The opioid epidemic gripping the state — and the nation as a whole — was given a local face last Wednesday as state representatives came to gather information on just how it’s been affecting the Homer community.
Is it that time again already? That’s right — time to update Homer’s Comprehensive Plan.
Former state Senator Mike Dunleavy is out touring the state, rounding up support for his gubernatorial bid.
The South Peninsula Hospital Board of Directors went into executive session at its Wednesday night meeting to discuss personnel matters, after an employee began to speak about why she transferred departments.
Alaska has a reputation for attracting and fostering independent types: dreamers, free-thinkers and do-it-yourself-ers. Homer, the little hamlet where this frontier spirit converges with entrepreneurial artists, combines this creativity with its abundant natural resources; ideals can easily take hold in minds and hearts. Exactly that is happening with Homer Ubuntu: a grassroots community group that has recently formed.
To some, the opioid epidemic gripping the state of Alaska and the nation at large might seem to have appeared almost overnight. Those in the health care industry know that in reality, it’s a problem that was percolating for several decades.
Retail marijuana stores making their way to the Homer Spit is once again on the table at City Hall.
A student from Ninilchik School was taken into custody in Kenai after allegedly making threats to bring a gun to the school last Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is facing a roughly $3.4 million deficit this year, but has a few options to close that gap.
“Dodging bullets is not part of the curriculum.”
Meet South Peninsula Hospital’s new Chief Executive Officer: Joseph Woodin.
This is the time of year chimneys start to get plugged up with creosote, and Kachemak Emergency Services is trying to help head that issue off before it becomes a real problem.
Information learned from a new analysis of Homer tsunami run-off zones prompted city official to move evacuation zones higher up into town, increasing the number of people who have to move to higher ground in a worst-case tsunami.
At Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting, unlike most meetings where council members take positive action on ordinances or resolutions, the Feb. 12 meeting stood out for what the council didn’t do. In three separate votes, the council:
This year’s Winter Carnival theme is “Hibernation Vacation,” and local businesses and venues are pulling out all the stops to make it a vacation Homer residents will revel in.
While a purple people eater pulled on her protective warm clothing, a group of commercial fishermen coordinated how they would hold their large fish net while skiing and a viking warrior princess skipped by on her way to registration.
Family and friends will remember this Saturday a retired teacher who died Feb. 3 in a swimming accident while on vacation in Maui, Hawaii. Mike Cline, 80, died while snorkeling off Ulua Beach in Wailea. A memorial service for Cline is 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at Homer United Methodist Church. A reception will follow.
An intense fire last Thursday destroyed a home on East End Road in Fritz Creek, but no one was hurt.
Two combat veterans received Quilts of Valor in a presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Dr. Vicky Hodnik’s dental office. Quilters Dana Moore and Connie Isenhour gave Jay Greene of Halibut Cove and Andrew Hodnik the quilts.