Homer News

  • Following the advice of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission, on Nov. 25 the KPB Assembly gave its unanimous approval to remove restrictions the borough placed on the deed for what is known as the HERC, Homer Education and Recreation Complex....

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:43pm
  • Scientific research in Kachemak Bay could get more federal funding thanks to its recent designation as a Habitat Focus Area by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Part of NOAA’s habitat blueprint initiative to identify ecologically rich areas that merit research and other attentio...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:41pm
  • Youngsters start the holiday season with visits to Santa at the Pratt Museum on Saturday and NOMAR on Sunday. Clockwise, from top left, John “J.J.” Chapple V visits with Santa Claus at the Pratt Museum’s Harrington Cabin; Lucca Sanders stops by NOMAR to make sure Santa knows she wants roller s...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:37pm
  • A break in the weather has allowed Homer Public Works crews to do additional cleanup before winter takes hold of the southern Kenai Peninsula. That includes removing debris and opening ditches in the Baycrest Subdivision, specifically along Mount Augustine Drive, Rene Court and Judy Rebecca Court. ...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:27pm
  • Getting a head start on Thanksgiving, students in Mindy Hunter’s structured preschool class at Paul Banks Elementary School held a “Family Thankful Tea” on Nov. 25. Students helped make pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting for the event. They also dressed up and used their very best...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:48pm
  • Each Homer High School faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were invited to a Nov. 21 celebration catered by the HHS culinary arts class, taught by Lauren Childers....

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:47pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Dec. 22-Jan. 2: WInter break, no school. Chapman School Dec. 10: Child Find. Dec. 15-19: Information Services Week. Dec. 16: Winter concert. Dec. 17:...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:45pm
  • An early morning fire on Nov. 24, in the Susan B. English School shop in Seldovia appears to have been caused by spontaneous combustion due to rags in a garbage can, according to a Nov. 26 press release issued by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.  There were no injuries; the fire was...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:44pm
  • Staff report Five students from the southern Kenai Peninsula were among 48 from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District chosen to participate in the two-week Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program Middle School Academy: Ethan Anderson, Homer; Garr...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:42pm
  • AUGUSTA, Ga. – Rona Johnson has been named publisher of Morris Publishing Group Alaska, encompassing the Alaska Journal of Commerce, Alaska Equipment Trader and the Alaska Star weekly newspaper, all located in Anchorage.  The appointment was announced Tuesday by Les Simpson, regional publishe...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:39pm

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