City of Homer

Members of the Homer City Council interview candidate Rob Dumouchel for the job of city manager on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 via Zoom in Homer, Alaska. Top row from left to right: Council member Joey Evensen, Mayor Ken Castner, Council member Heath Smith. Middle row from left to right: Council members Donna Aderhold, Rachel Lord and Storm Hansen-Cavasos. Bottom row from left to right: Candidate Rob Dumouchel and Council member Caroline Venuti.

Council offers city manager job to California candidate

The Homer City Council voted last week to offer the job of city manager to their last candidate standing: Rob Dumouchel, a government employee from… Continue reading

 

Barbara Howard (top left), Matt Clarke (top right), Kate Finn (center left), Andrea Browning (center right) and Aaron Weisser (bottom left) listen to Homer city manager candidate Rob Dumouchel (bottom right) speak during an interview with the City Manager Hiring Committee on Monday, June 29, 2020 via Zoom in Homer, Alaska. (Screenshot by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Hiring committee recommends candidate for city manager

After hearing what he had to say, members of the City Manager Hiring Committee voted unanimously to recommend to the Homer City Council hiring the… Continue reading

 

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Relief grants for small Homer businesses now available

Using a portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding it has received, the City of Homer is extending a hand… Continue reading

 

Homer City Hall. (Homer file photo)

Chief medical officer talks coronavirus with council

State changes case recording for Kenai Peninsula, Zink peninsula spread is not widespread

Homer City Hall. (Homer file photo)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Council interviews city manager candidates

As the search for a new Homer city manager continues, members of the Homer City Council got to hear from three finalists this week in… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Council approves ordinance clarifying powers to close city-owned spaces; search for city manager continues

The search for a new permanent city manager for Homer continues, with telephonic interviews scheduled for six candidates in early June. During the last Homer… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Commercial fishing boats are rafted together in May 2016 in the harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Assembly urges funding of Homer harbor study

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted unanimously at its April 21 meeting to approve a resolution asking the U.S. Economic Development Administration to grant $3… Continue reading

Commercial fishing boats are rafted together in May 2016 in the harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer hires public works director; former director becomes city engineer

The two positions had been bundled into one job for the last several years

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Council approves interim city manager contract, takes steps to curb spread of COVID-19

Homer City Manager Katie Koester served at her very last Homer City Council meeting on Monday before she takes off for a new job with… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Randy Robertson, a candidate for the Homer city manager position, interviews in front of the Homer City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. The council voted 4-2 to offer the position to Robertson. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer offers city manager position to Randy Robertson

The Homer City Council will offer the position of city manager to Randy Robertson, the next step in finding a replacement for outgoing City Manager… Continue reading

Randy Robertson, a candidate for the Homer city manager position, interviews in front of the Homer City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. The council voted 4-2 to offer the position to Robertson. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Council interviews candidates for city manger position

The quest to fill the shoes of outgoing Homer City Manager Katie Koester is well underway with members of the Homer City Council and the… Continue reading

Council approves funds for seawall repairs

The city of Homer took a step Monday night to be better prepared in the event that further damage is done to the Ocean Drive… Continue reading

City moves ahead in search for new city manager

With open advertising for Homer’s new city manger officially closed, the city can now begin the process of whittling down applicants to replace outgoing City… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Lawsuit filed over city election is dismissed

Parties in the case against the city of Homer filed by a former council member over the Oct. 1 election have moved to dismiss it… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

City Manager Koester resigns for job in Juneau

Katie Koester, the city’s Homer-born-and-raised city manager, resigned on Monday to take a job in Alaska’s capital city. Koester announced her resignation in a letter… Continue reading

Council passes 2020 — and 2021 — budgets

At its last regular meeting of 2019, the Homer City Council passed one of its most important actions for the next year — and for… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Court date set for lawsuit over city election

Editor’s note: The hearing date for this case was changed after this story was published, and the article has been updated to reflect that change.… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

City offers tours of its facilities

Ever wondered what exactly goes on inside the local police station, or how things work at the water treatment plant? Now is your opportunity to… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30 at the Homer News. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer election finalized; Hansen-Cavasos wins council seat by 7 votes

Political newcomer Storm Hansen-Cavasos has unseated Homer City Council incumbent Shelly Erickson by seven votes, according to the final election results after the Canvass Board… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30 at the Homer News. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Supporters wave signs in support of Proposition A, to ban single-use plastic bags, and for Homer City Council candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, and WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer voters approve plastic bag ban; Evensen to serve on council

Homer has a new city council member in political newcomer Joey Evensen, and voters have approved a ban on retailers providing thin, single-use plastic bags… Continue reading

Supporters wave signs in support of Proposition A, to ban single-use plastic bags, and for Homer City Council candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, and WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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