Homer supports young learners

I want to thank the Homer community for being so welcoming and encouraging of early childhood education. Currently at Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center we… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2013

Volunteer name for volunteer award

Dear Alaskans,Wherever I travel in Alaska, I meet volunteers with big hearts and helping hands. I know you see their positive impact in your community.… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2013

Brother Asaiah still warms Homer

Today, our mayor has again proclaimed Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to be Brother Asaiah Day.Asaiah sent hundreds of love letters through this paper to our… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2013

Not in Alaska’s best interests

So Captain Zero went on a gratis cruise and now supports the rollback on water quality standards the people of Alaska insisted on. Peter Micciche,… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2013

Part IV: Taxes take care of trash

Fourth installment of why I love this country and why I love paying taxes: Garbage. Or more specifically waste management.Do you ever wonder about that… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2013

Spring into action to reduce bycatch

Over the years, I have heard many fishermen in this community say that bycatch in the trawl fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is wrong… Continue reading

Water-sewer task force makes new recommendations, revises its model

After public testimony at its January meeting, the Water-Sewer Task Force last Tuesday made some changes to a draft water-sewer rate schedule that some Homer… Continue reading

Homer charter captain gets 10 years for meth dealing to teens, child porn

A federal judge on Feb. 8 sentenced a Homer sport fishing charter captain to 10 years in prison for distributing methamphetamines and oxycodone to teenage… Continue reading

Democrats make oil tax pitch for increasing production

JUNEAU — Minority Democrats in the Alaska House and Senate on Monday introduced their own plan for increasing oil production in the state, calling it… Continue reading

Alyeska looks at new ways to keep TAPS oil flowing

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. is looking at ways to keep oil flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline system as the amount of oil continues to drop.Alyeska… Continue reading

Cops tase man in arrest

Homer Police Officer Jacob Ruebelmann last Saturday shot twice with a Taser a man at a Pioneer Avenue bar parking lot after police said the… Continue reading

Marshals capture man

U.S. Marshals last week arrested in Tacoma, Wash., a former Port Graham man charged with first-degree sexual assault on a minor. Benjamin L. Moonin, 49,… Continue reading

Begich focuses on healthy state economy

Neither rain nor snow could deter Homer area residents from attending a town hall meeting with Sen. Mark Begich on Sunday. More than 100 people… Continue reading

‘Give and take’ secret for this long-term pair of lovebirds

On Valentine’s Day, couples all over the world declare their love for each other. Some say it with cards. Some with flowers. Some with a… Continue reading

Council OKs gas build-out

Moments before the Homer City Council finally voted on an ordinance creating the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District, a telephone connection with council member… Continue reading

There is a better way: Let’s move away from resource-driven model

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."-- Albert Einstein "In times of profound change, the learners inherit… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2013
  • By Kevin Kreitz

State, KPBSD officials target cyber-bullying

State lawmakers have introduced a bill that would expand the rules of school-related bullying. House Bill 45 changes the wording of two existing state laws,… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2013
  • By By Jerzy Shedlock

Chamber hosts ‘Tech Talk’

There will be a "Tech Talk" with Ryan Ridge of Design-PT at noon Feb. 19 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce conference room. The brown-bag… Continue reading

Hilcorp starts operation of $375 million worth of Marathon assets in Cook Inlet

After the close of a recent business deal, an oil and gas company has gained control of about 70 percent of Cook Inlet gas production… Continue reading

Homer skier takes bronze at world games

The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, are officially over, and local cross-country skier Kinna Ledger is bringing home a bronze… Continue reading