Recent News Stories

Officials and technicians with Enstar Natural Gas Company were in Homer last week to talk to a group of do-it-yourselfers with plans to convert the appliances in their homes and businesses to natural gas. The main takeaway from the discussion was "safety first." 

Tuesday morning, the fire management team lifted the evacuation of Funny River Road from Mile 7 to the end. The road remains under an evacuation alert, which means residents should be ready to leave again if the fire gets worse in that area.

A Homer man has a plan to remake city government. If his efforts are successful, a new seven-member commission could be formed to write a new city charter. Ken Castner says the move toward a charter commission is not just about him.

A weekend encounter with a brown bear on the Kasilof River left a Kenai man with just minor scrapes and bruises and his family unharmed, but the encounter was a scary one. Toby Burke Burke says the bear had been acting somewhat erratically.

Homer High School students were showcasing their creative passions this weekend during the first “Colors of Homer." More than a dozen students signed up to either perform covers or original songs, play videos they had created, show pieces of art or share baked goods. 

Another batch of improvements is in the works at Homer’s Karen Hornaday Park. A $75,000 Department of Natural Resources matching grant will allow for better access and use of the park’s facilities.

After months of debate, the Homer City Council voted to approve a controversial overhaul to the city’s water and sewer rate structure. The sometimes heated conversation about the plan pitted Homer city government against the local business community.

Homer city officials have approved a construction contract with Enstar Natural Gas Company to build a natural gas trunk line and distribution system. The price tag for construction is set at a cost-not-to-exceed $12.1 million.

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