Homer News

  • Maintenance workers with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Monday found the body of a 32-year-old Anchorage man near Paul Banks Elementary School on East End Road. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said a worker called police about 10:40 a.m. July 1 saying a body was found in the woods near ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 4:08pm
  • With the Fourth of July falling on Thursday, that leaves a nice long weekend to celebrate the nation’s independence. Parades and games, barbecues and cook-offs, bucking broncos and antiques cars.  The party stretches from Thursday through Sunday, from Ninilchik to Seldovia.    ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 4:07pm
  • An Anchor Point woman charged with attempted murder in a July 2012 Sterling Highway shooting involving an Alaska Wildlife Trooper pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of assault in the third degree, as well as other charges, at a change of plea hearing in Superior Court at the Kenai Courthouse on June...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 4:03pm
  • The musician who helped bring New Orleans and Louisiana Cajun music to Homer, Ray Garrity, got a proper second-line send-off Monday afternoon. In the New Orleans tradition of a jazz funeral without a body, wearing black and waving white handkerchiefs, the Bossy Panties dance group and the Bossy Pant...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:55pm
  • A revised version of the controversial halibut catch sharing plan is once again back up for federal review.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service on June 28 published the proposed plan in the Federal Register and seeks public comment. Comments a...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:49pm
  • As America celebrates the anniversary of its independence on July 4, a somber fact underlies the holiday of parades and picnics. The United States of America gained its nationhood in a revolution paid for by the sacrifices of soldiers, Marines and sailors....

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:48pm
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    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:45pm
  • Companies working on a large North Slope natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas project said June 21 they have started summer fieldwork associated with a more detailed engineering phase on planning for the $45 billion-plus project....

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:26pm
  • Agrium Corp. is doing an assessment of facilities and equipment at its closed ammonia and urea fertilizer plant at Nikiski, and will have about 50 people at work at the facility, mostly contractor employees, through late summer and early fall. The company shut down the plant in 2007 when Cook Inlet ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:21pm
  • The Homer Farmers’ Market is a world unto itself. If you were to go back in time to the central square of the medieval village, this is what you would find: a bustling market. This little village should have a shield or a crest, right? You can see the market symbol the minute you walk up to the in...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:20pm
  • Australia-based Buccaneer Energy has encountered oil and gas-bearing zones in its Cosmo No. 1 exploration well in Cook Inlet, the company has announced.  Meanwhile, the company is fighting an attempt by two Chinese investors to take over the company. A special board meeting was planned for July...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:13pm
  • Under sunny skies, more than 300 runners, walkers and strollers covered the distance between the Homer High School parking lot and the tip of the Homer Spit in the 10K Run for the Bay Spit Run today. For the second year in a row, Jake Moe of Anchorage took first place for the men, finishing in 32:...

    Sat, 06/29/2013 - 3:52pm
  • An Anchor Point woman charged with attempted murder in a July 2012 Sterling Highway shooting involving an Alaska Wildlife Trooper pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of assault in the third degree, as well as other charges, at a change of plea hearing in Superior Court at the Kenai Courthouse Wednesd...

    Fri, 06/28/2013 - 4:14pm
  • A memorial potluck for Ray Garrity, a Homer musician killed Wednesday in a 4-wheeler accident, is at 5 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Down East Saloon on East End Road. The evening will include music and sharing of memories. Garrity, 53, was found dead about 10:30 p.m. June 26 on a trail near Mile 18 E...

    Thu, 06/27/2013 - 2:34pm
  • The Homer City Council on Monday amended a request for proposals to limit inquiries of its use to only the southeast two-thirds of an 11-acre lot zoned marine-industrial on the Homer Spit. That lot also contains Pier One Theatre, which leases the lot and an old warehouse building, and a city campgro...

    Thu, 06/27/2013 - 12:44pm
  • Craig Pennock, great-grandson of Homer’s namesake, Homer Pennock, and a resident of West Palm Beach, Fla., made his first visit to Homer this week. Traveling with him were his fiancee, Marti Kauffman, and Kauffman’s daughter and her fiancé, Michelle Kauffman and Matt Staber. Kauffman said when ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:11pm
  • A fire threatening inhabitants on Hesketh Island in Kachemak Bay was contained by Sunday after a response by Alaska Division of Forestry wildland fire and resource technicians and volunteer firefighters from Seldovia and the surrounding communities.  According to the neighbors, Nancy Klein’s ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:11pm
  • Alaska State Troopers used an armored tactical response vehicle last Wednesday to persuade a Homer man to surrender after troopers said he fired a .44-caliber revolver when troopers announced themselves outside his house on Char Court.  Timothy A. Magee, 39, was arraigned last Thursday on two c...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:07pm
  • Homer Animal Friends holds its 14th annual Strut Your Mutt at the city park on the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue, west of Homer Veterinary Clinic, on Saturday. The public is invited to take a walk with their favorite companions, either canine or human, watch the parade of shelter...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:06pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers do not suspect any criminal activity in a June 12 moose shooting in Ninilchik. “So far as I know, there’s nothing that looks illegal or could cause criminal charges to be filed in this case,” Sgt. Paul McConnell said. The wildlife troopers believe the shooting was a le...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:04pm

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