The Mariners fell short of what would have been their first Division III football state championship in school history on Saturday, losing to Barrow High School 20-14 in their game in Palmer.
The discovery of a city water account that was under-billed for more than a decade has prompted a policy to deal with billing errors as well as an audit of water and sewer accounts in Homer.
In advance of a special session of the Alaska Legislature starting Oct. 23, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, held town hall meetings in Ninilchik and Homer last Thursday. Gov. Bill Walker has called the Legislature into session to consider a flat-rate payroll tax and Senate Bill 54, changes to Alaska’s criminal statutes. About 60 people in Homer at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center heard Pat Pitney, Director of the Alaska Office of Management and Budget, discuss Walker’s tax proposal, a 1.5-percent tax on wages and self-employment income and what some have called a head tax.
Dozens of residents young and old traded their boots for sneakers this past weekend for Homer’s inaugural Walk with a Doc event, a localization of an international program.
There was much discussion and a bit of confusion in Homer City Hall on Monday as council members debated the details of a letter they will send to Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board weighing in on its discussion of regulations regarding onsite consumption in the state’s marijuana facilities.
The end of an era for two Homer City Council members Monday night was the beginning of a new adventure for a different pair as David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds sat their last meeting.
With all votes officially counted, results have remained the same after Tuesday’s municipal election, with Caroline Venuti and Rachel Lord receiving the most votes for Homer City Council.
Unofficial results from Tuesday’s municipal election show Caroline Venuti and Rachel Lord leading the pack and set to fill Homer’s two city council seats.
After considering a move that would have granted a few disabled veterans an increased exemption on their property taxes, the Homer City Council decided against it.
On Oct. 3, city of Homer voters not only select two new council members, they will consider a change to city code that gives the council and City Manager Katie Koester a new tool to balance the budget.
Kenai Peninsula Borough voters face a full slate of candidates and issues. All borough residents will select one of three candidates for borough mayor: Dale Bagley, Linda Farnsworth Hutchings or Charlie Pierce.
Affirming what had been suspected happened when a Heartbeat of Homer spokesperson broke confidentiality, an ethics complaint against three Homer City Council members filed on July 5 was dismissed by an administrative law judge and hearing officer in August, a public records request has revealed.
The sun shines on a birch forest and lights up a rainbow near East End Road on Sunday — evidence of why US News and World Report recently named Homer one of “50 Small Towns with Gorgeous Fall Foliage.” The weekend forecast calls for sunshine, with temperatures in the mid-40s and mid-50s. (Photo by Jennifer Tarnacki, Homer News)
Meet Homer’s newest assistant chief at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department: Terry Kadel.
Disabled veterans and those they leave behind may soon be added to the list of people in Homer who can get greater property tax exemptions.
Those who know Saundra Hudson well would say that a mile race is nothing for the active member of the Homer running community. But after an accident last winter landed her in a Lower 48 medical facility, Hudson’s first run in six months last Thursday was anything but trivial.
20 years ago in the Homer News
By Megan Pacer
The Homer City Council has reaffirmed its wish to ask the Alaska Legislature to reevaluate the standards for recalling city officials, an issue that arose after a tense recall election in June that caused divide in the community.