It’s not too soon to think about the Peninsula Fair!

The longer days and warmer weather have many of us already dreaming of summer sunshine and “playing” outdoors. And while that might be wishful thinking, Homer’s Summer 2016 sound offerings have already started lining up.
The Kenai Peninsula Fair kicks off the music with a March 19 fundraiser featuring up-and-coming country duo Branch and Dean.

Community News – March 9

Homer ‘Ocean Bowlers’ take 4th The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Marine Debris and S.T.E.M. educator Leah Thon, along with Homer High School staff sponsor Lauren Seaton, led the Homer High Ocean Bowl team to fourth place in the regional Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl in Seward in late February. Schools from throughout the state […]

Community News – March 2

Big Fireweed hosts ‘structures expo” Come see the Roman Coliseum, the Taj Mahal, Machu Pichu, the Eiffel Tower and many more this Friday at Big Fireweed Academy’s 2016 Structures Expo. This is the culminating event for the school’s theme of structures, and will be held in the shared gymnasium at Big Fireweed/West Homer Elementary. Viewing […]

Engagement – Feb. 24

Larissa Norgren and Ryan Turkington announce their engagement. Larissa graduated from Fergus Falls High School, and is currently employed as a receptionist at South Peninsula Hospital Specialty Clinic in Homer. Ryan is a graduate of Homer High School, and employed at ASRC on the North Slope in Alaska. A July 9, 2016 wedding is planned […]

One arrested in marijuana bust

Homer police arrested a man in connection with a seizure of marijuana plants last week from what investigators described as “a very large indoor commercial marijuana growing operation.”
According to a police statement on the Friday raid, 32-year-old Joseph Gabryszak faces three felony counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances.

Community News – Feb. 24

Lower 48 artist selected for Alaska residency As part of its Artist Residency Program, the Rasmuson Foundation has announced selection of four Lower 48 artists who will each spend eight weeks in residence this fall, at arts organizations in Alaska. Italian by birth, Claudio Orso-Giacone is a printmaker, paper artist and mask and puppet-maker from […]

Clear Creek Cat Rescue sues city

On Feb. 4, Judy Price and Clear Creek Cat Rescue filed suit against the City of Homer, Homer Animal Shelter manager Cheryl “Sherry” Bess, Coastal Animal Services, the licensed business operating the shelter, and Mark Robl, chief of police and supervisor to the animal shelter in Superior Court in Homer.

Recycling in Homer

GLASS (Recycle at the dump, Save-U-More, Anchor Point and McNeil Canyon.) • Glass jars must be empty, with no food in the bottom. • Remove jar lids. (Recycle metal lids in the tin cans and lids bin at the dump.) • Labels may be left on. • Window and ornamental glass, vases, ceramics, pottery and […]

Community News – Feb. 17

Birder’s beach jaunt Kachemak Bay Birders will spend an afternoon on the Spit on Saturday, Feb. 20, on a trip timed so that the tide will be high enough to see birds out over and in the water as well as along the shore and in the grass out there. Meet at the parking lot […]

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 […]

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