Recent News Stories

Homer residents in the Highlands Drive area of West Hill are reporting the presence of a black bear that has apparently learned to open car and house doors. Fish and Game biologist Jason Herreman says neighbors in the area first reported the bear.

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.

A proposal to tear down the Homer Educational and Recreation Complex – or HERC building – to make way for a new public safety building has many Homer residents asking, “What about Parks and Rec?”

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.

Crews installing the natural gas trunk line into Homer and Kachemak City have energized a 17-mile stretch of the pipe. It’s the next step in connecting homes and businesses in both towns to the service.

For more than 30 years, the Homer Animal Shelter has provided a safe and caring environment for stray cats and dogs. While the shelter has been a part of Homer for the past three decades, it also requires support from the community to continue its operations. 

Today is Election Day and Alaskans statewide are headed to the polls to cast their votes in several races. On the Kenai Peninsula, incumbent Republican Representative Paul Seaton is running against Democratic challenger Liz Diament for House District 30. 

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