Jamie Diep, KBBI - Homer

Homer City Hall

Homer City Council rejects attempt to regulate short-term rentals

The Homer City Council unanimously rejected an ordinance Monday that would require short-term rental operators to register their property.
a portrait of a woman in a meeting room

Alaska Rep. Sarah Vance apologizes for comments about victims of sexual violence

After hearing testimony about disparities in violence against Indigenous women, Vance said she felt the presentation excluded the experience of white women.
a plane crash

Passenger in Anchor Point plane crash dies as NTSB report shows buckled wing during descent

Alaska State Troopers say Kristen Fenske died Wednesday morning, after the Dec. 8 crash that killed pilot Kurt Stjean.

Seward council approves rate increase after failed electric utility sale

Officials had warned of an increase, estimated at $36 a month for average users, after voters twice rejected a city-backed sale of the local electric utility.
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Plane crash near Anchor Point leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Alaska State Troopers say Homer man Kurt Stjean, 52, was killed in the crash, with a woman taken to a local hospital.
Kachemak Bay

Lawsuit decision reinstates jet ski ban in Kachemak Bay

Superior Court Judge Adolf Zeman ruled in favor of environmental groups that challenged Fish and Game's authority to repeal the ban.
the Homer courthouse

Man charged with murdering girlfriend in Homer shooting

Homer police say Arturo Mondragon-Lopez, 35, called 911 Saturday to report that he had fatally shot Brianna Hetrick, 22.
Tara Riemer

Alaska SeaLife Center CEO stepping down after 11 years

Tara Riemer says she will remain in her current role until a new president and CEO for the SeaLife Center is found.
two people put toy cars on a stretcher

‘Three, two, one, zucchini!’: Homer Farmers Market holds its first Zucchini Fest after years of cancellations

This year's festival included not only races featuring the summer squash, but also a parade and the crowning of a "Zucchini Queenie."