A program through Homer’s R.E.C. Room called "FORK Club Cooking Classes" is trying to get kids to feel comfortable in the kitchen. Teens get tips on using healthy, local ingredients while getting a taste of what’s it’s like to be in a commercial kitchen.
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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.
This year’s session of the Alaska State Legislature began Tuesday. As happens just about every year, policies related to the state’s natural resources will figure heavily into the debate. One of the most high-profile bills has been House Bill 77.
The driver of a commercial vehicle was killed Wednesday morning in an accident east of Homer. Alaska State Troopers report the driver of the truck was 29-year-old Soldotna resident Trevor Cunningham.
Homer city officials are still considering options for the health insurance that’s offered to city employees. Rising health care costs were causing problems for budgeting and there were changes made to the insurance policies in order to save money.
Fisheries scientists gathered in Solotna Thursday for a presentation on years-long study of Cook Inlet beluga whales. The information those scientists shared provides a baseline for future studies of belugas.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has plans to purchase new school busses. The school board allocated $687,000 into the student transportation fund during its meeting earlier this month.
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.