Homer News

  • 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
  • Northrim Bank leaders say Alaska’s state fiscal outlook may be grim, but the economy has some positives to focus on as well. The bank has launched a new speaking series geared specifically towards helping businesses navigate the state’s new fiscal environment. The key point is psychology, the ba...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:17am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   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 i...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:07am
  • Colors of Homer has provided a safe space for teens to express their creativity for the last four years, and this year it also aimed to give back to the Homer High School art program. The bi-annual event acts as a variety-show-meets-open-mic-night for students to sing, recite poetry, show artwork, o...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:05am
  • It’s logical that a video starting with a teenage boy announcing to his friend that he is trying out his invented sport “para-snowmobile-ski-cliff-jumping” would end in a crash....

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:04am
  • The leaders of a high-tech coastal mapping project offer a community presentation from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The ShoreZone Partnership gathers information on the biology and geology of coastal areas and makes maps to share the information with the public. It...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:01am
  • In an action the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust calls a last resort, the conservation organization filed a civil suit on April 4 in Homer District Court against Otto Kilcher, the Kilcher Homestead Trust and the Kilcher Family Trust alleging Otto Kilcher has violated a landmark conservation easement.&n...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:00am
  • Last spring, homeowners near Halibut Cove and Homer began to see needles on their spruces turning yellow and brown. Naturalists from the Alaska Division of Forestry, the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, and the University of Alaska’s Cooperative Extension Service examined the trees on trips in June 2015 and...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:59am
  • An ordinance to spend up to $638,000 to repave nine Homer streets returns to the Homer City Council’s agenda at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. Funding would come from the Homer Accelerated Trails and Roads program, a $7 million fund. Public Works superinten...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:08am
  • An ordinance to spend up to $638,000 to repave nine Homer streets returns to the Homer City Council’s agenda at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. Funding would come from the Homer Accelerated Trails and Roads program, a $7 million fund. Public Works superinten...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:08am
  • In a phone call on Tuesday with Jenny Martin, Rep. Paul Seaton’s chief of staff, jackhammers could be heard in the background. That wasn’t the sound of legislators grinding out a budget and a fiscal plan, but crews working on a remodeling project in the Alaska Capitol Building, Juneau....

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:07am
  • A Homer man who grew an estimated $1.5 million worth of cannabis at an indoor grow operation off East End Road pleaded guilty on Tuesday to an amended charge of attempted fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, possessing more than 25 cannabis plants.  Homer District Court Ju...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:04am
  • The Furie Alaska jack-up rig Randolph Yost is at the Deep Water Dock in Homer last Friday as fishing boats conduct spill-response exercises in Kachemak Bay.  According to City Manager Katie Koester’s report to the Homer City Council at its Monday meeting, the rig will leave the Deep W...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:19am
  • JUNEAU — A life-sized whale statue has landed Juneau in hot water as a cruise ship association alleges it’s a symbol of the Alaska city’s misuse of millions in fees paid by visitors. The Cruise Lines International Association and its Alaska affiliate filed a lawsuit against the city and boroug...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:07am
  • The back-and-forth over who will pay what to state retirement plans has caused plenty of consternation in Juneau the last two weeks, but a new study concludes the debate would be unnecessary if Alaska had just followed its own guidelines the last time state pensions were reformed....

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:05am

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