Megan Pacer

Residents cast their votes in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Voters turn down hybrid election system

Ballot measure to create service area for Ninilchik, Anchor Point is passing

Residents cast their votes in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Troopers search for Homer woman in connection with suspected homicide

A Homer woman is being sought by the Alaska State Troopers in connection to a suspected homicide. Investigators are looking for Sarah Dayan, 35, after… Continue reading

Mayoral, council candidates share views in forum

Residents in person and at home were given the chance to see candidates for local elected positions weigh in on questions relevant to Homer during… Continue reading

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Proposition 2: What you need to know

Hybrid voting system on the table in regular election

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City council approves second round of funding program for small businesses

Small business relief program still has $2 million left after initial application period closed

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Moving day: Homer Police Department settles into new station

New building includes more room, several upgrades

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

1 new COVID-19 case in Homer

Hospital to move testing location, further relax visitation rules

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

COVID-19 relief program for residents now available

City launches Household Economic Relief Grant program

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Ninilchik Fire Chief David Bear moves the fire truck out of the new Ninilchik Emergency Services building on Aug. 9, 2014, to make room for visitors to the open house of the new NES building. (Homer News file photo)

Proposition 1: What you need to know

Ninilchik, Anchor Point voters to decide on combined fire and EMS service area

Ninilchik Fire Chief David Bear moves the fire truck out of the new Ninilchik Emergency Services building on Aug. 9, 2014, to make room for visitors to the open house of the new NES building. (Homer News file photo)
Soldotna’s Sarah Rice digs the ball during a Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 volleyball game against Homer High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Volleyball roundup: Homer falls to Kenai, tops SoiHi

The Kenai Central volleyball team avenged a loss to Homer in the Class 3A state championship match last season by sweeping the Mariners last Friday,… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Sarah Rice digs the ball during a Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 volleyball game against Homer High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer football defeats Kenai on senior night

Another strong performance from sophomore quarterback Carter Tennison helped propel the Homer football team to victory over the Kenai Kardinals on Saturday, the Mariners’ senior… Continue reading

New city manager settles into role

Homer’s new city manager, Rob Dumouchel, has been settling in with over a month on the job so far. Dumouchel, who came from Eureka, California,… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

50 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday

None on the Kenai Peninsula

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Cosmic Cannabis Company sits ready for customers on East Bunnell Avenue in Old Town on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s second marijuana retail store opens

Cosmic Cannabis Company to hold grand opening in Old Town

Cosmic Cannabis Company sits ready for customers on East Bunnell Avenue in Old Town on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Candidates make their cases for local public office

Change starts at home — that’s why the Homer News reached out to all candidates running for local government positions during the October municipal election… Continue reading

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kenai’s Emilee Wilson leads a group of runners up a hill during the varsity girls’ 5 kilometer race Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Boonstra, Hamilton win Homer invite

Homer girls take second place

Kenai’s Emilee Wilson leads a group of runners up a hill during the varsity girls’ 5 kilometer race Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City council seeks to fill airport with Ravn replacement

Emergency ordinances for airport lease, COVID-19 response, pass at meeting

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

2 new COVID-19 cases on southern Kenai Peninsula

South Peninsula Hospital relaxes visitation after weeks of low community spread

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer Police Station. (Homer News file photo)

Police respond to plane mishap at airport

No one injured in minor incident

Homer Police Station. (Homer News file photo)

Firefighters douse boat fire

No one injured in blaze at the Homer Harbor