Borough voters should decide bed-tax proposal

Over the past weeks the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has heard testimony about  Ordinance 2014-25, to put before the voters, the option for a 4… Continue reading

Esther ‘Peg’ Hill

Homer resident Mrs. Esther “Peg” M. Hill, 84, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care in Homer. No services will… Continue reading

Alaska lawmakers approve $500,000 furniture budget

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska state House-Senate committee has approved a $500,000 budget for new furniture at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office that is being remodeled,… Continue reading

Navarre named to gasline advisory board

By KAYLEE OSOWSKIGov. Sean Parnell named the members of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board last week.Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will serve… Continue reading

Homer shines in softball

Last weekend’s statewide Kenai Firecracker Tournament offered great competition and great weather to the 27 competing teams from Kenai, Anchorage, Wasilla and Homer. Spenard Builders… Continue reading

Diana Lee Frank

Anchor Point resident, Mrs. Diana Lee Frank, 73, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at her home in Anchor Point with her husband by her side. … Continue reading

Alaska VA has difficulty recruiting, says staffer

JUNEAU — The chief of staff for the Alaska Veterans Affairs Health Care System said last week that recruitment of doctors and nurses is one… Continue reading

Chamber won’t go to bed with tax

The board of directors of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has unanimously voted to oppose a proposed borough-wide bed tax. The chamber… Continue reading

Ravn Alaska unveils its new website

 ANCHORAGE – Ravn Alaska, formerly Era Alaska, has announced the launch of a new website. The ongoing rebranding process is still under way, and the… Continue reading

Union serves notice of possible strike at Enstar

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A union representing about 150 clerical and operations workers at one of Alaska’s largest utilities has served notice it could call a… Continue reading

Runway will undergo repairs at Anchorage base

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON (AP) — The roar of airplanes will be a little more evident in Alaska’s largest city. Officials at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson say… Continue reading

Stage Line offers option for travelers

The Homer Stage Line works to offer timely and affordable freight and passenger transportation prices, and guarantees the option of taking the scenic route rain… Continue reading

Marketing council encourages bed tax for Kenai Peninsula

A Kenai Peninsula Borough-wide bed tax may be headed to the October municipal election ballot. But first the borough assembly has to consider whether to… Continue reading

Primary filing deadline passes; Seaton unopposed

With June 2 the deadline to file as a political party candidate for the Aug. 19 primary election, and with redistricting drawing new election district… Continue reading

Aaron Gilbert and Jessica Ford

Jessica Ford of both Nome and Charleston, W.Va., and Aaron Gilbert of Homer announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the future bride are… Continue reading

KBBI news director heads to Michigan; Morning Edition host appointed to job

KBBI and KDLL Public Radio News Director Aaron Selbig leaves Homer at the end of this month to take a job as news reporter at… Continue reading

Mariners play first game of softball tourney Friday

The skills the Mariner softball team has meticulously developed over the season will be put to the test Friday during the start of the softball… Continue reading

A-Frame water tank: Homer’s first water system

Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, the newspaper is looking at some milestone events in Homer’s past.   At the top… Continue reading

On-ice ability only one part of representing Alaska

There’s no question that 12-year-old hockey athletes Clark Bolin and Ethan Pitzman know a thing or two about hockey. Bolin has been playing since he… Continue reading

Pratt Museum opens spectacular exhibit on the Dena’ina people

A word of advice when you walk into the Pratt’s newest exhibit: don’t say hello to the ladies cleaning fish. Though these life casts look… Continue reading