Homer News

  • In the five months since the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office began accepting applications for commercial cannabis operations, just a half dozen businesses on the lower Kenai Peninsula have applied for cultivation or retail permits. None of them have started production. As Alaska goes thr...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:07pm
  • Applications to date: Active— Marijuana Control Board has issued license subject to METRC (Marijuana Enforcement Tracking, Reporting and Compliance) credentialing and preliminary inspection: • Talisman Farms, 62250 Crossman Ridge Road, Homer Owner: Omar Gucer, H...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:58pm
  • Homer High School senior Eryn Gillam and Nikolaevsk School sophomore Chelsea Johnson chose to spend five weeks of their summer learning. The girls are in their second week of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program’s Acceleration Academy at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where they ...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:19pm
  • Soldotna Creek Park’s playground looks safe enough in the sunshine with kids clambering over monkey bars, but to the right eyes, it’s full of monsters. These monsters are tamable, though — they’re Pokemon, and there are hundreds of trainers, or players, on the Kenai Peninsula ready to catch ...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:44pm
  • What really matters? Is it your mortgage? Your kids? Your job? Your health? They say it’s the little things that count. What are the little things that effect all of these big things in our lives? What matters most? Food. I haven’t met a person yet who didn’t eat. Hopefully three times a day. ...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:49pm
  • Rattling along the deep ruts of the sand on the Kenai River’s south beach in a side-by-side, Jason Floyd took orders for mochas. He wheeled the vehicle expertly among dipnets, dipnetters, coolers and tents on the beach Monday — this crowd, though still thick, was nothing compared to the crowd th...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:49pm
  • Homer is known as a traveling community. It doesn’t take long to find someone who has spent considerable time abroad, bouncing from one hostel to the next, meeting others of a like mind. Wes Fazio, who bought property here only two years ago, is one of those travelers who now calls Homer home. He ...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:48pm
  • Homer Chamber of Commerce Communications and Member Relations Coordinator Jorge Davilla is leaving his position at the chamber and the town of Homer. Davilla, who has worked at the chamber for nearly two years, plans to leave Homer in late July or early August. His last day has not yet been determin...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:48pm
  • The Alaska Division of Forestry has issued a burn permit suspension as of 8 a.m. July 18 for the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak areas. According to a notice from the Homer Volunteer Fire Department, the suspension has been put in place due to high to very-high fire danger in the region and the continued...

    Tue, 07/19/2016 - 9:49am
  • The A2 out of George Town, Cayman Islands, is moored at the Homer Harbor System 5 dock on Monday. The 154-foot superyacht sailed to Homer from Miami, Fla. The yacht is owned by billionaire George Lindemann of Palm Beach, Fla. The Feadship yacht was rebuilt in 2011 and 2012 by Pendennis shipyard, Uni...

    Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:15am

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