Homer News

  • Ptarmigan Arts will host this month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. The event will be from 5:30-7 tonight at the gallery, 471 E.  Pioneer Ave. This is an opportunity to enjoy some refreshments and networking after work. There will be plenty of door prizes.  For more inf...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:21am
  • Most state employees will give up some, but not all, pay increases in the latest round of union contracts before the Legislature for approval. Nearly 75 percent of executive branch employees will forgo cost of living allowance, or COLA, raises under the three-year agreements negotiated with the Labo...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:20am
  • Founded in 1974, Bay Welding Services and Bay Weld Boats has developed a reputation for building sturdy, seaworthy aluminum boats. While aluminum has its merits as marine material, it also presents a design challenge. How does a boat builder add some color and flair to shiny metal? The solution? Add...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:15am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Consumer confidence has fallen to a five-year low as Alaksa continues to struggle with a weak oil sector, budget cuts and a contentious legislative session. The first quarter of 2016 is a low point for consumer optimism, which has fallen every quarter since the second half of 2014...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:05am
  • Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were invited to an April 20th celebration catered by the HHS Culinary Arts classes. Fourth quarter winners were, from left, Aurora Shadle, nominated by ...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:55am
  • The Kachemak Bay Campus — Kenai Peninsula College recently announced the following students have completed their training this semester to earn their state certification as a certified nursing assistant. KBC’s certified nursing assistant class was taught by adjunct instructor Halee Bradshaw, RN,...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:53am
  • Chapman School  May 3: Title-1 Pre-Kindergarten screening. Fireweed Academy (all grades) May 1: May Day celebration at Little Fireweed, 12-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. May 4: Early release day; school out at 1:3...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:51am
  • If you like prizes and fun, the annual Safe and Healthy Kids Fair at Homer High is the place to be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The free event aims to promote healthy living to kids and teens, as well as other family members. The event will feature more than 30 booths and stations with hands-on act...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:51am
  • Homer’s teens want the community to stop making assumptions about them, and they’re using art to get everyone’s attention. The group of teens involved in Homer’s Lead On group is hosting an event to kick off a media campaign focusing on the negative effects of stereotyping from 6-8 p.m. Frid...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:50am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. The Homer Mariner Footb...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:41am
  • South Peninsula Syringe Exchange received a $1,000 grant from The Awesome Foundation, providing funding for a pilot program over the summer. Catriona Reynolds announced the grant at the city council meeting on Monday, April 25.   “It came together and worked out that there are enough people i...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:16am
  • Ian Reed, second from left poses with his family after arriving in Homer on Friday afternoon in a Calidus gyrcopter aircraft, above, he flew from Seattle. From left to right are daughter Shannon Reed, Ian Reed, wife Linda Reed, daughter Anna Reed, daughter-in-law Abi Reed and son Lin Reed. T...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:05am
  • At recent meetings, Homer City Council members have debated philosophical issues such as “Should Homer allow commercial cannabis?” Monday night, the council got down to the nuts and bolts of running government — funding. In two issues on the agenda, the council looked at these money matters: ...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:57am
  • Megan Wiard returned to Homer in March to apologize. The last time she was in her hometown, about six years ago, Megan was an addict. “I made amends to the people I stole money from. I made amends to the police station and causing harm in their town, selling drugs in their town. I made peace with ...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:54am
  • Homer Police on Thursday asked for the public’s help in finding two fugitives from justice believed to be in the lower Kenai Peninsula area. The wanted men are: • William Oscar “Billy” Daugherty, 51, wanted for violating conditions of release for a felony on various charges, and • Mica Jus...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 5:04pm
  • UFA announces  committee changes United Fishermen of Alaska announced changes to its Executive Committee, effective April 15.  UFA’s officers remain unchanged as Jerry McCune will continue to serve as UFA president, joined by Matt Alward as vice presiden...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:32am
  • Alaska Airlines keeps making news, seemingly for all the right reasons. The company announced a $4 billion deal to purchase Virgin America April 4, a deal that when finalized will make Alaska the fifth-largest domestic carrier. Spokesman Tim Thompson said to Anchorage Chamber of Commerce members Apr...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:29am
  • Anchorage’s Pot Luck Events is the only marijuana social club still operating without a legal challenge, as statewide puzzlement to their legality produces a patchwork of local controls. Fairbanks’ The Higher Calling and Homer’s Kachemak Cannabis Club have both closed, and the City of Kenai is...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:28am
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    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:27am
  • Homer Eyecare is hosting a Designer Frame Trunk Show on Wednesday, April 27,  from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The show follows Dr. Andrew Peter’s visit in mid April to the International Vision Expo and Conference in New York.  This year, for the first time, Homer Eyecare will go with a red carp...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:17am

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