Enstar, community discuss details involved in switch to natural gas

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer For Homer residents following the progress to bring natural gas to Homer, some of what was said at the Enstar… Continue reading

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District From Health Services: Beginning Jan. 1, Public Health must discontinue provision of all state supplied vaccine to fully insured children.… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Students prove they know their planet

Think you know your geography? See how you stack up against the National Geographic’s daily quiz questions.  On Monday, the question of the day was… Continue reading

Earnings from city’s permanent fund to be given to nonprofits

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER While the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District was the focus of Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting (see story,… Continue reading

Community rallies to help families who lost homes to fire

Autumn Jones had just finished working out and was getting ready to leave her East End Road home on China Poot Court on Jan. 7.… Continue reading

Parnell pushes new oil tax revamp

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing an overhaul of Alaska’s oil tax structure, saying his new plan is simpler and aimed at making the… Continue reading

Without cuts, Alaska faces budget deficit, says new legislative report

JUNEAU — Alaska would face a budget deficit of $920 million if spending for next year matched that of the current year, a report released… Continue reading

Task force considers changes to Cook Inlet plan

Ten Upper Cook Inlet Task Force members met Monday to address the mountain of data generated since their last meeting, propose changes to salmon management… Continue reading

Old hospital debate re-ignites as CPH purchases therapy services

By Brian Smith Morris News Service - Alaska SOLDOTNA — Recent action by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will result in Central Peninsula Hospital incorporating… Continue reading

Construction projects at KPC on track

By Jerzy Shedlock Morris News Service - Alaska Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus is set to become the most technologically advanced training facility in… Continue reading

Business Briefs

Application period open  for HEA board seat Homer Electric Association is accepting applications for a vacancy on the board of directors for District 3. Applicants… Continue reading

Businesses support mentoring

For National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank the following businesses who provided 2-for-1 discounts to our Bigs and Littles when… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Water-sewer task force develops rate model based on fairness

Last week Chris Story brought up some interesting questions concerning the interaction dynamics between the citizens and their local government.One of his issues that I’ll… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

City has good concept for gas, but implementation plan needs work

I am a proponent of bringing natural gas to Homer, mainly because of the environmental benefits. However, in the absence of a long-term gas contract… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Thanks to everyone who helped search for snowmachiner Steve Craig

We would like to thank everyone in the community who volunteered their time, energy and support for the search and rescue of Steve Craig. It… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Alaska delegation earns thanks

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) recently approved a restructured observer program that extends observer coverage to Alaska’s small boat fleet.  With the National… Continue reading

Congressional Republicans threaten fabric of the nation

In a speech just delivered President Obama asserted: “They (congressional Republicans) will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy. …… Continue reading

‘Lodge down the street’ helps community

I  am writing to make you aware of some things that are going on in the Homer area that you and your neighbors may know… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Jan. 22 marks 40th year of Roe v. Wade decision

J anuary 22 commemorates the 40th anniversary of a notorious decision passed down by the Supreme Court of the United States. Roe vs. Wade was… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013
  • By By Eileen becker

Citizens need to help council find creative ways to fund services

Thank you, Homer City Council. Let’s hope this week’s discussion and council vote will preserve the seasonal sales tax exemption on nonprepared food items for… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013