Homer News

  • As America’s Baby Boomer work force ages and approaches retirement age, businesses face a challenge: How do you keep the most experienced workers in the labor force?  At last Friday’s Southern Peninsula Summit at the Homer Senior Center, speaker Sandra Heffern, owner of Effective Health Des...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:50am
  • 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?...

    Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:19pm
  • New research and analysis has prompted the U.S. Navy to re-evaluate the effects of military training on marine mammals and other species in the Gulf of Alaska temporary maritime activities area. Based on that research, the Navy has prepared a draft supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Oversea...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:29pm
  • Staff report Although the date has not yet been confirmed, Dan Sullivan, the Republican candidate opposing incumbent Alaska Sen. Mark Begich in the Nov. 4 general election, plans to make a return visit Homer before the election, according to Sullivan campaign spokesperson Mike Ander...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:05pm
  • Nearing the end of what he called a “very, very close campaign,” Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, made a swing through Homer on Sunday, asking for support and answering questions from a crowd of about 75 people at the Homer Middle School library. In her introduction, Homer resident Liz Downing descri...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:04pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election indicate Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is headed into another term. With 28 of 29 precincts reporting, Navarre has taken 53.52 percent of the vote in a three-way race against Tom Be...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:58pm
  • Almost a year after it began, a move to redefine Homer as a home-rule city was voted down by voters in Tuesday’s election. Proposition 1, asking city voters if a charter commission should be elected to prepare a proposed home-rule charter for the city of Homer, received 503 no votes, or 54 percent...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:54pm
  • In unofficial Homer election results, with both precincts counted, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe easily won re-election to a second term with 654 votes to challenger Lindianne Sarno’s 350 votes.  Two-term council member David Lewis also won re-election to the Homer City Council, finishing second wit...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:45pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 16: The Great Alaska ShakeOut “Drop, Cover and Hold On” earthquake drill, 10:16 a.m. Chapman School Today: Districtwide budget development meeting, Homer Middle School library, 6 p.m....

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:30pm
  • With almost 39 years in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Karen Wessel is in her 18th year at Homer Flex High School. “Every morning I come in with the hope that I can help make a difference in a young person’s life,” said Wessel, the school’s principal.  Hope has guided this...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:29pm

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