Homer News

  • Editor's note: The spellings for the names of Ardith Lee and Paula Lee have been corrected. In the fiber art of crocheting, yarn gets connected together by making loops with a hook — “crochet” means “small hook” in French. Loop enough strands together and you can create shawls, sc...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:27pm
  • Two Homer elementary schools are cleaning up their act by looking at the amount of amount of single-use plastics are thrown out. Single-use plastic waste is most often produced at lunch time and is a significant threat to the marine ecosystem, said Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Marine Debris Co...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:09pm
  • School Events     Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Dec. 12: APC meeting in room 104 at Big Fireweed, 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 22-Jan. 6: Holiday break. No School. Jan. 9: School resumes.   Little Fireweed (K-2) Dec. 16: Celebration of dance and song, 1:3...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:06pm
  • Two Alaska Native tribes on the Kenai Peninsula will receive approximately $1 million over the next five years to help address substance abuse and mental health disorders among Alaska Natives....

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:42pm
  • After a soft opening in early October, Scotts Family Pharmacy plans to pull out all the stops for a grand opening celebration set for Saturday. The event takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the pharmacy located at 4014 Lake St., Suite 101, in the building that many long-time Homer residents ...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:38pm
  • Alaska’s money managers are off to a solid start in the first months of the state fiscal year. The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. announced Monday that it earned a 3.86 percent return, or $2 billion, in the first quarter of the 2017 fiscal year on its namesake fund, which had a total balance of $54.8...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:25pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough administration will explain upcoming changes to the sales tax code through several community meetings. The borough assembly approved an ordinance with multiple changes to the sales tax code in September, including provisions requiring nonprofits with regular storefronts a...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:19pm
  • Homer Connections students who are taking an art course this semester — painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking or digital art — are invited to share their work at the Homer Connections First Friday K-12 Art Show. The show will be from 3-4 p.m. Dec. 2 at a place to be announced. Th...

    Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:45am
  • Kenai marijuana store open for business By BEN BOETTGER Morris News Service - Alaska When Roger Boyd was getting Red Run Cannabis Company, his marijuana cultivation and retail business, licensed by the Kenai city government in April, he told the city Planning and Zoning commission he considered it a...

    Fri, 11/25/2016 - 9:52am
  • KENAI — A Homer man accused of the city’s only previously unsolved murder appeared in Kenai Superior Court on Monday. Lee John Henry, 55, is charged in the 2013 death of Mark Matthews, then 61, near the Poopdeck Trail in Homer. He was indicted by a grand jury on Oct. 20 on one count of first-deg...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:56pm

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