Renee Gross, KBBI News

Summer is coming to an end, and Homer’s seasonal shops are closing down. Signs point to a strong summer season for tourism-related businesses but fishing charters say they’ve seen better.  



Indira Mukambetova owns the the boutique clothing store Better Sweater and Spit Licks ice cream shop on the Homer spit. This year, she’s closing up earlier than usual.  

“It was great," she said. "I sold out everything, almost.”


Sugt'stun Word of the Week - Sept. 16, 2018

Sep 16, 2018

Qagguanaruanraami - even though he/she is funny

Qagguanaruanraraami una Maurice suqninguar cartuq.
Even though he is kind of funny, Maurice here, is serious.

Courtesy of Homer Theatre

Homer Theatre’s Fifteenth Annual Documentary Film Festival will begin next week. Jamie Sutton owns the theater, and he said when the festival first started, it showed just four documentaries.

Now, the week-long festival shows nine. Sutton said it’s easier and cheaper to make documentaries than ever before making it the genre’s golden era.  

“There are a lot more stories that can be told, which is really the notion and so you ended up with a diversity like this that you wouldn't have otherwise,” he said.


Click on the audio file below to hear the  Homer City Council & Mayoral Candidates Forum sponsored by The Homer Chamberof Commerce, recorded at Alices's Champagne Palace in Homer on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

Election season is in full swing and the first debates of this year’s election cycle were held Tuesday. Both incumbents in an uncontested race for two seats on the Homer City Council answered questions from Homer Chamber of Commerce at Alice’s Champagne Palace.

But both candidates seeking to replace current Homer Mayor Bryan Zak also took to the stage, answering questions on everything from the city’s budget to the role the mayor plays on city council.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education looked out at a sea of red in its meeting in Homer on Monday night. Over a hundred teachers and support staff, who are seeing red over unresolved contract negotiations, wore red to the meeting and spoke out about their concerns.

City of Homer and Alaska Legislature

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect comments from House District 31 Republican nominee Sarah Vance and Party Chairman Nona Safra. 

The Homer Chamber of Commerce canceled its debate for the House District 31 race. The chamber announced Monday that it will not host a debate between incumbent and former Republican Paul Seaton and Sarah Vance due to stipulations put forth by the House District 31 Republican Party.

Shahla Farzan, KBBI News

Homer will soon see a new police station, but the city still has to decide what to do with the current building. On Monday, the Homer City Council began that discussion, and it’s leaning toward keeping the building.

During a work session Monday, the city council considered multiple options for what to do with the current police station after the department moves into its new building in 2019.

The council discussed everything from renovating the space to demolishing it. But selling the building wasn’t appealing to the council.

Courtesy of Connor Schmidt

Just a few days after jumping into the race for two seats on the Homer City Council as a write-in candidate, Connor Schmidt is pulling out of the race.

Schmidt announced on his Facebook page Monday that he did not change his voter registration from Kachemak City to Homer before the official deadline, making him ineligible to be elected to the council.

Schmidt says he is unsure if he'll run for a seat on the council next election cycle, but he says he'll be involved in the race in some capacity. 

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - Sept. 9, 2018

Sep 9, 2018

Pituryatur warluta  -  Picnic

Unwaqu pamairtukut Nanwakcagmen
pituryatur warluta.

Tomorrow, we are heading to Second Lake for a picnic.


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