Homer News

  • An alleged armed robbery at the Wagon Wheel on Ocean Drive last week wasn’t a robbery at all, but an inside job, Homer Police said in a criminal complaint filed at the Homer Court on Sept. 10. Police charged Tommy Lee Neal, 19, with third-degree theft and making a false report, both misdemeanors. ...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:22pm
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    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:37am
  • The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is searching for Alaska’ top youth volunteers of 2015. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply by Nov. 4.The application is available at spirit.prudentila.com and nassp.org/spirit. Paper application forms can be requested by calling 877-525-8491....

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:55am
  • Four Homer High School students are among 16,000 named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program:• Evan Boyer;• Patrick Latimer;• Jayce Miller;• Jonas Noomah.The students now compete for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered in the ...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:53am
  • Paul Banks Elementary School celebrates “Paul Banks Day” on Sept. 16. During a 1 p.m. assembly, author Dotty Cline will present her new book “Paul Banks: Alaskan Music Man.”Banks was a custodian at East Elementary for 17 years, writing and playing songs for the students to perform. The schoo...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:52am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School DistrictToday: School board work session, 2-5 p.m., Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, Soldotna.Sept. 17: Early release.Chapman SchoolSept. 15: Soccer vs. Nikiski at Chapman, 3:15 p.m.Sept. 16: Soccer at Homer, 3:45 p.m.Sept. 18: Soccer at Skyview, 4 p.m.Sept. ...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:44am
  • At its once-a-year meeting in Homer on Monday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board unanimously approved authorizing Board President Joe Arness to offer Sean Dusek the position of interim superintendent and to negotiate the terms of Dusek’s employment....

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:39am
  • At its once-a-year meeting in Homer on Monday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board unanimously approved authorizing Board President Joe Arness to offer Sean Dusek the position of interim superintendent and to negotiate the terms of Dusek’s employment....

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:37am
  • With the fireweed blossoms long gone and leaves turning yellow, it’s time to think about what’s around the corner: winter. With that in mind, the Salvation Army is holding a coat give-away for area youngsters at the Salvation Army’s Sterling Highway location from noon-2 p.m. Saturday. “We ha...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:10pm
  • Homer Police on Wednesday filed for an arrest warrant for a suspect in an armed robbery last Thursday of the Wagon Wheel, a longtime Homer feed, animal supply and garden store on Ocean Drive.  The store is known for its frequently photographed “Pick Up Chicks Here” sign. Police did not want...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:09pm
  • 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, 09/10/2014 - 4:08pm
  • An omission in Homer’s city code has prompted a proposed revision of where heliports can and cannot be allowed.  While most helicopters land and take off at the Homer Airport, another frequent landing spot is the pad on the roof of South Peninsula Hospital when medevac flights deliver or tran...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:07pm
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Morris news Service - alaska It sounds like the beginning of a joke — a businessman, a pastor and a rancher presented their views on local government to a full house of area residents. While the audience did have some laughs following various comments fr...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:04pm
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    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:01pm
  • Robin Schmidt of the Social Security Administration’s office in Anchorage will be in the Homer City Hall Cowles Council Chambers on Sept 18 to give a presentation on “Understanding Social Security” from noon-1:30 p.m. From 1:30-2:30 p.m., there will be a “mySocialSecurity” present...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:59pm
  • Having doubled its inventory in six years, the Homer Fire Station was running out of space in 1980. “Even when all the pumpers, tankers and trucks had nice homes, there would not be any room for other important activities: fixing the equipment, drying the hoses, training the volunteers,” Fire Ch...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:58pm
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — The Alaska Railroad Corp. is reporting revenue growth of more than 4 percent in the last fiscal year, despite declines in petroleum and coal shipments.Railroad revenue rose 4.3 percent between July 2013 and July 2014, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:20pm
  • Southern Kenai Peninsula residents traveling north of Kenai are reminded that field work for the Alaska LNG project is being conducted in Nikiski south of Mile 23 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Work to characterize the geophysical conditions began this week and is scheduled to end by mid-November. Those...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:19pm
  • JUNEAU — The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System schedule for the summer 2015 season has been placed on the AMHS website for public review. These documents can be accessed through a link on the homepage at FerryAlaska.com or directly through the following address: ...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:18pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Alaskans will find out the size of their Permanent Fund dividends next week.Gov. Sean Parnell is set to announce the amount on Sept. 17 in Anchorage.Dividends are distributed annually to Alaska residents who meet certain requirements, with the amount based on a five-year average of t...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:17pm

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