Recent News Stories

There are four candidates running for two open seats on the Homer City Council. Voters will have a chance to decide who will help make decisions for the city during the October 1st election: incumbent Bryan Zak or newcomers Justin Arnold, Gus Van Dyke and Corbin Arno.

The 2013 Lifelong Learner award will be given to Ken Castner, who has helped foster community based education in Homer. A "Celebration of Lifelong Learning" will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. at the library. Ethan Kizzia will be presented with the Youth Learner Award. 

A Christmas tradition is kicking off Thanksgiving Day in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. As of Thursday, the refuge will open for Christmas tree-cutting. The trees are free for personal use and the limit is one per household.

One of Homer’s oldest institutions is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week. The Homer News is marking the occasion by taking a little time to reflect on its past.

Alaska author Dana Stabenow has big plans – and they have nothing to do with the plot of her next crime fiction novel. Stabenow hopes to turn her 10-acre property outside of Homer into a writers retreat dedicated to fostering the skills of female writers.

Homer’s production of the Nutcracker Ballet has going strong for 24 years, although last year saw some significant changes to the show. Audiences can expect to see some new twists in the production this year.

Investigators are taking a closer look at a single-vehicle accident that killed a Soldotna man Wednesday morning east of Homer. It is not yet known what exactly caused 29-year-old Trevor Cunningham’s truck to go off the road.

If approved, the new redistricting maps would mean a change in representation for the Kenai Peninsula. The latest boundaries shift Senator Peter Micciche’s District O toward central and eastern peninsula communities.

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