Anchorage woman found dead in RV after trooper standoff in Ninilchik

Troopers found an Anchorage woman dead on her property in Ninilchik after an hours-long standoff Saturday. The woman, 58-year-old Kathy… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Superior Court finds borough invocation policy violates Constitution

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include more background information and quotes from sources including Borough Mayor Charlie… Continue reading

Council approves funding for Karen Hornaday Park improvements

Karen Hornaday Park will get some needed adjustments, but not everything the Parks, Art, Recreation and Culture Advisory Commission originally… Continue reading

Homer City Clerk Melissa Jacobsen, right, watches as Election Canvass Board members Maryann Lyda, left, and Alice Krivitsky, center, feed ballots through an AccuVote machine during the Oct. 5, 2018, meeting of the canvass board in Homer, Alaska. The board counted the absentee and other ballots uncounted on Tuesday’s election. The overall result did not change, with Ken Caster winning the election of Homer Mayor and Donna Aderhold and Heath Smith winning re-election to the Homer City Council. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

No change in unofficial city, borough election

After counting absentee, questioned and special needs votes, the Homer Election Canvass Board and the Kenai Peninsula Borough found no… Continue reading

Nona Safra welcomes community members to the third Anchor Point Neighborhood Watch meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 the senior center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Anchor Point Neighborhood Watch talks crime, community

The Anchor Point Neighborhood Watch committee gathered with local citizens at the Anchor Point Senior Center for its third meeting… Continue reading

Women veterans visiting from Fairbanks joined their hosts, Homer Emblem Club 350, for breakfast at Duncan House. From left: Kathy VanSandt-Barger, Homer; Jessica McCargish, Fairbanks; Sierra Nelson, Fairbanks; Kaley Maben, Fairbanks; Cynthia Nelson, Fairbanks; Deidra Neeley, Fairbanks; Sherry Parish, Homer; Monserrat Guzman, Fairbanks; Peggy Parsons, Homer; Fran VanSandt, Homer; Shari Daugherty, Homer. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Homer welcomes visiting women vets

When Homer Elks 2127 invited members of the Wounded Warrior Project (individuals with service-related injuries) to Homer earlier this year,… Continue reading

Troopers and others stand near the spot where a black SUV crashed into the front of the Anchor Point Post Office on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. In this photo, the vehicle has been moved out of the building, leaving behind a large hole in the front of the post office. (Photo by Yvonne Prucha)

Motorist drives into Anchor Point Post Office

The Anchor Point Post Office got an unanticipated remodel when a motorist drove through the front of the building Friday… Continue reading

The Kachemak Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system Thursday, Aug. 30, in Kachemak Selo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

What’s next for K-Selo?

Bonds to build a new school in the Old Believer village of Kachemak Selo, east of Homer, were voted down Continue reading...

Dr. Paul Eneboe poses for a photo in his pottery shop in August 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Homer doctor celebrates 50 years caring for community

Editor’s note: McKibben Jackinsky is a former Homer News reporter who currently writes as a freelancer for the paper. This Continue reading...

Students get an up close look at a salmon during an educational egg take trip to the Anchor River on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. Eggs are harvested and fertilized, then sent back to each classroom so the students can watch them grow into fry. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Students kick off Salmon in the Classroom program with egg take

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correct the organization Fish and Game gets the salmon from for the Continue reading...

A sandhill crane colt attempts to fly at Beluga Slough last Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The young crane injured one wing and could only fly in short hops. David Lewis said he saw the colt hit a guardrail by the slough in late September. Its parents delayed their migration but eventually left on Oct. 6. On Monday, Oct. 8, volunteers with Kachemak Crane Watch rescued the injured colt and took it to Bird TLC in Anchorage, a bird rehabilitation center. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Sandhill crane colt found in Homer, euthanized

Volunteers with Kachemak Crane Watch on Monday morning rescued an injured sandhill crane colt from Beluga Slough. After being taken Continue reading...


Homer falls to SoHi in home game

The Homer High School volleyball team took a loss from visiting Soldotna High School in a non conference Tuesday night… Continue reading


Homer’s Story, Soldotna’s Welch score victories at massive meet

The Homer and Seward swimming and diving teams competed in the Bartlett/Chugiak Invite on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage. Soldotna… Continue reading




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Pet of the Week: Silver

“Hey! What about me? I’m Silver, I’m 3 years old, and I’ve been here for a month. I’ve got a… Continue reading

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Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Following an outbreak of measles in Alaska, students will be required to show… Continue reading

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Keith Andrew Cozadd-PearsonSept. 13, 1991-Oct. 4, 2018

Keith Andrew Cozadd-Pearson Sept. 13, 1991-Oct. 4, 2018 Keith Andrew Cozadd-Pearson died Oct. 4, 2018, just outside of Homer, Alaska. Continue reading...

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