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

Buccaneer makes progress; one tideland permit OK’d

Buccaneer Energy on Tuesday announced that work on its jack-up rig in the Homer Harbor is nearing completion and that the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence will… Continue reading

An Apple a day — iPod Touch goes to school

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer When Chapman School Principal Conrad Woodhead heard a presentation last year by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, on the benefits of… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2012

Legislative leadership lines up for the upcoming session

  Re-elected to serve in the 28th Alaska Legislature, representing House District 30, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, will serve as chair of the House Fisheries… Continue reading

A cyclist pleads: Come on, community, work with me

I ride my bicycle year-round. In the winter, I layer up for my ride despite the snow or the cold for many reasons, but mainly because… Continue reading

Generosity helps put food in pantry

    Those of us at the Homer Food Pantry have been blessed with many helping hands as community members bring in canned and dry… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2012

Ski club thanks Homer Elks

The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club would like to thank the Homer Elks for the great service and hospitality during our annual membership meeting that was… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2012