Recent News Stories

The Homer Winter Jamboree Women’s Hockey Tournament will take place this weekend. Hockey players of various skill levels from all over Alaska will gather to participate in a round-robin competition.

Homer’s newest 4-H club is looking for members. A group of parents and interested community members has been working for the last several months to put everything together. Kids from the ages of 5 to 18 are welcome to take part.

For many years, the Homer Public Library has been operating a very popular children’s storytime hour but families who live in some of Homer’s more far-flung areas aren’t always able to make it into town. This winter, the library’s solution was to bring the stories to them.

This Saturday, the South Peninsula Haven House will open its new thrift store, something they have been planning to do for several years. The new store is located in the shopping center at East End Storage.

January is National Mentoring Month. Homer’s Big Brothers Big Sisters organization has events planned over the next few weeks to celebrate. The “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” annual event is scheduled for March 29 at Kachemak Bowl.

A big party is in the works for the community of Homer. Plans are being made to host Governor Sean Parnell in a few weeks, when he and other state leaders arrive for the annual Governor’s Picnic.

The Homer Winter Carnival came and went this past weekend. An annual Homer tradition for the past 59 years, the highlight of the carnival is the parade that runs down Pioneer Avenue. If you happened to miss it, than here’s what you might have heard.

Homer’s beleaguered Bay View Inn just received another setback from the city council. The historic inn did not receive “grandfather rights” during the Oct. 14 meeting. Former Council Member Dennis Novak owned the business until 2011 when he passed away.

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