Homer News

  • 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  6 p.m. Oct. 15 at a school near you, via MS Lync. For information, or to find a l...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:36pm
  • For most preschoolers, nothing could beat meeting a real live superhero. But a special event at Paul Banks Elementary School on Sept. 30 came pretty close: As part of a 20-year partnership about fire safety education, the Homer Volunteer Firefighters paid a visit to Emily Priest and Mindy Hunter’s...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:35pm
  • The signs of fall in Homer are many: the Spit closes, the tourists disperse back to their respective homes Outside. Fireweed burns red on the Reber Trail. Moose season ends. And outside Elise Boyer’s house up East Hill Road, a line of cars fills the driveway. Inside, nine people have gathered to c...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:15pm
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    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:26am
  • The British adventurer who arrived by kayak in Homer in August 2014 as part of an attempt to circumnavigate the world totally by muscle power has had to abandon ship during the last leg of her adventure, a trans-Atlantic Ocean crossing. Sarah Outen, 30, was picked up by a passing ship, the Federal O...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:24am
  • It’s not uncommon for children to live longer than the age of their parents, but when a father lives well into his 90s, the bar gets set a bit higher. On Sept. 27, Wendell Stout did just that. His father, Ray Stout, lived from 1885 to 1984, dying just two months short of his 100th birthday. On Sep...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:23am
  • Alaska Air Guard does rescue training The Alaska Air Guard did water-rescue training in Kachemak Bay and Homer from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. The 210th, 211th, and 212th Rescue Squadrons of the Alaska Air Guard’s 176th Wing trained on water rescue tactics along with a boat crew as suppo...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:12am
  • An Anchor Point man faces federal charges for allegedly threatening law enforcement over the radio. Larry Clarence Volz Jr., 58, was arrested Oct. 1 during a Federal Bureau of Investigation search of his home on the 41000 block of the Old Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. An FBI SWAT team executed a...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:10am
  • The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System, or AMHS, schedule for the summer 2016 season, which runs May through September, is now available for public review and comment. The proposed schedule can be accessed through a link on the homepage at FerryAlaska.com or directly through the following address...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:00am
  • Parks and recreation professionals from across the state are in Homer this week for the 40th annual conference of the Alaska Recreation and Park Association, or ARPA. The theme of the conference is “Be the Difference.” The conference kicked off Wednesday evening with the ARPA board meeting and a...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:59am

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