Homer News

  • What do people on the lower Kenai Peninsula like to do for fun? What activities do they enjoy for cultural enrichment? What facilities would people like to see improved or built? Should Homer explore new ways to fund and support those activities?...

    Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:19pm
  • New research and analysis has prompted the U.S. Navy to re-evaluate the effects of military training on marine mammals and other species in the Gulf of Alaska temporary maritime activities area. Based on that research, the Navy has prepared a draft supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Oversea...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:29pm
  • Staff report Although the date has not yet been confirmed, Dan Sullivan, the Republican candidate opposing incumbent Alaska Sen. Mark Begich in the Nov. 4 general election, plans to make a return visit Homer before the election, according to Sullivan campaign spokesperson Mike Ander...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:05pm
  • Nearing the end of what he called a “very, very close campaign,” Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, made a swing through Homer on Sunday, asking for support and answering questions from a crowd of about 75 people at the Homer Middle School library. In her introduction, Homer resident Liz Downing descri...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:04pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election indicate Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is headed into another term. With 28 of 29 precincts reporting, Navarre has taken 53.52 percent of the vote in a three-way race against Tom Be...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:58pm
  • Almost a year after it began, a move to redefine Homer as a home-rule city was voted down by voters in Tuesday’s election. Proposition 1, asking city voters if a charter commission should be elected to prepare a proposed home-rule charter for the city of Homer, received 503 no votes, or 54 percent...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:54pm
  • In unofficial Homer election results, with both precincts counted, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe easily won re-election to a second term with 654 votes to challenger Lindianne Sarno’s 350 votes.  Two-term council member David Lewis also won re-election to the Homer City Council, finishing second wit...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:45pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 16: The Great Alaska ShakeOut “Drop, Cover and Hold On” earthquake drill, 10:16 a.m. Chapman School Today: Districtwide budget development meeting, Homer Middle School library, 6 p.m....

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:30am
  • With almost 39 years in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Karen Wessel is in her 18th year at Homer Flex High School. “Every morning I come in with the hope that I can help make a difference in a young person’s life,” said Wessel, the school’s principal.  Hope has guided this...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:29am
  • A passel of puppies: What’s not to love? These 9-week-old red heeler/cocker spaniel mix pups are playful, fun and ready for a loving home.     To adopt a pet, call or stop by the animal shelter across from the city’s Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway. The shelter is...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:13am
  • The crew of the CGC Hickory will hold its annual Haunted Hickory and food drive at the Coast Guard pier on the Homer Spit, 4-10 p.m. Oct. 30. Attendees are encouraged to bring two nonperishable food items as the price of admission. Food is donated to the Homer Community Food Pantry to help meet the ...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:51am
  • Forty-two years of gardening in Alaska and I have never seen an October like this one. Yes, there was a touch of snow mixed with Sunday afternoon’s rain. But the flowers are still lovely, still setting buds, still thriving, still making my heart sing. This has been a growing season to remember, to...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:50am
  • JUNEAU — The price of a pack of cigarettes in Juneau could increase if the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly raises the tax on them and other tobacco products, the Juneau Empire reports....

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:46am
  • The Federal Subsistence Board is accepting applications through Jan. 23 to fill seats on the 10 Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils. Council membership appointments are typically 3-year terms. There are approximately 35 seats open for appointment among all councils. ...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:44am
  • ANCHORAGE – Ravn Alaska, Alaska’s largest regional airline, took 22nd place in the 2014 Alaska Business Monthly Top 49ers awards, rising two spots from 24th place in 2013. ...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:43am
  • A Crowley Solutions barge with Furie Alaska equipment is anchored in Kachemak Bay last Thursday. Equipment for Furie’s Kitchen Lights monopod well arrived in the bay on Sept. 9. The monopod will be set over Furie’s Kitchen Lights unit number 3 well in Cook Inlet about 20 miles north of N...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:41am
  • A horrific crime brought Miriam Aarons and Mao Tosi together. On Oct. 23, the pair of community organizers will share a message of collaboration as co-keynote speakers at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage. “I never thought in a million years I would ever be an AFN co-keynote...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:36am
  • Changes to the observer program and discussion of a possible Gulf of Alaska rationalization program are back on the menu at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s October meeting. The council, which began meeting in Anchorage on Wednesday, also will approve crab fishery catches, take final...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:34am
  • It was hard to hear the announcement over the din of the 150 people who attended the 40th anniversary banquet for the United Fishermen of Alaska — but when a table mate leaned over and said “Boy that’s great,” to Jim Butler, the Kenai man knew something was up. Longtime commercial fisherman ...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:28am
  • With 28 of 29 precincts reporting, current Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has taken 53.52 percent of the vote in a three-way race against Tom Bearup of Soldotna and Carrol J. Martin, also of Soldotna. Navarre had 4,794 votes. Bearup was in second place with 3,270 or 36.51 percent of the ...

    Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:37pm

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