Those tasked with determining the future of the Homer Education and Recreation Complex got an up-close look at what they’re dealing with — decades old buildings in various stages of disrepair — during a walk-through held in place of their last meeting June 26.
Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to indicate where Emma Luck attends college. She is a student at the University of Alaska Southeast.
The city of Homer is eyeing a way to get a solid answer on whether there’s a speeding problem on a local city street.
Mayor Zak did right thing by standing up to prejudice
It’s been a few years but last weekend I was asked again what I thought of lingcod and if they are worth the effort.
Homes and businesses using varieties of solar power are on tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for the Homer Alaska Solar Tour.
Kilt up, laddies and lasses. The highland games are upon us.
If women in Homer have been looking for a way to combine a love of comradery, female empowerment and smashing into stuff, they might just be in luck. A small group of local women is working to create Homer’s first roller derby team.
There was no big send off, no crowd, no big to-do — just some logistical chit chat and long farewell hugs. With that, Sophie George and Chris Haag set quietly off from Homer, Alaska on Monday for a two-year journey by bike to Argentina.
Mother nature must have known there would be visitors in town over the weekend, because she pulled out all the stops and granted a clear, sunny day for participants in the annual Homer Spit Run race.
At a special meeting on Monday, the Homer City Council certified the results of last week’s special election for Prop 1, an election to approve up to $5 million in bonds to finance a new Homer Police Department station.
We’re not going to grumble about our jobs as journalists. Yeah, the industry has been stressed lately, and we’ve toiled under tight budgets and with smaller newsrooms trying to get the news out. Never mind that. After a man burst into the offices of the Annapolis, Maryland, Capital-Gazette at 2:33 p.m. June 28, killing four veteran reporters and a sales assistant, whining went out the window.
At the peak of summer with long days, warm temperatures and sunny skies, First Friday in Homer bursts out with a diverse collection of art. From Old Town to Bartlett Street, shows examine the history of a forgotten Alaska battle, future speculations and the relationship of artists to their cultures.
JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to suspend its environmental review of a proposed copper-and-gold mine near a major salmon fishery, saying he questions whether the project is ready to move forward.
Ever been jealous of those Soldotna residents up the road who get gasoline discounts with a store discount card? Well, Homerites can now be on equal footing with the conversion of the Essential One gas station on Homer Bypass Road to a Chevron.
I have heard that visitors from out of state marvel at the veggies we are able to grow here. Just hang out by the gardens at the Baycrest Overlook and you will hear all kinds of oohs and ahhs. It’s easy to impress someone who came here thinking we all lived in igloos.
Backyard Country BBQ
Sylvia Lownes Turkington