Homer News

  • Maritime apprenticeship offers job opportunities The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is revitalizing a job training initiative to place Alaskans in credentialed positions in the U.S.-flag commercial maritime fleet....

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:00pm
  • The U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with revisions to its management plan for the Chugach National Forest. The plan outlines strategies for managing the approximately 5.4 million-acre Chugach National Forest, which occupies the eastern part of the Kenai Peninsula and stretches eastward toward ...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:00pm
  • I take inventory of the kinds of veggies being sold at the Homer Farmers Market every week. This means that I walk around with a clip board and look official even though I am not doing a doggone thing to help organize or set up the Market. But it does give me a chance to wander around to all the sta...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:00pm
  • The Permanent Fund unofficially grew a modest 1.35 percent on a $52.8 billion portfolio in fiscal year 2016, the result of a volatile 12 months for public financial markets, according to Fund leadership. Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. Executive Director Angela Rodell said during an Aug. 18 meeting of t...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 1:51pm
  • Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a statement from LFS Inc. After a bidding battle between a chain of two Pacific Northwest commercial fishing supply stores, LFS of Bellingham, Wash., made the top offer in a receivership sale and has purchased Redden Marine, including its Homer...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 1:45pm
  • Who genuinely wants to be in an ambulance? When one is necessary, however, having the most reliable form of medical transport is critical, especially for rural communities. “This is a mobile emergency room,” said Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Painter. “No one wants to break down o...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 1:28pm
  • With a deadline of last Thursday for proposed bidders on the Homer Animal Shelter to do a tour of the city facility, one name isn’t on the list: Sherry Bess, the current animal control officer and the woman who has run the shelter for the past 26 years. In an email to the Homer News, Bess said she...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 1:25pm
  • A Monday morning car crash just east of McNeil Canyon seriously injured an Anchor Point woman after her car hit a power pole and a power line landed on her car. Homer Electric Association workers cut power to the line. Kachemak Emergency Services medics had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the d...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:42pm
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Homer Flex Sept. 5: No school Sept. 8-9: Bunnell Street Arts Project, 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 14: Early release, 1:30 p.m.   Homer High School Sept. 1: Deadline to sign up for SAT Sept. 2: We Bleed Blue and Gold Night: C-team, JV, and varsi...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:04pm
  • Now that the 2016 legislative session is over, Kenai Peninsula College Director Gary Turner has had to implement the budget reductions he had planned for both the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years in 2017. The current 2016-17 school year at KPC’s Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer has not been significantly im...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:04pm

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