Charlie Menke

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Council discusses sidewalk ordinance

The Cowles Council Chambers were almost full on Monday as the Sept. 26 Homer City Council regular meeting kicked off. People who had previously been attending via Zoom were in-person, and there wasn’t a...

“Play like crazy!”

Families gathered on Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of Kachemak City Park. The park is a testimony that “Our Dreams Came True,” as a sponsor sign at the park proclaims. The Kachemak City...

City Council discusses transportation, consitutional convention

On Monday, Sept. 12 at the Cowles Council Chambers, the Homer City Council convened to discuss matters of transportation, water and sewer, and Alaska’s proposed constitutional convention. In terms of concrete actions, the council...

City Council discusses recreation and transportation needs

At Monday’s Homer City Council meeting, the council passed five ordinances, but in legislative and committee updates and public comments, discussion focused on transportation and community recreation. State Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, provided updates...

Pet support with the Lend-A-Leash program

Cats and dogs are loyal companions for many Homer residents. They accompany us on long trips, greet us as we return home from them, or nestle up with us in our homes during cold...

AmeriCorps volunteers aid Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

AmeriCorps volunteers ended their 10-month service stint this past week, with eight young adults from all over the country set to return home from the Last Frontier. Emily Matthews and Andy Kowalczyk, both originally...

Upcoming East Hill Road Closure

East Hill Road will be closed from Aug. 1-12 as part of a summerlong construction project. Two drainage pipes beneath the road have rusted out and need to be replaced and upsized, Jason Baxley,...

Chapman School’s student-made mini-boat journeys to Bering Sea

Continuing a project fueled by the spark of scientific inquiry, Chapman Elementary School students’ mini-boat, the “R/V APAK,” will depart from Homer this week aboard Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s research vessel, the Tiglax....

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