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.
Though it has celebrated its 25th birthday, the Peninsula Crime Stoppers group is still trying to gain more public attention and involvement.
“I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card. ”- Laura Bush
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.
A federal jury in Anchorage last Wednesday, Nov. 15, found guilty a Voznesenka man for being a felon in possession of firearms. Sentencing for Joseph Kuzmin, 41, is Feb. 5, 2018. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office on Friday, Kuzmin faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
Clear weather and sub-freezing cold the past few weeks froze Beluga Lake and other Homer area ponds thick enough to support ice skaters. The wide open spaces of the lake have attracted skaters and walkers the past week, with sometimes dozens of skaters at a time, particularly around mid-afternoon near sunset.
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.
Several young Homer hockey players got more than they bargained for this past weekend during a trip to Anchorage to play when they came across a homeless man in need of serious medical help. Their coaches say they stepped up and became an example of the kind of community Homer is.
Workers could break ground on a new 72-room Aspen Hotel in Homer by May 2018 if all goes according to plan, according to the project’s architect.
In 1968, the first five families arrived at the site of what would become Nikolaevsk, Alaska’s first Russian Old Believer village. One of those settlers, Vladimir Prohorovich Martushev, 70, died Oct. 21, 2017, at Providence Alaska Medical Center.
The Homer City Council introduced an ordinance at its Monday meeting that seeks to end a years-long legal dispute over a piece of land on the Homer Spit.
When Yvonne Bouchard and Russ Morse vacationed in Homer two years ago they knew they’d found the place they wanted to live. In July, Bouchard fell from the deck of the Eagle Aerie home she and Morse are building, breaking her back. Now the couple is redefining what’s needed to live in this piece of paradise.