Homer News

  • Three notable birders bestowed their knowledge on eager listeners during the Shorebird Festival keynote speeches. Festival-goers from all over Alaska and the lower-48 gathered in the Mariner Theatre on the evening of Saturday, May 14 to hear from Sharon Stiteler, Kevin T. Karlson and Dale Rosselet....

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:23am
  • Homer resident and Quest College student Parker Sorensen, Quest graduate and Juneau-native Iris Neary, Quest student Giovanfrancesco “Frenchie” Varoli, and Swiss pre-med student Florence Nikles reached the summit of Denali on Friday, May 13 at 2 p.m. ...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:06am
  • Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services honored community members with Years of Service Awards at the annual training and awards banquet May 7. The event’s theme, “Honoring the Past,” focused on those who dedicated and sacrificed many years of their time to serve the citizens and visi...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:10am
  • PALMER — The state is seeking out a new owner for the only federally approved slaughterhouse in southcentral Alaska, as funding for the facility could run out this year due to legislative budget cuts. The state Board of Agriculture and Conservation has issued a request for proposals to lease and o...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:57am
  • Governance at Soldotna’s Central Peninsula Hospital will go directly to the hospital’s operating board and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly....

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:54am
  • Facing decreased revenue from the state, the Kenai Peninsula Borough has proposed merging the Capital Projects Department with its Purchasing and Contracting Department. The Capital Projects Department handles capital improvement projects in the borough, such as roofing a school or repairing a water...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:52am
  • Don Stead will realize his dream of owning a brewery with his wife Sherry when Grace Ridge Brewing opens up for business for the first time this Friday. Local artist Jen Depesa’s artwork will be displayed in the brewery, with a second-Friday show on May 13 at 6 p.m. Over the Shorebird weekend — ...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:47am
  • Issues discussed in Homer Electric Association’s annual members meeting, held May 4 at Kenai Central High School, include what the electric cooperative is doing to reduce the electric bills of its members, a proposal to withdraw from regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska — a state ut...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:40am
  • The only company to drill an exploratory oil well in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea following a 2008 federal lease sale confirmed May 10 it has relinquished nearly all of its leases. Royal Dutch Shell PLC formally relinquished all but one of its leases in the waters off Alaska’s northwest coast, spokesman...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:39am
  • Homer residents brought 305 bags of trash and 39 bags of recyclables to the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center for Clean-Up Day on Saturday, according to a press release from the chamber. The chamber gave away eight prizes for winners in the group, individual, most recyclables and family c...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:44am

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