Homer News

  • Answers for who is doing what in the project to get natural gas from Anchor Point to Homer and Kachemak City are becoming clear with the awards of contracts by Enstar Natural Gas. Geovera LLC of Homer has been selected by Enstar to survey for distribution lines in both locations, a total of 44 miles...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:10am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough has received the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for its budget from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, the borough announced last week....

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:06am
  • Sonny and Nancy Smith put the finishing touches on Glacier Drive-In in preparation for Friday’s opening for the coming season. Now located on the Glacier Boardwalk across from the Fishing Hole, Glacier Drive-In has been on the Spit since 1970 and owned by the Smiths for 34 years. It will be open 1...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:06am
  • It took three tries, but at 8:30 a.m. Friday, the Endeavour-Spirit Independence jack-up rig left the Homer Deep Water Dock. Towed by two Titan tugs, with a third on stand by, within an hour the Endeavour had rounded the Homer Spit and was heading up Kachemak Bay toward the Cosmopolitan oil and gas l...

    Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:50am
  • Jury selection started on Wednesday at the Homer Courthouse in the trial of Ralph K. Vos, 24. Vos faces four counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault relating to a July 10, 2012, incident in which he’s alleged to have had unwanted sex with a woman, then ...

    Thu, 03/28/2013 - 11:17am
  • Editor’s note: With natural gas to Homer getting closer every day, questions abound. In  this three-part series, the Homer News looks at some of the challenges in converting to natural gas — including how the conversion hurts some businesses. As trees come...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:49pm
  • A political science student could have garnered good field research Monday night at the Anchor Point Senior Center when the Kenai Peninsula Borough Anadromous Fish Habitat Task Force held a town hall meeting. Public testimony spoke to a classic question that has vexed American political theory since...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:48pm
  • Endeavour still at dock A planned departure on Tuesday did not happen for the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence. The rig, operated by Buccaneer Alaska, had been given a March 26 deadline by the city of Homer to leave. Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins extended that deadline afte...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:01pm
  • A court hearing for an Anchor Point woman accused of shooting at an Alaska Wildlife Trooper on the Sterling Highway has been postponed to April 18, with a possible trial set for the week of April 22. Tonee Walker, 58, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and four counts of third-degree ass...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:00pm
  • There was only one ordinance scheduled for public hearing at the Homer City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday. Ordinance 13-07, sponsored by City Manager Walt Wrede and Public Works Director Carey Meyer, appropriated up to $42,450 from the Sewer, Water and Fleet Reserve Fund to purchase a steamer ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 2:59pm

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