Homer News

  • Agriculture in Homer has been evolving over the years. Before Alaska was a state, Alvin Mattox was running his cows down on the Beluga Flats (think Mattox Street), but when the dam was built to create Beluga Lake he moved to where Kachemak Selo is now so he could continue to run his cows on the mine...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:07pm
  • An ATV crash and rollover injured two boys about 7 p.m. on July 4 at Bishop’s Beach. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said the boys ages 9 and 14 had been riding their ATV about a quarter-mile up from the beach parking lot and west of Ocean Shores Motel. Homer Volunteer Fire Department staff and volun...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:02pm
  • More residents of Soldotna’s Funny River area will soon have access to natural gas in their homes. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a resolution at its June 21 meeting forming the Funny River East Utility Special Assessment District, which will allow for the extension of an existing n...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:00pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News:   Native-born Australian Steven Page crossed the Spit Run’s finish line first, though he only decided to run the race the night before. Page, 24, was backpacking around Alaska and arrived in Homer the day before the event. “I was walking around the docks the ...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:48pm
  • If the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Healthcare Task Force wants to make changes to how the hospitals operate, it will have to address some roadblocks in the current governance structure first....

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:46pm
  • Furie Operating Alaska is taking the first steps towards adding an oil platform to its Kitchen Lights gas development in Northern Cook Inlet. Furie Senior Vice President Bruce Webb said in an interview the company plans to re-enter the KLU-4 well roughly six miles north of the Julius R platform the ...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:46pm
  • On a trip to the Spit one can find freshly cooked seafood, gift shops, fishing charters, tourists from a variety of places and, now, gelato. Nestled in between AK Starfish Co. and Alpaca Connection, Carmen’s Gelato serves up authentic Italian gelato, made by 29-year-old Homer native Carmen Ricciar...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:38pm
  • The owner of the Alaska Dispatch News, Alice Rogoff, crashed her floatplane about 5:50 p.m. Sunday, July 3, in Halibut Cove. She was the pilot and only occupant. Rogoff did not suffer any injuries, she said in a statement. In a press release, Alaska Wildlife Troopers reported they responded by boat ...

    Mon, 07/04/2016 - 4:15pm
  • Homer Electric Association has seen about 30 damage claims filed by customers affected in a power surge on June 21. The surge happened last Tuesday evening when a polymer-composite insulator broke on a power pole near the Homer Police Station on Heath Street. A 25 kilovolt line fell onto a lower vol...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:08pm
  • A man alleged to be both a victim and an assailant in a May 19 shooting at Karen Hornaday Park will make a plea deal on a collection of charges, including a charge of second-degree assault....

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:07pm

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