Homer News

  • Homer Medical Center is hosting a sports physical clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16. The clinic is for high school students in need of a physical for participation in school-sanctioned activities. Exams on this one-day event are offered free of charge by volunteer health care providers ...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:06pm
  • Early voting starts Aug. 1 at the Homer City Clerk’s office. Deadline to register online is 11:59 p.m. July 17. Visit voterregistration.alaska.gov. Register to vote in person at the Homer City Clerk’s office until 5 p.m. Friday or at the Division of Motor Vehicles office 6 p.m. Friday. The Homer...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:48pm
  • Search on Pulse Point, a smart phone app that locates nearby public-access automated external defibrillators, and in downtown Homer locations pop up like Homer City Hall, the Homer Public Library, Public Works and the Homer Harbor Office. Google Maps shows public-access AEDs at Wells Fargo, First Na...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:48pm
  • If lower Kenai Peninsula voters want a choice of who will represent them in the Alaska House for District 31, they’ll have to pick the Republican Party ballot in the Aug. 16 primary. With only Republican Party candidates competing, and no independents on the general ballot, barring a write-in camp...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:47pm
  • Homer residents — young, old and in between — came together on Saturday, July 9, to celebrate the 60 years South Peninsula Hospital has served the lower Kenai Peninsula area. Many chowed down on a barbecue lunch provided by Black Jaxx BBQ, a local food truck in Homer and Soldotna, enjoying ribs,...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:31pm
  • Health care employment continues rising in the state, though economists are still unsure precisely what drives that growth to the levels observed. A state Bureau of Labor Statistics report released in May detailed that the Anchorage’s health care employee ranks rose by 1,000 year-over-year. This h...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:05pm
  • The Board of Education approved a revised FY17 Operating budget at its Monday meeting, including a transfer of $655,072 from the general fund into the fund for student transportation....

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:29am
  • I made a huge mistake at the Homer Farmers Market last week. I told a friend who was visiting from out of town that I would meet him there. And then I forgot to specify the time. I didn’t have his number so I couldn’t call and check in. I just had to see if he came and hope I saw him in the crow...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:28am
  • The 29th Alaska Legislature on Monday began its fifth special session since the gavel first sounded in January 2015, but lawmakers appear uncertain on their path forward and unsure even what the next few days will bring. Gov. Bill Walker called the special session in an attempt to balance the state...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:28am
  • In a town that so highly values local business, anytime one closes its doors, it is an event of memory and mourning. Residents hold a certain fondness for each beloved small business, and Timeless Toys is no exception to this rule. Opened by Becky Pfeil in 1997, Timeless Toys has become an icon to H...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:28am

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