Tauriainen beats Arness for Nikiski school board seat

A new face will be representing Nikiski and Tyonek on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Board of Education. Jason Tauriainen has beat long-time board… Continue reading

Borough ballot props fail

Cannabis businesses in the borough outside the cities can continue operations as usual with the failure of Kenai Peninsula Borough Proposition 1, according to Tuesday’s… Continue reading

Pierce, Hutchings headed to runoff

Charlie Pierce and Linda Hutchings are headed to a runoff election in the race for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, according to unofficial results of Tuesday’s… Continue reading

Council candidates speak

Roads, the recall, taxes, business and budgets dominated discussion at two Homer City Council candidate forums held the past two weeks. On Sept. 21, KBBI… Continue reading

Mueller: Time for Homer to heal and realize full potential

While attending the September 11, 2017 Homer City Council Meeting, it became blatantly obvious that the wounds sustained by the citizens of Homer as a… Continue reading

Kita: Will do my best to represent all voices

What a beautiful day! A big minus tide and a barefoot walk in the sunshine, an idea of a future I have chosen for myself… Continue reading

Ketter: Prop 1 is ‘Highway Robbery at the End of the Road’

Many philosophers in ancient history had a plethora of inspiring and intriguing schools of thought about life. Perhaps one of the most mysterious ones was… Continue reading

Venuti: Time to revitalize Homer

When I drive away from my home the first intersection that I encounter is Pioneer Avenue. As many of us know, trying to make a… Continue reading

Lord: Excited for the opportunity to serve Homer

When I was in graduate school in Fairbanks I was a “Big Sister” through Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS). My “Little Brother” was autistic, and… Continue reading

Vance: Elect me as a catalyst for unity

Growing up here in Homer has given me a love for this community that has shaped my worldview. This love has empowered me to invest… Continue reading

Nustvold: Running to leave Homer better than I found it

My decision to run for a seat on the Homer City Council comes from a desire to leave Homer better than I found it —… Continue reading

Kelly Cooper looks ahead to next term, service after assembly

Homer’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Kelly Cooper will have smooth sailing into her next term, as she’s running unopposed to keep her seat. Cooper,… Continue reading

KPB Mayoral candidates debate

In a Kenai Peninsula Borough mayoral candidate forum sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Dale Bagley, Linda Farnsworth Hutchings and Charlie… Continue reading

Q&A with this year’s Homer City Council candidates

The Homer News submitted these questions to all the candidates actively running for two 3-year seats on the Homer City Council. Their answers are printed… Continue reading

Ketter makes second run at city council

Kimberly Ketter is making her second run at the Homer City Council in two years. A transplant from Pennsylvania in 2015, Ketter ran in last… Continue reading

Dwayne Nustvold Jr: Capitalize on potential

While Dwayne Nustvold Jr. technically became a city resident in May 2016, he’s no stranger to Homer and its surrounding areas, and hopes to leave… Continue reading

Caroline Venuti one of several on docket for city council

Should lifelong Alaskan and Homer City Council candidate Caroline Venuti be voted into office, she hopes to use her experience from a career in education… Continue reading

Seven run for two seats on council

In the Oct. 3 municipal election, Kenai Peninsula Borough residents will elect a new borough mayor and vote on school board and assembly members. Residents… Continue reading

Rachel Lord: Expanding options for new families

If elected to the Homer City Council, candidate Rachel Lord would be the youngest member of a council that has commonly tilted toward people in… Continue reading

Stephen Mueller: Looking to heal Homer

Like a lot of Homer immigrants, city council candidate Stephen Mueller moved here with his wife, Robyn, after he fell in love with the seaside… Continue reading