Homer News

  • Changes are coming to the regulations that guide Alaska’s electric utilities. Where those changes come from and how broad they are will be decided in the next six months, but nothing appears to be off limits. In the Legislature, House Bill 78 is being scrutinized by the House Energy Committee. In ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:12pm
  • The first round of contract discussions for the recently appointed superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District focused on salary and benefits. Sean Dusek sat down with the school board members in a work session Tuesday to discuss the pending contract. Dusek, the interim superintend...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:09pm
  • Thanks to hatcheries coming back online, lower Cook Inlet is expecting a bumper crop of pink salmon this season. Fishermen can expect a total run of 2.16 million pinks and a harvest of 1.72 million fish, compared to the latest five-year average harvest of 650,000 fish....

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:08pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker said he will introduce legislation to overhaul and expand the Medicaid system in Alaska. Walker, who campaigned on expanding Medicaid coverage, discussed his plans during a news conference Tuesday, surrounded by supporters. He and others wore blue buttons reading: “It...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:00pm
  • In an emotional change-of-plea and sentencing hearing at the Homer Courthouse on Thursday, a 2.5-year-old case involving a teenage drinking party incident that shocked Homer ended with two brothers, Anthony and Joseph Resetarits, pleading guilty to first-degree harassment of a 17-year-old boy passed...

    Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:41pm
  • NOAA’s National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to conduct a test of the tsunami warning communications system on Wednesday, March 25, at approximately 10:15 a.m. Alaska Daylight Time.    ...

    Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:36pm
  • Approximately 150 people from all over Alaska, Canada and elsewhere are expected for the Alaska State Dart Tournament this weekend in Homer. For the eighth year, Wasabi's is hosting the tourney, known as the End of the Road Classic. The tourney will be Friday-Sunday. Wasabi's is at 59217 East End Ro...

    Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:55pm
  • Two Homer men charged with harassment in a September 2012 Homer teen drinking party incident appear at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Homer Courthouse for a combined change-of-plea and sentencing hearing. Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetarits, 20, both face charges of second-degree har...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:26pm
  • In visits this week around Homer by Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, his stump speech could be summed up as bad news, worse news. “I’m really surprised people haven’t run me out of town on a rail, because the news we’ve got is not good,” Stevens said in a talk Tuesday at the Homer Chamber of C...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:26pm
  • In an ideal world, science would enlighten us about how the things around us work, and managers would use that knowledge to steward resources in fair and sustainable ways....

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:23pm
  • At Monday’s Homer City Council meeting, the council discussed the basics of city government: roads and public safety.  In one resolution asking the Alaska Legislature to reappropriate $606,000 of a $1.4 million grant to build Waddell Way, the council combined those two issues. It wants to use...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:17pm
  • Crews with the Carroll Corp. offload Pacific cod from the F/V Independence last Friday at the Homer Fish Dock....

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:16pm
  • At Monday’s Homer City Council regular meeting, the council agreed Ken Castner’s business condominium should be assessed by the lot. That wasn’t enough for other city condo owners, who in public testimony said the same logic should be applied to all condos in the Natural Gas Homer Special Asse...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:11pm
  • Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were invited to a Feb. 27 celebration catered by the HHS Culinary Arts class. Third-quarter winners are, from left, Valerie Rios nominated by Mr. Stineff; Laure...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:06pm
  • When funding for a new school at McNeil Canyon was needed in 1981, the McNeil School Steering Committee created a marketing plan that included distribution of 20,000 brochures throughout the peninsula. “It boils down to us selling what we consider a basic need for this community,” the group’s ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:21pm
  • March 12, 2015: This story has been corrected to note the corrected dates when the Homer City Council reviews city manager applicants. The council meets at 5 p.m. March 17 to review applicants, with interviews tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m. March 24 if anyone applies. As the ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:19pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment’s Homer office will host a Commercial Fishing Vessel Industry Day March 20. The event will be from 12:30-4 p.m. at Pioneer Hall of Kachemak Bay Campus, 533 E. Pioneer Ave....

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:10am
  • Bald Mountain Air Service will host the next Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s Business After Hours event. The event will be from 5-6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Bald Mountain Air Service, 3758 FAA Road.  For more information, contact the chamber at 235-7740.  ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:09am
  • Soldotna resident Elaina Spraker has been hired as the regional director for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s new Kenai office. The office, located at 805 Frontage Road, Suite 101 in Kenai, sits down the hall from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office which makes it a “one stop shop,” for residents who ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:08am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administration is suggesting staffing cuts, shifting to online curriculum and reducing the utility budget as a way to minimize expenses in 2016. The proposed savings are just more than $1.6 million, said Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones. He presented th...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:54am

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