Homer News

  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough has issued a reminder that it is illegal to plow snow from private property into roads, ditches and rights of way. It creates an obstruction hazard and sight problems to the traveling public and snow removal equipment. In addition to safety hazards, plowing snow into the ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:21pm
  • The Kachemak Skeeters are holding a fundraising raffle. A $20 ticket gives participants the chance to win a .270 Winchester Model 70 rifle. The drawing is scheduled for next week. For more information, call 399-3336....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:21pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital will begin offering free tobacco cessation support classes to the public every Tuesday evening for six weeks from Dec. 3-Jan. 7.  The classes are designed for tobacco users thinking about quitting, recent quitters and anyone wanting to stay quit. Subjects covered includ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:20pm
  • The Homer Auxiliary Gift Shop has expanded into a new space near South Peninsula Hospital’s main entrance, to the right of registration. The shop is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and is staffed by auxiliary volunteers. All proceeds benefit the hospital. Open year-round, shoppers ca...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:19pm
  • Homer parents receive good news, bad news from Air Force son: Wounded in Afghanistan, he’ll be reunited with his family for Thanksgiving  When Erin Chambers answered the phone at 6 a.m. Nov. 16, she wasn’t surprised to hear her husband Josh’s...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:14pm
  • As natural gas line projects on the lower Kenai Peninsula wind down for the end of the construction season, contractors can check off these items on their punch list: • 22 miles of the Anchor Point to Homer Trunk Line: done; • 9 miles of the Kachemak City expansion project: done; • Phase 1, 37...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:13pm
  • Money, money, money. Where to get it? How to spend it? With the city’s 2014 budget before them, those were the questions guiding Homer’s six council members and mayor during a work session, Committee of the Whole meeting and regular council meeting Monday. Mayor Beth Wythe drew the first line in...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:07pm
  • When it comes to outstanding water systems, Nikolaevsk has it. Actually, it has the best in the state for a community with a population of less than 1,000, according to the Alaska Rural Water Association. The announcement was recently made during the association’s 15th annual training conference i...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:04pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the fourth in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving Kenai king salmon.”   The Yukon River draws into its mouth the largest migration of chinook, chum, and coho salmon stocks in the world. For the chinook, or ki...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 3:57pm
  • The Alaska Salmon Alliance, a group that was formed by Cook Inlet processors to promote science-based fishery management in Cook Inlet, came to Homer for a workshop Friday to brainstorm ideas to improve the Cook Inlet fishery, the fourth in a series between Palmer and Homer....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 3:28pm
  • After months of planning and construction, Mike Warburton, owner of Ocean Shores Motel, is inviting the public to see what’s happening at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Crittendon Drive. “We’re going to have an open house for the restaurant space I’m building to show everybody and, h...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 3:23pm
  • The End of the Road Shootout hockey game between the Juneau Crimson Bears and the Homer Mariners originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today at the Kevin Bell Arena has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. All other games will occur as planned....

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 3:31pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 28-29: Thanksgiving break; no school.   Chapman School Nov. 18-22: Spirit week. Wish the boys and girls basketball teams good luck for Small School Tournament with some Chapman Eagle...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:23am
  • As in the past, youngsters at Paul Banks Elementary School are  thinking of others as the holiday season begins. Following are recipes generously provided by the first-graders in teacher Wendy Todd’s classroom. In all cases, the recipes have been reproduced as they were written by the stud...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:09am
  • Cookie sales and campouts don’t just happen. In the world of Girl Scouting, it takes committed adult leaders willing to spend hours organizing, planning, studying, preparing, doing whatever it takes to build “girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place,” as th...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:42pm
  • The Kenai Grand Jury last week indicted on felony assault charges a Homer man who in August 2008 shot and killed another man at an Old Town drinking partay.  Charles Young, 61, known as “Yukon Charlie,” faces counts of second-degree and third-degree assault in the latest incident. The grand...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:41pm
  • Americans traditionally observe Thanksgiving with the four Fs: family, friends, food and football. What better way to celebrate than by joining loved ones around a dining table covered with a turkey roasted to perfection and stuffed with a savory mixture, heaping bowls of mashed potatoes with gravy ...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:08pm
  • The $7,000 raised at the Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Homer Community Food Pantry will go a long way to keeping Homer families fed this winter. Nine potters and 14 restaurants donated bowls and soup in the lunch event last Friday at Homer United Methodist Church. “We had such good support from t...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:02pm
  • Yusra Sahi, a Homer High School foreign exchange student from the Philippines, was relieved to learn her family was uninjured by super typhoon Haiyan, a Category 5 with winds exceeding 160 miles per hour. The distance between Sahi and her home country — more than 5,000 miles — seemed greater, ho...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:57pm
  • On time and under budget: Those are words citizens like to hear when it comes to capital projects.  In Alaska’s short construction season, “on time” can sometimes be a challenge. For 2013 city of Homer projects, though, an above-average sunny and warm summer and fall allowed contractors t...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:48pm

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