JUNEAU — Mark Begich is a star in Alaska Democratic politics, a former U.S. senator and mayor of the state’s largest city, but his campaign for governor has some worried he’s playing spoiler in the race and could hand control of The Last Frontier to Republicans.
Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to indicate where Emma Luck attends college. She is a student at the University of Alaska Southeast.
Those tasked with determining the future of the Homer Education and Recreation Complex got an up-close look at what they’re dealing with — decades old buildings in various stages of disrepair — during a walk-through held in place of their last meeting June 26.
The city of Homer is eyeing a way to get a solid answer on whether there’s a speeding problem on a local city street.
Homes and businesses using varieties of solar power are on tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for the Homer Alaska Solar Tour.
At a special meeting on Monday, the Homer City Council certified the results of last week’s special election for Prop 1, an election to approve up to $5 million in bonds to finance a new Homer Police Department station.
In 2018, Pride finally made it officially to Homer, Alaska.
A downed pole and power line on Heath Street caused a power outage at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Bruce Shelley, director of member relations, said the outage caused about 430 members to lose power. Homer Police and HEA crews blocked off Heath Street from Pioneer Avenue to Bonanza Avenue. The outage affected homes and businesses in downtown Homer and parts of Old Town. Power was restored at about 3:50 p.m.
On the night of Jan. 23, Alaskans across the Gulf Coast were awakened by one of the most significant earthquakes to hit Alaska since the Good Friday Earthquake of 1964.
Homer will have its long-awaited new police station.
JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska.
A downed pole and power line on Heath Street caused a power outage at about 2:50 p.m. today, June 21. Bruce Shelley, director of member relations, said the outage caused about 430 members to lose power. Homer Police and HEA crews blocked off Heath Street from Pioneer Avenue to Bonanza Avenue. The outage affected homes and businesses in downtown Homer and parts of Old Town. Power was restored at about 3:50 p.m.
Two trails in Kachemak Bay State Park are open again after heightened black bear activity forced staff to temporarily close them last week.
Forget Stonehenge, Homer is the place to be for the summer Solstice, my friends! Well, maybe not Homer per se, but Alaska has some of the best Solstice celebrations around, if you ask the Betster.
Two weeks after a controversial Mayoral Recognition that caused three Homer City Council members to skip the June 11 council meeting, Homer’s first Pride March will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at WKFL Park.
A Homer boy died last week when a small aircraft he was in crashed in Hesperia, California.
A woman died and two people were seriously injured in a weekend boating crash in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The two injured women are Alice Rademacher and Rosie Robinson, both of Homer and employees at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve.
The long-awaited Homer Education and Recreation Complex Task Force held its first meeting Tuesday, establishing its work scope and electing a chair and vice chair.