Recent News Stories

The City of Homer is looking for a few good volunteers to serve on its committees and commissions. This is a chance for interested residents to be on the ground floor of public policy.

The Kenai River Sportsfishing Association’s executive director will be in Washington, DC later this month. Ricky Gease will join other leaders of recreational fishing organizations across the country to talk about their roles and protections in the Magnuson-Stevens Act. 

A Homer Electric Association utility worker has been released from a Seattle hospital after getting injured earlier this month. Thirty-three-year-old Jacob Adams was doing work on a high-voltage junction box at the time of the accident.

Homer’s reputation as one of Alaska’s premier arts communities will be on display this Saturday at the fifth annual Homer Street Faire. The faire runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free for everyone.

Many of Homer’s condo owners aren’t happy with how the city is assessing their lots as part of the Homer Special Assessment District – or HSAD. So city officials are seeking a second legal opinion.

Governor Sean Parnell signed a $12.8 billion state budget package Wednesday, issuing no vetoes and saying he was proud of the work that he and lawmakers had done. The budget includes funding for many capital projects on the Kenai Peninsula.

One of Homer’s best known and most beloved artists has died. Gaye Wolfe passed away early Sunday morning, according to a message from her family.

The City of Homer Planning Commission is considering changes to its rules that would solidify a policy about how many meetings a commissioner could miss before losing their seat. Changes also could require fewer members to approve measures.

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