The City of Homer is again asking residents to vote on funding a new police station — one the Homer Police Department still says is badly needed — this time in a June special election.
During a visit to Homer last Thursday, Gov. Bill Walker touted a relieved, cautiously optimistic message: Alaska is on the mend, fiscally. Walker’s talk at the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club and an interview with the Homer News was part of a post-Legislature tour by state officials. On Tuesday, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Alaska Department of Revenue Tax Division Director Ken Alper also spoke at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center for a chamber brown-bag luncheon.
The applicant of a marijuana cultivation facility inside Homer city limits has been given the go-ahead to proceed with his operation after a snafu with too many plants led to intervention by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board.
All year long, students from Paul Banks Elementary School and Homer Middle School have been enjoying a growing relationship as the elder students mentored and taught the younger. The program that brings them together had its last session of the school year on Monday.
Editor’s note: Some of the language in this article may be graphic to some readers.
The dark clouds, rain and hail that plagued Homer last week held off just enough for two soccer games against Ketchikan last Friday. The stormy weather struggling to break through seemed to mirror the way both Homer teams have struggled to reach their full potential so far this season.
By Megan Pacer
In a presentation in Homer on Tuesday, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce unveiled a plan for closing the borough’s approximately $4 million deficit by raising the sales tax and lowering property taxes.
The Homer City Council is asking residents to approve a year-round sales tax of less than 1 percent to help pay for the long-anticipated new police station.
To many from the Lower 48, Homer, Alaska is the ideal place to travel. So, what’s a kid from Homer to do when the same itch to see the world starts scratching? Spanish teacher and volleyball coach Erin Brege had just the solution: send them to Greece.
When Jodie Kain, president of the National FFA Organization’s Ninilchik chapter, asked how many students in a room at Ninilchik School came from families that farmed or planted, about 90 percent of the little hands shot into the air.
Sometimes, the best way to learn is through play. Homer High School students and youngsters at Little Fireweed Academy put that to the test over the course of three days this week during a brand new mentoring partnership between the two schools.
A local restaurant’s liquor license is in question after the Kenai Peninsula Borough and City of Homer discovered the license holder was behind on taxes owed to the borough.
After several amendments, much confusion and more than three hours, the Homer City Council adjourned their Monday night meeting with a task force dedicated to exploring possibilities for utilizing the Homer Education and Recreation Complex.
Without scoring a goal, the members of Homer High School’s girls soccer team managed to beat Peninsula Conference adversary Kenai Central High School for the first time in 19 years, according to Kenai’s coach.
You don’t have to be a great artist to use canvas for your creations. Turns out, you don’t even really have to know the names of the tools you’re using. That’s if, like the tiny tots at Little Fireweed Academy, you’ve got an experienced Homer artist at your side.