City of Homer

A group of young people try out the thawed skate park on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at the Homer Education and Recreation Complex in Homer, Alaska. The Homer City Council met Monday and heard a report by Stantec staff on a proposed design for a new community center to go on the HERC site. The design includes a skate park. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Council gets first look at community center plan

Stantec presents first draft of multipurpose community center to go on HERC site.

 

The Homer City Council asks Jan Keiser, Public Works Department director, questions about the Homer Green Infrastructure Management System during the Jan. 10, 2022, worksession. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Letting nature do what it does best

New green infrastructure project to solve drainage issues

 

Homer City Council member Rachel Lord discusses her concerns with funding the Alaska Small Business Development Center Homer Business Advisory position during the Jan. 10 council meeting. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Council says ‘yes to small businesses’

Homer City Council votes 4-2 in favor of partially funding the Homer Business Advisory position.

 

Rep. Sarah Vance hosts a town hall meeting at Captain’s Coffee to discuss her priorities for the upcoming legislative session. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Stevens, Vance reach out to constituents

Sen. Stevens and Rep. Vance hold meetings before heading to Juneau for start of session.

Rep. Sarah Vance hosts a town hall meeting at Captain’s Coffee to discuss her priorities for the upcoming legislative session. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
This chart in the Dec. 13, 2021, Homer City Manager’s Report shows a general increasing trend for third-quarter sales tax revenues. Revenues declined for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but set a record for 20201. (Chart by City of Homer Finance Department)

Homer sets record for sales tax revenues

Third-quarter sales taxes are 85% of projected revenues for budget.

This chart in the Dec. 13, 2021, Homer City Manager’s Report shows a general increasing trend for third-quarter sales tax revenues. Revenues declined for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but set a record for 20201. (Chart by City of Homer Finance Department)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President Brent Johnson presides over a meeting of the assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly considers nixing in-person meetings in Homer, Seward

Members discussed if the meetings were necessary with public Zoom access available.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President Brent Johnson presides over a meeting of the assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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A voter at city hall in Homer reviews their ballot before submitting it on Tuesday

Southern peninsula adds new faces to assembly, school board

Erickson, Aderhold win council; third race too close to call. Daugharty, Tupper win borough races.

Sarah Knapp / Homer News 
A voter at city hall in Homer reviews their ballot before submitting it on Tuesday
Janie Leask, a Homer resident, spoke in support of the new multi-use community center during Monday night’s city council meeting, stating the need for community recreation is vital.

Council moves forward with HERC plans

Homer City Council is exploring future uses of the Homer Education Recreation Complex.

Janie Leask, a Homer resident, spoke in support of the new multi-use community center during Monday night’s city council meeting, stating the need for community recreation is vital.
This graphic shows Homer's inundation zone, which is 50 feet above sea level. Currently, the Public Works campus is at 35 feet in elevation and at risk of flooding if a tsunami hit. (Photo provided by the Public Works Campus Task Force)

Homer task force suggests phased move of public works campus

The campus on the south side of the Sterling Highway near Heath Street lies below the 50-foot tsunami inundation zone.

This graphic shows Homer's inundation zone, which is 50 feet above sea level. Currently, the Public Works campus is at 35 feet in elevation and at risk of flooding if a tsunami hit. (Photo provided by the Public Works Campus Task Force)
Jason Davis (Photo by Sara Erickson)

Davis appointed to Homer City Council

Jason Davis was sworn in on Monday to serve in the interim position on the Homer City Council.

Jason Davis (Photo by Sara Erickson)
Homer City Council met in the City Hall Cowles Council Chambers on Monday to discuss numerous ordinances and resolutions. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Nippin’ it in the bud

Marijuana consumption ordinance fails at city council.

Homer City Council met in the City Hall Cowles Council Chambers on Monday to discuss numerous ordinances and resolutions. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
This screenshot from the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference website shows the faculty who will be attending the conference, held virtually May 15-18. From left to right, top row, are Francisco Cantu, Victoria Chang, Ernestine Hayes, and Brandon Hobson. From left to right, bottom row, are Anis Mojgani, Marie Mutsuki Mockett and Vera Starbard.

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference includes readings for the public

After hiatus, annual event back as program transitions out of pandemic

This screenshot from the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference website shows the faculty who will be attending the conference, held virtually May 15-18. From left to right, top row, are Francisco Cantu, Victoria Chang, Ernestine Hayes, and Brandon Hobson. From left to right, bottom row, are Anis Mojgani, Marie Mutsuki Mockett and Vera Starbard.
On Monday, the final day of the May long weekend, Harri Herter from Kamloops takes turns and gives friends thrilling jetski rides on little Shuswap Lake. - Image credit: Rick Koch photo.

Lawsuit challenges Jet Ski use in bay

Coalition of environmental groups says Fish and Game’s process to rescind JetSki ban was illegal

On Monday, the final day of the May long weekend, Harri Herter from Kamloops takes turns and gives friends thrilling jetski rides on little Shuswap Lake. - Image credit: Rick Koch photo.
Sierra Moskios is the coordinator for the REC Room. Moskios recently received an Alaska Afterschool Superhero award for her dedication to the youth of Homer. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Moskios earns Alaska Afterschool Superhero award

Sierra Moskios earned the Alaska Afterschool Superhero award for her dedication to Homer youth.

Sierra Moskios is the coordinator for the REC Room. Moskios recently received an Alaska Afterschool Superhero award for her dedication to the youth of Homer. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Shorebirds fly on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Mud Bay near the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The birds were one of several species of shorebirds seen in Mud Bay over the weekend that included bar-tailed godwits, western sandpipers, dunlins, long-billed dowitchers and Pacific plovers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Shorebirds fly on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Mud Bay near the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The birds were one of several species of shorebirds seen in Mud Bay over the weekend that included bar-tailed godwits, western sandpipers, dunlins, long-billed dowitchers and Pacific plovers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A day on Kachemak Bay (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer council puts brakes on some Jet Ski action

The legislation is a response to the repeal of a regulation banning the use of personal watercraft in the Fox River and Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Areas.

A day on Kachemak Bay (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
City of Homer staff hold a meeting in the Cowles Council Chambers at Homer City Hall in this undated photo. The chambers are being remodeled to allow COVID-safe public meetings. (Photo courtesy of City of Homer)

Homer council works to offset Jet Ski impact in Kachemak Bay

The legislation is the latest development in a controversy that began with a repeal of a regulation banning the watercraft.

City of Homer staff hold a meeting in the Cowles Council Chambers at Homer City Hall in this undated photo. The chambers are being remodeled to allow COVID-safe public meetings. (Photo courtesy of City of Homer)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City Council votes to reinstate plastic bag ban

City manager authorized to negotiate Homer Spit lease with Salmon Sisters

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
A row of footballs at the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A row of footballs at the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)