theatre featuring The Polar Express and several student-made shorts.   Homer Flex Nov. 4: Picture re-takes. Nov. 18: Eligibility check. Nov. 23: Flex community Thanksgi...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:45pm
  • Homer High School’s drama, debate and forensics tournament held over the weekend on Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 was a success, head coach Amy Johnson wrote in an email. “Homer High got many compliments, including the beauty of the school and how well the tournament was run,” Johnson ...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:42pm
  • Short-lived outage on Oct. 28 hits thousands of HEA customers A widespread outage cut power to more than 9,000 consumers of Homer Electric Association, Inc. on the Kenai Peninsula last Friday afternoon. HEA’s Bruce Shelley said staff became aware of the outage around 12:45 p.m. Oct. 28 and that it...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:39pm
  • The city won’t object to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game installing a gate at the top of the Airport Beach Access Road off Kachemak Drive, City Manager Katie Koester said in a letter last week. At the Oct. 24 Homer City Council meeting, Koester told the council of Fish and Game plans to put...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:37pm
  • Ballot Measure 1 would allow residents to register to vote when they apply for PFD   Ballot Measure 1 is the sole voter intiative on this fall’s general-election ballot. If approved by voters Nov. 8, Ballot Measure 1 would allow Alaskans to register to vote when they apply for their PFD each ...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:34pm
  • State Sen. Anna MacKinnon of Eagle River has tried for more than four years to make student loans cheaper. That effort will now be decided by voters on Tuesday. If enacted, Ballot Measure 2 would amend Alaska’s Constitution so the state could borrow money on behalf of the Alaska Student Loan Corpo...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:18pm
  • In the presidential election on Nov. 8, if voting Democrat, Alaskans will choose June Degnan, D’Arcy Hutchings and Victor Fischer. If voting Republican, they will choose Sean Parnell, Jacqueline Tupou or Carolyn Leman. Or maybe they will choose a slate from the Constitution Party, the Green Party ...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:15pm

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