Homer News

  • 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
  • TURNAGAIN ARM — What is the quintessential Alaska food? Juneau resident Marc Wheeler would like it to be rhubarb sherbet, available at most cruise ship docks in Southeast Alaska. Wheeler won the Anchorage Economic Development Corp.’s Pitch-on-a-Train event July 31 with a plan to expand his ice c...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:11pm
  • In the 1939 movie, “Babes in Arms,” Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland created one of the classic themes of cinema, “let’s put on a show,” the idea of fixing up an old barn or theater and putting on a revue.  It’s in that spirit that one day almost 12 years ago Jamie and Lynette Sutton ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:49pm
  • Dark clouds, strong wind, and a heavy rain weren’t enough to dampen spirits in Ninilchik on Saturday, as the community and visitors turned out for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Ninilchik Emergency Services building.  There were smiles all around as Dick Kapp, chairman of the NES buildi...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:45pm
  • Flowers bring even more to the Homer Farmers Market than all those flower baskets and beautiful bouquets. At this time of year we also start to see evidence of their bountiful nectar as bottles of honey start popping up at different booths. Honey is like gold and goes quick. There is no one producer...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:30pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Big corporations spend millions on branding and marketing their products in the international market. An entrepreneur doesn’t need a fancy advertising firm and a huge bank account to break into the world market. Small, local agricultural ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:29pm
  • Enstar Natural Gas Co.’s Alaska operations employees went on strike Monday morning. The striking workers are at Enstar’s Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula and Matanuska-Susitna area branches, according to a release from the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367 that represents...

    Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:40pm
  • Two local hopefuls are among the slate of candidates whose names will appear on the Aug. 19 primary ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives. John Cox of Anchor Point is running as a Republican and Frank Vondersaar of Homer as a Democrat. John Cox, Republican Cox, 57, was born i...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:51pm
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Morris News Service - Alaska The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stood behind the borough mayor on his veto of the body’s decision to ask voters if they want a 3 percent borough-wide bed tax. The assembly discussed and voted on overriding the veto at it...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:45pm
  • Fireweed is close to fully blooming at Beluga Slough last Thursday. According to folklore, when the fireweed blooms reach the top, winter is six weeks away....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:44pm
  • Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman on Wednesday dismissed second-degree sexual assault charges against two brothers alleged to have assaulted a teenage boy with an object at a September 2012 party in Homer. Bauman had set a date of Aug. 4 in Homer for the jury trial of Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Jose...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:42pm
  • Temperatures climbed high enough Saturday during the fourth annual Salmonstock music festival that many in the crowd stripped down to enjoy the sunshine in Ninilchik....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:41pm
  • It was bad enough when a 17-year-old boy texted while driving. But when the boy then ran into a Homer cop, his day got a little bit worse.  Homer Police in late July charged the boy with texting while driving and negligent driving. According to a criminal complaint by Homer Police Sgt. Ryan Bro...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:42pm
  • Following an assault on a child by another child at a Homer child care facility, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Child Care Licensing, last month suspended the license of that facility. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said that about 3:30 p.m. July 22, a South Peninsula Hospital em...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:40pm

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