Homer News

  • Homer City Manager Walt Wrede will not seek renewal of his employment contract. In a letter sent to Mayor Beth Wythe and Homer City Council members on Thursday, Wrede gave his three-month notice saying he did not intend to work past the end of his contract on Dec. 31....

    Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:44am
  • Read the columns from the Kenai Borough mayoral candidates below:   Tom Bearup: ...

    Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:44am
  • A founding member of the Homer Cycling Club, Catriona Lowe has a gimmick not seen in previous Homer elections: She rides her bicycle around town with a campaign sign on the back.Lowe, 47, decided to run for Homer City Council a few days before a recent life change. On Aug. 9, she married Derek Reyno...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:03am
  • In his three campaigns for Homer City Council, incumbent and two-term council member David Lewis has seen the field grow progressively larger. He first ran for office in 2008, a two-person field with council member Barbara Howard.“I wouldn’t say I ran. I walked,” Lewis said.In 2011, he and How...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:59am
  • In the 2013 city election, city council candidate Justin Arnold emerged 1-1 in his campaign. While he lost for council, finishing fourth in a field of four, a petition he organized to repeal a single-use plastic bag ban won 661 to 518 votes. Arnold also called for a recount when third-place candidat...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:55am
  • In the 2013 Homer City Council election, lifelong Homer resident Corbin Arno had a moment of glory on election night, seeming to have won by four votes over incumbent Bryan Zak. After absentee ballots were counted and a recount held, Zak pulled ahead by a squeaker, a 10-vote margin. Arno again is ru...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:52am
  • I have been honored to serve as Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor for the last three years.  I have received a great deal of support and encouragement since I announced my plans to seek re-election and greatly appreciate all of the support — thank you.These past three years as mayor have gone by ...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:39am
  • My main concerns for the entire Kenai Peninsula are increasing our own food production and reducing fire danger and damage....

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:37am
  • I have had experiences throughout my  life, in business, government and as former mayor of the city of Soldotna that put me in the unique position of being able to relate to the needs of Kenai Peninsula residents of all backgrounds and I want to be your next borough mayor....

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:36am
  • It was a full house at the Homer City Council’s meeting on Monday as area residents lined up to make their concerns known. Most comments focused on two topics: the future of the gym that is part of the HERC, Homer Education and Recreation Complex, and the city’s acceptance of a”whimsical” se...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:22am
  • Hospice of Homer begins its annual training for end-of-life and visitor volunteer programs next month. Training sessions will be: • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4; • 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5; • 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7; • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11; • 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12;  ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:09pm
  • While the Oct. 7 municipal election has several Kenai Peninsula Borough propositions, there is only one on the city of Homer ballot: Shall a charter commission be elected to prepare a proposed charter?  A “no” vote puts a stop to the process; a “yes” vote opens the door to new possibili...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:03pm
  • A birch tree bright with yellow leaves provides some fall color on West Hill Road earlier this week. The weekend forecast calls for sunshine and then rain....

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:02pm
  • Note: In Homer’s two-person mayoral race, citizens might have noticed something missing from the contest between incumbent Mayor Beth Wythe and challenger Lindianne Sarno: yard signs. By mutual agreement, Wythe and Sarno decided not to put up the signs. The candidates top the Oct. 7 Homer ballot, ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:59pm
  • Note: In Homer’s two-person mayoral race, citizens might have noticed something missing from the contest between incumbent Mayor Beth Wythe and challenger Lindianne Sarno: yard signs. By mutual agreement, Wythe and Sarno decided not to put up the signs. The candidates top the Oct. 7 Homer ballot, ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:56pm
  • Appointments for reduced rate wellness screenings are available now for the 31st annual Rotary Health Fair, which will be at Homer High School from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 1. “It’s your life … take a day to be well” is the theme of the fair, sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in coope...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:43pm
  • Elementary school students’ quarterly report cards will look a little different this year.The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has implemented a Standards-Referenced reporting system, which evaluates students’ performances in different skill areas under standards as determined by the Alas...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:41pm
  • At a Monday press conference, Jim Lavrakas announced the official results of the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Topping the list was the jackpot winner, 16-year-old Eagle Scout Jackson Hobbs of Franklin, Idaho. Hobbs will pocket a $16,731.50 check for the 335-pound halibut he caught Aug. 19 while...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:32pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 20: School board, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Oct. 29: Early release day.   Chapman School Through Sept. 26: Oceanography field trip,...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:11pm
  • The Homer High School DDF — Drama, Debate and Forensics — team began its season with a meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage last weekend and came home with some impressive results: Duet acting: 1. Evan Boyer and August Kilcher; 2. Robert Hockema and Eryn Gillam; 3. Loren Jo...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:06pm

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