Recent News Stories

With only a few days left before Homer officials are expected to take action on the special assessment district, several residents are coming out against building the natural gas trunk line into town.

The number of students getting into trouble at the schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is mostly down. Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater shared the current figures with the borough assembly during its regular meeting last week.

The City of Homer is preparing residents for construction on the natural gas trunk line into town and the planned distribution system. Officials said they want to anticipate when contractors will be working in neighborhoods and provide updates on progress.

This Saturday, the South Peninsula Haven House will open its new thrift store, something they have been planning to do for several years. The new store is located in the shopping center at East End Storage.

January is National Mentoring Month. Homer’s Big Brothers Big Sisters organization has events planned over the next few weeks to celebrate. The “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” annual event is scheduled for March 29 at Kachemak Bowl.

A big party is in the works for the community of Homer. Plans are being made to host Governor Sean Parnell in a few weeks, when he and other state leaders arrive for the annual Governor’s Picnic.

After nine months of preparation and planning, The Bagel Shop has opened its doors and is now serving Homer its namesake food. Although it’s only been open for less than week, the owners say that they are very pleased with the response.

 

Homer’s beleaguered Bay View Inn just received another setback from the city council. The historic inn did not receive “grandfather rights” during the Oct. 14 meeting. Former Council Member Dennis Novak owned the business until 2011 when he passed away.

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