Recent News Stories

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.

A Homer man was discovered dead last week, an apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Homer Police say that the body of 20-year-old Nickolas Phillips was found shortly after 9 a.m. Friday morning.

The group in charge of design plans and construction of a new harbormaster’s office in Homer has found ways to cut down on the budget. But the task force will still likely need a little extra from the city to build the new office.

Business owners, workers and residents in Homer’s Old Town neighborhood are pushing for safety improvements in the historic area. The Bunnell Street Art Center has taken the lead on the project and wants more help from the city.

 

The Alaska Training Room opened its doors last year and has quickly become a favored spot among Homer exercise enthusiasts. The new business is the brainchild of Mary Jo Cambridge, who brings 25 years of experience in physical fitness training to Homer.

Homer’s annual Rotary Health Fair is still a month away but staff at South Peninsula Hospital is already getting things going. The fair’s most popular feature by far is the deeply discounted blood tests offered at the hospital.

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