Recent News Stories

A group of kids will spend the weekend outdoors foraging for their meals. Homer Wilderness Leaders, or HoWL, will teach the kids survival skills during the two-day trip.The destination for what’s called the Edible Harvest Weekend is Cottonwood Canyon.

The Homer Winter Jamboree Women’s Hockey Tournament will take place this weekend. Hockey players of various skill levels from all over Alaska will gather to participate in a round-robin competition.

The Alaska State Board of Education has renewed the charter application for Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science. The school first opened in 2004. There are about 250 students attending Kaleidoscope.

Homer’s newest 4-H club is looking for members. A group of parents and interested community members has been working for the last several months to put everything together. Kids from the ages of 5 to 18 are welcome to take part.

For many years, the Homer Public Library has been operating a very popular children’s storytime hour but families who live in some of Homer’s more far-flung areas aren’t always able to make it into town. This winter, the library’s solution was to bring the stories to them.

With the next session of the Alaska State Legislature approaching, Homer Representative Paul Seaton has been named to a handful of key positions in the House, including chair of the House Fisheries Committee.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board will meet today to discuss and possibly approve new contracts for the district’s teachers and staff. Members of the teachers’ and employees’ unions had until Sunday to give the agreement an up or down vote. 

K-Bay Caffe recently opened up a new location on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, which the management hopes will provide a new music and art venue for the community. 

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