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

Hospice says thanks

Hospice of Homer extends a warm thank you to all the generous businesses and individuals who supported the first annual Hospice All Ages Summer Fun… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2012

Kudos to readers, plant lovers

The Friends of the Homer Library would like to thank the generous book-worms and master gardeners who donated books and plants to our 2012 Fall… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2012

Fair blooming success

The Voznesenka School had its annual Garden Fair this September. It was a great success thanks to the commitment of our local communities. We would… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2012

Planning for Thanksgiving

Here we are again less than a couple of months from Thanksgiving. It is important to start early asking for donations this year because I… Continue reading

Buccaneer defined

Buccaneer 1) Historically, a pirate who preyed on Spanish colonies and ships in the West Indies during the 17th and 18th centuries; currently used as… Continue reading

Some lessons arent being taught

How do you teach empathy? Instill a conscience? In this country, this state, this community one in three people have been the victim of some… Continue reading

Innocent until proven guilty

I am writing this letter after I read the charges the Resetarits boys received last week. The purpose of this letter is not to condemn… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2012

Student apologizes for behavior

To all of those who have supported me throughout my high school career, I am apologizing for my actions last weekend. I have let you… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2012

Random thoughts on Homer High students, Oct. 2 election, gas line

Lesson learned: The teens who spoke at Thursday night’s meeting at the Mariner Theatre reminded adults of something important: The majority of students at Homer… Continue reading

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Chapman School Oct. 16: Basketball, Ninilchik at Chapman, 4 p.m. Oct. 18: Basketball, Nikolaevsk at Chapman, 4 p.m. Oct. 18:… Continue reading

Wrede submits ‘treading water’ budget to council

At the Homer City Council on Monday, the council put on its agenda the most important item of the year: setting the fiscal year 2013… Continue reading

This Pratt Museum photo, on display at the Homer Airport, shows the first group of Homer homemakers who banded together to support and learn from one another.-Pratt Museum

FCE group continues tradition of service

If you are waiting at the Homer Airport for a flight, you will see a 1937-41 photograph of a group of strong-minded women.  Looking at… Continue reading

This Pratt Museum photo, on display at the Homer Airport, shows the first group of Homer homemakers who banded together to support and learn from one another.-Pratt Museum

Bering Sea crab season opens Oct. 15

The Bering Sea crab fleet hits the grounds this week with the Bristol Bay red king crab quota the only one not taking a significant… Continue reading

NPFMC recommends catch sharing plan

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 10-1 to recommend a halibut catch sharing plan at its meeting in Anchorage Oct. 5. The motion recommends… Continue reading

Simyra Taback-Hlebechuk, left, a guide with Hallo Bay Bear Camp, displays the silver award 2012 Wanderlust World Guide award she received in London on Oct. 4. With her is Sara Leibold, of Hallo Bay Wilderness Camp’s Homer office.-Photo provided

Hallo Bay guide wins international award

A lot of miles separate London from the remote stretch of beach known as Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. Brown bear guide Simyra Taback-Hlebechuk… Continue reading

Simyra Taback-Hlebechuk, left, a guide with Hallo Bay Bear Camp, displays the silver award 2012 Wanderlust World Guide award she received in London on Oct. 4. With her is Sara Leibold, of Hallo Bay Wilderness Camp’s Homer office.-Photo provided
Bryan Zak, south west regional director of Alaska Small Business Development Center, received the State Star award from Debi Folwer, state director of the Alaska SBDC, and C.E. “Tee” Rowe, president and CEO of America’s SBDC Association.-Photo provided

Zak wins recognition for work with SBDC

Bryan Zak, southwest regional director of the Alaska Small Business Development Center, has been awarded the “State Star,” the highest honor for the state in… Continue reading

Bryan Zak, south west regional director of Alaska Small Business Development Center, received the State Star award from Debi Folwer, state director of the Alaska SBDC, and C.E. “Tee” Rowe, president and CEO of America’s SBDC Association.-Photo provided

Alaska Airlines flights return to normal

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines said flights were running close to normal late Monday after a fiber-optic outage shut down its ticketing system for more than… Continue reading

Joseph Resetarits attends a bail hearing Monday at the Homer Courthouse. The hearing was continued to Tuesday. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Resetarits brothers released on bail

The two brothers charged with sexual assault of a drunk boy at a Sept. 8 East End Road teen drinking party were released from jail… Continue reading

Joseph Resetarits attends a bail hearing Monday at the Homer Courthouse. The hearing was continued to Tuesday. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Teen assault stuns community

Following the arrest last week of two brothers for second-degree sexual assault at a Sept. 8 teenage drinking party, Homer confronted the larger issue of… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2012
  • By Michael Armstrong and McKibben Jackinsky
  • Local News