Recent News Stories

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. 

As modern development speeds toward some of the last truly subsistence-based economies and tribes in the world, researchers are working to better understand this way of life.  Two anthropologists from Kenai Peninsula College have been working on a project just like that for the past two years.

Planning for the new Homer Harbormaster’s office could be delayed slightly. The cost of the project is a little more than the city originally thought. The current design has a price tag of a little more than $2.3 million.

The Homer City Council has allocated funds to pay for natural gas conversion of city-owned buildings. The money will come from various reserve funds.

The state of Alaska has some land to sign off to the Kenai Peninsula Borough. But before the transactions are finalized, residents need to take a look at the maps and weigh in on how the land should be designated by the Borough, if at all.

After 50 years, the list of laws passed by the City of Homer has gotten longer and longer. The city code grew so large, as a matter of fact, that last year, the city clerk’s office decided to do something about it.

Two lawsuits against the City of Homer have reached their conclusions. One of the lawsuits reached a settlement while the other went all the way to the Alaska Supreme Court. The first lawsuit was filed by the City of Homer against resident Michael Kennedy.

With just a few days left in this year’s session of the Alaska State Legislature, Senate Bill 21 – the controversial oil tax reform bill that is now in the hands of the House Finance Committee – is still the center of attention in Juneau. 

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