Recent News Stories

A big party is in the works for the community of Homer. Plans are being made to host Governor Sean Parnell in a few weeks, when he and other state leaders arrive for the annual Governor’s Picnic.

The Homer Winter Carnival came and went this past weekend. An annual Homer tradition for the past 59 years, the highlight of the carnival is the parade that runs down Pioneer Avenue. If you happened to miss it, than here’s what you might have heard.

Homer’s beleaguered Bay View Inn just received another setback from the city council. The historic inn did not receive “grandfather rights” during the Oct. 14 meeting. Former Council Member Dennis Novak owned the business until 2011 when he passed away.

An effort to build a multi-use trail between the Homer Spit and the popular East End Road trail in Homer has hit a snag. A larger-than-expected price tag for the project has prompted Homer Mayor Beth Wythe to suggest scrapping the idea altogether. 

A fugitive wanted on charges of kidnapping and robbery was apprehended Friday night in front of a grocery store in Anchor Point, but not before allegedly attempting to assault the arresting officers. 

A family of outdoor adventurers from Seldovia has completed its latest epic adventure. Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman – joined by four-year-old Katmai and two-year-old Lituya – hiked and packrafted more than 800 miles around the entirety of Cook Inlet.

It’s been a year since the Homer City Council passed a new set of restrictions governing business signs in the city limits. Now that business owners have had a chance to bone up on the new sign code, officials from the city planning department are conducting workshops on the subject.

 

With the 28th Alaska State Legislature set to gavel in next month, cities and towns across Alaska are getting ready to make pitches for their favorite pet projects. In Homer, the number one item on the list is a new public safety building.

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