Homer has a budget for fiscal year 2018, now that it’s been passed by the City Council after several adjustments.
People in Homer are coming for plastic bags — again.
An outage at about 6:58 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Ocean Drive area knocked out power to about 465 Homer Electric Association members, HEA wrote in a press release. HEA crews restored power by 9:10 a.m. to all but 39 members and restored full power by 4:21 p.m. An underground cable fault caused the outage. HEA also had a scheduled outage that affected 180 members along Kachemak Drive. Power was out for four hours while crews removed a power line over the road and installed it underground.
Alaska State Troopers have charged a Homer man for possession of a chainsaw taken in an October burglary of a Hutler Road cabin near McNeil Canyon. Roy Burke, 39, pleaded guilty in late October for third-degree theft by receiving and was sentenced to five days in jail. The chainsaw was found with other possible stolen chainsaws and may provide clues for a series of burglaries that have hit the lower Kenai Peninsula this fall.
The driver of a truck that rolled over on the Nikolaevsk Road last Monday failed to report the crash and a possible fuel spill to Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. According to DEC, a citizen reported the crash to DEC about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Troopers also reported a spill to DEC about the same time. Troopers received no reports of injuries, said Tim Despain, a trooper spokesperson. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, Despain wrote in an email.
An Anchor Point man is in an Anchorage hospital after being shot by an Alaska State Trooper during a confrontation Sunday night.
From the location of bathrooms to the future of crime and population in Homer, City Council members grilled Police Chief Mark Robl at their last meeting during a work session to go over one of the preliminary designs for a new police station.
Facing a much shorter window to enroll in a health care insurance plan — enrollment ends on Dec. 15 — many Alaskans may have some questions or need help.
By Megan Pacer
Homer’s next budget is another step closer to being finalized after Monday’s City Council meeting, where several amendments were added to it.
One would be hard pressed to find a police station in the country for which drunk driving is not an issue in the community. The same goes for the Homer Police Department, and to tackle that issue, its staff are taking their efforts off the streets and into the schools.
Homer residents have another chance to weigh in on the city’s progression toward a new police station.
Sometimes pulling out all the stops for the Thanksgiving holiday is fun — having the whole family gather around the table after a day of slaving to make the traditional meal. Other times, it just doesn’t make sense to do.
Those who are signed up to get daily deliveries from the Homer Senior Citizens Center’s Meals on Wheels program may start seeing their food brought to their doorstep in style. The center recently received a brand new Subaru Outback for the program.
Using an airplane to spot Dall sheep while hunting will stay illegal in the state for now.
Homer is being recognized for the treatment of one of its most basic resources — water — in comparison to other small cities within the state.
The increasingly bitter cold could not keep Homer residents from getting out to honor their fellow countrymen on Veterans Day this past Saturday.
The Homer City Council got its first look last week at what kind of new police station the city could get for $6 million and $8 million, respectively.
A Homer-area first responder deployed by the American Red Cross to help in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting found that the best of humanity comes out in the wake of a tragedy.