Recent News Stories

It’s Winter Carnival time in Homer again. The four-day event kicked off with a basketball tournament at Homer High School Thursday. There are performances at the Mariner Theatre scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights and the  parade begins at noon on Saturday.

Performers with the group Quixotic have returned to Homer for shows Thursday and Friday night. The group provided workshops for residents interested in learning how to dance and perform aerial routines like members in the troupe.

Move over Kilcher family, there’s a new Homer TV celebrity in town. Four-year-old Jaelynn Thompson was chosen as Alaska’s representative in the HUB Network’s first annual “Holiday Bash,” a reality TV-inspired costume contest.

Crews working on the natural gas trunk line into Homer should be in the West Hill Road area later this week. According to Enstar Natural Gas, workers also will be moving toward Fairview Avenue as well. 

School districts across the nation are taking up some challenging questions following the events at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school that left 26 people dead Friday. Kenai Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater offered his thoughts over the weekend on the school’s blog.

Homer’s new transfer facility building is up and running. Design and construction took about two-and-a-half years and cost roughly $10 million.

 

Leaders with the youth development program known as 4-H are trying to expand services in Homer. University of Alaska Fairbanks 4-H and Youth Development Agent Jason Floyd says Homer was actually the birthplace of 4-H in Alaska in the 1930s.

After this year’s poor fishing season, the call has been made by fishermen and political leaders for more economic data concerning the role of commercial and sportfishing in the local economy.  The first small steps toward getting that information were taken this week.

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