Homer News

  • I just so happened to be in Glennallen last week and stumbled upon their Wednesday Farmers Market. I get all giddy when I see homegrown vegetables, I’m funny that way, so my husband and I had to start up a conversation with the one vendor who had veggies....

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:44pm
  • BlueCrest Energy ceremonially opened their Hansen Production Facility, an oil wellpad on the shore of Cook Inlet near Anchor Point....

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:43pm
  • Many of us know well traveled people. Perhaps they spent a year studying abroad, or a month rambling across Asia, backpacking across Europe, or working in an orphanage in South America. Maybe — as is the case of one red chair — they are slowing checking off every state in the union. The Red Chai...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:08am
  • If an intravenous drug user goes into The Exchange at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center to dispose of their used needles, they can receive a “safer injection kit,” condoms, Narcan overdose response kits, free rapid HIV and Hepatitis C tests, and other health-related information. They ...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:19pm
  • Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy set bail and conditions of release on Wednesday for Stephen R. Boyle, 43, a Homer man charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Boyle is the deputy fire chief for Kachemak Emergency Services. At his hearing yesterday, Kenai Peninsula ...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:18pm
  • A group of Homer residents and visitors gathered around the gazebo in WKFL Park on Friday evening and read the names of the 49 people who died in the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida early in the morning on June 12....

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:18pm
  • Downtown Homer will see two big road projects for summer 2018, a rehabilitation and drainage improvements for Lake Street between East End Road and the Sterling Highway, and repaving of Pioneer Avenue from Lake Street to the Sterling Highway. Of the two, Lake Street see the biggest changes, with the...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:14pm
  • An invisible line near Clam Gulch Tower means the landowners on the north side are likely paying a few dollars in property taxes each year and those on the south side are likely paying hundreds to the borough’s two hospitals....

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:13pm
  • A Homer business, Nomad Shelter, which crafts custom yurts, has been approved as a manufacturer for the federal government’s high tunnel program....

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:38pm
  • It’s over, but not done. At 11:46 a.m. Sunday, the Alaska Senate adjourned the fourth special session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. Forty minutes later, Gov. Bill Walker issued a proclamation stating that the fifth special session will begin on July 11. On its agenda will be three items: Using t...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:20pm
  • The values of some oil and gas properties in the Kenai Peninsula Borough jumped in the most recent state assessment, producing about $1.1 million more for the borough in property taxes. Much of that increase comes from the Nikiski area, where the tax values for the year increased by approximately $5...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:20pm
  • ANCHORAGE — A national environmental group is asking federal fisheries officials to block a drilling company’s plans for offshore hydraulic fracturing in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. The Center for Biological Diversity says fracking by BlueCrest Energy will threaten endangered beluga whales. The group...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:30am
  • Within a few weeks drivers passing between Anchor Point and Ninilchik may see a new feature on the coastline — BlueCrest Energy’s 30 foot-tall drill rig, scheduled to be erected soon on the oil company’s wellpad around Mile 151 of the Sterling Highway....

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:29am
  • The Homer Farmers Market is in the perfect location. Very few markets have the good fortune of a permanent location so that tents and infrastructure can stay up all summer. That means that instead of just a pop-up tent village, our Market booths are more permanent, hand built, and full of personalit...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:29am
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — The bill to restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund to help pay for government could be too optimistic about the market, the head of the corporation that manages the fund told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial board Tuesday. Angela Rodell, the CEO of the Alaska Permanent Fund...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:29am
  • Homer Police on Thursday arrested Stephen R. Boyle, the deputy fire chief for Kachemak Emergency Services, on six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, an unclassified felony. Boyle, 43, appeared at the Homer Courthouse on Friday morning for his arraignment. Homer District Court Judge Marg...

    Fri, 06/17/2016 - 2:31pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the Ninilchik River will open to the harvest of hatchery-reared king salmon beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 18, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016. King salmon are stocked in the Ninilchik River each year by the Alaska Departme...

    Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:32am
  •          Homer Relay for Life, the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, is 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday at the Homer Middle School track. Teams or individuals will walk the track in a relay to raise money. Relay for Life starts with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m., followed...

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 3:20pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska House of Representatives stood for a moment of silence Monday to honor the shooting victims of the deadly attack at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Rep. Matt Claman asked his colleagues to stand in unity for those injured and killed and their families. The Anchorage...

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 2:55pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is returning to using its own employees to handle appointments for Alaska veterans who need medical services outside the VA system. State lawmakers announced Monday that TriWest Healthcare Alliance will no longer make appointments for veterans....

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 2:54pm

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