Council preserves food tax exemption

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER On a second vote to repeal a seasonal sales tax exemption on food, the Homer City Council again defeated the… Continue reading

Mayor opposes city’s help on gas line

Homer residents took to the microphone at Monday’s regular Homer City Council meeting to express their views on formation of a citywide Natural Gas Homer… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013
  • By MICHEL ARMSTRONG AND McKibben Jackinsky
  • Local News

Happy ending wraps up search for snowmachiner

What was meant to be a short, two-hour snowmachine ride with a friend last Friday turned out much differently for Steven Craig, 41, of Homer.… Continue reading

Marine highway turns 50

By RUSSELL STIGALL Morris news Service - Alaska Just a few years after the half-century mark of the state it serves, Alaska’s Marine Highway System… Continue reading

Despite slight increase, Cook Inlet belugas ‘are not recovering’

ANCHORAGE — The beluga whales that swim in Cook Inlet are continuing to struggle and appear headed for extinction if nothing changes, a government official… Continue reading

State energy audit shows potential savings

An energy audit of Alaska public facilities uncovered some of the most, and least, energy efficient buildings in the state. The study, conducted by Alaska… Continue reading

Business Briefs

Youngblood recognized for her volunteer efforts Hours of volunteering at various real estate events and her work in the Homer area recently earned First National… Continue reading

Homer artist’s bike jersey makes it to silver screen

By Mckibben Jackinsky Staff writer Who knew when Kathy Sarns put her gold rush license plate design on 50 bike jerseys in 2003 to see… Continue reading

HEA predicts busy year ahead

Homer Electric Association will be “extremely busy” in 2013 finishing projects and preparing the utility for a looming shift that will place it in direct… Continue reading

Road kill provides good meal for residents, data for scientists

It’s 1:30 a.m. when Laurie Speakman gets the call. Alaska State Trooper Dispatch tells her another one has been hit and gives her the GPS… Continue reading

School district improvements, projects list takes shape

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer There are Christmas wish lists. There are New Year lists of resolution. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has its… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Salazar, Coast Guard announce Arctic drilling reviews, probe

ANCHORAGE — A day after Royal Dutch Shell PLC towed a damaged floating drill rig to shelter from a remote Alaska island, Interior Secretary Ken… Continue reading

Measure to repeal borough stream ordinance withdrawn over open meetings concerns

A Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member’s attempt to introduce an ordinance that would have undone an expansion of the borough’s anadromous waters habitat protection ordinance… Continue reading

anuary is National Mentoring Month. The following letters are from community members who are mentoring through the Big Brothers

My Teen Sis and I have been matched for about two and one-half years now, and I've seen her grow from a skinny little 11-year-old… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Homer hijacked by Agenda 21

How many people in Homer, Alaska, know about Agenda 21? It is being implemented as a "test pilot" in Homer. What does this mean? How… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

It’s a wrap on Christmas season

The ladies of Homer's American Legion Auxiliary would like to thank Scott Ulmer and staff for once again hosting our Christmas gift wrap station. We… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Girls raise funds to help animals

Homer Animal Friends would like to extend a big thank you to Maggie Alston and Kendra Raymond. They raised $452 selling candy canes. Maggie Alston… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Big thanks to theater crew

A big thank-you to Colleen Carroll and the crew at the Homer Movie Theatre for making our West Homer Elementary School Library Lexile Project fundraiser… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Seaton’s gift appreciated

The Independent Living Center would like to thank Rep. Paul Seaton for his donation of a motorized lift recliner to our Community Closet. We also… Continue reading

Grant promotes literacy

Best Beginnings Homer and the Homer Public Library would like to thank the David and Mary Schroer Fund of the Homer Foundation for their support… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013