Walt Wrede has served as the city manager of Homer for ten years. Since taking the job, he has seen many proposals come before the city council, including controversial items like the proposed addition of a big box store and the Town Center project, but has still maintained his post.
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The City of Homer Planning Commission is considering changes to its rules that would solidify a policy about how many meetings a commissioner could miss before losing their seat. Changes also could require fewer members to approve measures.
Novelist Tim O’Brien made an apperance Friday at the Mariner Theater. His book “The Things They Carried,” a collection of short stories about the Vietnam War, has been the focus of "The Big Read" in Homer.
"Three Guys No Wood," a shop that sits just outside the city limits of Soldotna, specializes in wooden bowls and other items. The unique shop is home to a variety of products produced by Kenai Peninsula woodturners.
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 skeleton of a gray whale that washed up on the shore of Halibut Cove in 1999 was recently moved into the lobby of the Pratt Museum in Homer and is currently being assembled to feature in a new exhibit.
Skaters from across the state were in Nikiski over the weekend for the Heroes versus Villains roller derby mixer. Some players donned costumes and played as their favorite good or bad guy. Kenai’s own Far North Derby Dollz hosted the event, which is now in its second year.
Business and property owners in Homer’s Old Town neighborhood are considering ways to make the area more unified and walkable. Bunnell Street Art Gallery is leading the charge to play up the neighborhood’s culture.