Former Homer City Manager Ron Drathman passed away Feb. 27th at South Peninsula Hospital. He was 71. Drathman had a lengthy career in public service on the Kenai Peninsula after working for a decade in Anchorage as a public defender.
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The deadline has come and gone for candidates to file for this year’s Homer Electric Association Board of Directors election.With only three incumbents filed to run, there won’t be much competition this time around.
Students at Homer’s Paul Banks Elementary School were reading almost non-stop over the last several weeks to solve the mystery of the missing books. The school’s annual read-a-thon had the kids on the hunt for Iditarod-themed clues.
The Homer Public Arts Committee has recommended not accepting a bronze bust of Brother Asaiah Bates. The plan was to place it in WKFL Park in downtown Homer, but the proposal has been a source of controversy since it was brought up in January.
The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve could potentially see a $175,000 cut in state funds. Money for the KBRR comes through the Sport Fish Division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
The cities of Homer and Kachemak City have started hammering out a new agreement for the use of Homer’s wastewater utility. This is the first time the agreement has been updated since it was initially adopted more than 20 years ago.
Since Buccaneer Energy arrived on the scene in Alaska in the summer of 2011, it has seen a few victories and a host of unexpected problems. Thanks to incentives and investment of taxpayer dollars, the company had big plans for Alaska.
Another batch of improvements is in the works at Homer’s Karen Hornaday Park. A $75,000 Department of Natural Resources matching grant will allow for better access and use of the park’s facilities.