Homer News

  • The Betster has been in Homer so long that when typing the word “home,” inevitably a finger taps an extra “r” so the sentence comes out like “Homer is where the heart is.” Isn’t that a bumper sticker? Do other people have this issue? ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:57pm
  • Feeling February’s chill now that the temperature has dropped?  Warm up with the 61st annual Homer Winter Carnival today through Sunday. This year’s theme, “Warm Winter Hearts,” overlaps with Valentine’s Day, and offers plenty of memorable activities for those in — or out of — lov...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:12pm
  • Heart-shaped cards. Heart-shaped boxes of candy. Heart-shaped balloons. All trappings of heartfelt celebrations centered around Valentine’s Day. For Melanie Miller and her husband, Ron, their heart reminder comes in the shape of their 18-month-old daughter, Chloe, who was born with a congenital he...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:46pm
  • At two recent meets, one in Homer and one at Dimond High School in Anchorage, the Homer High School DDF — Drama, Debate and Forensics — team, coached by Amy Johnson, earned an impressive amount of awards.   Homer meet, Jan. 23-24: Public forum debate, second place: Robert H...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:40pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Feb. 24: Public school district budget meeting, Homer High library, 5:30 p.m. Contact Lassie Nelson, 907-714-8838. Chapman School Today: Jumprope assembly, 2:30 p.m. ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:37pm
  • Inspired by a “Pirates — Seek Treasure in a Good Book” theme, pre-K through second-grade students at Paul Banks Elementary School set a record with their 2014 readathon: 160,650 minutes read since Jan. 12, said teacher Wendy Todd, an organizer of the event. Maybe it was the theme. Maybe it was...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:35pm
  • Once again, Homer High School was named “most employable school” in Kenai Peninsula Borough School District CTSO, Career Technical Student Organization, competition.  “I think Homer is going on year five as most employable school,” said Dan Bohrnsen, coordinator of this year’s competi...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:34pm
  • There were some tough words going into the final round of the West Homer Elementary School spelling Bee on Feb. 4. Word caller Gary Thomas challenged the youngsters with words like ipso facto, edification and skirmish for example. It was a seven-letter word that boosted fifth-grader Emma Sulczynski ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:32pm
  • A new partnership between Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, or ASMI, and Princess Cruise Lines will bring more Alaska seafood onboard Princess’ Alaska cruises. Princess Cruise Lines will serve a variety of Alaska cuisine onboard, including king crab, king salmon and fresh halibut. ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:19am
  • Once again the Kenai Peninsula Borough has been awarded “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for its budget. This is the 21st year that the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, or GFOA, has given the award to the borough, which annually demonstrates the s...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:18am

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