City Council candidate filing period opens Aug. 1

The filing period for Homer City Council candidates opens Tuesday, Aug. 1, and ends at noon Tuesday, Aug. 15. Homer citizens intending to run for… Continue reading

Homer Special Election preliminary results

Homer Special Election Preliminary results* Homer #1 Homer #2 Total Percentage Question 1- Shall Donna Aderhold be recalled from the office of Homer City Council?… Continue reading

Recall election targets three council members

To paraphrase the 1982 punk rock song by the Clash, “Should they stay or should they go?” On Tuesday, Homer voters ask themselves that question… Continue reading

New judge assigned in recall suit

Despite an expedited court schedule in a lawsuit by three Homer City Council members seeking to stop a June 13 recall election, public notice of… Continue reading

Two file to run for borough mayor’s job

Though there are still nearly 10 months before Kenai Peninsula Borough residents will pick a new borough mayor, two people have already announced they are… Continue reading

Trump win surprises Homer voters for better or for worse

Eight years ago at Alice’s Champagne Palace when President Barack Obama became the first African-American elected president, a crowd of about 100 whooped when the… Continue reading

New and veteran voters cast ballots on Election Day

Some Homer voters celebrated a milestone this week: voting in their first U.S. Presidential election. At the other age of the spectrum, pioneer Alaskans looked… Continue reading

Your vote matters, but president still elected by Electoral College

In the presidential election on Nov. 8, if voting Democrat, Alaskans will choose June Degnan, D’Arcy Hutchings and Victor Fischer. If voting Republican, they will… Continue reading

Cheaper loans for students idea behind measure 2

State Sen. Anna MacKinnon of Eagle River has tried for more than four years to make student loans cheaper. That effort will now be decided… Continue reading

Ballot Measure 1 would allow residents to register to vote when they apply for PFD

Ballot Measure 1 would allow residents to register to vote when they apply for PFD   Ballot Measure 1 is the sole voter intiative on… Continue reading

’16 election unlike most

On the first day of early voting on Monday, 3,300 Alaskans statewide cast their ballots, including 142 in Homer — a sign of high interest… Continue reading

Zak wins Homer mayor; cop shop proposition defeated;

Editor's note: On Oct. 7 the canvass board counted absentee and other ballots. There is no change in the unofficial election results. Bryan Zak kept… Continue reading

Homer gets a new mayor, but not a new cop shop

Homer voters in Tuesday’s election selected candidates with strong business backgrounds. In the Homer mayoral race, they chose Homer City Council member Bryan Zak, assistant… Continue reading

Ketter: Reopening Boys and Girls Club would help Homer

I am unsure which topic I wanted to address in this column because I am passionate about many topics. I am concerned about our community.… Continue reading

Erickson: Let’s forget labels, start listening

I enjoy taking phone polls. I enjoy answering the questions, and not answering the boxes the poll tries to fit me in. For example, when… Continue reading

Stroozas: Sustainable future up to all of us

There are many reasons why we live in Homer but a common denominator exists for each of us who reside “at the end of the… Continue reading

Zak: Alaskans must resolve fiscal crisis now

The State of the City and why we need to advocate against State budget cost shifting and for agreeing on a revenue plan: In Alaska… Continue reading

Lewis: Homer can be a four-season destination

I came to Alaska in 1976 and moved to Homer in 1989. Lyn and I raised our two sons, Aaron and Robert, here. In 1993… Continue reading

Margaret Stock visits Homer in race against Murkowski

U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock visited Homer on Thursday, Sept. 22, meeting with local businesses owners and community members as part of her campaign to… Continue reading

Kimberly Ketter’s felony DUI does not disqualify her from city council race

Questions raised last week as to whether Homer City Council candidate Kimberly Ketter is eligible to run for office as a result of her felony… Continue reading