The filing period for Homer City Council candidates opens Tuesday, Aug. 1, and ends at noon Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Homer’s loan for the construction of its library will officially be paid off in full, now that members of the Homer City Council have voted to liquidate the city permanent fund that was created after the city received a windfall from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill settlement.
Homer Police continue investigating an incident in which a Homer man crashed his truck off Baycrest Hill over the weekend, but whose failure to report the crash prompted a search Monday morning after an Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities worker found a bent guardrail and the truck down a ravine.
Several youngsters got a special treat Friday when Oscar the ferret, and his brother Cosmo, crashed a class at the Girassol Learning Center in Homer.
A Port Graham man and his girlfriend face federal charges after the two conspired to fake his death so that he could avoid pleading guilty in a sexual assault case in Anchorage, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
One woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Pioneer Avenue and Main Street on Tuesday.
Members of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and Kachemak Emergency Services spent about three hours searching for a possible victim of a car accident on Monday after responding to the Baycrest Overlook on the Sterling Highway for a truck that had crashed through the guard rail and fallen over the edge. Friends of the driver, Thayr Watson, 38, later came by the scene and reported Watson had crashed his truck a few days earlier and walked away from the crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board has released new details on a July 2016 plane crash in Halibut Cove, citing a condition called glassy water.
In the past 10 years since fat bikes have become popular for riding on beaches and snow in Alaska, people have regularly ridden them from Anchor Point to Homer or into the snowy backcountry of the Caribou Hills. On Saturday, Homer couple Kim McNett and Bjørn Olson finished taking their fat bikes where no one has ever ridden before, about 450 miles in a 24-day trip from Point Hope to Utqiagvik, much of it on Arctic beaches.
Correction: In a July 17, 2017, story, “Ethics complaint could be denied,” the Homer News incorrectly described Anchorage attorney Stacey Stone’s involvement with publicizing the complaint. In emails to the Homer News, Stone wrote that she had no contact with KBBI reporter Aaron Bolton and did not send the complaint to him.
An Eagle River woman must pay restitution after damaging the McNeil Canyon Elementary School soccer field and nabbing two Smokey the Bear signs from the Kachemak Emergency Services station.
Ferry System seeks comments on winter schedule
Two words — “Oh, yeah!” — are all it takes for Ruth Babcock to know the importance of what she does.
In filing an ethics complaint with the city of Homer, the first rule is you don’t talk about filing an ethics complaint with the city of Homer. Heartbeat of Homer, a conservative political action group, could likely see an ethics complaint it filed on July 3 dismissed because it forwarded its complaint to Alaska media.
On her visit to Homer last Friday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, delivered an emphatic “no” — but that was in response to a reporter’s question about if she had any presidential ambitions. One of a batch of moderate Republicans seen as potential swing votes in passage of the proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act, Murkowski wasn’t as forceful in her opposition to what some call Trumpcare, but Alaska’s senior senator still made her position clear. She does not support the current proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act and would be willing to work with Senate Democrats to fix it.
Brittany Nathat kayaks by rocks at low tide near Otter Cove Resort in Kachemak Bay on Sunday, June 25. Nathat is a kayak guide at the resort.
By Michael Armstrong
An Anchorage man is in jail after using his car to ram another car and causing damage to the Anchor River Store. The collision also damaged the Seldovia Village Tribe Anchor Point Health Clinic, temporarily closing the clinic.
For the past 18 years, along Freight Dock Road near the Homer Spit, L.H. and Marcia Pierce have run a sweet little Spit operation, Sportsman’s Supply. Halfway between the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon and the load-launch ramp, the tackle and bait shop serves fishermen heading out to Kachemak Bay or trying their luck at the Fishin’ Hole.
Alaska’s senior U.S. senator, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, visits Homer for two meetings on Friday.