Recent News Stories

A Homer art gallery is one of just 153 arts organizations nationwide to receive a “Challenge America Fast-Track Grant” from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Bunnell Street Arts Center will receive $10,000 in grant money from the NEA. 

The Seldovia Museum is playing host to 24 handmade dolls from remote Alaska Native communities across the state. The dolls are Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Inupiaq. Homer resident Gert Seekins has been collecting the dolls over the years.

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.

As if pickle ball wasn’t weird enough, there’s a new sport taking the world of Homer Community Recreation by storm – dodge ball for grown-ups. A new dodge ball league in Homer has been meeting every Thursday night at the HERC building gym.

Homer city officials are in the early stages of creating a land-use plan for the area where the Pier One Theatre sits. The building is currently located in an area zoned for marine commercial and industrial use.

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.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has six new principals at schools across the peninsula. Two of those brand new administrators to the district are in Homer. And both are settling in pretty well with one week of school under their belts.

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.

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