FYI – News briefs & announcements – Nov. 12

Local business robbed A burglary was reported by Stay Tan at 8:21 a.m. on Nov. 6, where there was apparently no forced entry. The thief made off with an undisclosed amount of cash sometime during the night. The Homer Police Department said the case is under investigation. Strengthening Alaska’s Agriculture Register now for the Alaska […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Nov. 5

HEA host energy and conservation fair Head up to Homer High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday and focus on safe, reliable energy solutions. The fair fosters an environment for members to seek information, services and products that encourage energy efficiency, conservation and sustainability – all under one roof. This is a […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Oct. 29

  Time to fall back Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. Towers – all or nothing on regulation Homer City Council met with the Planning and Zoning Commission on Oct. 23 to discuss towers and whether or not the commission should invest time and energy into a plan for potential regulation. […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Oct. 15

Public Works to smoke test sewer system Homer Public Works will be smoke-testing the sewer system during the months of October and November. The smoke test will assist inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in the system. The smoke you may see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Oct. 8

The Great Alaska Shakeout takes place at 10:16 a.m. Oct. 16; two 10-16s to help folks recall what’s coming: ShakeOut Alaskans from across the state will simultaneously practice the actions of “drop, cover and hold on” as a reaction drill to the occurrence of an earthquake.
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FYI – News briefs & announcements – Oct. 1

6.2 magnitude quake shakes Peninsula Homer experienced a 6.2 magnitude earthquake at 9:51 a.m. Thursday, centered 60 miles southwest of Talkeenta or 80 miles north of Anchorage, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer. This was the largest Alaska tremor felt that week, following a 4.5 magnitude shake centered 25 miles north of […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Sept. 24

Fuel prices result in HEA rate increase Homer Electric Association members will likely see a rate increase beginning Oct. 1. The Cost of Power Adjustment revision will raise the blended rate, (COPA plus energy rate,) for HEA members from $0.20967 per kilowatt hour to $0.22029 per kilowatt hour. The new rate will mean an increase […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Sept. 17

ACS closes Homer store Alaska Communications closed its Homer store at 3546 Greatland Street on Tuesday. Customers will be able to receive service by calling 800-808-8083 and online at Store manager Jamie O’Conner said ACS will continue to serve customers at the Horizon Satellite agent location at 3850 Heath Street, open Monday through Friday, […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Sept. 10

Homer Safeway to become Albertson’s Albertson’s Grocery Stores is under the process of purchasing Safeway Grocery Stores country-wide, Safeway announced in a press release. The merger will create a network of more than 2,400 stores, including those in Alaska, said Teena Massinghill, spokesperson. Currently the Federal Trade Commission is reviewing the pending arrangement prior to […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Sept. 3

Enstar strike didn’t impact Homer project Enstar operational employees, about 100 maintenance and plant workers, voted to end their two-week strike without getting a new contract. This ended a 17-day strike that began at 6 a.m. Aug. 11. Employees, part of the United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367, returned to work at 6 […]

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