Homer Harbor


Business and offices all over the Peninsula are reopening after months of mandated closures. Jenny Carroll, Communications Officer for the City of Homer says the City is not quite ready to open City Hall. She says they are putting safeguards in place to make sure the public can safely access City services and meetings.

“Well, we are making a plan where eventually in the next week or two, we'll be open at least upstairs in the main entrance of city hall and then downstairs in the clerks area, that public reception area and in Cowles Chamber,” said Carroll.

City of Homer

Part I:
Jenny Carroll, Information Officer for the City of Homer, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Homer Public Health Clinic, and Derotha Ferraro of South Peninsula Hospital discuss the latest from the Homer Unified Command and answer listener questions.

Part II:
Rachel Tussey from the City of Homer and Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins address issues, policies and practices specific to the Homer Harbor.

The live, on-air panel for the COVID Brief convenes every Thursday at 9 a.m. If you have questions for the panel, email them to kathleen@kbbi.org.

Stevedores picket over non-local labor

Dec 18, 2019

Local dockworkers formed a picket line Tuesday at the deep water dock on Homer Harbor. At issue is the 22,000 metric tons of sulfur in 10,000 bags sitting on the harbor to be loaded on the Marine Vessel Iberian Bulker.


The Port and Harbor Advisory Commission voted Wednesday night to recommend that the Army Corps of Engineers study the cost-benefit of expanding Homer’s harbor. The study would cost the city $50,000 and would take up to six months to complete. But the commission thought the possibility of moving the project forward was worth the cost.  

Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins said Homer’s harbor is bursting at the seems and there is a long waiting list of boats looking for a place to tie-up.

Gov shutdown may impact fishing and tourism in Homer

Jun 19, 2017

Alaska’s Legislature has been at an impasse for months on the state budget. Gov. Bill Walker called legislators back for a second special session Friday and voiced his dissatisfaction with their progress. With a potential state government shutdown about two weeks away, Homer’s fishing and tourism industry could suffer.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is still working through the kinks of a potential government shutdown on July 1.

“This has never happened in Alaska. We’ve never faced this,” Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotton said.

Senator Dan Sullivan Visits Homer

Apr 25, 2017

Senator Dan Sullivan spoke with his Homer constituents on Friday, April 21st. The Gathering was scheduled to take place in the port and harbor office conference room on the Homer Spit, but the number of attendees quickly overwhelmed the room's capacity and the meeting moved outdoors. KBBI's Carolyn Norton was there and filed this report.

LEDs Will Light Up Homer Harbor Next Year

Oct 14, 2016
Photo courtesy of G. Franklin de Matos

Homer will soon join the list of U.S. cities making the switch to LED lights.

On Oct. 10, the Homer City Council passed an ordinance authorizing the installation of new LED lights on seven high mast poles around the Homer Harbor.