Eric Pederson, principal of Paul Banks Elementary School. emerges after a dunking promised to students for successfully completing the school’s annual readathon. -Photo Provided

Redbeard walks the plank

Inspired by a “Pirates — Seek Treasure in a Good Book” theme, pre-K through second-grade students at Paul Banks Elementary School set a record with… Continue reading

Eric Pederson, principal of Paul Banks Elementary School. emerges after a dunking promised to students for successfully completing the school’s annual readathon. -Photo Provided

State Trooper Report

Jan. 25 Alaska State Troopers at 1:30 p.m. contacted a 32-year-old Port Graham man at his home and arrested him on a warrant for first-degree… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary School Principal takes on the persona of Redbeard the Pirate, with a younger version played by his son, Einar, during the school’s readathon kick-off assembly on Monday.

Argh — it’s a good thing to read, matey

If humor does for learning what a spoonful of sugar does for taking medicine, the pre-kindergarten through second-grade students at Paul Banks Elementary School are… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary School Principal takes on the persona of Redbeard the Pirate, with a younger version played by his son, Einar, during the school’s readathon kick-off assembly on Monday.

Courts Report

Courts Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Dec. 12: Judgments Findlay W. Abbott, 68, pleaded no contest to driving… Continue reading

Police arrest 4 in downtown burglary, theft

Some good old-fashioned police work, including an attentive dispatcher, lead to the arrest this week of four people Homer Police said were involved in the… Continue reading

Courts Report

Courts Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Nov. 17: Judgments Anna A. Basargin, 18, pleaded not guilty to minor… Continue reading

Courts report

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Nov. 10: Judgments Jyoti P. More, 39, charge dismissed, driving while license suspended.… Continue reading

Legal pot opens Pandora’s box

Let’s talk about legalized marijuana. From this time forward I will ask if a business has an enforced zero tolerance substance abuse policy with random… Continue reading

Court Reports

Courts Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Oct. 27: Dismissal Allan Gichuhi Wanyoike, 44, first degree endangering the welfare… Continue reading

Outrage over assault dismissal

Outrage over assault dismissalBorn and raised in Homer, I found myself fortunate to have grown up in a loving, supportive, SAFE community which advocates for… Continue reading

Court Reports

CourtsCourt records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Sept. 12:JudgmentsJonathan R. Cumpton, 25, charge dismissed, driving while license canceled, suspended or… Continue reading

Court Reports

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through July 10: Judgments William O. Daugherty, 49, charge dismissed, sixth-degree misconduct involving a… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

One Billion Rising

Participants in Homer Rising, the local version of One Billion Rising, dance at the end of the event last Friday at WKFL Park. People shared… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Hearing continued in McClendon case

A preliminary hearing held on Monday in the case of Michael McClendon, 29, has been continued until 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Homer Courthouse.… Continue reading

Teen to talk about human trafficking

Recently I traveled up the road to receive an intensive GEMS (Girls Educational Mentoring Services) training on the commercial sexual exploitation of children, otherwise known… Continue reading

Citizens meet to talk about crime Nov. 16 in Anchor Point

In response to the Tech Connect burglary and other recent crimes involving drugs, a citizen crime prevention organization, Kenai Peninsula Crime Group, has formed. It… Continue reading

More arrests expected

Social media and a tip from an alert cell-phone store employee led to police this week charging five people in connection with the Oct. 21… Continue reading

Trials reset in two murder cases

Trial dates for two lower Kenai Peninsula murder cases have been reset to later this year and early next year. The trial of Alfred Jones,… Continue reading

Parnell reappoints Cushing to seat on statewide council

Gov. Sean Parnell has reappointed Susan Cushing of Homer to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, according to a Sept. 27 press release… Continue reading

Jennifer Messina-Photo provided

Seeing green

There’s been a lot of talk about green dots lately — and red dots. The phrase “green dot” might sound like social-worker speak, but the… Continue reading

Jennifer Messina-Photo provided
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