Homer News

  • Kachemak Selo and other schools off the state road system make it challenging for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to provide education to the borough’s younger residents. Add to that a mixture of languages, religions, cultures and family situations and the challenges only increase. Tha...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
  • The morning’s hush is disturbed only by the sound of a crow’s wings at it flies just beyond the edge of the bluff. The sun is still on the distant side of the Kenai Mountains, its light beginning to spread down the Fox River flats and across the surface of Kachemak Bay. The bay’s whispered sur...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:25pm
  • A Kenai Peninsula resident known for his habitat advocacy has applied to be on Alaska’s Board of Fisheries. Robert Ruffner, outgoing founder and executive director of the Soldotna-based Kenai Watershed Forum, applied for the board in February....

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:06pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — A Senate committee has advanced legislation that would eliminate daylight saving time and allow for consideration of another time zone in Alaska. The bill would exempt Alaskans from advancing their clocks each spring. It would also direct the governor to ask the U.S. Department of Tr...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:03pm
  • The experimental fishery to determine the feasibility of a seine fishery for pollock in state waters has finished up with mixed results. The Gulf of Alaska pollock workgroup held its final meeting last month to discuss adding a limited entry state pollock fishery to Alaska waters for both trawl and ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:02pm
  • The state of Alaska Homer Recorder’s Office closed for scheduled leave beginning March 2. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 12. Alternate recording will be done in Anchorage.  Mail recordings to: Anchorage Recorder’s Office   ATTN: Homer/Seldovia Districts 550 W. Seventh...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:02pm
  • Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, will be in Homer Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, March 9, from 5-6:30 p.m., he will host a Town Hall Meeting at the Homer LIO offices.  At 7 p.m. Monday, he will provide a brief update to the Homer City Council and visitors on the legislative session. On Tuesday, Mar...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:01pm
  • SVT Health & Wellness has hired Renae Blanton, a family nurse practitioner with experience in holistic and integrative medicine. Her specialties include family medicine, women’s health and bio-identical hormone replacement, and treatment of chronic illness including chronic fatigue, diabetes, ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:00pm
  • SOLDOTNA — At Peninsula Radiation Oncology in Soldotna, a new therapy is available to help patients cope with cancer treatment. Her name is LC, a 12-year-old English Setter. As a certified therapy dog, LC is regularly present in the building’s lobby to help patients relax and relieve stress befo...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:58pm
  • Interim superintendent Sean Dusek will assume the superintendent of schools position on July 1, 2015. The Board of Education voted unanimously to offer the job to the 22-year Kenai Peninsula Borough School District veteran following public interviews Tuesday. “It is very humbling,” Dusek said. ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:56pm
  • Bald Mountain Air Service, owned by lifelong Alaskans Gary and Jeanne Porter of Homer, has earned the Medallion Shield, the highest safety award by the Medallion Foundation.  The award consists of five safety stars awarded by the foundation, whose mission is to reduce aviation accidents “by f...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:52pm
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    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:10pm
  • On the day Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet imposed a deadline for the city to respond to an order to show why it’s not in contempt of court regarding its assessment of condominiums in the Kachemak Bay Title Company Building, the Homer City Council at its Monday meeting made clear it wi...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:05pm
  • Homer charter chaptain Josh Brooks spent Tuesday fishing by himself with one goal in mind: finding a salmon shark. The day was a success when Brooks hooked his prey 30 feet below the surface in 100 feet of water. He estimated the shark weighed 350-375 pounds. Brooks donated the jaw to the Center for...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:04pm
  • At 7 a.m. Tuesday with Alaska’s new marijuana law just hours old, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board held a teleconference to address one of the big questions raised by the law. How should “in public” be defined? The board adopted an emergency regulation, and at 10:15 a.m. Lt. Gov. Byron Mal...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02pm
  • After hours of public testimony during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, the assembly voted down an ordinance that, if passed, would have placed before voters in October the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities in areas of the borough outside cities....

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:59pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 2: School board meeting, 7 p.m. March 3: Interviews with district superintendent candidates. March 6: Inservice, no school.  Chapman School Feb. 26-28:...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:58pm
  • From Unalaska to Juneau-Douglas, 24 schools and more than 250 students competed in drama, debate and forensics events in Anchorage last weekend. Homer High School was in the midst of the action, with more students breaking into elimination rounds than ever before. “But more than that, the students...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:57pm
  • Three Homer High School seniors — Evan Boyer, Patrick Latimer and Jonas Noomah — have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, according to Lin Hampson, HHS advisor. “The principal was notified and then he notified them here at school,” said Hampson of the good news pa...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:56pm
  • Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies needs action-packer like plastic totes (heavy duty with locking handles); sturdy shelving; cotton-based, twin-sized sheets; fencing for headquarters lawn; French door; water jugs; water cooler; children’s and adult rain gear; sleeping bags; ...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:35pm

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