Recent News Stories

The City of Homer is still reeling from damage caused to its sewer system by a January storm. The Homer City Council approved relief funding for three families affected by the storm and is anticipating even higher damage costs to the sewage treatment plant.

A Homer High School graduate is trying to make her mark in the music world. Mariah Stuart recently recorded an original song after winning a competition with a newly-formed, Chicago-based independent music project.

 

Students at Homer High School were evacuated from the campus this morning after a suspicious device was found in a stairwell. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl says  two suspects were arrested and questioned by police.

The Soldotna City Council will meet in a special session Wednesday to declare an opening for the office of mayor, signaling the official end of Senator-elect Peter Micciche’s run in that office. The newly elected senator for the Kenai Peninsula is fond of saying he’s not interested in politics.

Voters who live within the boundaries of the City of Homer will have a few key decisions to make before the October 1st municipal election. In addition to a ballot measure on plastic shopping bags, four candidates have filed to run for the city council.

Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Monte Davis announced his resignation Friday, citing family-related reasons for moving out of state. Davis says he and his wife, JoAnn, are leaving for Fort Worth, Texas, where they can be closer to JoAnn’s family.

A Homer man was discovered dead last week, an apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Homer Police say that the body of 20-year-old Nickolas Phillips was found shortly after 9 a.m. Friday morning.

Homer Police report that an armed robbery occurred at 10:48 p.m. Thursday night at the Grog Shop in downtown Homer. According to a news release Friday, the suspect was a white male, wearing a mask. He took an undisclosed amount of cash.

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