Homer News

  • Homer Connections students who are taking an art course this semester — painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking or digital art — are invited to share their work at the Homer Connections First Friday K-12 Art Show. The show will be from 3-4 p.m. Dec. 2 at a place to be announced. Th...

    Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:45am
  • Kenai marijuana store open for business By BEN BOETTGER Morris News Service - Alaska When Roger Boyd was getting Red Run Cannabis Company, his marijuana cultivation and retail business, licensed by the Kenai city government in April, he told the city Planning and Zoning commission he considered it a...

    Fri, 11/25/2016 - 9:52am
  • KENAI — A Homer man accused of the city’s only previously unsolved murder appeared in Kenai Superior Court on Monday. Lee John Henry, 55, is charged in the 2013 death of Mark Matthews, then 61, near the Poopdeck Trail in Homer. He was indicted by a grand jury on Oct. 20 on one count of first-deg...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:56pm
  • Two Homer Electric Association members last week filed a complaint with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska regarding a petition by the Alaska Electric and Energy Cooperative Inc., or AEEC, to be exempt from regulation from the RCA. HEA members are currently voting by mail on the question of if HEA ...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:53pm
  • Thanksgiving dinner coming out of Homer Senior Citizens kitchen lacks much of one item many people tend to consume on this turkey-eating holiday — sodium. When David Pruett took over as chef at Homer Senior Citizens about five years ago, it didn’t take him long — about day two — to start ch...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:50pm
  • Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer rooting out the living dead, the Homer City Council at its Monday meeting put a stake in the heart of the idea of consolidating 911 dispatch service. In two separate actions Monday night, Mayor Bryan Zak broke 3-3 tie votes to stop for now consideration of moving 911 di...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:47pm
  • A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued an Anchor Point man and three other people last Friday after their boat capsized off Knight Island in Prince William Sound. Crew in a Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak found and hoisted to safety Roy Whiteside, 45, of Anchor Point, Uria...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:34pm
  • Thanksgiving is a time of thankfulness and togetherness, unless you happen to be a turkey. In the case of the fine, feathered fowl that graces the tables of American families on the fourth Thursday of November, the Thanksgiving season is not a fortuitous time. Even vegetarianism can do little to set...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:28pm
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Nov. 23: Early release. Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving holiday. No school. Dec. 12: APC meeting in room 104 at Big Fireweed, 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 22-Jan. 6: Holiday break. No School. Jan. 9: School resum...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:48pm
  • The holiday gift giving season is here and many parents have contacted me asking for book recommendations. Gifting books is a great idea. It shows children that books, and reading, have value. Books and stories can feed children’s natural curiosity, stimulate imaginations, develop language skills,...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:45pm

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