Talking about solar energy on the cusp of spring might seem optimistic. While daylight gets longer and the temperature warms, the weather flips between gloomy clouds and brisk winds. Last Thursday, March 22, at a presentation, “Solar Energy in Alaska,” at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, speakers gushed with enthusiasm.
The South Peninsula Haven House Board of Directors have announced the 2018 Honorees to be celebrated at this year’s Women of Distinction dinner and auction. The honorees are Woman of Distinction, Linda Chamberlain; Woman of Wisdom, Daisy Lee Bitter, and Young Woman of Distinction, Chloe Pleznac. The women will be honored at an awards banquet at 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore and Haven House.
Students graduating high school in 2018 have never known a world where being killed in a classroom — or on a playground, or while having lunch with friends — was unthinkable.
After Darlene Hilderbrand put in nearly 20 years of work with Homer’s sick and terminally ill, the town decided to give a little something back to her.
After months of back and forth and several lengthy discussions, the Homer City Council has decided that the Homer Spit is not ready for retail marijuana.
Weaving and fermentation are called folk skills these days, as though from a bygone era. As though, in their dissolving into industrial manufacturing they’ve disappeared entirely, instead of only retreated from sight, outsourced and specialized. Yet while they may seem distant, fermentation and weaving are parts of everyday life. Many drink coffee, beer and wine, use vinegar and soy sauce, and eat cheese, chocolate, and salami, all products of fermentation, as well as have woven clothing, curtains, and rugs. We are just disconnected from their source.
The opioid epidemic gripping the state — and the nation as a whole — was given a local face last Wednesday as state representatives came to gather information on just how it’s been affecting the Homer community.
Is it that time again already? That’s right — time to update Homer’s Comprehensive Plan.
Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. Turn clocks ahead one hour before going to bed late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
The South Peninsula Hospital Board of Directors went into executive session at its Wednesday night meeting to discuss personnel matters, after an employee began to speak about why she transferred departments.
Alaska has a reputation for attracting and fostering independent types: dreamers, free-thinkers and do-it-yourself-ers. Homer, the little hamlet where this frontier spirit converges with entrepreneurial artists, combines this creativity with its abundant natural resources; ideals can easily take hold in minds and hearts. Exactly that is happening with Homer Ubuntu: a grassroots community group that has recently formed.
To some, the opioid epidemic gripping the state of Alaska and the nation at large might seem to have appeared almost overnight. Those in the health care industry know that in reality, it’s a problem that was percolating for several decades.
Homer Electric Association crews responded to multiple outages throughout the day and into the late evening hours on Monday, Feb. 26, in response to scattered outages caused by high winds on the Kenai Peninsula. According to an HEA press release, the storm caused outages in Kasilof, Homer, Kenai, Anchor Point, and the south side of Kachemak Bay. HEA reported these incidents:
Retail marijuana stores making their way to the Homer Spit is once again on the table at City Hall.
A student from Ninilchik School was taken into custody in Kenai after allegedly making threats to bring a gun to the school last Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is facing a roughly $3.4 million deficit this year, but has a few options to close that gap.
Alyse Galvin, an Independent seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Alaska’s U.S. Congress seat, visits Homer Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24. She will meet and greet the public and answer question at the following events:
Police charge man with reckless endangerment in hash oil blast
“Dodging bullets is not part of the curriculum.”
In “An Open Letter to the Lower Peninsula Community” sent out last week, District 31 Republican Party leaders fired the latest salvo in a battle to deny Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, party support.