Recent News Stories

If you’ve ever thought you might like to run for public office, now is the time to get the ball rolling. The candidacy filing period for this year’s municipal and borough elections is now open.

Homer city officials are expressing relief over a jury’s verdict Thursday exonerating the actions of Homer Police Department officers during a 2006 shootout at the Homer Airport, although attorneys for the plaintiff have promised to appeal the case.

There’s a new addition to the array of sea creatures at Homer’s Pratt Museum but this one is just not your average fish.  Standing in front of one of the tanks, the new lumpsucker fish appears to be a grey rock, stuck to the back wall of the tank. 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly adopted a resolution supporting a continuation of setnetting in Cook Inlet at its meeting Tuesday. By passing the resolution, the Assembly also voiced its disapproval of a ballot initiative to get setnetting banned statewide.

Photojournalist Jim Lavrakas is well-known to many Alaskans for his 30-year career with the Anchorage Daily News but since moving to Homer in 2010, Lavrakas has also been involved with the Homer Chamber of Commerce. This August, he’s set to become the organization’s executive director.

A floatplane accident in Homer Tuesday night claimed the life of former Alaska state legislator Cheryll Heinze, who represented Anchorage for one term in 2003 and 2004. Federal investigators are unsure what exactly caused the Cessna 206 carrying Heinze and four others to flip over while attempting to land on Homer’s Beluga Lake.

The council chambers at Homer City Hall was a bustling place last Tuesday night, as many citizens came to get a look at new plans for traffic controls at the intersection of Main Street and the Sterling Highway.

Don Ronda passed away on September 14, survived by his wife, their three children and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His memorial service was held this past Saturday in the Homer High School commons area and was attended by many members of the Homer community.

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