Homer News

  • In its annual visit to Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stalled on a revision of the borough’s Planning Commission opposed by both the Homer City Council and the Homer Advisory Planning Commission.  In a 4-4 vote, the assembly tied — and thus defeated — Ordinance 16-25, an ordi...

    Thu, 09/22/2016 - 2:49pm
  • Each month, this column will feature tips on how to include everyday literacy in your family’s daily routine using five familiar practices: reading, talking, playing, singing, and writing together. Each article will include book and digital media recommendations as well as activities you can try a...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:12pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will decide whether future seniors should continue to get $350,000 in property tax exemptions or if the borough’s portion of the exemption should be phased out....

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:52pm
  • As Kenai Peninsula Borough and Homer voters face a slate of bond propositions and tax changes, KPB Proposition 2 could be an easy sell for voters for one simple reason: It won’t take a dime from taxpayers. The proposition asks voters to approve a general obligation bond of up to $4.8 million to ex...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:51pm
  • In considering Homer Proposition 1, a proposal to borrow up to $12 million to build a new Homer Police Station, the controversy isn’t whether or not police need a new station. Even opponents of Prop 1 say it’s clear the 39-year-old station needs replacement. The debate is over the cost and how t...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:51pm
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy Little Fireweed Sept. 29: K-2 student-parent open house, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Homer Flex Sept. 23: Eligibility check due. Oct. 4: Picture day. Homer High School Sept. 22: Spirit week: Class color day; seniors: black, juniors: white, so...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:01pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District started discussing new start and end times for schools within the Homer area at a community meeting at Homer High School on Monday, Sept. 19. A meeting will be held at Chapman School today at 6:30 p.m. Approximately 20-30 people attended the Homer meeting, sai...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:01pm
  • The Alberta-based fertilizer producer Agrium has applied for an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation permit for waste discharge from its Kenai Nitrogen Operations facility in Nikiski, a plant that closed in 2007 due to a dwindling local supply of the natural gas it uses as raw material....

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:25pm
  • The days are getting shorter. That simply means that there is more to try to cram into smaller days, right? One thing you need to cram into these shorter days is the last official Homer Farmers Market and its Harvest Meal Potluck. The Harvest Meal gives you the chance to knock out several things on ...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:25pm
  • On Friday, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers released a report about its annual dredging of approximately 9,000 cubic yards of material from Ninilchik’s small boat harbor, finding no expectations that it will impact the local environment....

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:18pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula School District is holding three southern peninsula community meetings the week of Sept. 19 to facilitate discussion about changes brought about the new two-tier bus schedule in the 2017-2018 school year. Parents, KPBSD staff, students and community members are encouraged to...

    Thu, 09/15/2016 - 6:26pm
  • Presentation to help chamber members find new partners The Homer Chamber of Commerce is hosting U.S. Commercial Service to introduce members to federal government services available that help small businesses succeed and grow. The program will be from 3-4:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the chamber off...

    Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:37pm
  • Walker to attend LNG conference in Japan Gov. Bill Walker has plans for one overseas trip, but not two. The governor is headed to the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference in Tokyo later this year. Originally scheduled for Nov. 30, the single-day meeting is now planned for Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day. “T...

    Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:36pm
  • Marijuana board issues first retail, manufacturing licenses By DJ Summers Morris news Service - Alaska Retail stores, cupcakes, caramels, cookies and candies replaced enforcement talks at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Marijuana Control Board. The meeting marked the first issuance of both manufacturing...

    Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:36pm
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    Thu, 09/15/2016 - 12:54pm
  • In a bittersweet moment during the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meeting on Monday, Sept. 12, in the Homer High School theater, board member Lynn Hohl moved to “regretfully approve” the resignation of board member Liz Downing. Penny Vadla, the school board clerk, “...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:37pm
  • At Monday night’s regular Homer City Council meeting, with a bare-bones council attending and few controversial items on the agenda, much of the meeting involved pitches by city and borough officials on upcoming bond propositions. Speaking were: • Homer Public Safety Building Review Committee ch...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:36pm
  • Two candidates are running for Homer Mayor and three candidates are running for two, 3-year Homer City Council seats. The city also will hold an election on Proposition No. 1, to approve general obligation bonds for a new police station and a 0.65-percent seasonal sales tax increase to fund the bond...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:35pm
  • Kimberly Ketter moved to Homer in May 2015 from her hometown of Cranberry Township, Pa., looking for a fresh start. Following a painful custody battle which ended with limited rights to see her son, Ketter moved to Homer to live with a family friend who had retired and moved into a house on West Hil...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:35pm
  • When Homer City Council candidate Shelly Erickson says that Homer is her home, her words refer to roots that go deep into past generations. Both sides of her family have been in Homer for close to 80 years. Three candidates — Erickson, Tom Stroozas, and Kimberly Ketter — are running for the two ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:35pm

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