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

Flood meeting set for Friday in Anchor Point

As a result of recent floods, Gov. San Parnell declared a state disaster for the Mat-Su and Kenai Peninsula boroughs. The declaration has activated the… Continue reading

Hospice of Homer offers training, range of volunteer opportunities

Furniture movers to office helpers. Garden keepers to providing a compassionate presence in someone’s life. Hospice of Homer volunteers do all of that and more.… Continue reading

State must stand up to bullying by big oil

An article entitled “Scope of multi-billion dollar Alaska gas line project hits home” was recently published in the Anchorage Daily News. Aside from being a… Continue reading

Students’ perspective: Don’t judge all Homer teens by the actions of a few

I t concerns us to see that our entire school has been associated with recent events. We fully understand the anger that has grown within… Continue reading