With campaigning for elections underway in Alaska, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) last week sent out a press release reminding Alaskans that the use of public right of ways for political advertising is prohibited. Advertising in right of ways or visible and legible from state right of ways are prohibited.
Homer visitor “Kajun” Kenny Joffrion stands by his truck and refrigerated trailer loaded with fish, red beans and rice as he prepared to head south to Houston, Texas. Reached by phone in Montana last week, Joffrion said he planned to arrive in Houston on Monday and start cooking for Hurricane Harvey victims.
The Homer Police Department is asking for the public’s help with a hit and run that happened Monday morning.
As south Texas recovers from the devastation last month from Hurricane Harvey, several lower Kenai Peninsula men have started relief efforts in the Houston area. Former Anchor Point resident Chase McKinney, now living in Sugar Land, Texas, this week shifted his work from rescuing people stranded in flooded areas of Houston to getting supplies to people in shelters.
CIRCAC meets Friday at Land’s End Resort
By Michael Armstrong
Move over kings, sockeyes and pinks — there’s a new iconic Alaska food in town.
Homer’s population and gross business sales are on the rise, though there’s still a ways to go in that regard to reach past sale levels.
20 years ago in the Homer News
The Homer Spit, once excluded from the commercial cannabis narrative in the city, has been brought back into the conversation.
Reading social media last week after the start of the Kenai Peninsula Borough school year, a reader might have thought kids got transported to school in the back of a Ford Model A pickup truck — which, yes, was how the lucky children of the Homer Heights School actually did get to class in 1940. Parents complained about young children getting on the wrong buses, transportation taking two hours to get home, and late pick ups and drop offs.
A Homer City Council member has second thoughts on a resolution proposing Legislative changes to state recall statutes — even though the resolution passed without objection on the consent agenda and without public comment or dissent.
Even with few state dollars rolling downhill to help municipalities with infrastructure, cities are tasked each year with assembling their capital improvement priorities for the state, and Homer has released its draft list.
The organizers of a military exercise held in Alaska this summer took efforts to minimize impact to marine wildlife, U.S. Navy officials said.
Early Saturday morning, a group of local residents young and old were packed onto a school bus, driven out onto a runway at the Homer Airport, and launched into a full-scale ” airplane crash,” complete with injuries and casualties. They didn’t have to worry, though.
20 years ago in the Homer News
Rain or shine — or in Friday’s case, lots of rain — peninsula residents can’t be kept from the annual Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik.
Artist Brad Hughes installed a new mural at last Friday at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Part of a 35th anniversary remodeling effort to make the environmental education nonprofit’s building more visible, the mural shows two children wading in a tidepool and exploring marine life. Words on the mural encourage people to “explore, connect, protect.” In a nod to classical imagery, a boy reaches out to touch an octopus, an allusion to Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” mural on the Sistine Chapel. The remodel will include more murals on the side and front of the building.
Homer is one step closer to seeing a new police station.