Wind knocks out power in Anchorage, Homer
About 4,000 customers of Chugach Electric Association in Anchorage were without power on Thursday morning, as wintery winds blasted through the area with wet snow, especially knocking out power east of the New Seward Highway, but also affecting others from Lake Hood to downtown. From the Chugach Electric summary, it...
Homer Pratt Museum Operation in 2024
Early in February, the Homer Pratt Museum held its annual business meeting to review the past year and elect new board members. The Homer Society of Natural History and the City of Homer constructed and subsequently opened the Homer Pratt Museum in 1968 to share the stories of Kachemak Bay through storytelling. Over the years, it has welcomed thousands of visitors and showcased numerous exhibitions focusing on the area's cultural and natural heritage. Recently, the museum has encountered challenges with rising maintenance costs, infrastructure issues, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, museum staff are optimistic about its future with the appointment of a new executive director and successful accreditation.
Thursday Evening 02/22/2024
Earlier this month, The Homer Pratt Museum held its annual business meeting to review the past year and elect new board members; and Guiding Growth – a group of community members hosting a conversation series in Homer – held a presentation providing a different way of looking at growing cities last Tuesday.
New HEA strategic plan pursues renewables without portfolio goal
After getting rid of its 50% renewable energy goal late last year, Homer Electric Association released its strategic plan for the next three years. The plan lays out the general direction the utility focuses on, and the new plan will run until 2026. It prioritizes looking beyond natural gas as an energy source, which currently makes up 80 to 90% of its power at any given point. HEA is also working on its other member services, from adding an online member application to expanding its electric-vehicle charging and heat-pump rebate programs.
State Sued for Limit On Brewery Events
A brewery, a meadery and a kombucha manufacturer are suing Alaska’s state alcohol regulator over a newly revised law that limits them to four live entertainment events per year. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Anchorage Superior Court, claims the state is violating the free-speech rights of the three businesses...
Wednesday Evening 02/21/24
After getting rid of its 50% renewable energy goal late last year, Homer Electric Association released its strategic plan for the next three years. A retired Air Force general and fighter pilot is running for District 8, the Alaska State House seat that covers Nikiski, Ridgeway, Sterling and Cooper Landing. A task force in Anchorage is finalizing how the city will use money from marijuana taxes for child care and early education.
Homer Public Library Hosting Virtual Talk with National Award-Winning Author Jason Mott
The Homer Public Library is set to host a virtual talk with Jason Mott, a bestselling author. Mott will talk about his latest novel, 'Hell of a Book.' This novel explores themes of racism, police violence, and the societal impact on Black Americans. It tells the story of a Black author on a book tour, and intertwines the tales of Soot, a young Black boy, and The Kid, a character who may be imaginary.
Savor the Flavor: Top 3 Fish & Chips Shops in Homer
In this article, we'll be exploring three noteworthy Fish & Chips shops located in Homer. Have you had the chance to try any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!
Homer Winter King Derby: Tips for Your Best Tournament Weekend
Homer Winter King Derby is an annual fishing competition held in Homer, Alaska and has a rich history dating back several decades. Follow these strategies for an enjoyable and successful experience at the tournament this year. The Homer Winter King Salmon tournament has grown to become the largest fishing derby...
Baby Sea Otter Debuts at Chicago Aquarium After Being Found Malnourished and Alone in Alaska
The animal was introduced to the sea otter exhibit in the Abbott Oceanarium at the Shedd Aquarium earlier this week
Today the gas price is close to $3.48 in Homer as of 2024-02-17. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.282, a week ago the price is $3.183 , according to AAA.
The boats are back in town! This years Alaska Boat Show kicks off at the Dena'ina Center
It's not every day you get to see a big boat on dry land. But at the Alaska Boat Show, you'll be able to see all sorts of fishing products from lures as well as the big boats. John Carter at Alaska Bottom Bouncing Jigs has been running his business for about ten years, and this is something that he always looks forward to.
Nikiski comes up short despite Alexa Iyatunguk's strong performance
The Nikiski Bulldogs's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Tuesday after their ninth straight defeat. They were beaten by Homer 67-39. While losing is never fun, Nikiski can't take it too hard given the team's big disadvantage in MaxPreps' Alaska basketball rankings (they are ranked 88th, while Homer is ranked 26th).
Community Invited to 'Cold Millions Onstage' at Beluga Lake Lodge: A NEA Big Read Event
The NEA Big Read event, 'Cold Millions Onstage,' will be held at Beluga Lake Lodge. It will showcase original performances such as historical speeches and songs from labor movements. These performances, related to the Big Read book, will be directed by Kathleen Gustafson and Musical Director Tyler Munns, with community members participating.
HOMETOWN HERO: Jaclyn A. and Jake R., Homer Volunteer Fire Department
Congratulations to Jaclyn A. and Jake R. with the Homer Volunteer Fire Department on being promoted to captain!. Have a Hometown Hero in your life who deserves to be recognized? Email their name with a photo to email@example.com. And to all our heroes: thanks for all that you do.
Homer Lady Mariners and Valdez Buccaneers win Donlin Gold Tournament
The 2024 Donlin Gold Basketball Tournament has its champions. Congratulations to the Homer Lady Mariners and the Valdez Buccaneers. Coming in second are both Bethel Lady Warriors and the Warriors. Day 1, Jan. 18th, 2024. The Unalakleet Wolfpack basketball teams played the Valdez Buccaneers at the Donlin Gold Basketball Tournament...
Your Next Coffee Break in Homer: 3 Must-Try Cafes
In this article, we'll be exploring three unique cafes in Homer. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below:
Wednesday Evening 02-14-24
The Homer City Council unanimously approved changes to a tariff related to the Homer Port and Harbor, authorized pass-through funds from Doyon Limited related to a traffic impact study, and appropriated funds to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the sister city relationship with Teshio, Japan at Monday night’s meeting. A backcountry skier died in an avalanche Tuesday afternoon about a mile from the Seward Highway, just north of Cooper Landing.
Homer City Council approves changes to Terminal Tariff No. 1.
Multiple ordinances were introduced through the consent agenda, including one that appropriates $30,000 from the Port Reserves fund. The money would go towards getting help on a grant application to replace several float systems in Homer Harbor. Another ordinance allocates $7,350 from the same fund to issue a task order to Alaska Harbors Consulting LLC for the design and cost estimation of that grant.
Homer piles up the points against Nikiski
The Homer Mariners had already won three in a row (a stretch where they outscored their opponents by an average of 21.3 points), and they went ahead and made it four on Tuesday. They breezed by Nikiski on the road to the tune of 67-39. Given Homer's advantage in MaxPreps' Alaska basketball rankings (they are ranked 26th, while Nikiski is ranked 88th), the result wasn't entirely unexpected.