Thank you: It’s what Thursday is all about

Thank you. Two simple words that make our days when we hear them and make others’ days when we use them. Unlike most things in… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012

Tidal power, not natural gas line, would better serve Homer, state

A fter much thought, I have decided to register my objection to the City’s Natural Gas Distribution System Special Assessment District.  Based on strong scientific… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012
  • By Nina Faust

Loss sparks mission to raise pancreatic cancer awareness

As I contemplate this season of giving thanks, I realize how much I have to be thankful for. I live in a wonderful community with… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012
  • By Kelly Cooper

Wanted: You on a nonprofit board

At a recent Homer Council on the Arts meeting we were planning our annual meeting which takes place each January. At that meeting HCOA presents… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012
  • By DIANE BORGMAN

Parents, professionals weigh in on teen drinking

Is teens' use of alcohol in Homer a new problem? Not according to 20-year-old headlines in the Homer News. In October 1992, three students were… Continue reading

Teens speak out on teen drinking

It's one thing to hear what adults have to say about the use of alcohol by Homer teens. It's another thing to hear what the… Continue reading

Council to chew on two food tax proposals

At the regular meeting of the Homer City Council on Monday, two council members — Bryan Zak and David Lewis — will present two separate… Continue reading

Residents embrace spirit of Thanksgiving holiday

The annual holiday season starts Thursday with turkey and ends with bubbly drinks on New Year’s Day. During the next five weeks, we will sit… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012
  • By MCKIBBEN JACKINSKY AND MICHAEL ARMSTRONG
  • Local News

CommuKnitty Stash relocates to Main Street

CommuKnitty Stash has moved off the Sterling Highway and onto Main Street — 3581 B Main St., to be exact, between Napa and Homer Hounds.… Continue reading

Healing Hands Massage expands, hosts open house

After almost three years at the East End Village location, Healing Hands Massage owner Jessi Dullinger is expanding the business by partnering with Mary Hayden… Continue reading

Winter shopping derby starts today, ends Feb. 10

The first Homer Chamber of Commerce Winter Shopping Derby starts today. Similar to last summer’s shopping derby, participants buy a $10 shopping derby ticket for… Continue reading

TSA plans for expedited security in Anchorage

The Transportation Safety Adminis-tration recently announced an expansion of its PreCheck screening system to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport for eligible travelers. Lorie Dankers, TSA… Continue reading

Losses grow in Alaska’s fisheries disasters

ANCHORAGE, — Alaska’s Commerce commissioner says the disaster from poor king salmon returns was worse than first estimated. In a letter to the state’s congressional… Continue reading

Roads to Resources effort emerging from planning stages

The Roads to Resources proposal set forth by Gov. Sean Parnell as a funding mechanism to jump start work on four surface transportation projects in… Continue reading

Malone Insurance Agency earns top independent agency award from Allstate

  Malone Insurance Agency has been named the Top Independent Allstate Agency in Alaska by Allstate Insurance Company for their achievement, high standards in customer… Continue reading

Operator, student honored with rural water awards

Two Homer residents have been honored by the Alaska Rural Water Association. At its 14th Annual Training Conference in Anchorage in October, the association named… Continue reading

Uncertainty in some economic sectors benefits Alaska’s financial institutions

By Molly Dischner Morris News Service - Alaska By many metrics, Alaska’s financial institutions are doing well. All of the state’s banks posted an increase… Continue reading

Honoring those who served

Led by a U.S. Coast Guard Color Guard, the Veterans’ Day Parade heads down the Sterling Highway on Sunday to the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor… Continue reading

Mariners bring home awards

The Homer High DDF —Drama, Debate and Forensics — Team took 25 participants to the Bartlett High Tournament this past weekend and came home loaded… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2012
  • By Staff report

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Nov. 22-23: Holiday. Chapman School Nov. 15-17: Small Schools Basketball Tournament, Nikolaevsk, TBA. Connections Ongoing: Registration, call 226-1880. Fireweed Academy… Continue reading