Homer News

  • The Port MacKenzie rail line extension is nearly two-thirds complete, but there is currently no funding for future work. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Manager John Moosey said the borough has about $500,000 available for the approximately $303 million endeavor. “Segment 5 is close to being complete, b...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:33am
  • The Alaska Marijuana Control Board accepted draft regulatory language on Sept. 24 that would ban cannabis social clubs, unable to establish any regulations around a license type that was not specified in the ballot initiative that legalized cannabis. The existence of cannabis social clubs will now d...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:33am
  • It’s not over. The Market is not done. Well, it may officially be over, but it’s not done. The Homer Farmers Market only officially runs through September. That means that the majority of vendors are done selling there and all the entertainment and credit card machine and the Market logo stuff w...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:32am
  • “I’m not trying to buy love. I’m trying to sell gas.” So declared Gov. Bill Walker in a press conference Friday as he explained to the state’s political reporters why his call for a special session next month includes a controversial tax plan. The third special session of the Alaska Legisl...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:29am
  • Big Fireweed Academy Sept. 24: Open House and Harvest Festival, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7: Picture Day, 12:45 p.m. Little Fireweed (grades K-2) Sept. 29: Open House, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Oct. 7: Pictur...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:47pm
  • Although the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation last week shut down a Halibut Cove oyster farm because of increased paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) levels, oysters sold by the Kachemak Bay Shellfish Growers Cooperative remain safe to eat, Marie Bader, the president of the Kachemak Shel...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:47pm
  • Falcom Greear’s musical talent has been a known fact in Homer for years: when he was just 10 years old, Greear put on a solo show at the Council on the Arts entitled “10 Songs From a 10-Year-Old.” By age 13, he’d performed an opera at Bunnell Street Gallery, sung in Jubilee five times and at...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:47pm
  • The beginning readers at Little Fireweed now have something to look up at between exploring books during Partner Reading Time: a new mural on the library wall.  Over the summer, kindergarten teacher Kim Fine invited three local artists — Nancy Wise, Barb Wyatt and Sarah Robertson — to decor...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:45pm
  • This is it. As predictable as fireweed fluff, it comes to this every year.  The last official day for the Homer Farmers Market is this Saturday. This means several important things.  First of all, it means that this is your last chance to buy a raffle ticket for the turkey dinner of local ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:45pm
  • Yellow birches and crimson fireweed bring a dash of color to Kachemak Bay scenery, as seen from the Reber Trail in these photos taken this week. The Kenai Mountains and higher elevations in Homer also got a sprinkling of termination dust....

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:44pm
  • Since its opening in 1998, K Bay Caffe has boasted “the best latte on the peninsula.” Now it can boast something else: a bright, open, south-facing location with lots of space. The new building, which opened its doors Sept. 17, is located at 378 E. Pioneer Ave., next door to the car wash on Sved...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:43pm
  • 1. What do you see as the top-3 core services provided by the city of Homer?...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:37pm
  • The R.E.C. Room (youth Resource & Enrichment Co-op) needs a refrigerator.  Contact: Anna Meredith, recroom@kbfpc.org, 235-3436 ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:35pm
  • New census data shows that poverty has increased in Alaska, but it may not be as simple as the numbers make it look. Alaska’s statewide poverty rate climbed in 2014 to 11.2 percent, a 1.3 percent increase from 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey data. It wa...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:33pm
  • The price of Cook Inlet natural gas continues to trend downward as utilities and producers agree to contracts beyond 2018. Homer Electric Association has signed a gas purchase agreement with Furie Operating Alaska LLC to purchase natural gas beginning April 1, 2016, for $6.50 per thousand cubic feet...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:31pm
  • Announcement of the annual Permanent Fund dividend is one of Alaskans’ most anticipated events of the year. Dividends are clearly important to Alaska residents and also have a significant and positive effect on our economy.  This year’s record $2,072 dividend comes at the same time as Alask...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:31pm
  • It appears a fall special session is back on after Gov. Bill Walker met with a small group of legislators Sept. 21 to discuss issues key to the Alaska LNG Project. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said in an interview that the governor wants a 30-day special session to begin on or about Oct. ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:30pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce will have an open house for members and prospective members from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today.  People are invited to stop in and learn more about the chamber’s member benefits and how chamber programs can help promote their business. Chamber staff will be available to a...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:27pm
  • When Homer Chamber of Commerce President Tom Stroozas called the 30th Annual Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner on speakerphone Monday night to tell her the big news, the assembled crowd at the visitor’s center waited breathlessly for her response. For a few seconds, they heard only silence. “Di...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:24pm
  • Tire tracks and a tip lead police last week to the man who burned and then destroyed the Burning Basket. An 18-year-old high school student confessed to both acts of vandalism on the weekend of Sept. 11-13. Homer Police have forwarded charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, to the...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:20pm

Spotted

Please Note: You may have disabled JavaScript and/or CSS. Although this news content will be accessible, certain functionality is unavailable.

Skip to News

« back

next »

  • title http://spotted.homernews.com/galleries/320038/ http://spotted.homernews.com/galleries/319323/ http://spotted.homernews.com/galleries/319083/
  • title http://spotted.homernews.com/galleries/318768/ http://spotted.homernews.com/galleries/318673/ http://spotted.homernews.com/galleries/318368/
  • title http://spotted.homernews.com/galleries/317873/ http://spotted.homernews.com/galleries/317838/
Lupin bloom at the head of the bay

CONTACT US

  • 3482 Landings St.
  • (907) 235-7767
  • Fax: (907) 235-6571
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS