Homer News

  • At a ceremony tonight at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, the Alaska Conservation Foundation will recognize winners of the 28th annual Conservation Achievement Awards.  Two of the recipients, Roberta Highland and Justice Sky, are from Homer.  ...

    Thu, 09/19/2013 - 7:42am
  • KODIAK — The Alaska Marine Highway System has begun looking for a consultant to design the ferry that will replace the Tustumena. The estimated cost of a ship to replace the 49-year-old Tustumena is between $175 million and $210 million. While getting a replacement for the Tustumena is a priority,...

    Thu, 09/19/2013 - 7:39am
  • Nearly 63 percent of voters polled are in favor of a likely 2014 ballot initiative that would prohibit mining in Bristol Bay, according to an opinion poll released by Anchorage-based Hays Research Group. Almost 24 percent said they would oppose the ballot initiative....

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:18pm
  • When it comes to the M/V Tustumena’s long-overdue return to service, absence is not only making hearts of Seldovia residents grow fonder, it also has created a hardship for residents and businesses in communities the state ferry serves....

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:18pm
  • While the Kenai Peninsula Borough has several initiatives on its ballot, the city of Homer keeps its simple with one question: “Shall Homer City Code Chapter 5.42 prohibiting sellers from providing customers with disposable shopping bags be repealed?”  A yes vote repeals the plastic bag ban...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:13pm
  • With the Oct. 1 municipal election less than two weeks away, Kenai Peninsula Borough voters have time to do their homework before stepping into the ballot booth. Understanding the three borough propositions is a good place to start. Proposition No. 1...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:11pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 14: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7-9 p.m.   Chapman School Sept. 20: Soccer vs Nikiski at Nikiski, 3 p.m., leave school at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 27: PreK visit dentist...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:54pm
  • In recent competition, Megan Pitzman has been the first Homer High School runner on the girls’ cross country team to cross the finish line, helping the Mariner girls claim first place. While she may be part of the Chapple clan, a well-known running family in Homer, the 14-year-old freshman is blaz...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:52pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — The state of Alaska wants ConocoPhillips to reopen its mothballed Kenai Peninsula liquefied natural gas plant to provide an incentive for petroleum companies to explore and invest in Cook Inlet. In a Sept. 5 letter to ConocoPhillips President Trond-Erik Johansen, Natural Resources...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:40pm
  • The REC Room will be the location of the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours (formely the Chamber Mixer) from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 19. The REC Room is located at 3957 Nielsen Circle. This is an opportunity to meet REC Room staff and youth and mingle with other business owners. The evening w...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:39pm

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