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  • Haven House’s Young Women of Distinction award recipient Lilli Johnson graduated from Homer High School in three years. Johnson plans to take a gap year and teach in Uganda. Her advice to Homer High students is to take care of themselves first. “It’s totally worth it to watch Netflix and not d...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:44am
  • Eighty-six high school seniors graduated from Homer High School and Homer Flex on Wednesday, May 18. Each senior finished high school with unique struggles, triumphs and goals for their future. Homer Flex held its ceremony, which focused on resiliency and growth, at Land’s End Resort early in the ...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:42am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. The Ka...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:38am
  • With the beginning of summer and you’re starting to clear out your freezer of last year’s catch, think of us. Those of us at the Homer Community Food Pantry look forward to receiving salmon and halibut from last year, fresh vegetables from your garden and household items and clothes left over fr...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:18am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce website tells a cautionary tale of anglers who did not purchase a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby ticket and caught fish that would have earned them hundreds or thousands of dollars.  The moral of the story, according to Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center E...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:10am
  • The American Legion General Buckner Post 16 last month honored World War II veteran George Meeker for his 70 years continuous membership in the American Legion. Meeker was presented with a plaque honoring his membership at his Homer home. In the photo above, Bill Sheldo...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:08am
  • After more than a half-century since their service to this country, Homer residents Don Arseneau, Dick Lewis and Gail Sorensen received some well-deserved honor. Along with 20 other veterans from World War II and the Korean War, they participated in an Honor Flight from Alaska to Washington, D.C., A...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:04am
  • As children enjoyed a pleasant summer evening at the Karen Hornaday Park playground last Thursday, in the parking lot below Homer Police said an alleged drug dealer, Reily Arambul, 20, fired a single shotgun slug into the door of a white Jeep Cherokee. The round went through the lower door panel and...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 8:51am
  • In continuing discussions on how to build a new Homer Public Safety Building, the Homer City Council has said building a new police station and making fire hall improvements would probably require borrowing money through a bond. The council until this week avoided specifics on a bond. At its regular...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 8:45am
  • JUNEAU — The prospect of a special session looms as Alaska lawmakers hit their fourth month in regular session without agreement on a plan for pulling the state out of a massive budget deficit. Lawmakers worked past the voter-approved 90-day session limit in April after failing to come to terms on...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:06am
  • Add promotional hats, water bottles, visors and other promotional items to the list of ways Alaska hopes to balance its budget without hiking taxes too high. The Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation got a green light from the Legislature to sell parks-themed merchandise for a profit. As l...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:03am
  • The Alaska marijuana industry first business licenses will be issued in June, and the most crucial kind have the lowest number of applications. Testing facilities — one of the four commercial cannabis licenses created under legalization — present a possible industry bottleneck. All cannabis prod...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:01am
  • HOUSTON  — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by nine this week to 406, another all-time low amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 888 rigs were active. Alaska’s rig count was unchanged this week, but rigs are down to five compared to 10 in the same...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:49am
  • The round tables were fringed with people chatting leisurely and exchanging bits of news, like they were on lunch break. A few feet away, two young men ignored the conversation and clicked away on desktop computers. Yet another group stood on the edges of the room, pacing and waiting, their heads sn...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:49am
  • JUNEAU — After a month of debate, the Alaska House of Representatives has approved legislation that cuts the annual state subsidy for the oil and gas industry. In a 25-12 vote, the House approved a modified version of House Bill 247, proposed by a pair of Republicans: Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North P...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:44am
  • A total of 102 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from around the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District converged on Homer Middle School on Thursday, May 5th, for the 10th annual KPBSD Middle School Math Meet. Homer Middle School students stood their ground against tough competition from Ke...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:01am
  • Homer High School   Quinn Weddle Alward Samuel Ray Archuleta Isabel Gallan Beach Mikylla Elaine Blauvelt Lyndsay Dee Brown Nolan Pearce Bunting Kyle Jay Carroll Miles Anthony Catlin Hayden Wyatt Chase Alexander Thomas Clark Desiree Elaine Cleary Jaret Lee Cole...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:01am
  • Homer High School social studies teacher Kendra Nelson’s first period world history class includes students from Homer High School and Kenai Central High School, yet neither school has to make tricky travel arrangements.  Using video-conferencing technology, Nelson’s students connect with G...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:56am
  • In December 1973, the State of Alaska leased tracts in Kachemak Bay for oil and gas exploration and development. The lease sale brought in nearly $25 million dollars. Local fishermen and others united to challenge the leases and to push oil and gas out of Kachemak Bay’s rich fisheries. Eventually,...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:49am
  • A Homer resident called 911 to report that someone had broken into her home on Saturday, May 14 at 6:48 a.m. Homer Police responded and found that someone had entered the residence and taken several items from the home, including firearms. The firearms taken were described to police by the victim as...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:33am

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