Homer News

  • With preparations for the upcoming Bristol Bay fishing season beginning, attorneys representing Joseph and Anthony Resetarits argued during a Friday hearing before Judge Margaret Murphy for less stringent bail restrictions that will allow the Homer brothers to pursue their livelihood. Joseph Resetar...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:37pm
  •  The Easter bunny made the rounds on Sunday, leaving a trail of colored eggs, candy eggs and prizes on the southern Kenai Peninsula. In Homer, the bunny arrived by helicopter, visiting with youngsters at the Emblem Club’s egg hunt. In Anchor Point, the bunny slipped away before eager egg hunt...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 1:20pm
  • Gov. Sean Parnell put pen to paper last week to officially sign legislation declaring each March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day in Alaska. The signing ceremony, which took place in the Speaker’s chambers, was crowded with legislators and veterans of the war, some of whom serve in the Legislature. “This...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:39am
  • With a few guidelines for direction, West Homer Elementary School’s third- through sixth-graders let their scientific wondering roam. The resulting science fair gave the 16 judges plenty to consider. ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:34am
  • From teaching four grades to being principal of two schools, Sheryl Hingley has had her hands full since moving to Seldovia in 2006. Now, Hingley has decided its time for a change. When the 2013-2014 school year begins, Hingley will be principal of two other schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Sc...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:31am
  • The Nanwalek Summer Youth Group has been chosen 2013 Spirit of Youth award winners in the Cultural Activities category based on contributions to their community.  The youth group was selected by the Spirit of Youth’s teen advisory council after reviewing more than 130 nominations.   The ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:29am
  • Student News Nicholas Faulkner of Homer has been named to the honor role at Phillips Academy for the winter term. to be named to the honor, roll, students must maintain at least a five-point grade average on a six-point scale. Rebecca Temple of Home...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:28am
  • JUNEAU — With the first session of the 28th Alaska Legislature scheduled to wrap up its business April 14, some big issues remain on the table. Still to be decided are oil taxes and two big energy projects — a plan for the state to finance trucking of liquefied natural gas from the North Slope a...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:22am
  • JUNEAU — Major North Slope producers say legislators are making big strides so far in making Alaska more competitive for new oil investment, but Senate Bill 21, which passed the Senate narrowly March 20, still needs some changes to make the state really attractive. The tax rate is too high, at 35 ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:21am
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Painter has been recognized for 30 years of service as an EMT by the board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.  To maintain his status as a nationally registered EMT, Painter had to complete biennially a comprehensive...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:20am
  • Bay Welding will host an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, celebrating the completion of its 100th boat, 39 years of being in business and 19 years of building boats. The open house will be at Bay Weld’s shops, 3301 East End Road. There will be refreshments and a tour of the facilities. The...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:19am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center is offering a free “Starting A Business” seminar from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 29 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Bryan Zak, southwest regional director of the Alaska Small Business Development Center, will answer basic questions and offer resour...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:15am
  • Homer Medical Center is holding a community open house to showcase the newly remodeled clinic and welcome new providers. The event will be at the clinic, 4136 Bartlett St., from 5-7 p.m. today. Guests will be able to tour the clinic and meet the new providers: Dr. Hillary Seger, obstetrics/gynecolog...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:14am
  • Best Beginnings Homer has collaborated with the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center to provide an online list of licensed child care providers in the Homer area. The list provides contact information, services and up-to-date availability.  People in need of child care can access the li...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:13am
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska House has passed legislation aimed at advancing an in-state natural gas pipeline project. Monday night’s 30-9 vote followed hours of debate and failed attempts led by minority Democrats to amend the bill, including to give the Regulatory Commission of Alaska authority to revi...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:12am
  • Answers for who is doing what in the project to get natural gas from Anchor Point to Homer and Kachemak City are becoming clear with the awards of contracts by Enstar Natural Gas. Geovera LLC of Homer has been selected by Enstar to survey for distribution lines in both locations, a total of 44 miles...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:10am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough has received the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for its budget from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, the borough announced last week....

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:06am
  • Sonny and Nancy Smith put the finishing touches on Glacier Drive-In in preparation for Friday’s opening for the coming season. Now located on the Glacier Boardwalk across from the Fishing Hole, Glacier Drive-In has been on the Spit since 1970 and owned by the Smiths for 34 years. It will be open 1...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:06am
  • It took three tries, but at 8:30 a.m. Friday, the Endeavour-Spirit Independence jack-up rig left the Homer Deep Water Dock. Towed by two Titan tugs, with a third on stand by, within an hour the Endeavour had rounded the Homer Spit and was heading up Kachemak Bay toward the Cosmopolitan oil and gas l...

    Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:50am
  • Jury selection started on Wednesday at the Homer Courthouse in the trial of Ralph K. Vos, 24. Vos faces four counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault relating to a July 10, 2012, incident in which he’s alleged to have had unwanted sex with a woman, then ...

    Thu, 03/28/2013 - 11:17am

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