American voters too smart to fall for Romney’s lies

What a window Mitt Romney provided at the first debate with President Obama into the very mindset that brought us liar loans and toxic mortgages;… Continue reading

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Oct. 23: KPBSD College Fair and Financial Aid Night. Talk to representatives from more than 50 colleges; learn about financial… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2012

Homer seniors score high in National Merit Scholarship program

For scoring in the top 1 percent of the 1.5 million high school students who took the PSAT, Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, in October 2011,… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2012
  • By By McKibben Jackinsky

Eagle has landed

A new sign is installed at Chapman School on Oct. 6, featuring the school’s mascot, a bald eagle. The sign was created by artist Dana… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2012

Seventh graders tackle beach cleanup

Recently, the seventh-grade class went down to Bishop’s Beach on a field trip to collect marine debris. Armed with blue plastic gloves and garbage bags,… Continue reading

Maura’s Cafe adds new ingredient: Melissa Josephs

It’s been just about 10 years since Maura Brenin opened Maura’s Café next to Bunnell Street Art Center in Homer’s Old Town. Now, after a… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2012
  • By By McKibben Jackinsky
  • Business

Forecasters predict lots of ice, snow

Bering Sea crab fishermen need to prepare for another bad ice year, according to Kathleen Cole, ice forecaster for the National Weather Service. “I hate… Continue reading

Alaska college savings plan earns high marks

BOSTON — College savings plans offered through the states of Alaska, Maryland, Nevada and Utah earned top marks from Morningstar Inc. in the company’s annual… Continue reading

UA Fairbanks unveils cold weather housing experiment

FAIRBANKS (AP) — The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ grand experiment in sustainable student housing has officially begun. UAF unveiled its newest housing development, the Sustainable… Continue reading

Streams ordinance in crosshairs

A familiar subject — the anadromous streams ordinance — overshadowed the Oct. 9 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, again. Three residents, including Fred Braun, a… Continue reading

Cook Inlet advisory council recertified by Coast Guard

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council has earned U.S. Coast Guard recertification for another year. This certification allows CIRCAC to continue monitoring oil facility… Continue reading

Local realtors, brokers featured in television series

Southern Kenai Peninsula television viewers will see some familiar faces on the multi-segment “Buying Alaskan,” scheduled to show on the Discovery Channel at 10 and… Continue reading

Public comment being sought on highway erosion mitigation plan

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is seeking comments and information on a proposal to repair bluff erosion along mile 153.35 of the… Continue reading

Council begins new era

In a poignant ceremony with three generations of his family watching, Homer Mayor Emeritus James Hornaday pounded the gavel one final time and stepped down… Continue reading

Third person charged with sexual assault in Sept. 8 incident

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER A third person has been charged in the Sept. 8 incident in which a 17-year-old boy was sexually assaulted with… Continue reading

City works to answer questions on gas line

As property owners ponder whether to support the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District, the city held its first two neighborhood meetings to help inform… Continue reading

‘ARTrageous diva’ Gaye Wolfe dies

In Homer artist Gaye Wolfe’s last show, “ARTrageous Homer: A Human Tapestry,” she painted 14 portraits of artists, musicians and arts leaders from around Kachemak… Continue reading

Storm-caused bluff erosion threatens homes

After 11 years living in the 2,000-square-foot, post-and-beam house Gary Stevenson built for himself and his wife, Grace, Stevenson woke up on a recent September… Continue reading

Theater to show debates

The Homer Theatre will show the last two debates between presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Both debates will be shown live starting at… Continue reading

Canvass boards announce election results for city, borough

The city of Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough canvass boards have tallied results in the Oct. 2 municipal election. The city of Homer ballot included… Continue reading