Homer News

  • With the closing of the city of Homer election filing period at noon Monday, five candidates have filed for three seats. In the Oct. 4 city election, and with no incumbents running for their current seats, voters will choose two new Homer City Council members and a new mayor. Council members Gus Van...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:07pm
  • 2,014 parents, staff, students and community members have been using their phones as another platform to access the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District events and activities. School district liaison Pegge Erkeneff headed development of the platform, which among other avenues allows users to subs...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:17pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Most KPBSD schools start on Tuesday, Aug. 23. For variance calendar start dates, see homernews.com/schools. Fireweed Academy Aug. 22: Academic Policy Committee meeting in room 104 at West Homer Elementary, 4:30 p.m. Ho...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:17pm
  • Two Homer area schools welcome new leadership at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year as Eric Waltenbaugh and Todd Hindman take the helms of Fireweed Academy and West Homer Elementary. The two new principals are long-time Alaska educators, both of whom have dreamt of living in Homer for some tim...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:16pm
  • Voters won’t be asked whether a group of residents between Ninilchik and Clam Gulch should be moved into the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area this October....

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:06pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital welcomes a new husband-and-wife medical team to the medical staff. Joining the staff and Homer community are radiologist Edson Knapp, M.D., and gynecologist Renda Knapp, M.D. Both received their medical degree at University of South Florida, Tampa, and practiced medicine in ...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:06pm
  • What is a farmer to do when the end of the Market rolls around and there are veggies left over? I have the feeling that farmers eat a lot of pickles and sauerkraut. I have a neighbor who pickles everything that gets ahead of her in her garden: turnips, peas, beans, you name it. Pickling can be swe...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:06pm
  • Deadlines have passed for proposals to the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting of the Alaska Board of Fisheries. The proposal book, now under review, is stuffed with 499 pages that largely carry over the battles fought in the 2014 meeting, when the two-week Board of Fisheries marathon gave way to ...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:06pm
  • Despite a well-funded, negative campaign by political action committees against him, incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, easily won election in Tuesday’s primary for the District 31 House seat. Seaton said negative campaigning backfired and probably helped him in the three-way Republican contest....

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:47am
  • As of 10:40 p.m., with seven out of nine precincts tallied, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, appears to be heading to an easy re-election in the Republican Party primary. Total votes                       &...

    Tue, 08/16/2016 - 9:32pm

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