Homer News

  • Professors Beth Graber and Michael Hawfield were awarded the honor of emeritus professor titles at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College graduation on May 4. The title of emeritus is given to retiring professors who exemplify principles of exemplary academic standards, great scholarship...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:07am
  • Sian Young grew up in Wales hearing stories of her grandparent’s journeys around the world. As Young reached adulthood, she too began taking trips to various destinations in Europe and even going to India. Young, now a 31-year-old mental health nurse living in Bristol, England, is spending a month...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:55am
  • Two years and ten months ago, Erika and Paul Piazza painted and renovated the interior of a Volkswagen van and left their home in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  On Monday, May 9, they arrived in Homer. The Piazzas began driving through South America in August 2013 after losing their jobs — Paul is...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:53am
  • The Public Safety Review Committee reported to the Homer City Council on Monday that plans for the proposed public safety building would use the current Homer Education and Recreation Complex to house police and fire stations.  The committee met May 11 and is scheduled to meet again at 5:30 p.m...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:46am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board will decide in June whether the bus route scheduling for southern peninsula schools, including Homer, Anchor Point and Ninilchik, will change, said KPBSD Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones at a Tuesday meeting at Homer High School.  Any changes...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:41am
  • The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival is honored to have the nation’s top birders as guests at the fests, but the real stars are those little birds that travel so far on their own to grace our shores. What are birders likely to see this weekend?...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:39am
  • The shorebirds are back, heralds of the northern spring and inspiration for the 2016 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival that begins today. These extraordinary travelers remind us of renewal and nature’s miraculous beauty and ingenuity....

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:30am
  • No bids for Cook Inlet oil and gas leases No bids were opened for state oil and gas leases in Cook Inlet as previously scheduled Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, the state Department of Natural Resources announced it received no bids for any acreage and cited limited ...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:18am
  • The state Division of Oil and Gas wants significantly more information from Prudhoe Bay field operator BP and its fellow working owners on how a scaled-back work plan for this year could impact prospects for a gasline down the road. Oil and Gas Director Corri Feige wrote a letter to senior BP Alaska...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:17am
  • JUNEAU — One of the two companies offering individual health insurance policies for Alaskans announced Monday that it will not be participating in that market next year. The announcement by Moda Health would leave Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield as the only company providing individual health insur...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:16am
  • It has been three weeks since legislation to scale back Alaska’s oil and gas tax credit program took a big step backwards to the House Rules Committee. In the meantime Rules chair Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, has put forth two very similar versions of House Bill 247 that would all but eliminat...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:15am
  • The Marijuana Control Board enacted a policy decision April 27 that will hurry along the licensing process that has been slowed since the state started taking applications Feb. 24. The board voted 4-1 to allow its Executive Director Cynthia Franklin to declare license applications complete before st...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:14am
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Marijuana Control Board has voted unanimously to ask the public to comment on draft regulations allowing recreational marijuana users to enjoy pot products inside retail stores. The regulations are the first of their kind in the United States and are a rough equivalent to the n...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:12am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Chapman School  May 6: Community potluck retirement party for Donna Austin and Linda Brady in the Chapman gym, 6 p.m. Bring a dish and memories to share.   Fireweed Academy (all grades...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:36am
  • Chapman School is honoring retiring teachers Donna Austin and Linda Brady with a community potluck retirement party at 6 p.m. Friday. Community members, including current and former students and their parents, are invited to share a dish and a story at the Chapman School Gym, according to Chapman Sc...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:31am
  • Three long-time Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College professors said their goodbyes as they left their offices and retired from their full-time positions. Professor of English and communications Beth Graber, associate professor of history and political science Michael Hawfield and assistan...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:01am
  • How to begin retirement after more than three decades responding to emergencies? By “doing all those things I didn’t have a chance to do because I had a full-time-plus job,” said Elaine Grabowski who, on Saturday, wrapped up 32 years with the Homer Volunteer Fire Department.  Monday morni...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:45am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska’s only residential detox facilities for opiate addiction have closed due to a federal regulation change. The 14-bed Ernie Turner Center in Anchorage and the 16-bed Gateway to Recovery Detox Center in Fairbanks are no longer accepting patients withdrawing from opioids, though...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:39am
  • Kenai Peninsula Food Hub members in the Homer area picked up their first orders on Wednesday from the Kachemak Community Center.  Different from a farmers market, which can be a social outing as well as a shopping trip, the food hub allows consumers to place an order online a few days prior and...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:38am
  • The Bradley Lake hydroelectric power plant is one step closer to approval for an amendment to the Bradley Lake hydroelectric power plant that would allow the plant to divert water from Battle Creek to Bradley Lake....

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:34am

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