Homer News

  • Newly elected Homer Mayor Bryan Zak and city council members Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas officially joined the ranks of city government at the end of the Monday, Oct. 10 city council meeting. The council also discussed the new animal shelter contract, potential consolidation of dispatch, and th...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:02pm
  • The Homer City Council on Monday discussed updates to Alaska’s alcohol laws, spearheaded by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, which would convert currently held public convenience licenses into seasonal licenses. If the proposed changes pass, the 12 establishments operating with public convenience ...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:02pm
  • The topic of appropriate invocations will come back before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11....

    Mon, 10/10/2016 - 5:23pm
  • Cops catch man after high-speed chase A high-speed chase on Thursday afternoon in Homer and Anchor Point began with a drunk-driver report and ended with the suspect coming out of a crashed, stolen Dodge Ram truck holding a half-empty gallon jug of blended Scotch whisky....

    Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:35pm
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Oct. 14: Picture retakes. Oct. 21: No school, teacher in-service. Oct. 26: Early release. Oct. 27-28: Student-led parent-teacher conferences. Big Fireweed (3-6) Oct. 6: Anchor River field trip for the salmon egg ta...

    Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:01pm
  • In an election where all three Homer City Council candidates opposed a $12-million bond to build a new Homer Police station, voters followed the candidates’ lead and rejected Homer Proposition 1. That proposition would have paid for a new station with a six-month, April-September, 0.65-percent sal...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:46pm
  • Homer voters in Tuesday’s election selected candidates with strong business backgrounds. In the Homer mayoral race, they chose Homer City Council member Bryan Zak, assistant state director for the Small Business Development Center. In unofficial results Zak is the likely winner for Homer mayor, de...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:45pm
  • Among the budget-driven changes coming to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is a new busing system that will change start times for 10 southern Kenai Peninsula schools. After the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development cut inflation funding from its pupil transportation grant ...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:11pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education chose a new member at its meeting Monday evening. Mike Illg, the City of Homer’s Community Recreation Coordinator and a former wrestling coach at Homer High and Middle schools, was elected to join in a 5-1 secret ballot vote. School Bo...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10pm
  • This year the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Title VI Indian Education Advisory Committee is working for strong community partnerships and even representation throughout the district under a new structure....

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10pm

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