Parents, professionals weigh in on teen drinking

Is teens' use of alcohol in Homer a new problem? Not according to 20-year-old headlines in the Homer News. In October 1992, three students were… Continue reading

Teens speak out on teen drinking

It's one thing to hear what adults have to say about the use of alcohol by Homer teens. It's another thing to hear what the… Continue reading

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

The five Jansen siblings, shown with their parents — Don; Olivia, 4; Mitchel, 6 months; Savannah, 10; Beth; Isabella, 7; and Mercedes, 17 — chose to use their earnings from a garage sale to make Thanksgiving brighter for others.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

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
The five Jansen siblings, shown with their parents — Don; Olivia, 4; Mitchel, 6 months; Savannah, 10; Beth; Isabella, 7; and Mercedes, 17 — chose to use their earnings from a garage sale to make Thanksgiving brighter for others.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer 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

City of Homer water-wastewater treatment plant superintendent Todd Cook, left, says Jerry Lawver, right is the “go-to” guy for Homer’s water-wastewater treatment department. Lawver has been named “Water Operator of the Year” by the Alaska Rural Water Association.-Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

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

City of Homer water-wastewater treatment plant superintendent Todd Cook, left, says Jerry Lawver, right is the “go-to” guy for Homer’s water-wastewater treatment department. Lawver has been named “Water Operator of the Year” by the Alaska Rural Water Association.-Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

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

Chapman School seventh- and eight-graders Diana Gaedecke, Billy Johnson, Laila Isaac, Katrina Applehanz (not seen), Heather Harrington and Uno Mireles use iPods to define and find examples of convection, conduction and radiation.-Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

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
Chapman School seventh- and eight-graders Diana Gaedecke, Billy Johnson, Laila Isaac, Katrina Applehanz (not seen), Heather Harrington and Uno Mireles use iPods to define and find examples of convection, conduction and radiation.-Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

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

Hayley Norris

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

Hayley Norris