Homer News

  • Spring is the perfect time for cleaning up after all of winter’s accumulation, and from April 27 to May 2, the youth from HoWL, a local outdoor education organization, plan to do just that in the streets and parks of Homer. ...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:27pm
  • Mary Epperson, right, visits with Joy Steward, left, at a reception on Sunday at AJ’s Old Town Steakhouse and Tavern celebrating the establishment of the Mary Epperson Endowed Student Support and Scholarship Fund at Kachemak Bay Campus....

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:25pm
  • The history of Alaska State Parks Chief Ranger Roger MacCampbell’s career mirrors that of lower Kenai Peninsula state parks. Among his milestones are: • Helping build the park system in the post-Alaska Pipeline budget boom of the early 1980s; • Weathering budget cuts in the mid-1980s Alaska re...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:21pm
  • Operated by Seldovia Village Tribe, the M/V Kachemak Voyager and the Seldovia Bay Ferry starts its summer schedule on May 21. The ferry between Homer and Seldovia leaves Seldovia at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and leaves Homer from Ramp 7 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The last sailing f...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:20pm
  • After a lengthy debate about the morality of taxing food, funding for public schools, revenue for local cities and questioning voters for a third time on a change to the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s food sales tax structure, the issue has again been put to rest after the borough assembly voted to kil...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:16pm
  • Workers this week began digging out about a 70-foot wide collapsed section of the west end of Kachemak Drive and getting permits to repair a slide that shut down the road about a half-mile from its intersection with the Homer Spit Road. Repairs may take as long as two weeks, said Carl High, maintena...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:14pm
  • It takes a special place — and a special person — to host a whole crew of children and their parents for an afternoon.  On April 4, more than 200 kids and parents attended Family Farm Day, sponsored by Nature Rocks Homer and hosted by Mossy Kilcher and Seaside Farm. Kilcher began hosting th...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:08pm
  • The annual “Safe Kids Fair” is taking a new twist this year, expanding the umbrella of topics to include health and wellness In addition, the fair will offer attractions for both young and older children. Titled “Safe and Healthy Kids Fair,” this year’s event will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sa...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:06pm
  • Opinions abounded during the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission’s “Homer on the Move!” trail symposium last Saturday. With more than 17 different user groups represented, and more than 40 people in attendance, there wasn’t a shortage of ideas or suggestions about the importance of the ...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:05pm
  • On March 27, Parker Lowney, a student in Brandon Young’s sixth-grade class at West Homer Elementary School, earned 11th place in the state-level competition of the National Geographic Bee. The first step in qualifying for the state competition was winning at the school level, something Parker did ...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:52pm

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