Homer News

  • A Homer woman had a brief scare late last month when Homer Police said a drunk man tried to get into her van parked at a Pioneer Avenue church. Police arrested David Craig, 21, for fourth-degree assault and attempted second-degree criminal trespass. Police said Craig had a preliminary breath-test re...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:51pm
  • The six-member Canvass Board of the Kenai Peninsula Borough met Tuesday to tally 1,295 questioned, absentee and special needs ballots, as well as those from by-mail or fax precincts, of the Oct. 1 regular election. Those votes, combined with those counted on election night, were presented to the bor...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:33pm
  • Investigators have not yet determined the cause of a fire last Thursday that killed a 46-year-old man at a Nikolaevsk home. After putting out the fire, firefighters found the remains of the man in the single-story ranch home.  Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as Andres “Andy” Afo...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:26pm
  • The recent theft and damage done to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Pioneer Avenue has some good news and some bad news. First, the good news is that the September break-in most likely was not a forerunner of similar acts that sometimes increase in the area as winter approaches....

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:21pm
  • Homer might not have the brilliant reds of New England maple trees, but the golds and yellows of birches and cottonwood trees provide equally glorious fall colors....

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:17pm
  • In a squeaker of an election, incumbent Homer City Council member Bryan Zak made up a four-vote deficit in unofficial election day results to win re-election to a third term.  After the city elections canvass board tallied absentee and other votes last Friday, and after a recount on Tuesday, Za...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:15pm
  • Student news Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., has annouced the enrollment of two students from Homer for the fall 2013 semester: Connor McCarron is majoring in environmental studies; Garrett Hoanin’s major is unclassified.   Kena...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 2:24pm
  • Meet Homer High School’s exchange students: Maximiano “Max” Mangue Jr. of Mozambique; Yusra Sahi of the Philippines and Sebastian Talamas Jr. of Bolivia. “Our current exchange students are sweet, respectable young men and women,” said Principal Doug Waclawski. “I’m glad they chose to c...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 2:21pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce October Business After Hours event, formerly the chamber mixer, will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Homer Inn & Spa, 895 Ocean Loop Drive. The evening provides an opportunity to tour the spa, enjoy chocolates and light libations. The event is open to the public. I...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 12:01pm
  • City of Soldotna employees are going to be receiving texts from trash soon. To cut the amount of time city employees spend collecting trash from parks and recreation facilities, the city has purchased solar-powered trash bins. So far one BigBelly Solar trash compactor bin has been set up outside the...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 12:00pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula’s Small Business Development Center will offer three workshops in Homer in October. They will be taught by Bryan Zak, director of the center, at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. ...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:59am
  • The new federal health insurance exchange for Alaska rolled out Oct. 1 with glitches, but those were expected. Valarie Davidson, government affairs director of for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, likened it to the first day of Alaska Permanent Fund dividend on-line enrollment. “It will...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:55am
  • The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is pushing ahead with its fast-track plan to develop a small liquefied natural gas plant on the North Slope and to truck the LNG 500 miles to Fairbanks on the Dalton Highway. Jim Hemsath, AIDEA’s deputy director for project development, said h...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:53am
  • Cooper Landing resident Alec Lamberson had intended to take a furloughed government worker fishing Monday. Plans changed when he and other guides received a call and email on Oct. 3 from a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge official stating that their special use permits, which allow them to provide com...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:52am
  • The Alaska LNG project companies have selected Nikiski as the lead site for the proposed project’s plant and terminal location. ExxonMobil, BP, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada considered more than 20 sites for the liquefied natural gas plant, and announced Nikiski as the top choice in a Monday pres...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:36am
  • Even though he finished 255 votes behind Bryan Zak, the second-place candidate in the Homer City Council election, Justin Arnold last Friday filed an application asking for a hand recount of the Oct. 1 city election. Zak, a two-term incumbent council member, won re-election last week when the Canvas...

    Mon, 10/07/2013 - 2:07pm
  • In a squeaker of an election, after the city elections canvass board tallied absentee and other votes on Friday, incumbent Homer City Council member Bryan Zak made up a 4-vote deficit in unofficial results to win re-election. Zak has been elected to a third term, winning with 547 votes over Corbin A...

    Fri, 10/04/2013 - 1:00pm
  • An early morning fire on Thursday killed a 46-year-old man at a Nikolaevsk home. After putting out the fire, firefighters found the remains of the man in the single-story ranch home. On Friday, Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as Andres "Andy" Afonasiev of Nikolaevsk. Next of kin has been...

    Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:17am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Oct. 11: picture retakes. Oct. 18: Inservice, no school.   Fireweed Academy (grades K-2) Oct. 9: School picture day, 9 a.m. Oct. 1...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:24am

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