Homer News

  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Today: The Great Alaska ShakeOut “Drop, Cover and Hold On” earthquake drill, 10:16 a.m. Oct. 20: School board, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Oct. 21: Fifth annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair, Soldotna Sports Center, 10 a.m.-2...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:07pm
  • One minute the hallways at Chapman School in Anchor Point were empty. The next, with the fire buzzer going off loud and clear, the school came alive with students orderly and very quickly pouring out of their classrooms, into the hallways and out the door....

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:06pm
  • Seven Homer High School students have been selected as “Mariners On the Move,” a program in with each HHS faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were honored at an Oct. 10 celebration catered by the schools culi...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:04pm
  • A prosecutor with the Anchorage office of the Alaska Department of Law, Criminal Division, has taken over review of a September 2012 sexual assault of a teenage boy at an East End Road drinking party. Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetarits, 20, had been charged with second-degree assault in t...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:04pm
  • Staff report The green thumb and creativity of Fireweed Academy students was recognized at the charter school’s Harvest Festival, Sept. 25, 2014: Best in show: 1. Leif Restad’s “Mouse Hunt,” 2. Beatrix Strobel’s “Gary the Gryphon,” 3. Maggie Mae Gaylor...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:02pm
  • In Fireweed Academy the sixth-graders are currently reading a book called “Touching Sprit Bear.” It involves a boy who rips a hole in the community and is helped by circle justice, but apparently Cole, the main character in the book, doesn’t want to change. He gets hurt really bad and that is ...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:00pm
  • A 17-year-old girl suffered head and facial injuries in a Tuesday afternoon two-car crash at Main Street and the Sterling Highway. Homer Police Sgt. Lary Kuhns said the girl, the driver of a Chevrolet Blazer heading north on Main Street, did not appear to wear her seatbelt and hit her head on a wind...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:57pm
  • Celebrating 30 years as sister cities, the Japanese city of Teshio gifted representatives of Homer, including the Homer City Council, with “happi coats,” garments frequently reserved for festivals. Amidst an evening of budgets, ordinances and resolutions, the coats, which arrived in time for the...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:54pm
  • What do people on the lower Kenai Peninsula like to do for fun? What activities do they enjoy for cultural enrichment? What facilities would people like to see improved or built? Should Homer explore new ways to fund and support those activities?...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:51pm
  • Raise high the windsock, sculptor Anchorage artist Rachelle Dowdy, right, installs her fanciful loon sculpture with windsock at Bishop’s Beach Park on Monday. Assisting her are Michael Walsh, center, of Bunnell Street Arts Center, and Public Works Director Carey Meyer, lef...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:47pm

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