Recent News Stories

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.

After a special shareholders meeting Tuesday, the Board of Directors for energy producer Buccaneer Energy has a new look. A takeover attempt by a group of Singapore-based investors was only partly defeated in a vote Tuesday in Sydney, Australia.

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 Police say East End Road has been reopened following a mudslide incident earlier this afternoon. Workers from the Alaska Department of Transportation are on site, guiding traffic through one lane in the area near Kachemak Drive.

A property owner who lives outside the boundaries of the Homer and Kachemak City Special Assessment Districts wants natural gas at his house. Pete Roberts is leading the charge to create a Utility Special Assessment District, or USAD, with his neighbors out East End Road.

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. 

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Summer Music Festival is already underway. Classical music lovers across the peninsula will have many chances to catch the group perform. There also will be special events with visiting artists the Madison String Quartet.

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