Homer News

  • If you thought election season was over, think again.  On Monday night, the Homer City Council passed resolutions for two more elections over the next two months: on Nov. 3, a run-off between Heath Smith and Beau Burgess for the second available seat on the city council (see story this page...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:50pm
  • A Nov. 3 run-off election will determine whether political newcomer Heath Smith or incumbent Beau Burgess is the winner of the second open seat on the Homer City Council. Donna Aderhold was the clear winner of one of the two open seats on the council, garnering 46 percent of half the total votes, wh...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:49pm
  • Over the course of one day, the first woman documented to have driven solo across the contiguous United States spent 11 hours digging her car out of mud and then shot a charging coyote.  The year was 1915, and the woman was silent-movie star Anita King. She was undertaking the journey along the...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:25pm
  • Whales swim through Kachemak Bay on Wednesday morning. Longtime residents report more humpback and Minke whales have stayed in Kachemak Bay longer than anyone can remember....

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:18pm
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory will host the annual Haunted Hickory food drive on Oct. 29. The annual event, which dates back to when the Coast Guard Cutter Sedge was homeported in Homer, is sponsored by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory each year around Halloween.  Since i...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 11:35am
  • Grade-school students from nearly 30 Kenai Peninsula schools got up close and personal with the fish Alaska is known for last week at salmon egg takes on the Anchor River and in Seward and Bear Creek.  The egg takes kicked off the 16th season of Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Salmon in ...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:08am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is requesting input from interested persons at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled for Oct. 15, 2015, starting at 6 p.m. at a school near you, via MS Lync. For inform...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:05am
  • Last Thursday, Oct. 8, the cafeteria at Paul Banks Elementary School was crowded with a dog sled, a claw machine, several ball games and even more castles – and dozens of ecstatic 6-year-old engineers. First- and second-graders were participating in a nationwide Cardboard Challenge, which invited ...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:03am
  • Homer and well-known Alaska chefs Kirsten and Mandy Dixon are featured in the season premiere of “Moveable Feast With Fine Cooking.” The show airs at 1:30 p.m. on KAKM/Alaska Public Media. ...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:41am
  • HEA schedules work  in McKeon Flats area Homer Electric crews will be making system improvements in the McKeon Flats area in October that will require scheduled power outages for residents in the Halibut Cove, Peterson Bay and China Poot Bay areas in order to c...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:37am

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