Kudos to Homer’s high-tunnel guy

Mark Kinney -- the guy who brought Homer the high tunnel -- retired Nov. 30. Because of Mark and his gang of dirty guys --… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2012

Anchor Point man charged in arson for boat burning

Homer Police on Monday charged an Anchor Point man with first-degree arson, a felony, for burning a fishing boat in dry dock at the Northern… Continue reading

Does council really know best?

Did I hear right last week? Our city council proposes to rescind the sales tax holiday through ordinance. Wow, I guess the will of the… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2012
Trevor Waldorf, left, Sierra Moskios, center, and Dylan Wylde, right, perform a skit at the Amazing Adolescent Brain last Thursday at the R.E.C. (Resource Enrichment Co-op) Room. Members of Promoting Health Among Teens (P.H.A.T.), in the skit Wylde is driving a car while Moskios pretends to ignore Waldorf.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Teen brains explained

Think you know the teen brain? Sure. Most of us were teenagers once. All the thrilling experiences of adolescence should come rushing back just at… Continue reading

Trevor Waldorf, left, Sierra Moskios, center, and Dylan Wylde, right, perform a skit at the Amazing Adolescent Brain last Thursday at the R.E.C. (Resource Enrichment Co-op) Room. Members of Promoting Health Among Teens (P.H.A.T.), in the skit Wylde is driving a car while Moskios pretends to ignore Waldorf.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Mike Heimbuch

Proposal is like stealing from poor at Christmas

Three years ago 60 percent of Homer voters rejected a winter-time sales tax increase on groceries. The whole idea was that the working poor would… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2012
  • By Mike Heimbuch
Mike Heimbuch
Zoe Story

Enough is enough

By the age of 13, 53 percent of American girls are "unhappy with their bodies." This grows to 78 percent by the time girls reach… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2012
  • By Zoe Story
Zoe Story
Maggie Alston

Homer Middle Students raise funds for animal adoption

The holiday season is here, and we all love to give. Maggie Alston, a seventh-grade student at Homer Middle School, wanted to help the pets… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2012
  • By Maggie Alston
Maggie Alston

School Events

Homer Middle SchoolDec. 8: Basketball, finals of borough tournament, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kenai.McNeil Canyon Elementary SchoolDec. 14: Deadline to bring to school items for dry… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2012

Heifer Foundation fundraiser at HMS

When you think of giving to people around the world, what do you think of? The Homer Middle School student body has been given a… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2012
  • By Ciara Cordes-Walker

Kachemak City seeks gas line investors

Homer isn't the only city trying to figure out how to finance natural gas delivery to city residents and businesses. Homer's little neighbor to the… Continue reading

Flu season arrives early

Alaska’s annual flu season has started early, with reports of increased flu activity being reported to the Alaska State Virology Laboratory, the Alaska Department of… Continue reading

New Kachemak Selo school moving ahead

A new school for Kachemak Selo is a step closer after passage of Resolution 2012-087 by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at its regular meeting… Continue reading

Opinions mixed on food tax proposal

Shoppers could see their weekly grocery bills go up $7.44 a week if the Homer City Council passes at its next meeting an  ordinance it… Continue reading

Highway turnouts proposed

Highway turnouts proposed

Noting problem areas on the Sterling Highway between Soldotna and Homer — sites where vehicle accidents have occurred — the Alaska Department of Transportation and… Continue reading

Highway turnouts proposed

Sugar Plum fair this weekend

Shoppers can take advantage of two fairs this weekend. The Nutcracker Faire is Saturday and Sunday at the Homer High School (see related story, page… Continue reading

It’s time for lutefisk

A Nordic favorite — lutefisk — and all the trimmings for the perfect holiday meal will be served at the Faith Lutheran Church of Homer… Continue reading

Community health survey needs volunteers for distribution

The “Perceptions of Community Health” survey is currently underway and help is needed. Megan Murphy, coordinator of MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships)… Continue reading

The Whiskey Gulch house fire burns Saturday night.-Photo by Kathy Kacher

Whiskey Gulch landmark burns

A fire Saturday evening that involved five Kenai Peninsula fire departments completely destroyed a landmark building at Whiskey Gulch. Firefighters could not save a five-story… Continue reading

The Whiskey Gulch house fire burns Saturday night.-Photo by Kathy Kacher

Voz students say thanks

  The students of Voznesenka School would like to thank Bridget Kuhns and the Homer High School for letting us use the pool for our… Continue reading

Thanks for Harvest Carnival help

We would like to thank the community and all who participated in making the seventh annual Harvest Carnival happen.We had a fabulous evening of fun-filled… Continue reading