Daisy Lee Anderson Bitter accepts the 2018 Land at Heart Award from the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 during the Open Spaces and Wild Places Gala at Wasabi’s Bistro in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Conservation advocate Daisy Lee Andersen Bitter wins Land at Heart Award

Editor’s note: The story has been updated to correct the spelling in the headline of Daisy Lee Andersen Bitter’s maiden… Continue reading

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

State of emergency due to rain, flooding in Seward area

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce declared a state of emergency Tuesday due to flooding events in the borough, a… Continue reading

Following the money in District 31 representative race

Thirty-day reports released last week by District 31 Representative candidates Paul Seaton and Sarah Vance show where each candidate gets… Continue reading

Sarah Vance. (Photo by Hannah Vance)

Q & A with Sarah Vance

This week, the Homer News starts its coverage of the District 31 House of Representatives election between incumbent and nonpartisan… Continue reading

Paul Seaton, nonpartisan candidate for the Democratic Party nomination, District 31 Representative. (Homer News file photo)

Q&A with Paul Seaton

Ahead of the November general election, the Homer News conducted interviews with incumbent Alaska House of Representatives District 31 Rep.… Continue reading

Storm tides have almost totally buried a Ford F-150 pickup truck on the beach south of Diamond Creek in this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, near Homer, Alaska. The truck was abandoned on the beach in October 2011 and had then been on its tires. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Ford F-150: good beach truck, needs work, you haul

Storms, pounding surf and high tides over the past seven years have flattened and buried a red Ford F-150 truck… Continue reading

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

Elissa and David Pettibone pose on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, by one of David Pettibone’s paintings at The Shop, an art space the Pettibones started in August 2018 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

The Shop creates instructional, creative art space

In Paris and other French cities, artists often show their works in ateliers, galleries that also include a studio. The Continue reading...

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly resigned form office Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly resigns

It’s unknown what the ‘inappropriate comments’ were that sparked his resignation.

Kachemak Bay Campus Semester by the Bay students Sam Roth, left, and Sophia Peterson, right, help Dr. Debbie Boege Tobin, back left, and Lee Post, back right, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska, flense a subadult beluga whale found on the Deep Creek beach on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, near Ninilchik, Alaska. The students were removing tissue from the whale in preparation for cleaning it as part of Post’s bone articulation class. Roth visits from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and Peterson from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. The whale was collected under permits from the National Marine Fisheries and Alaska SeaLife Center. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

KBC students help in dead Beluga whale stranding response

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Members of the public give testimony at the Marijuana Control Board, who met in Kenai, Alaska for the first time on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Residents air concerns ar Marijuana Control Board in Kenai

The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office met in Kenai for the first time, with members of public from across the Continue reading...

Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball tops Nikiski for first time since 2014

The young women of Homer’s high school volleyball team did something on their court Saturday night that hasn’t been done… Continue reading


Soldotna’s Darby McMillan races in the girls 100-yard butterfly at the SoHi dual meet Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi, Homer clash in swim dual

The Soldotna swimming and diving team hosted Homer for a dual meet Friday. The Soldotna girls won 183-108, while the… Continue reading



Who gives a hoot? Many of our local owls, that’s who

Following is the latest in a monthly series of articles about birds and birding, celebrating The Year of the Bird,… Continue reading


Pondering the squandering, laundering of the Fund

Why has a family of four, entitled to $28,000 in Permanent Fund dividends over last three years only received less… Continue reading

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Pet of the Week: Kita

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Nadine Martin Pence

Nadine Martin Pence Sept. 20, 1916 - Oct. 14, 2018 Nadine Martin Pence died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, less than… Continue reading

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Richard Wayne Swain

Richard Wayne Swain Aug. 9, 1944 – Oct. 4, 2018 Richard Wayne Swain, 74, died Oct. 4, 2018 at South… Continue reading

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Robert Roland Wambach, Jr.

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