Homer News

  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Homer Flex Aug. 31: Open house, 5-6:30 p.m. Registration is ongoing, please call 235-5558 for an appointment. Homer High School Aug. 25: JV and varsity football and cheerleaders leave for Whittier Ferry, 4 a.m. Aug. 25: C-team, JV and varsity vol...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:46pm
  • The first day of school is all about learning the ropes – new classroom, new rules, new names and new routines. In first grade teacher Anne Love’s class, the students were not the only ones getting used to the ebb and flow of a day at McNeil Canyon Elementary....

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:46pm
  • The city of Homer has received a $500,000 state grant to improve pedestrian access and safety on Soundview Avenue. The half-million dollar Transportation Alternatives Grant from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities adds to $200,000 the Homer City Council appropriated earlier...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:15pm
  • Air taxi crashes in Nanwalek A Smokey Bay Air plane crashed on landing at the Nanwalek Airport a little before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. No passengers were on board and the pilot escaped without injuries, said National Transportation Safety Board air safety investigator Mitch Gallo. The crash caused major...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:15pm
  • Hospice of Homer has been serving the greater Homer area for 31 years, and this Saturday, its staff and board of directors are throwing a party to celebrate. You’re invited. Last year’s event drew about 70 people, said Hospice Director Darlene Hilderbrand. If the weather cooperates, the outdoor ...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:14pm
  • When an oil spill occurs, one of the first reactions is to use something to mop it up. Respondents typically will use clay-based absorbents on land-based spills or polymer dispersants on water to help dissipate or collect the oil so it’s easier to remove from the spill site. However, it can be exp...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:41pm
  • There were no brass bands and no city officials with big scissors cutting a ribbon, but at the end of the work day on Aug. 15, the city opened a new stretch of Grubstake Avenue connecting Heath Street and Lake Street. Homer Public Works Director Carey Meyer had said earlier that though paving had be...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:46am
  • Does fall always come in August? For some reason the red leaves of the fireweed are a little extra shocking to me this year. Luckily there is no reason to hibernate yet. Instead it is simply time to plan ahead. Have you gotten your fill of your favorite fresh veggies yet? It would be nice if we coul...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:46am
  • By ELIZABETH EARL Morris News Service - Alaska A citizen petition to ask voters whether commercial marijuana operations should be banned in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities has received sufficient signatures to be valid....

    Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:29pm
  • After a resounding win Tuesday in the Republican Party Primary for the House District 31 seat, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, looked ahead to the challenge of the next session. “We’ve got a big problem to solve. Our biggest concern is making sure we solve this fiscal problem in a way that’s sustai...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:09pm

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