Recent News Stories

The Homer Winter Carnival came and went this past weekend. An annual Homer tradition for the past 59 years, the highlight of the carnival is the parade that runs down Pioneer Avenue. If you happened to miss it, than here’s what you might have heard.

Homer Police say East End Road has been reopened following a mudslide incident earlier this afternoon. Workers from the Alaska Department of Transportation are on site, guiding traffic through one lane in the area near Kachemak Drive.

Wet weather has taken its toll on the Kenai Peninsula in recent weeks. Residents on the central peninsula have been hardest hit but on the southern peninsula, heavy rain and saturated soil has kept public works crews busy, as well.

A new addition to the Homer Electric Association’s power generation portfolio is set to go online by the end of the year. The Nikiski Combined Cycle Conversion Project is a steam turbine, fueled by the excess heat generated by an existing natural gas turbine.

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.

Homer city officials are focusing on safety improvements around the Poopdeck Trail. It’s a path that connects Hazel Avenue and Poopdeck Street to Pioneer Avenue in the city’s downtown. The move comes after the body of 61-year-old Mark Matthews was found there July 28.

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.

A man was taken to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer Monday night after he apparently set fire to a commercial fishing vessel stored at a local boatyard. Officers responded to the scene and began negotiating with the man via cell phone. 

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