Homer News

  • Editor's note: This story was changed to correct the date of the special election for Proposition 1. The election is Dec. 1. In unofficial results in a run-off election for a Homer City Council seat, political newcomer Heath Smith easily beat incumbent city council member Beauregard Burgess with 310...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 8:17am
  • In unofficial results for the city of Homer run-off election for a Homer City Council seat, political newcomer Heath Smith easily beat incumbent city council member Beauregard Burgess by 310 to 192 votes, a 118-vote margin. With 115 absentee votes and two special needs votes to be counted, or 117 vo...

    Tue, 11/03/2015 - 8:42pm
  • Pilot error caused the Oct. 23, 2013, crash of an Era Aviation Beechcraft 1900 C/C at the Homer Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report approved last month. The two-engine plane slid on its belly from the east end of the runway to near the terminal after the landing gear c...

    Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:38pm
  • The Healthcare Task Force zeroed in on the hospitals at its meeting last week. At its third meeting, the Healthcare Task Force heard from the representatives of Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board and the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board about their roles in hospital...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:43am
  • The board of directors for the Homer Farmers Market announced this week it has received an award of $81,345 in USDA funding through the Agricultural Marketing Service’s Farmers Market Promotion Program.  The Homer market is one of 164 projects funded this year around the nation through this p...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:41am
  • The empty building that once buzzed with Alaska Wild Berry Products jam-, jelly- and candy-making energy was humming last Saturday.  Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., customers browsed, shopped and visited with 24 farmers, artists, crafters, cooks, beverage-makers and musicians participating in openi...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:40am
  • The numbers are in and Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishermen have been griping about their season for a reason. The total harvest of 3.1 million salmon was 15 percent less than the most recent 10-year average, and the ex-vessel value of around $24 million was 20 percent below the previo...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:36am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Business and industry groups have appealed a state agency decision to grant a water reservation to conservationists who want to protect fish from the potential development of a coal mine in southcentral Alaska. Earlier this month, the Department of Natural Resources’ Water Resource...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:35am
  • The Verizon Innovative App Challenge, the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life, is back. In its fourth year, the App Challenge calls students to gather teams, dream up ideas, and create concepts for mobil...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:50am
  • Students of all ages on the lower Kenai Peninsula are celebrating Halloween this week. McNeil Canyon Elementary and Chapman School will each have fall carnivals on Friday. Chapman’s Halloween Carnival goes from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will include a haunted house, silent auction, costume contest, ra...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:46am

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