Recent News Stories

The City of Homer will decide at its next meeting whether or not to provide almost $100,000 for improvements in the Old Town neighborhood. Business owners, workers and residents in the area have been pushing for safety upgrades and improved walkability.

Many of Homer’s condo owners aren’t happy with how the city is assessing their lots as part of the Homer Special Assessment District – or HSAD. So city officials are seeking a second legal opinion.

Homer residents may have noticed a petition circulating around town recently, calling for the formation of a charter commission. If the petition effort is successful, that commission would then be tasked with writing a new city charter for Homer.

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Anchor Point’s Chapman School are showing their creativity by producing movies. The school hosted a film festival this week. Students were showing three live-action films and three animated shorts for the evening’s festivities. 

Homer's ban on disposable plastic shopping bags went into effect Tuesday and the city is gearing up to enforce it. According to Homer City Manager Walt Wrede, the ban only applies to store owners and will not affect citizens who happen to have bags in their posession.

Representatives from Enstar were in Homer again last Wednesday night, discussing options for homeowners interested in hooking up to the natural gas pipeline. Construction on the trunk line into town is expected to begin February.

Skaters from across the state were in Nikiski over the weekend for the Heroes versus Villains roller derby mixer. Some players donned costumes and played as their favorite good or bad guy. Kenai’s own Far North Derby Dollz hosted the event, which is now in its second year.

The state Board of Fisheries took up the issue of king salmon management at its meeting this week. The board was supposed to dive into this topic during the 2014 cycle, but given the 2012 salmon season, they got to it a year early.

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