Laurie Daniel, left, and Alaska State Parks specialist Eric Clarke, right, discuss the Diamond Creek trails portion of the Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park draft management plan at an open house on the plan on Oct. 29, 2018, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

DNR commissioner rescinds adoption of new Kachemak Bay parks management plan

The new Department of Natural Resources commissioner on Friday rescinded a last-minute adoption of the Kachemak Bay State Park and… Continue reading

Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Terry Kadel waves to the crowd gathered on Pioneer Avenue during Homer’s Independence Day parade Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Terry Kadel ‘no longer with’ city

Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Terry Kadel is no longer with the department, Homer City Manager Katie Koester said in… Continue reading

From left to right: Public Works Director Carey Meyer, Water and Sewer Superintendent Todd Cook, City Manager Katie Koester, Richard Klopp, lead water distribution and wastewater collection operator, and Mayor Ken Castner celebrate Klopp being named Wastewater Operator of the Year award by the Alaska Rural Water Association during the Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 Homer City Council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

City worker named wastewater operator of the year

Homer’s lead water distribution and wastewater collection operator has earned a top honor for his work with the city. Richard… Continue reading

Highway workers and spectators look at Sulczynski’s car stuck on a section of an off-ramp that collapsed during an earthquake Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Sulczynski was not injured attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or seek shelter under office desks, while a tsunami warning had some seeking higher ground. (Photo by Dan Joling/Associated Press)

Alaska continues to recover from 7 magnitude earthquake

Homer residents got a rough wake-up call at 8:29 a.m. Friday in the form of a 7 magnitude earthquake that… Continue reading

Kenai man charged after standoff with troopers near Ninilchik

A Kenai man has been charged with felony assault following a Sunday morning standoff in which Alaska State Troopers. Troopers… Continue reading

Nurse Judy Dean, right, gives Molly Brann, left, a flu shot at the Rotary Health Fair in 2011 in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo).

Free flu shots offered as part of pandemic exercise

As part of a pandemic emergency response exercise, free flu shots will be offered to the community from 9 a.m.… Continue reading

In this file photo, a king salmon lies in a net at Auke Bay. (Bjorn Dihle | For the Juneau Empire)

Second-worst chinook forecast since ‘95 for Taku River

Numbers released last week by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game forecast “very low” numbers of chinook salmon will Continue reading...

An aerial photograph from “The Kenai River: An Aerial Perspective” by Homer photographer Ian Reid. Reid released the book, which is available on demand, in November. (Photo courtesy Ian Reid)

Bird’s eye view: Homer man releases Kenai River aerial photography book

From a Homer man’s passion for flying comes a book for those passionate about the Kenai River. Last weekend, Ian Continue reading...

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                                Pictured left to right are Homer High School students Shyanne Sallee, Brianna Wise, Rebecca Wythe, Karmyn Gallios, James Campbell and Timmy Hatfield, winners of this quarter’s Mariners on the Move awards. Winners not pictured are Katie Lane and Alex Miller.

Mariners on the Move winners announced

The latest installment of Mariners on the Move have been announced. The award is given out quarterly to Homer High Continue reading...

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Alaska selfie-takers told to stay off quake-buckled road

ANCHORAGE — With sizable shockwaves still emanating from last week’s powerful earthquake, authorities in Alaska are urging the selfie-taking public Continue reading...

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Point of View: Discover the American dipper

The American Dipper, (Cinclus mexicanus) or “Water Ouzel,” as many affectionately call this hardy year-round resident of the Kenai Peninsula,… Continue reading

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Share the Spirt update Dear community members; If you are in need of assistance providing for your household this holiday… Continue reading

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Pet of the Week: Harland

Harland is a 6-week-old male. Bet you are smiling! This lab/border collie mix came in with his two other brothers,… Continue reading

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Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News The Homer Library Advisory Board planned to do a space-needs study to evaluate… Continue reading

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Nancy Marie Maryott

Nancy Marie Maryott June 30, 1947 - Nov. 23, 2018 Nancy Marie Maryott, 71, died on Nov. 23, 2018 in Continue reading...

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