Homer News

  • The eye-catching Anchor Point landmark on the corner of the Sterling Highway and North Fork Road is about to go away. On July 1, Sharon Carrico is closing the doors of Lazy Sun Tanning and Tours and the blue building, with each side covered in figures painted by Anchor Point artist Bill Cummings, wi...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:53pm
  • JUNEAU — The state of Alaska on Monday proposed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar plan aimed at determining the true oil and gas potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. State officials hope the plan will reinvigorate — and reshape — the debate over whether to drill on the refuge’s c...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:50pm
  • Despite the hold that winter seems to be exerting on us this year, it is finally time again for the opening of the Homer Farmers’ Market.   Actually, Homer producers have been defying the cold for a couple of weeks now.  Two weeks ago, Snowshoe Hollow Farm was down at the market site sel...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:49pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center board reached within its ranks for a new executive director and has named board member Jim Lavrakas to succeed current director Monte Davis after Davis leaves Homer in mid-August.  Lavrakas, 60, has been a chamber board member for three years....

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:48pm
  • Kenai Magistrate Jennifer Wells on Friday morning released on bail a Homer High School teenager charged with terroristic threatening for placing a fake bomb in a stairwell at the high school. Wells set a $1,000 performance bond for Zachary T. Fraley, 18, a graduating senior. Wells said $1,000 — th...

    Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:52am
  • Parnell adopted into Tlingit clan SAXMAN — Gov. Sean Parnell was adopted into the Eagle Killer Whale Clan of the Tlingit people during a ceremony in southeast Alaska. He was among a number of people adopted into the clan after a totem raising Saturday in Saxman, KRBD reported....

    Thu, 05/16/2013 - 1:37pm
  • Homer Police this morning have two suspects in custody after Homer High School was evacuated this morning when a suspicious device was found in a stairwell at about 8:55 a.m. All 370 students and staff were evacuated safely within three minutes. Classes have resumed and the school is back on a norma...

    Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:36am
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    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:17pm
  • Alaska State Troopers charged a man last week in relation to a burglary and theft of an Anchor Point cabin and two trucks. Trevor K. Latimer, 45, faces charges of second-degree theft, two counts of first-degree vehicle theft and third-degree weapons misconduct, all felonies. ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:09pm
  • It was cold water for some warm-hearted city officials, Homer Police Department personnel and Alaska State Troopers on Saturday at “Dunk the Fuzz,” a fundraiser benefiting the Homer Special Olympics. “It needed to be warm,” said a laughing Homer Police Chief Mark Robl, who found himself repe...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:07pm
  • A revised Homer Spit rezoning ordinance almost died on a 3-3 tie vote at Monday’s Homer City Council meeting after the council got hung up on the issue of allowing heliports as a conditional use. An amendment also died in a 3-3 tie vote to eliminate heliports from the rezoning ordinance.  Wit...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:04pm
  • A Homer City Council work session Monday afternoon started with a simple question: Should the city lease a 10,000-square-foot lot at the Pier One Theatre campground lot — officially, Tract A, the Fishin’ Hole Subdivision — to the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society? The topic, however, morphed in...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:01pm
  • When the school year ends, so will the Boys and Girls Club of Homer, at least as it is currently known. That doesn’t mean the B&G Club is abandoning Homer, just that it needs a plan for the future. ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 3:56pm
  • The public is invited to a grilling fair held by Enstar Natural Gas at Best Western Bidarka Inn from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. Representatives of Enstar will be on hand to answer questions about the project currently underway to bring natural gas from Anchor Point to Homer and Kachemak City. The f...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 3:32pm
  • Bald Mountain Air Service is the host of the May Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center mixer. The mixer is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Bald Mountain’s hangar at 3758 FAA Road next to the Homer Airport. There will be pizza and sodas, the chance to win a bear viewing trip and other door prizes....

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 3:31pm
  • Like other business owners in the area, Anchor River Inn general manager Jesse Clutts had to make some adjustments to the winter slowdown in business: fewer days, shorter operating hours. An after-hour burglary of the long-time restaurant and bar business didn’t help. “About seven months back we...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 3:31pm
  • ‘Mariners on the move’ selected for fourth quarter Nominations of an outstanding student based on scholarship and citizenship from each Homer High School faculty have chosen the following students as ‘Mariners On the Move.’ Nominees and their families were invited to a May 9...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:51pm
  • A joint effort led by Lisa Whip, librarian at West Homer Elementary School, has created a program that is helping students set their own goals for reading. “It takes the guesswork out of choosing books at their ability,” said Whip. “If they read at their ability, they can excel.” ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:42pm
  • Student news Ninilchik students Caleb Daniels and Esther Pherson were among the graduates honored at Bob Jones University’s commencement exercises. Aranda Koch of Anchor Point graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelo...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:42pm
  • Kindergarten through college, students are wrapping up their studies and graduating. The following ceremonies are held at the school unless otherwise noted. May 17: Fireweed Academy for sixth-grade, 1:30 p.m.. May 17: Chapman School for kindergarten, 2 p.m. May 19: Flex High School at Land’s En...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:33pm

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