Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify information about members of hte Fox River Cattlemen’s Association.
A campfire that got out of control and began climbing the bluff of Bishop’s Beach last Friday was a stark reminder of the importance of responsible burning practices as Homer heads into spring and summer.
By Megan Pacer
Ask around, and attitudes toward the source of the meat people eat run the gamut from not wanting to see, touch or think about beef unless it’s shrink wrapped in a burger shape, to wanting breakfast eggs to come from a chicken who had a free range home and high self-esteem.
Homer’s former Assistant Fire Chief Terry Kadel is stepping in to fill former Chief Bob Painter’s shoes for good — he was offered the head position at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department on March 20 after serving as interim chief.
Alaska State Troopers on Tuesday identified the troopers involved in a fatal shooting last Saturday of a Nikolaevsk man.
Alaska State Troopers have identifed the person killed in a trooper involved shooting in Nikolaevsk on Saturday as Nikolai Yakunin, 42. Next of kin have been identified.
Talking about solar energy on the cusp of spring might seem optimistic. While daylight gets longer and the temperature warms, the weather flips between gloomy clouds and brisk winds. Last Thursday, March 22, at a presentation, “Solar Energy in Alaska,” at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, speakers gushed with enthusiasm.
The South Peninsula Haven House Board of Directors have announced the 2018 Honorees to be celebrated at this year’s Women of Distinction dinner and auction. The honorees are Woman of Distinction, Linda Chamberlain; Woman of Wisdom, Daisy Lee Bitter, and Young Woman of Distinction, Chloe Pleznac. The women will be honored at an awards banquet at 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore and Haven House.
Students graduating high school in 2018 have never known a world where being killed in a classroom — or on a playground, or while having lunch with friends — was unthinkable.
After Darlene Hilderbrand put in nearly 20 years of work with Homer’s sick and terminally ill, the town decided to give a little something back to her.
After months of back and forth and several lengthy discussions, the Homer City Council has decided that the Homer Spit is not ready for retail marijuana.
Weaving and fermentation are called folk skills these days, as though from a bygone era. As though, in their dissolving into industrial manufacturing they’ve disappeared entirely, instead of only retreated from sight, outsourced and specialized. Yet while they may seem distant, fermentation and weaving are parts of everyday life. Many drink coffee, beer and wine, use vinegar and soy sauce, and eat cheese, chocolate, and salami, all products of fermentation, as well as have woven clothing, curtains, and rugs. We are just disconnected from their source.
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.
Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. Turn clocks ahead one hour before going to bed late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
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.
Homer Electric Association crews responded to multiple outages throughout the day and into the late evening hours on Monday, Feb. 26, in response to scattered outages caused by high winds on the Kenai Peninsula. According to an HEA press release, the storm caused outages in Kasilof, Homer, Kenai, Anchor Point, and the south side of Kachemak Bay. HEA reported these incidents: