Homer News

  • In a harsh rebuke to how the city of Homer assessed condominiums for the Homer Natural Gas Assessment District, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet last Friday afternoon ordered the city to comply with his Jan. 6, 2014, ruling.  In his decision in the Ken Castner v. City of Homer case, ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:43pm
  • KODIAK (AP) — The body of a Homer man missing in Kodiak since Feb. 22 has been recovered. Kodiak radio station KMTX reports the body of 27-year-old Mihay Kalugin was pulled Friday night from Kodiak’s St. Paul Harbor.Kalugin was a crewman on the fishing vessel Competition. A Homer relative, Alexi...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:42pm
  • Plans for a controversial hydroelectric plant are available for public examination in their most detailed form to date. On March 27, Homer Electric Association, working through its subsidiary Kenai Hydroelectric, submitted a draft of its license application for the Grant Lake hydroelectric project t...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:50pm
  • Citing a family member’s health issues, Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services Chief Jim Dycus has resigned from his post. Dycus submitted his resignation to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre on March 26, with an effective date of April 17. Navarre confirmed last Friday that he received...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:49pm
  • Paul Banks Elementary School parents and friends packed the Mariner Theatre last Thursday for  the school’s spring performance, “Drums Alive!” ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:14pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will not be handing out any pink slips this spring. At Monday’s Board of Education meeting, all non-tenured contracts were approved for the 2016 school year. Roughly 70 contracts were signed off on and roughly 30 non-tenured teachers were moved to tenure...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:11pm
  • The Board of Education on Monday passed the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s $165.6 million fiscal year 2016 operating budget. The board discussed the final revisions proposed by Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones during a worksession Monday. The process began in October 2014. Included i...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:07pm
  • It WILL snow. Do not fear it. Our environment needs water and snow is one way to get it. However much we get won’t last long. Think of it as adding nitrogen to the soil. Think of it as a plus. Or don’t think about it at all.  The greenhouse is providing sufficient shelter for the tomatoes, ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:02pm
  • KENAI — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has criticized the City of Kenai’s proposal for a road in a wetland near the Kenai River....

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:09am
  • The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities wants feedback on plans to move the Sterling Highway around Cooper Landing. DOT released a draft supplemental environmental impact statement March 29 with four alternatives to improve traffic flow and increase road capacity on a 13-mile s...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:05am

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