Homer News

  • Charges that they used a helicopter to hunt for black bear have been dismissed against Atz Lee and Jane Kilcher, a Homer couple who star in the reality TV show “Alaska: The Last Frontier.” Alaska Wildlife Troopers alleged that the Kilchers had been transported by helicopter to Bradley Lake in Se...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:29pm
  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stood out at the Alaska Democratic caucuses on Saturday as the clear winner. Sanders received 81.6 percent of the delegates and 79.6 percent of the votes, according to results released by the Alaska Democratic Party.  The 10,617 Alaskans who atte...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:28pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough health-care system should adopt a regional alignment strategy and embrace the future as national health care moves from a fee-for-service to a population-based payment model.  That’s the recommendation of a report released Tuesday afternoon in a briefing by Eric Sh...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:25pm
  • Parking lots, storm drains, the cop shop, a remodel of the fire station and community recreation. At its Monday night regular meeting, the Homer City Council dealt with a lot of the details of running “the city that works,” Homer’s official government motto, but also postponed or sent back to ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:23pm
  • ANCHORAGE — The first batch of marijuana business license applications is available to the public, and so far Alaskans have more interest in growing than selling. The Marijuana Control Board began accepting license applications on Feb. 24, but only made them available to the public March 14. Publi...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:47am
  • JUNEAU — Two Republican lawmakers want to add legislative oversight to the board of an organization that plays a key role in Alaska’s natural gas pipeline project development. Both Sen. Mia Costello and House Speaker Mike Chenault have proposed adding two non-voting lawmakers to the board of the...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:45am
  • At a distance of 220 miles and a 40-minute flight from South Peninsula Hospital to Anchorage, the time and distance can present challenges for getting intensive care at the lower Kenai Peninsula’s only rural hospital. If the weather is bad, LifeMed and other medevac services can’t fly. Patients ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:42am
  • JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said he is willing to call the Legislature into a special session if lawmakers don’t pass any revenue proposals to help close a multibillion-dollar budget deficit. His push for more income comes as the state’s Department of Revenue on Monday released a forecast...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:38am
  • Not surprisingly, Alaska’s fiscal picture got worse with the March 21 release of the 2016 Spring Revenue Forecast. Total state revenue for the 2016 fiscal year, which ends June 30, is now projected to be about $3.6 billion, down more than 60 percent from the $9.5 billion of income estimated in the...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:37am
  • The staff and students at Kachemak Selo School are still waiting to hear whether there will be room in next year’s budget for a new building. The K-12 replacement facility is sitting at the top of the Alaska Department of Early Education and Development FY17 construction grant list, and was placed...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:59am
  • Chapman School  March 24: Third quarter awards assembly. March 28: Spring pictures. March 30: Tsunami warning drill, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Tsunami sirens and warnings may be heard, or broacasted on TV or radio. However, it’s just ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:53am
  • Though Linda Reinhart has spent over four decades as a volunteer at Paul Banks Elementary, a more fitting title would be resident grandmother. Reinhart, who is indeed referred to as Grandma Reinhart by both staff and students, volunteered off and on for 32 years at the school and has been a consiste...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:52am
  • Children in Homer and Anchor Point have the opportunity to hunt thousands of eggs over Easter weekend at several local events. More than 3,000 real and plastic eggs will adorn fields and lawns outside organizations and churches, waiting for tiny hands to put them into bags and baskets.   ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:34am
  • Members of the Alaska Democratic Party get their chance to vote for their party’s presidential candidate when the party holds meetings statewide on Saturday morning. Unlike the Republican Party’s presidential preference poll, held on March 1 in which party members voted on a ballot, Democrats se...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:26am
  • Following the filing earlier this month of an application for an initiative petition that would ban commercial cannabis, Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson last Thursday granted permission for the initiative backers to begin collecting signatures....

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:24am
  • With a citizen group seeking an initiative to ban by vote commercial cannabis in the city of Homer, Kachemak City, the government to the north and east of Homer, won’t put a similar question to the voters. In a 5-2 vote, the Kachemak City Council rejected an ordinance that would have called an ele...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:23am
  • The 2016 Winter King Salmon Tournament champion, Eric Holland, only told the crowd during the Saturday evening awards ceremony that he caught the winning fish “in the ocean.” ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:21am
  • Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna is looking to update its imaging capabilities with some new equipment if the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly gives it the green light....

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:29am
  • While more women are turning up soil in the agriculture industry, they are unearthing a unique set of challenges. Some are looking for new methods to cultivate and market their products a little differently than their male counterparts, while others are seeking ways to balance raising a family and r...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:28am
  • On Christmas Eve, when they could have been enjoying a day off, the small, dedicated crew of Ohlson Mountain Mineral Springs H20 shows up at work to demonstrate their newest piece of equipment: a machine that fills water bottles....

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:25am

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