Homer News

  • When Homer City Council candidate Shelly Erickson says that Homer is her home, her words refer to roots that go deep into past generations. Both sides of her family have been in Homer for close to 80 years. Three candidates — Erickson, Tom Stroozas, and Kimberly Ketter — are running for the two ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:35pm
  • Tom Stroozas is a transplant from the Lower 48, similar to many Homer residents who visited, were captured by Homer’s beauty and decided to make a home here. Now, he looks to the city council as a way to serve the town he has called home since 2006. “I believe that you should live your life so t...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:35pm
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Sept. 15: Soccer at Kenai, 1 p.m. Sept. 16: Soccer at Skyview, 1:15 p.m. Sept. 19: Soccer at Chapman vs. Homer, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19: Transportation meeting at Homer High School, 6 p.m. Sept. 20: Soccer at Chapman vs. CIA, 4 p.m. Se...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:21pm
  • Homer High School senior Robert Martin became the first Homer youth to receive the Summer of Heroes scholarship from Alaska Communications at the Alaska State Fair on Aug. 28. In partnership with Boys and Girls Club – Alaska, ACS presents six young adults with a $1,500 scholarship to recognize the...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:20pm
  • A single-vehicle crash late last Friday killed a 32-year-old Homer man. In a press release, Alaska State Troopers said Jonathan R. Osteen died of his injuries when he was ejected from his truck. Troopers said they believed Osteen died before they arrived at the scene. Kachemak Emergency Service medi...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:05pm
  • With his 3-year term expiring this October, veteran Homer City Council member Bryan Zak chose not to run for re-election and instead shifted his focus to another city office: Homer mayor. Like opponent David Lewis, Zak was first elected to the council in 2008. Zak, 60, won a 2-year seat that came op...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:05pm
  • Three-term Homer City Council member and Mayor Pro-Tempore David Lewis said he’s running for one simple reason. “I thought about it for a while. I wanted to see who put their name in,” he said. “I don’t think it should be a giveaway job. I think there should be competition.” Lewis, 62, f...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:05pm
  • KENAI — Gov. Bill Walker reiterated a call Monday for a fix to Alaska’s budget deficit while also signing into law a tax credit designed to encourage fertilizer company Agrium to reopen its Nikiski plant. With the sponsor, Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:32pm
  • If you are also a big fan of the Homer Farmers Market, you probably get their e-newsletter and see that there are recipes in it every week. Some folks just know food and flavor so well that they make amazing dishes without recipes. Some, like me, only make good taste testers. But I get brave when th...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:31pm
  • Several organizations, including the Kenai Peninsula Borough, are opposing the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ selected route for a highway bypass around Cooper Landing....

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:20pm

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