Homer News

  • Having won the Battle of the Books competition among third- and fourth-grade students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, West Homer Elementary School’s team of Eli Zatz and Seamus McDonough, with alternate Olivia Glasman nearby, competed at the state level on Feb. 20. “(They) offici...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:16pm
  • There’s a lot to be said about the magic that happens when performers hear the roar of the greasepaint and inhale the smell of the crowd. First, however, there’s getting past your classmates, as students at McNeil Canyon Elementary School had to do Feb. 20....

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:16pm
  • Students Katherine Miller of Homer was named to the Northern Michigan University dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. Miller qualified by having a grade point average of 3.25-3.99.   Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 4:...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:56pm
  • In other action, the Homer City Council looked at other planning issues. On its agenda and up for public hearing and final action were two ordinances that would change the planning code. One, Ordinance 14-08, would reduce from five to four the number of votes needed to approve a conditional use perm...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:52pm
  • A trial date has been reset for Anthony Resetarits, 21, and Joseph Resetarits, 19. In a hearing on Monday, Kenai Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman set a trial week for June 2 in Homer. The trial had been set for the week of April 7. The brothers are charged with one count each of second-degree assaul...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:13pm
  • A traffic stop last Thursday evening on Pioneer Avenue turned into a tense encounter when Alaska State Troopers pulled firearms on the driver and passenger. No one was injured in the incident and the suspects eventually cooperated.  Troopers arrested Alexander Napier II, 31, for driving while l...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:12pm
  • Feb. 20-23 Parade First place: Girl Scout Troop 211 Second place: Trailblazers 4H Third place: Boy Scout Pack 81   Slapshot hockey Mighty Mites First...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:10pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — House Democrats have confirmed Sam Kito III as the newest member of the state Legislature. Gov. Sean Parnell last week chose Kito from among three candidates forwarded by the Tongass Democrats to fill the House seat vacated when Juneau Democrat Beth Kerttula resigned for a fellowship...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:30am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — A Kodiak lawmaker has requested an audit on the handling of repairs on the ferry Tustumena. Rep. Alan Austerman, in his request, says the project began in October 2012, completion was delayed and the ferry did not return to service for more than a year. He says as a result, ferry ser...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:29am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — State officials say Alaska’s record pink salmon harvest in 2013 could create a market glut that will drive prices down for several years. KFSK-radio reports the state’s division of Economic Development sees a glut in supply after the 2013 harvest, bringing downward pressure on pr...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:28am
  • Homer Electric Association is accepting nominations from members interested in running for a seat on the cooperative’s board of directors.  The cooperative’s board is made up of nine directors, three from each of the three districts that make up the service area.  ...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:28am
  • Oil and gas companies have been making waves with developments in Cook Inlet and the Kenai Peninsula during the past year and companies are looking to continue that trend. Big projects and announcements from 2013 that look to continue progress in 2014 include moves to construct a pipeline across the...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:27am
  • Locals last Thursday got an inside view of the big mansion on Kachemak Drive near Northern Enterprises Boat Yard when the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center held its monthly After Hours Event there. Second Star gets its name from the line in J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” describing how t...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:23am
  • Homer author Tom Kizzia holds a Homer Bookstore T-shirt at an event last Saturday honoring him for his book, “Pilgrim’s Wilderness,” becoming the all-time best-seller at the bookstore. The previous best-seller was J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:12am
  • The Alaska Legislature’s failure to extend the limited entry program for weathervane scallop fishing, which expired Dec. 30, 2013, has created an open-access opportunity in state waters for the succulent mollusks. Originally developed during the 2002 legislative session and extended again in 2008,...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:04am
  • There are huge benefits for the state if Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed state participation in a North Slope gas project goes forward: as much as $2 billion to $3 billion per year in new revenues. If the project were expanded, as the partnership deal anticipates, state revenues could increase by 30 ...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:04am
  • A taxi cab driver fended off a knife attack by forcing a passenger to drop the knife and pulling a pistol on him, Homer Police said in a criminal complaint filed last Thursday. Police arrested Sean K.M. Reagan, 25, for third-degree assault after finding him lying on the floor of a boat at the harbor...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:23am
  • At its Feb. 10 regular meeting, the Homer City Council set a timetable for the next step in the charter commission election process. It established a commissioner candidate petition period of March 1 to July 15 and an election date of Oct 7....

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:23am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Feb. 25: A public meeting about the district’s 2014-2015 budget, Homer High School library, 5:30 p.m.  Feb. 26: Early dismissal, 1:40 p.m.   Chapman School Feb. 22:...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:22am
  • Homer High School senior John Walsworth has had his heart set on being accepted to a military academy. The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., to be exact, with the Naval Academy second on his list, followed by West Point. Alaska’s congressional delegation did their part to help Wal...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:20am

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