Homer News

  • Locals last Thursday got an inside view of the big mansion on Kachemak Drive near Northern Enterprises Boat Yard when the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center held its monthly After Hours Event there. Second Star gets its name from the line in J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” describing how t...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:23am
  • Homer author Tom Kizzia holds a Homer Bookstore T-shirt at an event last Saturday honoring him for his book, “Pilgrim’s Wilderness,” becoming the all-time best-seller at the bookstore. The previous best-seller was J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:12am
  • The Alaska Legislature’s failure to extend the limited entry program for weathervane scallop fishing, which expired Dec. 30, 2013, has created an open-access opportunity in state waters for the succulent mollusks. Originally developed during the 2002 legislative session and extended again in 2008,...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:04am
  • There are huge benefits for the state if Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed state participation in a North Slope gas project goes forward: as much as $2 billion to $3 billion per year in new revenues. If the project were expanded, as the partnership deal anticipates, state revenues could increase by 30 ...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:04am
  • A taxi cab driver fended off a knife attack by forcing a passenger to drop the knife and pulling a pistol on him, Homer Police said in a criminal complaint filed last Thursday. Police arrested Sean K.M. Reagan, 25, for third-degree assault after finding him lying on the floor of a boat at the harbor...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:23am
  • At its Feb. 10 regular meeting, the Homer City Council set a timetable for the next step in the charter commission election process. It established a commissioner candidate petition period of March 1 to July 15 and an election date of Oct 7....

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:23am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Feb. 25: A public meeting about the district’s 2014-2015 budget, Homer High School library, 5:30 p.m.  Feb. 26: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m.   Chapman School Feb. 22:...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:22am
  • Homer High School senior John Walsworth has had his heart set on being accepted to a military academy. The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., to be exact, with the Naval Academy second on his list, followed by West Point. Alaska’s congressional delegation did their part to help Wal...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:20am
  • Homer Middle School took second place in MathCounts regional competition in Anchorage on Feb. 8. “The eighth-graders were the official team, while the seventh graders competed as individuals,” said HMS teacher Rand Seaton. The team will move on to the state competition March 29....

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:19am
  • Sure they can read, but do they know what they’re reading? Absolutely. Proof of that pudding is the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Battle of the Books.  Taking first place were West Homer Elementary School third- and fourth-grade team of Eli Zatz, Olivia Glasman, Seamus McDonough, Ka...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:18am

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