Homer News

  • Colors of Homer has provided a safe space for teens to express their creativity for the last four years, and this year it also aimed to give back to the Homer High School art program. The bi-annual event acts as a variety-show-meets-open-mic-night for students to sing, recite poetry, show artwork, o...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:05am
  • It’s logical that a video starting with a teenage boy announcing to his friend that he is trying out his invented sport “para-snowmobile-ski-cliff-jumping” would end in a crash....

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:04am
  • The leaders of a high-tech coastal mapping project offer a community presentation from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The ShoreZone Partnership gathers information on the biology and geology of coastal areas and makes maps to share the information with the public. It...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:01am
  • In an action the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust calls a last resort, the conservation organization filed a civil suit on April 4 in Homer District Court against Otto Kilcher, the Kilcher Homestead Trust and the Kilcher Family Trust alleging Otto Kilcher has violated a landmark conservation easement.&n...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:00am
  • Last spring, homeowners near Halibut Cove and Homer began to see needles on their spruces turning yellow and brown. Naturalists from the Alaska Division of Forestry, the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, and the University of Alaska’s Cooperative Extension Service examined the trees on trips in June 2015 and...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:59am
  • An ordinance to spend up to $638,000 to repave nine Homer streets returns to the Homer City Council’s agenda at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. Funding would come from the Homer Accelerated Trails and Roads program, a $7 million fund. Public Works superinten...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:08am
  • An ordinance to spend up to $638,000 to repave nine Homer streets returns to the Homer City Council’s agenda at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. Funding would come from the Homer Accelerated Trails and Roads program, a $7 million fund. Public Works superinten...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:08am
  • In a phone call on Tuesday with Jenny Martin, Rep. Paul Seaton’s chief of staff, jackhammers could be heard in the background. That wasn’t the sound of legislators grinding out a budget and a fiscal plan, but crews working on a remodeling project in the Alaska Capitol Building, Juneau....

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:07am
  • A Homer man who grew an estimated $1.5 million worth of cannabis at an indoor grow operation off East End Road pleaded guilty on Tuesday to an amended charge of attempted fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, possessing more than 25 cannabis plants.  Homer District Court Ju...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:04am
  • The Furie Alaska jack-up rig Randolph Yost is at the Deep Water Dock in Homer last Friday as fishing boats conduct spill-response exercises in Kachemak Bay.  According to City Manager Katie Koester’s report to the Homer City Council at its Monday meeting, the rig will leave the Deep W...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:19am
  • JUNEAU — A life-sized whale statue has landed Juneau in hot water as a cruise ship association alleges it’s a symbol of the Alaska city’s misuse of millions in fees paid by visitors. The Cruise Lines International Association and its Alaska affiliate filed a lawsuit against the city and boroug...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:07am
  • The back-and-forth over who will pay what to state retirement plans has caused plenty of consternation in Juneau the last two weeks, but a new study concludes the debate would be unnecessary if Alaska had just followed its own guidelines the last time state pensions were reformed....

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:05am
  • The KBBI AM 890 Public Radio board of directors has appointed program director Terry Rensel to succeed Dave Anderson as general manager, KBBI announced in a press release last month.  Anderson retired April 8. Rensel started Monday as the new general manager....

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:00am
  • The Homer College, Career and Job Fair will be a one-stop shop for job seekers and employers to meet and greet each other.  The fair is for those people just entering the job market as well as experienced workers considering a career change. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Kache...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:55am
  • ANCHORAGE— Helicopters trying to rescue two skiers trapped on an Alaska ice field for four days waited out whiteout conditions that one pilot said were like flying inside a pingpong ball. The winds and blowing snow subsided enough Tuesday to allow an Alaska Air National Guard helicopter to land in...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:47am
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    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:12am
  • West Homer Elementary School is abandoning its tri-yearly science fair competition for a night of science fun for students and their parents.  Science Palooza will take place on Thursday, April 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature hands-on activities and the grand opening of the school’s nat...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:09am
  • Chapman School  April 15: Track meet at Kenai, 3 p.m. May 3: Title-1 Pre-Kindergarten Screening.   Fireweed Academy (3-6) April 15: Spaghetti feed 6th grade fundraiser, noon. April 15: Gwe...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:06am
  • Editor's Note: This story has been edited to correct Bob Enea's name.  A phone call from former crew member Jim Herbert informed David and Dennis Fry that the boat they fished on in the 1970s with their father was the Western Flyer — the vessel on which author John Steinbeck took the...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:52am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The minority leader of the Alaska House said Wednesday that if his caucus isn’t satisfied with changes to the state’s oil and gas tax credit program, it will be hard to justify going into a major state savings account to help cover state costs. Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Ancho...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:33am

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