Homer News

  • Later this month, Kenai Peninsula residents will get a chance to air their concerns to the state Board of Fisheries in Soldotna. The Board of Fisheries will host a work session from Oct. 18-20 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, with an informational session held on Oct. 17 at 3 p.m...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:30pm
  • The Homer Electric Association board of directors at a meeting last Wednesday appointed Homer resident Jim Levine to fill the vacant seat on the board in District 3, representing Kasilof south to Kachemak Bay areas, HEA director of member relations Bruce Shelley said in a press release on Friday. Th...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:30pm
  • Caelus Energy announced Tuesday that it is sitting on 6 billion barrels of oil on the western North Slope, a prospect CEO Jim Musselman said he expects will continue to grow. The prospect is Smith Bay, a remote inlet of state-owned water more than 100 miles west of current Slope infrastructure. Muss...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:17pm
  • Scotts Family Pharmacy makes its debut in Homer with its soft opening on Thursday, Oct. 6, and plans to offer services currently unavailable elsewhere. “(Nathan Scott) had an idea he wanted to bring to Homer,” said Gina Scott, Nathan’s wife and business partner. “Customer service is very imp...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 2:08pm
  • After the well-publicized court win by commercial fishing groups requiring the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to work with the state to establish a Fisheries Management Plan for salmon fisheries that take place largely in federal waters complying with the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the question...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 2:08pm
  • The Alaska Division of Oil and Gas has approved a Plan of Operations for Hilcorp Alaska to develop a new pad outside Ninilchik to support natural gas drilling operations. The Alaska subsidiary of the Houston, Texas-based company has been expanding operations in its Ninilchik unit holdings since acqu...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 2:08pm
  • Editor's note: On Oct. 7 the canvass board counted absentee and other ballots. There is no change in the unofficial election results. Bryan Zak kept his lead and is elected mayor. Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas were elected to Homer City Council. Proposition 1 failed....

    Tue, 10/04/2016 - 11:57pm
  • Kenai Peninsula voters shot down two tax proposals but supported two bond issuances for new projects in Tuesday’s elections. Voters in the Kenai Peninsula Borough decided on the future of four ballot propositions Tuesday. Proposition 1 approves the issuance of more than $10 million in bonds to fun...

    Tue, 10/04/2016 - 11:46pm
  • When the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District approved the materials and presenters from Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic and teen center the R.E.C. Room at the Sept. 12 board meeting in Homer, they hit a milestone for the state....

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:10pm
  • U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock visited Homer on Thursday, Sept. 22, meeting with local businesses owners and community members as part of her campaign to overtake incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the November election. Stock is running as an independent candidate. Stock is a former officer in ...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 2:36pm

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