Industry Outlook Forum highlights economic opportunities large and small

Industries both giant and small were given a spotlight at this year’s Industry Outlook Forum, put on by the Kenai… Continue reading

Homer’s first baby enters 2019 with a bang

Homer’s first baby born in 2019 gave her family a bit of a scare when she arrived, but is otherwise… Continue reading

An aerial drone photo shows the extent of the explosion of a house that blew up on Dec. 27, 2018, near Mile 166 Sterling Highway in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Travis Ogden/Kachemak Emergency Services)

House explosion still under investigation; probably gas related

A natural gas explosion most likely caused a two-story log home near Mile 166 Sterling Highway to be completely destroyed… Continue reading

Rep.-elect Sarah Vance, R-Homer, speaks at a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at the Homer Legislative Information Office in Homer, Alaska. Ardith Mumma, right, listens. As she headed to Juneau for the next session of the Alaska Legislature, Vance held meetings in Homer, Anchor Point, Ninilchik and Kasilof last weekend. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Ms. Vance goes to Juneau

Right before Rep.-elect Sarah Vance headed to Juneau on Monday to be sworn in Jan. 15 as District 31 Representative,… Continue reading

Homer athletics director, coach, joins Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame

When Homer wrestling coach and high school athletic director Chris Perk found out last month he was about to be… Continue reading

Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, speaks during a legislative session at the Capitol in January 2017. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire file photo)

Anchorage rep pre-files bill on contraceptive access

On Monday, Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, filed House Bill 21, which aims to provide greater access to reproductive health care… Continue reading

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Fireworks explode in the sky above Mariner Park on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: New Year’s Eve fireworks

By Megan Pacer Homer News… Continue reading

State resumes online applications for PFD checks

Security concerns prompted closure last week.

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Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, prepares to open a floor session of the Alaska Senate on April 27, 2018. (Daniel McDonald/Alaska Senate Majority)

Micciche files bill addressing ‘Schneider Loopholes’

Monday, Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) filed SB 12 in an effort to eliminate “Schneider Loopholes” in state criminal code, a Continue reading...

Alaska court upholds Republican recount win in House race

The result of the House District 1 race in Fairbanks was challenged.

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In this Jan. 8, 2018 photo, a couple walks along the Airport Dike Trail as the evening light shines on Mt. McGinnis, left, and Stroller White Mountain. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Warmer temperatures could cost Alaska up to $700 million

The effects of climate change could be costly.

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Sports
Homer skater Tyler Gilliland, having lost his stick, kicks the puck out of a scuffle with two Kenai Central High School players during a Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 game at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey skates over Kenai

The visiting Kenai Kardinals fell in a Southcentral Conference match-up with the Homer Mariners on Tuesday, though not without a… Continue reading

 

Homer athletics director, coach, joins Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame

When Homer wrestling coach and high school athletic director Chris Perk found out last month he was about to be… Continue reading

 

Community

Pet of the Week: Sylvester

Sylvester is an 11-year-old male. This sweet, calm boy is in perfect health, and needs a fresh start. He has… Continue reading

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Esmé Alpen Bloom

Esmé Alpen Bloom was born at 5:41 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2018 at home with the assistance of Homer Birth… Continue reading

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Obituaries

Jonni Sue “Jo” Crossett

Jonni Sue “Jo” Crossett Oct. 19, 1963 - Nov. 21, 2018 Kasilof resident Jonni Sue “Jo” Crossett, 55, died on… Continue reading

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Patrick Lee Sharp

Patrick Lee Sharp Sept. 10, 1955 - Dec. 9, 2018 Patrick Lee Sharp died on Dec. 9, 2018 in Vancouver,… Continue reading

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