Homer News

  • The popularity of an event is evident when it needs to move to a larger venue. Homer Electric Association’s Energy and Conservation Fair is the perfect case in point. “For the last several years we’ve used West Homer Elementary School, which was fantastic and the staff there was wonderful, but...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:17pm
  • The Alaska Marine Highway System has released its 2015 summer schedule. Reservations are now available for booking at FerryAlaska.com. Release of the 2015 summer schedule followed the public comment period held in September. The comment period is an opportunity for communities and individuals to rev...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:17pm
  • Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will hold its regular board of directors meeting at the Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W. Fifth Ave., in Anchorage  on Friday, Dec. 5, beginning at 9 a.m.  The public is welcome to attend. For more information or an agenda, call 1-800-652-7222 or 907-...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:17pm
  • Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins Saturday, Nov. 15, and financial help is available to offset the cost of insurance. Eighty-eight percent of Alaskans who applied last year were eligible for cost savings. Alaskans who have already signed up for insurance through the Marketpl...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:16pm
  • The Bristol Bay salmon fishery is one step closer to a potential buyback program with the release of a report by Northern Economics, commissioned by the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, exploring various possible scenarios and structures of a buyback. The study ...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:12pm
  • Bankrupt Buccaneer Energy Ltd. is demanding more than $20 million from the state of Alaska, days after appearing to sell its remaining assets. The Australia-based independent filed a motion Oct. 30 to compel the state to pay tax credits it claims it is owed under the Alaska’s Clear and Equitable S...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:09pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 26: Early release day.   Chapman School Nov. 4: Basketball vs. Homer at Chapman, girls 4 p.m., boys 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5: Basketball at Nikolaevsk, girls 3:30 p.m., boys...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:07pm
  • Nanwalek School is one of 114 schools in the nation and the only one in Alaska to receive an Apple grant as part of the nationwide ConnectEd program. The grant makes it possible for Nanwalek School to provide its 70 K-12 students “a comprehensive one-to-one technology solution for every student an...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:06pm
  • Forty-nine schools across the state, including three from the southern Kenai Peninsula, have been recognized as “2013 Reward Schools” by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the department announced in an Oct. 22 press release. The recognition is a way to honor student achie...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:05pm
  • With Election Day nearing an end, and less than 15 percent of the precincts yet to report, some races are still too close to comfortably call. An exception is the race for House District 31, with Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, running uncontested. “It’s looking pretty good for me,” said Seaton, wh...

    Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:56pm

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