Homer News

  • The Homer Coast Guard Auxiliary and two crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island rescued two mariners with boat trouble in lower Cook Inlet early Friday morning. The boat, a 23-foot fiberglass cabin cruiser, lost power about 5 miles west of Point Pogibshi and about 20 miles southw...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:27am
  • An annual pig roast held by the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area volunteers was planned to be even more special on Aug. 9,  with the dedication of the service area’s Medic 41 ambulance to volunteer Connie Prouty. Plans changed, however, when Prouty, who was battling breast...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:23am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce’s August Business After Hours event is from 5-7 today and is hosted by the Pratt Museum.The public is invited.  Upstairs in the Special Exhibits Gallery, Jo Going’s solo exhibition, Reliquary, is on view....

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:45am
  • The Federal Transit Administration wants $12.3 million back from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough for the borough’s failed Knik Arm ferry plan. Acting FTA Administrator Therese McMillan sent a letter to Mat-Su Borough Manager John Moosey Aug. 5 demanding repayment of the grant money. The $12.3 millio...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:44am
  • ANCHORAGE — Two minutes at a time, the Environmental Protection Agency heard directly from Alaskans how they feel about the agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine development. At an Aug. 12 public hearing in Anchorage, 133 attendees testified before EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran an...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:42am
  • Friday marked the end of the candidate filing period for the Oct. 7 municipal election. On the city of Homer’s ballot, two changes occurred before the 5 p.m. deadline. Don Stead withdrew his bid for mayor and, later that day, Lindianne Sarno made her candidacy for mayor official. ...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:39pm
  • A strong showing in Homer by Republican Party U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller surprised almost everybody — everybody except a spirited group of supporters on the lower Kenai Peninsula. “In the past week and a half, just monitoring what’s going on across the state, we really saw a surge of sup...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:37pm
  • When Jackson Hobbs, 16, begins school in his hometown of Franklin, Idaho, later this month, he’ll have quite a story to share about his summer vacation....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:36pm
  • While early reports from the Alaska Division of Elections showed “yes” votes on Ballot Measure 1 in the lead, within three hours after polls closed on Tuesday and with more than half the precincts reporting, the unofficial results pulled a switch with the “no” votes gaining ground. As of Wed...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:01pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Two minutes at a time, the Environmental Protection Agency heard directly from Alaskans how they feel about the agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine development.At an Aug. 12 public hearing in Anchorage, 133 attendees testified before EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran and...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:51pm

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