Homer News

  • It’s been 11 years now. And they keep going back.  In the middle of March, during the week of spring break, a team of volunteers from Homer’s Glacier View Baptist Church packs their work clothes and heads to Mexico. Destination: San Vicente, a small town on the Baja Peninsula where approxim...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:46pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly discussed changes to its budget and considered changes to members’ compensation at its Tuesday meeting. While an ordinance sponsored by assembly member Brent Johnson and a substitute sponsored by assembly member Bill Smith were both up for public hearings, an e...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:36pm
  • A solution and design for an unsafe and slow intersection will move a step closer toward construction this month when Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities officials choose one of three alternatives for the Main Street and Sterling Highway intersection.  Those alternatives a...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:27pm
  • In a year when some of the most seasoned Iditarod racers pulled themselves and their dog teams out of what’s known as the “Last Great Race”  — Jeff King and DeeDee Jonrowe, for example — Homer snowmachiners Dr. Paul Sayer, Dr. Paul Raymond and Raymond’s daughter Kendra, a stude...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:24pm
  • As contractors with Enstar Natural Gas ramp up construction this month on the second phase of the Homer natural gas expansion, some landowners on Kachemak Drive have balked at granting easements to extend the gas line. More than 17,000 feet of natural gas line has already been installed on the Homer...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:05pm
  • About 50 people, including several Alaska State Troopers and Homer Police officers, attended Stand Up Homer, a March 27 gathering that was part of statewide Choose Respect rallies. Choose Respect is part of Gov. Sean Parnell’s initiative to address and end domestic violence and sexual assault. “...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:56pm
  • With the capital budget and what it means for the southern Kenai Peninsula still to be determined, other legislative action affecting the area is finding approval in Juneau. Passing both the Senate and House and signed March 26 by Gov. Parnell was a bill removing Homer’s port and harbor and munici...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:53pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: Chapman School Through today: Student testing.   Homer High School...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:31pm
  • A dragon twisting across the floor. Maracas clacking. Grass skirts swaying. Get ready for “World Culture Day,” an event presented from 6-9 p.m. April 9 by Ninilchik School’s K-12 students, under the direction of Bonnie Pierce and Jane Beck of Project GRAD....

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:28pm
  • It isn’t that Homer Middle School students Denver Waclawski, Douglas Dean, Ben Kettle and Tim Blakely don’t already have very active lives. For starters, three of them play hockey, one is a cross country runner, they play soccer and are in band, choir, robotics and more....

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:24pm
  • Homer Middle School teacher and student council advisor Bonnie Jason credits the school’s student council. Rylyn Todd, a member of the student council, credits HMS students’ competitive spirit. Whichever it is, it’s the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that gets the more than $700 the students ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:23pm
  • The Homer Legislative Information Office will participate in the following two teleconferences. The Homer LIO is located at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. For more information, contact Charlene, 235-7878. • Friday, 3:30 p.m.: Information hearing on Alaska coal and coal technology, listen only. • Saturday, ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:05pm
  • Gearing up for its fifth season, the Seldovia Bay Ferry has announced it will begin operation May 23 and continue through Sept. 2. The 150-passenger M/V Kachemak Voyager will provide quick, 45-minute trips between Homer and Seldovia twice a day. Operating Thursday through Monday, the ferry will run ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:04pm
  • During the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment period, which began Oct. 1 and ended March 31 for coverage starting in 2014, uninsured Alaskans obtained health insurance though the ACA’s Marketplace. With the deadline passed, certified application counselors at SVT Health and Wellness will continue ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:52pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The head of the state’s largest labor union said his organization would oppose any move by lawmakers to raise the minimum wage ahead of a vote by Alaskans, fearing legislators will gut the law like they did 12 years ago. Under Alaska law, if lawmakers pass a bill that is “substan...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:47pm
  • JUNEAU — A House committee’s rewrite of Gov. Sean Parnell’s education bill includes additional money for schools but also a plan for addressing the teachers’ retirement system that has raised concerns with Parnell administration officials. Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell said she was very...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:46pm
  • JUNEAU — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Monday said he plans to propose allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of a corporation that could play a key role in a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska....

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:45pm
  • Dr. Ross Tanner of the Diabetes and Lipid Clinic of Alaska will present on managing diabetes and pre-diabetes at 6 p.m. April 10 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center Seminar Room. Participants will learn ways to manage diabetes and pre-diabetes with diet, exercise and medications, and lear...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:42pm
  • Municipal leaders throughout the state say they are pleased with the development of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board, but participation concerns remain. The concerns were expressed in a Monday press release. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said while establishing the board ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:42pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries will consider one of three recently submitted emergency petitions regarding Upper Cook Inlet salmon management. South K Beach Independent Fishermen’s Association and the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association, or KPFA, submitted three petitions asking the board to ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:41pm

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