Let it snow

A hearty thank you goes out to all those who attended Kachemak Ski Club's recent annual meeting. We are sad to see Bob Shavelson stepping… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2012

Raffle helps fund several events

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center's annual Car Raffle was held on Thursday, Dec. 6. As always it was a fun evening of… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2012

Obituary omitted key person

Last week you printed the obituary of my sister Sally Rader. After the memorial was over and all of the out- of-town family and friends… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2012

4,373 pounds of debris picked up

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies completed its 28th year of the Kachemak Bay CoastWalk citizen monitoring program and we want to thank the 552… Continue reading

Setting the record straight

The Nov. 29 issue of the Homer News' Seawatch column reported on some of the issues the commercial fishing fleet is having with the new… Continue reading

Young people can change the world

Interesting letter last week by young Zoe Story wondering why women feel compelled to respond to media models which require them to reconfigure their bodies… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2012

Men need to take stand against media images harming women

I wanted to applaud Ms. Story's well written and insightful article on Dec. 6 drawing attention to the media's portrayal of women. The travesty that… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2012

Raising taxes for wealthy would benefit the economy

Looking at the Fiscal Cliff dilemma from an accounting perspective, raising taxes for the wealthy should actually benefit the economy. Every dollar spent on creating… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2012

Let’s take sales tax on food off the table

While changes weren’t made this week, it appears that some Homer City Council members are unwilling to let go of their desire to fund a… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2012

Woman trusts her gut, buys raffle ticket and wins

By Lori Evans Homer News Carrara Poindexter’s husband, Logan, thought she was crazy to spend $130 for a Homer Chamber of Commerce car-ATV raffle ticket.… Continue reading

Food tax exemption still on table

How do citizens want to pay for city government and how much should that government cost? At Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting, council members… Continue reading

State delays decision on heli-skiing

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Following a comment period that brought 1,500 comments from all over Alaska and the United States, the Alaska Division of… Continue reading

Herrick pleads ‘not guilty’ to kidnapping, other charges

By MICHAEL ARMSTRONG  Homer News and JERZY SHEDLOCK   Peninsula Clarion  A chance encounter at the Anchor Point Grocery Store by an Alaska State Trooper with… Continue reading

Business Breifs

Three local entrepreneurs receive business boost Ideas for a baby caregiver network, unique home furnishings and a business that creates molding from scraps of sawmill… Continue reading

Endeavour’s delay fattens wallets of workers, city

Although Buccaneer Oil Alaska got from the city of Homer an extension to Dec. 8 to moor its jack-up rig, the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence, at… Continue reading

So far, city receives only 110 objections to special district

With less than two months to go for property owners to object to the proposed Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District, so far, objections have… Continue reading

Middle, high students invited to register for science bowl

Middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) are invited to participate in the first annual Alaska Regional Science Bowl to be… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2012
  • By Staff report

Seattle event gives good exposure to Homer’s harbor, marine trades

For the second year in a row, thousands of people visiting the three-day Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle got to hear about Homer, thanks to… Continue reading

Loans available to assist with king fishing disaster

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the availability of long-term, low-interest loans for people affected by chinook salmon fishery disaster declaration. However, some local… Continue reading

Mark Kinney retires after 23 years in Homer’s conservation service office

After serving for 23 years as the district conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office (formerly the Soil Conservation Service) in Homer, Mark… Continue reading