Homer News

  • A strong showing in Homer by Republican Party U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller surprised almost everybody — everybody except a spirited group of supporters on the lower Kenai Peninsula. “In the past week and a half, just monitoring what’s going on across the state, we really saw a surge of sup...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:37pm
  • When Jackson Hobbs, 16, begins school in his hometown of Franklin, Idaho, later this month, he’ll have quite a story to share about his summer vacation....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:36pm
  • While early reports from the Alaska Division of Elections showed “yes” votes on Ballot Measure 1 in the lead, within three hours after polls closed on Tuesday and with more than half the precincts reporting, the unofficial results pulled a switch with the “no” votes gaining ground. As of Wed...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:01pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Two minutes at a time, the Environmental Protection Agency heard directly from Alaskans how they feel about the agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine development.At an Aug. 12 public hearing in Anchorage, 133 attendees testified before EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran and...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:51pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Northrim BanCorp will expand further into the residential mortgage market with its acquisition of Residential Mortgage LLC.Northrim currently owns 23.5 percent of the mortgage company, and was an original investor. Now, Northrim Bank’s subsidiary Northrim Capital Investment Co. will ...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:19pm
  • If by chance you win the Publishers Clearing House contest, just like on TV, the Prize Patrol will show up with balloons. A phone scam going around Homer tries to scam victims into thinking otherwise. Don’t fall for it, Homer Police warned in a press release on Aug. 7....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:18pm
  • Re/Max of Homer recently settled into its new renovated location on the street facing side of the Windjammer Suites building on Pioneer Avenue. Their old location, also on Pioneer Avenue, is now occupied by Malone Insurance Agency, which moved from a neighboring building in July.In an interview last...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:15pm
  • Cook Inlet and Yukon River commercial fishermen could receive direct payments as part of the 2012 fishery disaster relief aid this fall.According to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration award notice, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is set to receive $7.8 million for direct pa...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:08pm
  • A federal judge has ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment for the revised marine observer program that was implemented in 2013.No immediate changes to the program will be made, but Judge Russel Holland found that NMFS did not account for whe...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:06pm
  • There is always a sense of community down at the Homer Farmers Market. You can’t go down there without running into someone you know, chatting with a vendor or watching as the kids play together and folks sit soaking up the atmosphere. Constant sharing has always been a mark of the Market....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:03pm
  • By Molly DischnerMorris News Service - AlaskaAlaska’s commercial fishermen have hauled in more than 125 million salmon this year, but the prices for those fish are still in limbo.Fishermen have landed about 72.5 million pinks, 41.7 million sockeye, 2.1 million coho, 8.4 million chums and 413,000 k...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:56pm
  • Although almost 38 percent of precincts had reported as of 11 p.m. Tuesday, Forrest Dunbar emerged early as the clear winner of the Democratic Party nomination for U.S. Congress. Dunbar had 62 percent of the votes to Frank Vondersaar’s 15 percent. Vondersaar, who recently developed some health iss...

    Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:21pm
  • As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, with 245 of 441 precincts reporting across the state, the unofficial results for Ballot Measure 1 were 53,550 votes saying “no” to the referendum, a repeal of Senate Bill 21, and 51,484 votes saying yes to the repeal. Votes on the referendum by district were not yet availa...

    Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:12pm
  • The three Republican U.S. Senate candidates squared off against each other in the KTUU Channel 2 debate Aug. 14, touching mostly on old and familiar themes....

    Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:10pm
  • Chapman School Grades Prek-8 P.O. Box 1109,  Anchor Point, AK 99556 Phone: 235-8671  Fax: 235-5460 Principal: Conrad Woodhead Secretary: Debbie Poindexter Class start, stop times: 8:40 a.m., 3:10 p.m. Registration: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug, 4-8 First day of s...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:20pm
  • ‘Meet your teacher’ at West Homer West Homer Elementary School will have ‘Meet Your Teacher’ orientation from 2-3 p.m. Friday. Class lists will be posted shortly before 2 p.m. in the windows to the left of the school entrance.   School supply donations being acc...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:17pm
  • With the municipal election less than two months away, the deadline is quickly approaching to file as a candidate for city of Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough seats. On the Homer ballot will be three elected city official positions: the mayor and two council members. The deadline to file for one of...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:25pm
  • As of its meeting last Friday, a Kenai grand jury has not yet re-indicted the two Homer brothers accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy at a September 2012 East End Road drinking party. On Aug. 6, Kenai Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman dismissed without prejudice second-degree sexual assault c...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:25pm
  • In a decision that clarifies the rights of Alaska citizens to change law by initiative and referendum, the Alaska Supreme Court on Friday said the Kenai Superior Court and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk erred when they rejected a 2010 proposed referendum by James Price, a Nikiski citizen activist...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:25pm
  • An entertaining 10-minute presentation by Sean Baski and Laura Paul with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities took the spotlight during Monday night’s two-hour Homer City Council meeting.  “You are above and beyond the most professional presenter we’ve ever had,...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:21pm

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