Homer News

  • The drawing for the Homer Chamber of Commerce 2013 Car and ATV Raffle has been changed to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn....

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:32pm
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development has awarded a $4,179,525 grant for construction of a water storage tank and water treatment plant in Seldovia. It was one of 11 grants announced Nov. 13 by Jim Nordlund, the department’s Alaska director, to help rural villages across the state f...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:32pm
  • The 21st annual Kachemak Board of Realtors’ Christmas party will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Wasabi’s. The community is invited. Cost is $35 per person. There will be a cash bar.  “This will be a casual, fun evening for connecting with friends and colleagues,” says Gina Pelaia, event org...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:32pm
  • Sallie Rediske of Homer Physical Therapy is Alaska’s first member of an elite group of physical therapists in the country. American Board-certified, Rediske is now a clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy services. The Women’s Certified Services is a program certifying physical...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:30pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the third in the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.” There are very few things that can immediately quantify the declining value of sport fishing for Kenai River king salmon as quickly as the sh...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:23pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday rejected calls to expand Medicaid in Alaska, citing cost concerns....

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:10pm
  • Homer Police last week arrested on assault charges a Homer man who in August 2008 shot and killed another man at an Old Town drinking party. Charles Young, 61, known as “Yukon Charlie,” faces two counts of third-degree assault in the latest incident. Police said that on Nov. 11, Young hit on the...

    Fri, 11/15/2013 - 5:17pm
  • The Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will hold its quarterly meeting at Land’s End Nov. 21-22. The agenda includes a public hearing focusing on the Homer Prevention Plan from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Homer has been the recipient of four programs through the council — Girls on t...

    Fri, 11/15/2013 - 4:29pm
  • The Homer Spit and Halibut Cove will be without power from 12-2 a.m. Nov. 16. The planned outage is necessary in order for Homer Electric Association crews to complete work on the installation of a new underground power line that will serve the Homer Spit and the south Kachemak Bay area. During the ...

    Fri, 11/15/2013 - 4:27pm
  • At your Homer Chamber of Commerce we’re always looking for ways to increase trade for all our members. We believe, for example, if Joe the Plumber does well, then Harold’s Hardware and Greg the Grocer will prosper too. With the ease and convenience of Internet buying these days, why should you c...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:47am
  • Editor’s note: This is the second part of the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”    On a bright July day, Auke Bay’s Don Statter Harbor was overflowing with commercial fishing vessels. Each slip appeared ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:44am
  • The summer of 2012 was tough for king salmon runs. Economic disasters were declared in the wake of poor returns on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, and in Cook Inlet. Users in all of those areas faced severe restrictions....

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:40am
  • South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services PRIDE Program has finally moved into its new building. Sort of.  Throughout the newly remodeled rooms of Parkside Plaza, 3665 Ben Walters Lane, cardboard boxes are stacked — some empty, some to be emptied — and furniture is in the rooms where it’...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:25am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 20: 90-minute early release. Nov. 28-29: Thanksgiving break; no school.   Chapman School Today: Basketball at ABC, 3:30 and 5 p.m. Nov. 21-23: Baske...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:59am
  • Jasper graduates William Jasper graduated from Southern Oregon University on June 15, with a bachelor of science degree in environmental studies and an emphasis on earth sciences. He spent his college summers working for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as a technician, based ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:58am
  • The 21 Homer High School students participating in Bartlett High School’s DDF tournament last week came home with a fist-full of impressive finishes and the accolades of Coach Amy Johnson. “I’m very proud of all of our students,” said Johnson. “We were missing a couple of our upper classme...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:56am
  • A rocket mass heater workshop will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Canyon Arts School of Natural Building, Mile 7 East End Road.  The hands-on workshop will teach participants the theory and how to build a rocket mass heater, an affordable, effic...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:07am
  • Move over Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. It’s time for the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s Winter Shopping Derby.  The action begins Friday and continues until Feb. 7, with the grand prize $1,000 Homer Bucks winner announced Feb. 11. It includes weekly drawing for prizes donate...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:07am
  • Long lines and post offices seem to go hand-in-hand. Especially during the lunch hour and when people end their work day.  Parents try to keep youngsters occupied during the wait. Neighbors visit. Everyone keeps an eye on his or her watch as the minutes tick by. “It’s the same across the na...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 5:27pm
  • An Alaska State Troopers encounter last week with two armed men in Anchor Point ended peacefully when both suspects surrendered their weapons. Troopers David Chaffin and Luke Kumfer both carried AR-15 semiautomatic military-style assault rifles during the incident. Chaffin held his fire when trooper...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 5:25pm

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