Homer News

  • Anchor Point has a new dentist. Dr. Brandon Astin began working with Dr. Ryan Abbott, at the dental clinic at 34115 Sterling Highway, earlier this summer. He began seeing patients full time Sept. 1. Abbott is leaving the area for specialty training in dental prosthetics, or prosthodontics. The chang...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:18pm
  • Maritime apprenticeship offers job opportunities The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is revitalizing a job training initiative to place Alaskans in credentialed positions in the U.S.-flag commercial maritime fleet....

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:00am
  • The U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with revisions to its management plan for the Chugach National Forest. The plan outlines strategies for managing the approximately 5.4 million-acre Chugach National Forest, which occupies the eastern part of the Kenai Peninsula and stretches eastward toward ...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:00am
  • I take inventory of the kinds of veggies being sold at the Homer Farmers Market every week. This means that I walk around with a clip board and look official even though I am not doing a doggone thing to help organize or set up the Market. But it does give me a chance to wander around to all the sta...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:00am
  • The Permanent Fund unofficially grew a modest 1.35 percent on a $52.8 billion portfolio in fiscal year 2016, the result of a volatile 12 months for public financial markets, according to Fund leadership. Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. Executive Director Angela Rodell said during an Aug. 18 meeting of t...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:51pm
  • Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a statement from LFS Inc. After a bidding battle between a chain of two Pacific Northwest commercial fishing supply stores, LFS of Bellingham, Wash., made the top offer in a receivership sale and has purchased Redden Marine, including its Homer...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:45pm
  • Who genuinely wants to be in an ambulance? When one is necessary, however, having the most reliable form of medical transport is critical, especially for rural communities. “This is a mobile emergency room,” said Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Painter. “No one wants to break down o...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:28pm
  • With a deadline of last Thursday for proposed bidders on the Homer Animal Shelter to do a tour of the city facility, one name isn’t on the list: Sherry Bess, the current animal control officer and the woman who has run the shelter for the past 26 years. In an email to the Homer News, Bess said she...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:25pm
  • A Monday morning car crash just east of McNeil Canyon seriously injured an Anchor Point woman after her car hit a power pole and a power line landed on her car. Homer Electric Association workers cut power to the line. Kachemak Emergency Services medics had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the d...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:42pm
  • School Events Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Homer Flex Sept. 5: No school Sept. 8-9: Bunnell Street Arts Project, 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 14: Early release, 1:30 p.m.   Homer High School Sept. 1: Deadline to sign up for SAT Sept. 2: We Bleed Blue and Gold Night: C-team, JV, and varsi...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:04pm
  • Now that the 2016 legislative session is over, Kenai Peninsula College Director Gary Turner has had to implement the budget reductions he had planned for both the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years in 2017. The current 2016-17 school year at KPC’s Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer has not been significantly im...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:04pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers seek information on the person or persons who abandoned a personal-use set net at Neptune Bay in Kachemak Bay this month. On Aug. 28, a woman who returned to her cabin found a set net anchored to a tree on her lot. The net caught 79 fish and a river otter, all of them dead a...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 2:29pm
  • Sometime in October, Homer Electric Association members will receive a ballot in their monthly electric bills with a simple question: Shall Homer Electric Association Inc. be exempt from regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska? A “yes” vote means a member supports deregulation or what ...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 2:29pm
  • Issues around health-care delivery, cost and quality are frequent topics of discussion in our community, yet many people living in the area may not be aware that SVT Health & Wellness is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), or know what this designation means....

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:36am
  • I’m just going to brag. The Homer Farmers Market is the best. I certainly haven’t been to many other markets around, but I guess others think so, too, since it gets so much attention. The Daily Meal ranks the best farmers markets in America annually. This year Homer Farmers Market made that list...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:36am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has passed an ordinance amending the property tax code and is reviewing another ordinance with changes to the sales tax code. Borough Mayor Mike Navarre’s administration has been reviewing the sales and property tax codes for about a year. After reviewing the c...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:36am
  • An early morning car crash just east of McNeil Canyon seriously injured an Anchor Point woman after her car hit a power pole and a live power line landed on her car. Homer Electric Association workers cut power to the line. Kachemak Emergency Services medics had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate ...

    Mon, 08/29/2016 - 3:58pm
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    Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:29pm
  • Toxic shellfish have been found in Pacific blue mussels in the Homer harbor, according to an alert from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Mussels sampled by the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve tested positive for paralytic shellfish poisoning by Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Researc...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:26pm
  • At its regular meeting Monday night, the Homer City Council made amendments to the city’s animal control laws that ban a practice some might think of as Alaskan as log cabins and flannel shirts: letting your dog ride loose in the back of a pickup truck. As of Tuesday when the law took effect, pet ...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:22pm

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