Homer News

  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Public budget meetings to address school funding Feb. 23: Homer High School Library, 5:30 p.m. Parents, staff, students, business partners, community members and elected officials are invited to attend ...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:02am
  • In late January as Homer artist Desiree Hagen worked to finish her installation at Bunnell Street Arts Center, she sat surrounded by a tsunami of paper scraps. While many artists add media to create things — paint to canvas or clay to throwing wheel — Hagen, 31, is like the sculptor who looks at...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:14am
  • Paul Banks Elementary School Principal Eric Pederson kisses Guinevere, the pig, at the end of the school’s month-long Wild West-themed Read-a-Thon on Feb. 3. The story that went along with this year’s theme stated that Guinevere was stolen by bandits and in order for her safe return, the...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:58am
  • Homer students competed with others throughout the Kenai Peninsula in the school district’s Battle of the Books. The competitions took place via telephone or videoconference. The winners go on to state competition Feb. 22. Students in different grade levels compete in four different categories: th...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:48am
  • Homer Middle School Mathletes competed in the MathCounts chapter meet Feb. 13. Eighth graders Jonathan Raymond, Marina Carroll, Ruby Allen and seventh grader Larry Dunn played on the official HMS team and took seventh place in the team round. Marina Carroll and Larry Dunn led the Homer team with the...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:46am
  • Homer’s Winter Carnival last weekend combined the wacky and inventive with some wishful thinking. Despite the dreary, and periodically wet, weather, the Sunny-Side Up theme took over Homer for some light-hearted fun.  Parade goers saw a creative turnout for the floats this year, which used th...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:35am
  • The 2015 Anchorage International Film Festival shows next week at the Homer Theatre starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23, 24 and 25. Two films or collections of short films are shown nightly. Under the theme “Films worth freezing for,” each night includes about three hours of movies. Admission is $12 g...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:29am
  • Homer Police last week put out an alert asking residents to be on the alert for thefts from vehicles in the Mattox Street and Ben Walters Lane area of town. Over the last two months, police have noticed an increase in calls reporting thefts from cars. In all cases the thefts were in unlocked vehicle...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:28am
  • Alaska State Troopers last week arrested a Voznesenka man after they said he threatened to first kill a 17-year-old boy and burn down his house and then threatened to kill three men and burn down their house. Joseph Kuzmin, 40, faces charges of second-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree bur...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:27am
  • Even though the Homer City Council in December passed a balanced budget, for the virtuous as well as the wicked there can be no rest. When voters passed a ballot measure suspending for three years the .75-percent of sales taxes to the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails fund, the council said it woul...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:25am
  • Several controversial cannabis ordinances on the agenda of Monday’s Homer City Council meeting have led officials to set up overflow seating at City Hall for the Feb. 22 meeting. Participants can listen in a back-up meeting hall in the Planning Department, but to testify must speak in the Cowles c...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:24am
  • Alaska State Troopers last week arrested an Anchor Point man following a report about 4:20 a.m. Feb. 10 that a man was at the South Peninsula Hospital Emergency Room with serious but non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Troopers charged James Dixon, 45, with first-degree assault, second-degree assau...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:20am
  • Homer Police last week arrested a Homer man alleged to have broken into a local cannabis club and stolen pot and other property. Gregory S. Kalmakoff, 29, faces charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, both felonies, and fifth-degree criminal mischief....

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:19am
  • A lucky break and a nose to the wind lead Homer Police to make a record $1.5 million cannabis bust last Friday. With help from the State Drug Enforcement Unit-Soldotna, police served a warrant on a 4,400-square-foot warehouse on Collie Street off East End Road and found about 1,000 marijuana plants,...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:19am
  • A lucky break and a nose to the wind lead Homer Police to make a record $1.5 million cannabis bust last Friday. With help from the Soldotna Drug Enforcement Unit, police served a warrant on a 4,400-square-foot warehouse on Collie Street off East End Road and found about 1,000 marijuana plants, many ...

    Tue, 02/16/2016 - 1:00pm
  • Editor's note: This story has been updated with new information clarifying how a commercial cannabis ban in Homer would affect the area outside of Homer in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. A ban would not affect those areas....

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 6:04pm
  • The R.E.C. Room is rising up to raise awareness about violence against women – both in Homer and across the globe – by hosting a One Billion Rising event on Sunday, Feb. 14. Starting at 2 p.m. at the gazebo in WKFL park, which is next to Homer's Jeans on Pioneer, the event will feature poetry re...

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:39pm
  •  The Anchor Point man accused of robbing the Short Stop Gas Station on Jan. 6 claimed innocence in a court hearing on Monday. “I’m not guilty,” Dellan Vanbuskirk, 28, said at a preliminary hearing held at the Homer Courthouse....

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:35pm
  • Homer Police last week arrested a Homer man alleged to have broken into a local cannabis club and stolen pot and other property. Gregory S. Kalmakoff, 29, faces charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, both felonies, and fifth-degree criminal mischief....

    Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:30pm
  • NANWALEK — “Do you know what your name means?” Sally Ash asks each student in the classroom, one at a time. Some nod, others shake their heads. She’s not asking about their English names. The elementary and middle school students in Ash’s class at Nanwalek School are Sugpiaq, Alaska Native...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 5:35pm

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