Recent News Stories

After eleven years on the job, Paul Banks Elementary School Principal Benny Abraham will be retiring at the end of this school year. Abraham has spent nearly five decades working in various education positions. 

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.

 

Two lakes near Nikiski are home to a very unwelcome variety of water weed. Elodea wasn’t known to be on the Peninsula even a few years ago, but now it’s posing a serious threat.

Alaska’s 28th legislature meets in Juneau on January 15th. The first round of pre-filed bills has been released. Kenai Rep.Kurt Olson has pre-filed two health-care related bills – one that would establish guidelines for auditing pharmacy records and another relating to the practice of naturopathy.

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.

This past weekend, the Bunnell Street Gallery in Homer held a special event known as “Film Jam,” featuring the work of several local filmmakers and artists. With titles such as “My First Job,” “Death of Dr. Seuss” and “American Angst,” the films were presented in an unconventional manner.

     Facing lower than normal ticket sales, the Homer Chamber of Commerce is extending the deadline for its annual car raffle. The deadline has now been pushed back until December 6th. 

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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