Recent News Stories

Students at Homer Middle School were showing off their dance moves Friday to a crowd of parents and teachers. The 7th and 8th graders have been learning different styles of dance for the last several weeks as part of the Artist in Schools program.

A Homer flightseeing operator with visions of operating a heliport on the Homer Spit is one step closer to his goal. The Homer City Council narrowly defeated an effort to exclude heliports form a series of new zoning rules.

Representatives from Enstar were in Homer again last Wednesday night, discussing options for homeowners interested in hooking up to the natural gas pipeline. Construction on the trunk line into town is expected to begin February.

The City of Homer wants to see more internet-based businesses in town, but officials want to make sure they’re making the area attractive enough. That’s where you come in. The city’s Economic Development Commission created a survey. 

Tech giant Google has named Homer as the 2013 “eCity” for the state of Alaska. The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state. Google refers to its eCity award recipients as “the new digital capitals of America.” 

The state Board of Fisheries took up the issue of king salmon management at its meeting this week. The board was supposed to dive into this topic during the 2014 cycle, but given the 2012 salmon season, they got to it a year early.

Wanna-be emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, can begin a round of training with Kachemak Emergency Services in Homer. Classes are currently underway and will help interested volunteers prepare for the state of Alaska’s EMT exam.

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is moving forward with a plan to reconfigure schools in Soldotna. District officials have been considering the move since the fall of 2011 as a way to deal with a steady decline in the student population.

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