Organizations open arms to community with Thanksgiving meals

Thanksgiving and other holidays are generally a time when families come together around a table to enjoy a meal and… Continue reading

Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

U.S. Congress candidate Alyse Galvin makes stop in Homer

After making a respectable run to unseat Alaska’s sole U.S. Representative, Don Young, in 2018, Anchorage’s Alyse Galvin is back… Continue reading

Homer’s first marijuana cultivator granted license

Almost two years after it first applied for a standard cultivation permit, Alaska Loven It — the first operation to… Continue reading

Homer’s The Nutcracker on deck this weekend

For 30 years, Homer has brought the passion and wonder of “The Nutcracker” ballet to the small community stage for… Continue reading

Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Southeast teen hospitalized for vaping related injury

It’s the first case of vaping related injury in Alaska.

A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)

No new leads in case of missing Homer woman

The search continues for missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38. Murnane has been missing since Oct. 17 after she… Continue reading

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Police say Seward homicide victim was lured, beaten

Five people have been charged in the Aug. 25 death of Preston Atwood.

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Seawatch: Downward trend predicted for halibut

The International Pacific Halibut Commission held its interim meeting last week in Seattle and once again is predicting a downward Continue reading...

Fireweed Academy students take art to next level with public mural

Teachers and staff at Fireweed Academy in Homer are known for using the arts as a core tool in their Continue reading...

It’s a great day to bird — Homer’s birds and the birders who love them

Homer, in addition to being a well-known fishing village and artist colony, is also a community of birds and the Continue reading...

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Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Winter Activities Pep Rally in the gym at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 — Nutcracker Continue reading...

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Afony Reutov wrestles with Soldotna’s Zach Burns during a dual wrestling meet between Soldotna and Homer High School on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Forfeits help SoHi to wrestling victory over Homer

A handful of forfeits on the part of the Homer Mariners helped the Soldotna wrestling team to victory Wednesday during… Continue reading


A scope looks out at a wetland at Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge on Nov. 27 near Vero Beach, Florida. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up In Blue: Running Through a Refuge

The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge isn’t quiet. When I ran through the Kenai Wildlife Refuge in November, the only… Continue reading



Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Anchor Point Fire… Continue reading

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Pet of the Week: Gloria

Pet of the week Gloria is a 5 and 1/2-year-old female cat. This beautiful gal is quite the character. She’s… Continue reading

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