Homer News

  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Public budget meetings to address school funding Feb. 23: Homer High School Library, 5:30 p.m. Parents, staff, students, business partners, community members and elected officials are invited to attend ...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:02am
  • In late January as Homer artist Desiree Hagen worked to finish her installation at Bunnell Street Arts Center, she sat surrounded by a tsunami of paper scraps. While many artists add media to create things — paint to canvas or clay to throwing wheel — Hagen, 31, is like the sculptor who looks at...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:14am
  • Paul Banks Elementary School Principal Eric Pederson kisses Guinevere, the pig, at the end of the school’s month-long Wild West-themed Read-a-Thon on Feb. 3. The story that went along with this year’s theme stated that Guinevere was stolen by bandits and in order for her safe return, the...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:58am
  • Homer students competed with others throughout the Kenai Peninsula in the school district’s Battle of the Books. The competitions took place via telephone or videoconference. The winners go on to state competition Feb. 22. Students in different grade levels compete in four different categories: th...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:48am
  • Homer Middle School Mathletes competed in the MathCounts chapter meet Feb. 13. Eighth graders Jonathan Raymond, Marina Carroll, Ruby Allen and seventh grader Larry Dunn played on the official HMS team and took seventh place in the team round. Marina Carroll and Larry Dunn led the Homer team with the...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:46am
  • Homer’s Winter Carnival last weekend combined the wacky and inventive with some wishful thinking. Despite the dreary, and periodically wet, weather, the Sunny-Side Up theme took over Homer for some light-hearted fun.  Parade goers saw a creative turnout for the floats this year, which used th...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:35am
  • The 2015 Anchorage International Film Festival shows next week at the Homer Theatre starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23, 24 and 25. Two films or collections of short films are shown nightly. Under the theme “Films worth freezing for,” each night includes about three hours of movies. Admission is $12 g...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:29am
  • Homer Police last week put out an alert asking residents to be on the alert for thefts from vehicles in the Mattox Street and Ben Walters Lane area of town. Over the last two months, police have noticed an increase in calls reporting thefts from cars. In all cases the thefts were in unlocked vehicle...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:28am
  • Alaska State Troopers last week arrested a Voznesenka man after they said he threatened to first kill a 17-year-old boy and burn down his house and then threatened to kill three men and burn down their house. Joseph Kuzmin, 40, faces charges of second-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree bur...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:27am
  • Even though the Homer City Council in December passed a balanced budget, for the virtuous as well as the wicked there can be no rest. When voters passed a ballot measure suspending for three years the .75-percent of sales taxes to the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails fund, the council said it woul...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:25am

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