New restrooms at two Pioneer Avenue locations mark just a few of the capital projects the City of Homer is wrapping up this month. These and several other projects were funded by Alaska’s cruise ship passenger tax, allocated to individual communities through the capital budget and the Alaska Department of Transportation.
Dave Brann’s sense of adventure and love of the natural world began during his youth, growing up in Maine. Today, at 67, he shows no signs of slowing down.
During his junior year at Farmington State Teachers College in Maine, Brann hitchhiked from Montreal to Fairbanks, and from Fairbanks to Homer and Seward. To make money, he worked fighting forest fires in British Columbia and digging ditches in Fairbanks.
This month, an effort to form a charter commission was started by Homer resident Ken Castner and others in the community interested in exploring the process of becoming a home rule city.
Homer is No. 1 once again when it comes to halibut, landing some 4.4 million pounds and beating out Kodiak this year by 1 million pounds.
When it comes to suicide, one of the most deadly myths is that talking about it — especially asking someone if they are considering it — might somehow encourage them to complete the act.
Homer Animal Friends is a Homer organization made up of local individuals committed to improving the lives of animals in Homer. From their simple beginnings nearly 30 years ago, HAF has evolved into a 100 percent volunteer, grassroots organization, governed by a board of directors.
A preliminary hearing was held at Homer Court today in the case of Joshua Paul Johnston who is being held at Wildwood Correctional Facility in Kenai in connection with the Tech Connect and Salvation Army burglaries.
Homer Police have identified another suspect in the Tech Connect burglary. charging her with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and third-degree theft; both Class A misdemeanors.
Foster parenting has changed a lot in the state of Alaska in the past 20 years, but what hadn’t changed is the need for more foster parents, particularly in the many remote communities of the state.
A leak that turned into a major water main break caused some Homer residents and businesses to be without water on Monday.
Around 3:30 p.m., a City of Homer crew worked to repair a leak discovered in front of the former Pioneer Building, currently undergoing renovation on Pioneer Avenue.