Homer News

  • With two tournaments under their belt, the Homer High School DDF — drama, debate and forensics — team is readying for more to come. “They’re looking really strong. There’s a lot of new kids on the team, but they’re stepping up to the challenges, digging in and going forth,” said Head C...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:30pm
  • The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority sold its stake in Kenai Offshore Ventures for $25.6 million and the Endeavour jack-up rig is on its way out of Cook Inlet, the authority announced Nov. 14. KOV plans to move the Endeavour next week on a heavy lift vessel to South Africa for use ...

    Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:39pm
  • Staff report At Drama, Debate and Forensics competition at West Anchorage High School last week, Homer High’s Robert Hockema took first place in the Lincoln-Douglas debate. Other results included: Pantomime, second place, Landon Bunting; Solo acting, first place, August Kilcher; s...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:18pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Chapman School Nov. 13: Basketball at CIA. Nov. 17: Basketball at Homer. Nov. 18: Basketball at ABC. Nov. 20-22: Small school’s bask...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:17pm
  • Staff report For her dedication and going above and beyond what is expected as the custodian of Voznesenka School, Nadejda Reutov was honored with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s “Golden Apple” award at the district’s Nov. 3 school board meeting....

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:17pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer In her second year as principal of Homer Middle School, Kari Dendurent considers herself “so lucky” to be where she is. “This school’s awesome,” said Dendurent, who was assistant principal at Houston High school, Palmer High Scho...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:14pm
  • If it seems like the Kachemak Bay Lions Club, Thanksgiving Basket program has been around forever, well, that might be because it has become so entrenched as a holiday tradition it just seems that way.  Once again, the Lions  Club starts the holiday giving season off with its program to pr...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:31pm
  • The Alaska Farm Bureau holds its workshop, Friday Forum conference and annual meeting Thursday-Saturday at Land’s End Resort. With the Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau Chapter as host, the weekend starts at 7 p.m. Thursday with a workshop, “Advocate from the Gate.” At 8 a.m. Friday the Friday Forum...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:23pm
  • The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the Seldovia Village Tribe $250,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to establish or expand behavioral health services, Administrator Mary Wakefield announced in a press release on Nov. 6. ...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:22pm
  • Photo Depot has moved to the Belmonte Vista cabins at 3756 Lake St. Formerly located on Pioneer Avenue, Photo Depot offers passport photos, black and white copying as well as all color work, laminating, cutting and binding, graphic design and on-site and in home technical and computer assistance. It...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:21pm
  • Sometimes more isn’t better, it’s more confusing. Case in point, city of Homer Ordinance 14-49, with 136 words in the title. While it was clear it had to do with helipads and heliports, small wonder it caused confusion. “I have received comments from people that did not understand the ordinanc...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:19pm
  • At Karen West’s new store on Ocean Drive, Sustainable Wares, the very building itself embodies the spirit of her product line. With a fresh coat of paint, a sign crafted from repurposed wood and fixtures like light shades made from Bundt cake pans, West has put new life into the venerable half-cen...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:19pm
  •   The 2014 halibut season wrapped up last week with dock prices in Homer running about $6.60 per pound, well above the $6.15 per pound being paid for red king crab at the dock in Dutch Harbor, something of a head scratcher for seafood lovers. The full season saw high prices, oc...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:11pm
  • ANCHORAGE — It was tough to find anyone who was more excited than Sen. Lisa Murkowski at Dan Sullivan’s election night party. Warming up the crowd before Sullivan entered as final vote tallies were still rolling in, and with the Republican challenger maintaining a lead over incumbent Sen. Mark B...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:09pm
  • The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM, holds public scoping meetings at noon today in the Nanwalek Tribal Community Center and at 7 p.m. at Homer Middle School. BOEM is exploring holding an oil and gas lease sale, sale 244, in federal waters of Cook Inlet. ...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:04pm
  • Snow or no snow, it’s becoming that time of year when resources get stretched a bit thin. Summertime employment comes to an end, hours of darkness outweigh hours of daylight, temperatures drop and the holiday season arrives.  For some, it takes a helping hand to make it through the months ahe...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:03pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Sign up. That’s the message Susan Yeager, Alaska director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, delivered to lower Kenai Peninsula veterans during a September talk for the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club.  Fill out the VA’s form 101...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:02pm
  • Veterans Day may have been a holiday for some, but not for state Elections workers, who continued to count early and absentee ballots cast in the Nov. 4 general election. By day’s end, the independent team of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott still lead Gov. Sean Parnell and his running mate, Dan Sull...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:57pm
  • Editor's Note:  Last week, the Homer News looked at erosion affecting residents of Judy Rebecca Court in the Baycrest Subdivision. This week, the causes of erosion throughout Homer and its possible impacts are explored. ***...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:55pm
  • Homer Veterans Day ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Homer Elks Emblem Club Veterans Memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue.  A parade then proceeds west on Pioneer Avenue to Main Street, south on Main Street to the Sterling Highway, and then east on the highway to th...

    Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:34am

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