Homer News

  • Although the Homer City Council appropriated pay raises for council members and the mayor in the 2015 budget, an ordinance setting those raises into law failed 3-2 at the council’s regular meeting on Monday.  Council members Beau Burgess, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds voted in favor of th...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:24pm
  • Six days before the two-year statute of limitations took effect, a Homer lawyer filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against the city of Homer on behalf of two families affected by a Jan. 13, 2013, sewage backup. In his complaint Michael Hough seeks damages of at least $100,000 for each family for loss...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:24pm
  • The Homer City Council on Monday approved a change to the city zoning code that would make it easier for property owners to get zoning permits when they have existing zoning violations. Under the old code, a property owner would have to fix any violations before getting a new permit. The changes now...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:24pm
  • A Homer assisted living home that appeared likely to close after some residents lost Medicaid waivers now will remain open at least several months. In a related case, a senior who had an appeal hearing scheduled for Tuesday got an extension to May and won’t face losing her benefits until then, if ...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:16pm
  • Update: This article has been updated with a note at the end of the article noting that tilapia fish are illegal to grow in Alaska. In midwinter when Homer seems gray and gloomy, the prospect of fresh vegetables at the Homer Farmers Market can’t come soon enough. Two growers experimenting with aq...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:55pm
  • The public is invited to the Cabin Fever Variety Show, an annual fundraising event for the Anchor Point Public Library.  It will be held at the Chapman School gym in Anchor Point at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7 general; $5 for 12 and under, 55 and over; $15 family....

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:38pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Feb. 2: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Feb. 4: Early release day.   Chapman School Today: Spelling bee, grades 3-8, 9 a.m. Today: Volleyball vs N...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:25pm
  • Second-grade students at McNeil Canyon Elementary School prepare for the school’s recent “circus” with artist-in-residence Jerry Falek of Santa Cruz, Calif. ...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:23pm
  • The public might recognize Nolan Bunting from his recent role as Fred Flintstone in the Homer Council on the Arts recent production of the “60s Show.” Or maybe from seeing him perform with the Homer High School choir and band. Or through his involvement with the school’s drama, debate and fore...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:21pm
  • A new community group has some tiny ideas that aim to make a big impact for the disadvantaged. Soldotna resident Krista Schooley, a homeless advocate, started The Habitation — Tiny House Community for the Homeless. The concept is to create a low-cost, self-build and self-sustaining community for a...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:19pm

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