Sarah Vance poses for a photo on June 12, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Hannah Vance)

Sarah Vance runs for 2nd House of Representatives term

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) is making a run at a second term in office representing District 31 in the Alaska… Continue reading

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1 new COVID-19 case reported in Homer

The state of Alaska reported 59 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday — 56 resident cases and three nonresident cases.… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Filing period opens for Homer City Council, Mayor seats

The filing period for the local municipal election has opened, and interested candidates have until Aug. 17 to file. The… Continue reading

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KPBSD to require face coverings; Board OKs raise for school nurses

The increase in pay is set to expire at the end of 2020-2021 school year.

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Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City council to vote on additional grant programs

The Homer City Council tweaked its program for relief grants for small businesses in town, setting up the ability for… Continue reading

Rep. Gary Knopp is seen in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Jayme Jones)

Lawmakers remember colleague killed in crash

State Rep. Gary Knopp, who represented Kenai-Soldotna area, was one of seven people killed Friday.

Painted signs posted at the candlelight vigil held for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska, affirm love for Murnane and beseech her safe return. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Virtual birthday party to be held for missing Homer woman

A virtual birthday party is being held to honor a Homer woman who has been missing since last year. Friends… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Savor every second of color as summer winds down

It’s 7:30 in the morning, I step out to survey our realm and am greeted by the twin moose calves Continue reading...

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Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

The trails report is provided by Park Specialist Eric Clarke. General information and announcements Please contact park staff to report Continue reading...

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Homer Farmers Market: Farmers create diverse local food system

I had an inspiring conversation recently with Carolina Behe of the Inuit Circumpolar Council after she presented on a huge Continue reading...

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Refuge Notebook: What happened when the ocean warmed

The 2014 to 2016 marine heatwave, or “the blob,” in the Gulf of Alaska was connected to one of the Continue reading...

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Candidate Point of View: Sarah Vance

Dear Friends, it has been my pleasure serving you in the Alaska Legislature. We have experienced some challenging times together,… Continue reading

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Michael O’Meara’s cartoon for Aug. 6, 2020.

Letters to the Editor

Lesson learned from pandemic: Save I want to thank the Homer News staff and the many members of the Homer… Continue reading

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Pet of the Week: Willow

Willow is a 3-year-old female Alaskan Malamute. She’s a big gal with a big heart. She’s young and playful, but… Continue reading

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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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Nancy Marie Chastain

Nancy Marie Chastain June 7, 1944 - July 15, 2020 Nancy Chastain, 76, passed away peacefully July 15 in Anchorage,… Continue reading

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Elmer James Banta

Elmer James Banta July 25, 1921 - July 25, 2020 Longtime Alaskan and Ninilchik Homesteader, Mr. Elmer James Banta, 99,… Continue reading

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