Homer Spit

Courtesy of the City of Homer

The Homer City Council introduced an ordinance Monday that would settle a four-year land dispute between Homer and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office. The Trust Land Office  claims Mental Health owns land at the mouth of Homer’s harbor. If the ordinance is approved, the city would pay about $550,000 for the disputed land.

The disagreement dates back to 2013 when the city requested an easement through a lot on the Homer Spit that the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and Mental Health both own.

Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

The Southern Kenai Peninsula’s first retail marijuana shop is one step closer to opening its doors. The Homer City Council approved a memorandum voicing its non-objection to Uncle Herb’s setting up shop on Ocean Drive, a formal step taken after the state Marijuana Control Board approved the retail store earlier this month.

Owner Loyd Stiassny expressed his gratitude to the council at the end of the meeting. Stiassny has already opened another retail shop in Anchorage under the same name.

U. S. Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska held a Meet and Greet on Friday afternoon, April 21st on the Homer Spit. Sullivan's staff planned to hold the meeting in the harbormaster's conference room. So many Homer citizens attended that it had to be held in the parking lot.
KBBI's Carolyn Norton recorded the event in its entirety.

Senator Dan Sullivan on the Homer Spit Friday, April 21st 2017Credit Carolyn NortonEdit | Remove

Spit Camper Settled in New Campsite

Apr 29, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The city of Homer told people living in a parking lot on the Spit earlier this year to break camp and move to a site down the road. They said there were too many long-term campers. One of those campers has returned to his routine at the new campground until he can move into his dream home. 


New Homer Brewery Prepares to Open Doors

Mar 23, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

A new brewery is coming to Homer. Grace Ridge Brewing is scheduled to open just before the annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. 

City Works To Relocate Winter Campers

Jan 15, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The City of Homer is trying to kick out campers at an unofficial campsite on the Homer Spit. Police are telling people living in a parking lot beside the Seafarer’s Memorial to move to an official campground down the road. One camper is willing to move, but he has one request.


New Boat House Proposed For The Spit

Jan 7, 2016
KBBI

A group of Homer residents are banding together to build a pavilion on the Homer Spit where the Harbor Master’s Office used to be. The Boat House is expected to be a gathering place for the Homer community as well as visitors.