Homer News

  • By ELIZABETH EARL Morris News Service - Alaska A citizen petition to ask voters whether commercial marijuana operations should be banned in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities has received sufficient signatures to be valid....

    Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:29pm
  • After a resounding win Tuesday in the Republican Party Primary for the House District 31 seat, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, looked ahead to the challenge of the next session. “We’ve got a big problem to solve. Our biggest concern is making sure we solve this fiscal problem in a way that’s sustai...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:09pm
  • With the closing of the city of Homer election filing period at noon Monday, five candidates have filed for three seats. In the Oct. 4 city election, and with no incumbents running for their current seats, voters will choose two new Homer City Council members and a new mayor. Council members Gus Van...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:07pm
  • 2,014 parents, staff, students and community members have been using their phones as another platform to access the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District events and activities. School district liaison Pegge Erkeneff headed development of the platform, which among other avenues allows users to subs...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:17pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Most KPBSD schools start on Tuesday, Aug. 23. For variance calendar start dates, see homernews.com/schools. Fireweed Academy Aug. 22: Academic Policy Committee meeting in room 104 at West Homer Elementary, 4:30 p.m. Ho...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:17pm
  • Two Homer area schools welcome new leadership at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year as Eric Waltenbaugh and Todd Hindman take the helms of Fireweed Academy and West Homer Elementary. The two new principals are long-time Alaska educators, both of whom have dreamt of living in Homer for some tim...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:16pm
  • Voters won’t be asked whether a group of residents between Ninilchik and Clam Gulch should be moved into the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area this October....

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:06pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital welcomes a new husband-and-wife medical team to the medical staff. Joining the staff and Homer community are radiologist Edson Knapp, M.D., and gynecologist Renda Knapp, M.D. Both received their medical degree at University of South Florida, Tampa, and practiced medicine in ...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:06pm
  • What is a farmer to do when the end of the Market rolls around and there are veggies left over? I have the feeling that farmers eat a lot of pickles and sauerkraut. I have a neighbor who pickles everything that gets ahead of her in her garden: turnips, peas, beans, you name it. Pickling can be swe...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:06pm
  • Deadlines have passed for proposals to the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting of the Alaska Board of Fisheries. The proposal book, now under review, is stuffed with 499 pages that largely carry over the battles fought in the 2014 meeting, when the two-week Board of Fisheries marathon gave way to ...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:06pm
  • Despite a well-funded, negative campaign by political action committees against him, incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, easily won election in Tuesday’s primary for the District 31 House seat. Seaton said negative campaigning backfired and probably helped him in the three-way Republican contest....

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:47am
  • As of 10:40 p.m., with seven out of nine precincts tallied, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, appears to be heading to an easy re-election in the Republican Party primary. Total votes                       &...

    Tue, 08/16/2016 - 9:32pm
  • Editor’s note: This story has been updated to add that David Lewis has filed to run for Homer Mayor. Erickson files for city council; Lewis files for mayor...

    Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:27pm
  • In a Homer City Council meeting that covered everything from opposition to U.S. Navy war games in the spring to whether cannabis workers should have criminal background checks, the council returned to a perennial topic: the budget. The council also postponed action on an ordinance to allow further p...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:51pm
  • While the annual Salmonfest has no shortage of entertaining musical acts, many festival-goers are attracted to Ninilchik each year for the festival’s work with education and advocacy as well. Presented by the Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, this year’s festival got significant support from Co...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:51pm
  • In two debates last Friday and Tuesday, Republican Party candidates for House District 31 representative answered questions on everything from books to marijuana to support for seniors. But it was another “b” word — the budget — that dominated discussions at debates sponsored by the Friends ...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:49pm
  • For almost 12 years I have had the privilege of representing the City of Homer which has prepared me well for the current financial situation facing us at the state level. The financial integrity of the city has been a large focus of my attention and actions that I have promoted have resulted in: ...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:39pm
  • You have a choice to make — Outside and Industry money is being used for negative ads and I feel I should respond to those distortions. I have been a Republican all my life. I believe in the big tent philosophy with a diversity of views — but in the spirit of President Eisenhower, I am leery of ...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:39pm
  • As we head into the final days prior to the election, we are faced with troubling and very difficult decisions. Whom do I cast my vote for? Representative Seaton, Mayor Wythe, or Businessman John Cox?...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:39pm
  • Early voting, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 11-12, Aug. 15, Homer City Hall Election Day, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday Republican Party ballot (must be a registered Republican, nonpartisan or undeclared vote) House District 31 Representative: Paul Seaton, Mary E. ...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:53pm

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