Homer News

  • KPBSD teachers, support staff unions vote to ratify contract The associations for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s teachers and support staff have voted to ratify a proposed tentative agreement on their contracts....

    Fri, 10/28/2016 - 8:16am
  • Northern lights sine over Homer as seen from Diamond Ridge early Sunday morning. The Orionoid meteor shower also happened that night. One meteor can be seen flashing in the lower right of this photo. Alaska as far south as Kodiak had spectacular aurora viewing through early Tuesday morning. This pho...

    Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:00pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Oct. 27-28: Student-led parent-teacher conferences. Nov. 3: Fireweed Share the Spirit Movie Night at Homer Theatre featuring The Polar Express and several student-made shorts. Homer Flex Oct. 27-28: Parent-teacher conferences by...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:03pm
  • Homer High School’s Drama, Debate and Forensices (DDF) team competed in Chugiak over the weekend of Oct. 22, placing in a total of 10 categories. Placing were: • Lauren Jones and Zane Boyer — first place, Duet Acting; • Landon Bunting — first place, Pantomime; • Johanna Allen — second ...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:56pm
  • Play is an essential part of childhood development and early literacy. Play provides children the opportunity to explore learned concepts further, try out new vocabulary, imagine and create the fantastical, collaborate with others, and practice storytelling; all while having fun!...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:53pm
  • On the first day of early voting on Monday, 3,300 Alaskans statewide cast their ballots, including 142 in Homer — a sign of high interest in the presidential election. As we count down to election day on Nov. 8, Alaskans have become caught up in one of the most intense presidential campaigns ever....

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:44pm
  • In the first regular meeting of the new Homer City Council and chaired by new Homer Mayor Bryan Zak, the council picked up some unfinished business left from previous meetings. In a meeting with five public hearing items, the meeting ran until 9 p.m. The council passed two main resolutions: • Reso...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:41pm
  • A Kenai grand jury on Oct. 20 indicted Lee John Henry, 55, on murder and robbery charges in the 2013 death of Mark Matthews. The grand jury charged that Henry killed Matthews, then 61, on July 28, 2013, as Matthews walked on the Boystown Trail from Poopdeck Street toward his home in an apartment on ...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 12:58pm
  • Juniper Lanmon-Freeman cried the first time she attended the birth of a child. A licensed midwife, Lanmon-Freeman now delivers two to three babies per month for mothers at their homes. But the job goes far beyond that — by the time she delivers the child, she’s spent weeks with the mother. “(O...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 9:49am
  • Now is the time to begin planning to sign up for Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2017, SVT Health & Wellness officials have reminded in a press release....

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 9:46am

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