Council introduces special election vote of HART tax repeal

The Homer City Council approved introduction of an ordinance calling for a vote on the suspension of the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails Program, re-allocating the dedicated funds from the .75 percent sales tax to the city’s general fund for a period of three years, but left the date that the city special election would be held blank.

Community News – Sept. 30

Here comes Homecoming! You know you miss it. What could be better than snuggling up on the bleachers, sipping hot chocolate and rooting for the Mariner football team at  Saturday’s homecoming. The Homer High School Student Council invites the community to a Friday evening homecoming bonfire from 7-10 p.m. in the lower level of the […]

Police ID Burning Basket vandal

It generally doesn’t pay to brag about yourself, especially if you’re touting questionable exploits involving Homer’s annual Burning Basket. Just ask Elias Graham, who Homer Police allege is responsible for two “attacks” on the community’s impermanent art.
According to Homer Police, a Sept. 17 anonymous caller reported that Graham had been bragging about his role in the basket bashing. Officer Ryan Browning contacted Graham at his home, where the 18-year-old Homer resident allegedly confessed his involvement in the vandalism.

Community News – Sept. 23

Greear qualifies for national ensemble Homer High School student Falcom Greear will join 673 elite high school musicians from 49 states and territories for the Oct. 28 All-National Honor Ensembles in Nashville, Tenn. Greear is one of only three Alaskans chosen. Students will showcase their expert musicianship with a 9 a.m. gala concert on the […]

Homer DDF opens season strong

On Friday and Saturday, 24 Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics students competed in the first tournament of the year. Eleven of them were competing for the first time ever. The team returned with the following awards: Drama: Duo Interpretation 1. Landon Bunting and Lindsey Schneider Duet Acting: 2. Megan Kirsis and Carly McLean; […]

Welcome to a day in the life of Jordanians

The sun is setting. The call to prayer is sounding. A donkey brays in the distance. My heart pounds with nervous energy, pulse heavy in my ears as I sit next to this stranger in his car, this man named Rakan.
We pull up to a large, two-story house and a group of children spill out the front door, a wave of laughter washing over us as they run to hug his tall, lean frame. A young girls steps towards me, smiling. She takes my hand in hers.
“Marhaba,” she whispers. “

Voters get plenty of choices

ix candidates and one incumbent have made for a full dance card in the upcoming city council election to fill two three-year terms.
Beauregard Burgess, who was appointed to the council in April of 2012 and elected that fall, filed to extend his term on the Homer City Council, while Councilwoman Francie Roberts, who has served three terms, chose not to run for re-election.
Burgess faces a challenge from six candidates: Bob Howard, Joni Wise, Donna Aderhold, Michael Neece, Heath Smith and Tom Stroozas.
Howard is a civil engineer and general contractor who said in his candidate statement that he has worked in both the private and municipal sectors. He served on the Economic Development Commission, the Port and Harbor Commission and the Sewer and Water Rate Task Force in recent years.


News briefs & announcements HEA brings BBQ and briefs members Homer Electric Association will host a series of area meetings throughout the Kenai Peninsula over the next month. The meetings will feature a family style barbecue dinner, followed by a short presentation on current HEA projects and activities. HEA comes to Anchor Point’s Chapman School […]

Wooden boating

HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson The 2015 Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival celebrates traditional boats and boat-building skills with an appreciative nod to modern materials and techniques. The weekend’s annual Wooden Boat Festival events are put on through the volunteer efforts of Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society members and supporters.

fyi- Sept. 9

Report dead sea otter sightings With a recent increase in the number of dead sea otters washing ashore on Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet beaches — including multiple carcasses within short stretches of beach — members of the community are asked to report the dead sea otters to the Marine Mammal Stranding Network. The […]

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