Recent News Stories

A downtown Homer liquor store was robbed at gunpoint late Monday night. Homer Police said in a news release Tuesday that the Grog Shop was robbed by an unidentified adult male at about 11:30 p.m. Monday.

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 Kenai Peninsula Borough has agreed to construct a new building for the purpose of storing hazardous waste, as part of an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency. The Borough was levied the fines following a 2009 inspection of a storage facility in Soldotna.

The first day of school for many students is only about a week away. And Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater is looking forward to a new year with a few goals in mind for the district.

Have you ever tried to get a bill passed in the state legislature? Members of the Homer Chamber of Commerce got a crash course this week in the sometimes dirty political process, thanks to a visit from a former state legislator who knows it well.

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.

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.

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