Homer News

  • Reality TV star Atz Kilcher withdrew last week an application to lease state land in the Fox River Flats for an art and music wilderness camp. Candace Snow, a natural resources specialist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, said Kilcher pulled his application on Dec. 10. ...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:45am
  • In a status hearing held in Homer District Court on Monday, Judge Margaret Murphy rejected a motion for dismissal filed by lawyers for Wilma TV in a case involving alleged hunting with helicopters associated with the Discovery Channel show, “Alaska: The Last Frontier.”...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:44am
  • In a courtroom filled with artists and supporters of Homer’s annual Burning Basket project, the 18-year-old Homer man accused of destroying this year’s basket on Tuesday pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief. After accepting blame, Elias Graham said he had wanted earlier to make resti...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:41am
  • Homer Police this week arrested a man in another armed home invasion, the second this month.  No one was injured in an incident about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in which police allege James Peltier, 57, of Anchor Point man entered a Lakeside Drive home with a shotgun and then chased after two men who r...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:33am
  • McNeil Canyon Elementary School students Charity Martin, Wynne Reed, Breyan Cathey, Neviya Reed and Kappa Reutov pose in their rag doll costumes for the school’s performance of “A Holiday Moosical” on Dec. 10. Forty students participate in the school’s Drama Club and showed off what ...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:28am
  • The Christmas Bird Count is a very special day for birders. One whole day devoted to birding — sunup to sundown, working in a team to count all the birds in the Homer area. Then, after dark, meeting with the other participants to compile what was seen. Finally a big, warm potluck meal further incr...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:27am
  • Ready or not Alaskans, here comes reality: higher taxes, more of them and a smaller dividend. Gov. Bill Walker last week unveiled his long-range fiscal plan for the state. It includes a personal income tax as well raising nearly every state industry tax in the face of yearly budget deficits approach...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:25am
  • While they might not agree on all aspects of Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed fiscal plan, Homer area business owners and public officials concur that Alaska’s current situation cannot be sustained. “I’m not surprised. They’ve been talking about that for a long time,” said Beth Wythe, Homer...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:23am
  • Advance tickets for the opening weekend of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” went on sale at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Homer Theatre. Tickets for a special premiere at 9 p.m. Dec. 17 sold out in two hours, said theater manager Colleen Carroll. Some people waited an hour to make sure they were in...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 10:49am
  • The Alaska Legislature’s Legislative Council has postponed a decision on its expensive Anchorage offices. In a presentation Friday, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak and chairman of the council, presented information declaring that staying in the Legislature’s newly remodeled Fourth Avenue Legislative...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 10:47am

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