Council weighs in on weed

Homer folks had a lot on their minds Monday night as they gathered at the City Council meeting to discuss two of the city’s hottest topics.
The meeting stretched over four hours, as the Homer Council and interested community members debated both marijuana and beaches.

Fireweed Academy helps ‘Make a Wish’ dream come true

Dorian Murray’s dying wish is to be famous. And while Homer, Alaska may be a long way from Westerly, R.I. like many other places, Homer is happy to help this 8-year old fulfill his dream. Kris Owen’s Fireweed Academy sixth grade class asked the “most famous” person they knew — Jonathan Hillstrand —to lend a […]

Police Officer Will Hutt: on the job for more than 20 years

Lieutenant Will Hutt of the Homer Police Department sits at his desk in his “police blue” — a short-sleeve shirt and trousers. On his right shoulder is a mic head, on his left hip, a radio. His chest is encased in a bulletproof vest, and his belt holds a flashlight, notebook, cell phone, knife, semi-automatic handgun, extra magazines, a bottle of pepper spray, two sets of handcuffs, a tazer and keys to his patrol car.
Hutt worked six years in patrol, 14 years as a sergeant and two years now as a lieutenant.

Community News – Feb. 10

‘Legendary Lovers’ Tails and Tassels presents “Legendary Lovers;” a Burlesque tale of love, loss and lust featuring hors d‘oeuvres and decadent desserts by Vagabond Cafe. The show is offered Feb. 12 and 13 at the Homer Elks Lodge. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. General admission is $20, with […]

CIRCAC invites scholarship applications

Graduating high school students and students heading to college, vocational schools or maritime academies who claim residency in the Cook Inlet Region, may qualify for a $2,500 CIRCAC Memorial Scholarship. For the second year, Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council is offering two scholarships to qualifying students pursuing careers in environmental sciences or maritime studies. […]

Locals recall ‘64 earthquake

While Homer once again rode out the latest 7.1 earthquake with very little damage, homesteaders remember the 1964 quake as a little more exciting. And yet Homer in comparison once again received less damage than other parts of the state in the big ‘64 quake as well. While it’s happening it’s another story. Here are […]

Public Safety – Feb. 10

FIRE Feb. 1-8 KESA responded to one fire call and two EMS calls. HVFD responded to eight EMS calls, one CO alarm on Triton Court and a fire alarm at the USPS building. Anchor Point Fire and EMS responded to two EMS calls. POLICE Feb. 3 Disturbance: A caller on Bartlett Street reported a possibly […]

Council restricts vehicles from Homer beaches

At Monday night’s meeting Homer City Council worked on tackling beach issues.
A policy was introduced that addressed vehicle-parking on the beach. Operating, stopping or parking of motor vehicles on storm berms is prohibited, and a fine schedule was established for offenders.

Rural residential zoning considered for cannabis growers

After haggling over earlier hemp issues, the Homer City Council also took up discussion of Ordinance 16-04 (A) (S) Monday night.
This ordinance includes the Rural Residential District in the commercial cannabis zoning. The substitute ordinance was introduced at the Feb. 8 council meeting by Councilman David Lewis.

For the Record – Feb. 10

The following records are cases and records filed in court. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Misdemeanor Gregory Simeon Kalmakoff, 29, fifth-degree criminal mischief Madison Jade Chacon, 28, reckless driving Felony Cim Joel Blair, 34, first-degree failure to register as a sex offender-repeatedly Gregory Simeon Kalmakoff, 29, […]

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