The Homer Volunteer Fire Department may be losing a chief in Bob Painter before the month is out, but it’s gaining several qualified emergency medical technicians and firefighters.
The fate of the Homer Education and Recreation Complex, the HERC, is once again on the lips of elected officials and concerned citizens.
Brooke Addison Buzga has the distinction of being the first baby born in South Peninsula Hospital in the New Year.
The bigger the better, right? When it comes to bike tires, plenty of people in Homer would have to agree.
After 17 years at the helm of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and 26 years in Homer, Chief Bob Painter is stepping down this month. He plans to return to his home state of Oklahoma.
Ever since the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s controversial policy regarding invocations before meetings was updated and finalized in 2016, people across the peninsula have been voicing their support or frustration, some more vigorously than others.
From Washington, D.C., to Homer, 2017 stood out as a year of transformation. Some saw radical change with the inauguration of President Donald Trump, who promised to “drain the swamp” and “make America great again.” Others saw a step backward into past days of racism and sexism and a shredding of the social contract.
At a loss for what to do with the kids over the holiday break? Not to worry —the 18 kindergarteners in Jennifer Reinhart’s class at Paul Banks Elementary have got you covered.
By Megan Pacer
With Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor and Homer City Council elections behind them, and elections for the Alaska House of Representatives and Senate ahead, several progressive and moderate groups seek to organize and pool resources for future political involvement.
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek said he knew that when he traveled down to Homer last week, he would be asked about student transportation.
As some sport seasons are nearing their end, others are just getting geared up, like the boys and girls basketball teams at Homer High School.
Homer has a budget for fiscal year 2018, now that it’s been passed by the City Council after several adjustments.
People in Homer are coming for plastic bags — again.
Pet of the Week
If this past weekend is any indication, this year’s Homer Mariner Co-Op Hockey team cannot be stopped.