Saturday was a great day for young Homer runners, but it was especially sweet for sophomore Autumn Daigle, who claimed first place for the Division II women at the weekend’s ASAA First National Bank Alaska Cross-country State Championships in Anchorage.
Roads, the recall, taxes, business and budgets dominated discussion at two Homer City Council candidate forums held the past two weeks. On Sept. 21, KBBI Public Radio and Homer News reporters moderated a meeting at Kachemak Bay Campus. On Sept. 28 at the Homer Elks Lodge, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center sponsored another forum.
The Friday night lights shone a bit brighter than usual on the Homer Mariners this past week, as they celebrated both a win over the Head of the Bay Cougars and the recognition of their first ever Division III Peninsula Conference title.
The Homer City Council gave the green light to what will likely be the first marijuana retail store within the city’s limits.
After getting a taste of the Kenai Peninsula School District Board of Education with a partial term, member Mike Illg of Homer will get to become a more familiar face as he takes his seat for a full term.
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.
Homer’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Kelly Cooper will have smooth sailing into her next term, as she’s running unopposed to keep her seat.
Students from McNeil Canyon Elementary School walking the Homer Spit beaches last Friday have become the latest generation of citizen scientists participating in CoastWalk, the annual fall cleanup and beach monitoring project of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. While some kids delight in picking up gross trash, CoastWalk also inspires students to monitor beaches for things like erosion, bird and wildlife sightings, human use and other environmental information.
Meet Homer’s newest assistant chief at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department: Terry Kadel.
A lucky Idaho resident is walking away with this year’s Jackpot Halibut Derby top prize.
The Head of the Bay Cougars have five seasons and just about as many wins under their belt.
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.
It was a happy homecoming indeed this past weekend for the Homer Mariners varsity football team, as the players rolled over the Nikiski Bulldogs to their fifth straight win this season.
Zaya McKinley Robinson was born at 11:41 p.m. Sept. 8, 2017, at Homer Birth and Wellness Center to Staraya McKinstry-Robinson and Clay Robinson. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Zaya is welcomed by her grandparents Omar and Judi Robinson of Livingston Texas, and Ron and Ingrid McKinstry of Homer Alaska.
By Megan Pacer
In the Oct. 3 municipal election, Kenai Peninsula Borough residents will elect a new borough mayor and vote on school board and assembly members. Residents in the unincorporated areas of the city also will consider a ban on commercial cannabis with Proposition 1, where a “yes” vote approves the ban (see story, page 1, Business &Real Estate).
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.