From the location of bathrooms to the future of crime and population in Homer, City Council members grilled Police Chief Mark Robl at their last meeting during a work session to go over one of the preliminary designs for a new police station.
Facing a much shorter window to enroll in a health care insurance plan — enrollment ends on Dec. 15 — many Alaskans may have some questions or need help.
Saying an ethics complaint filed by a Homer recall supporter “borders on the frivolous,” an Anchorage administrative law judge last Friday dismissed a complaint filed by Larry Zuccaro against former Homer City Council members David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds and current council member Donna Aderhold. Zuccaro was one of the sponsors of a petition to recall Aderhold, Lewis and Reynolds that ultimately failed at the ballot box.
By Megan Pacer
Homer’s next budget is another step closer to being finalized after Monday’s City Council meeting, where several amendments were added to it.
Though it has celebrated its 25th birthday, the Peninsula Crime Stoppers group is still trying to gain more public attention and involvement.
“I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card. ”- Laura Bush
One would be hard pressed to find a police station in the country for which drunk driving is not an issue in the community. The same goes for the Homer Police Department, and to tackle that issue, its staff are taking their efforts off the streets and into the schools.
A federal jury in Anchorage last Wednesday, Nov. 15, found guilty a Voznesenka man for being a felon in possession of firearms. Sentencing for Joseph Kuzmin, 41, is Feb. 5, 2018. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office on Friday, Kuzmin faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
Clear weather and sub-freezing cold the past few weeks froze Beluga Lake and other Homer area ponds thick enough to support ice skaters. The wide open spaces of the lake have attracted skaters and walkers the past week, with sometimes dozens of skaters at a time, particularly around mid-afternoon near sunset.
Homer residents have another chance to weigh in on the city’s progression toward a new police station.
Sometimes pulling out all the stops for the Thanksgiving holiday is fun — having the whole family gather around the table after a day of slaving to make the traditional meal. Other times, it just doesn’t make sense to do.
Those who are signed up to get daily deliveries from the Homer Senior Citizens Center’s Meals on Wheels program may start seeing their food brought to their doorstep in style. The center recently received a brand new Subaru Outback for the program.
Using an airplane to spot Dall sheep while hunting will stay illegal in the state for now.
Homer is being recognized for the treatment of one of its most basic resources — water — in comparison to other small cities within the state.
The increasingly bitter cold could not keep Homer residents from getting out to honor their fellow countrymen on Veterans Day this past Saturday.
The Homer City Council got its first look last week at what kind of new police station the city could get for $6 million and $8 million, respectively.
A Homer-area first responder deployed by the American Red Cross to help in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting found that the best of humanity comes out in the wake of a tragedy.
Several young Homer hockey players got more than they bargained for this past weekend during a trip to Anchorage to play when they came across a homeless man in need of serious medical help. Their coaches say they stepped up and became an example of the kind of community Homer is.