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Rep. Sarah Vance holds town halls before heading to Juneau

In comparison to previous Homer town hall meetings last September and March where she drew heated questions, a meeting Saturday with Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer,… Continue reading

 

Art in brief

KBBI seeks mug design KBBI Public Radio seeks a design for its 2020 members mugs. Designs should be in a horizontal or landscape orientation no… Continue reading

 

Social media helps in Murnane search

As the search continues for missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38, her family and friends have asked people to put up blue lights to… Continue reading

 

The many paths of Kim McNett lead to fulfillment in process

Like a lot of Homer artists, Kim McNett has found the way to a career means many different paths — but she’s wandered places most… Continue reading

A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)

‘It’s a priority case’ HPD says in search for missing Homer woman

The search continues for missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38. Murnane has been missing since Oct. 17 after she was last seen in a… Continue reading

A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)

Out of the Office: From Florida to Alaska — A wild 40 years

Like true superheroes, every Alaskan has an origin story. The really cool origin story might involve being born a sixth-generation Alaskan from a sourdough ancestor… Continue reading

A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)

FBI, Troopers have been aiding in search for missing woman ‘since day 1’

More than two months after Anesha “Duffy” Murnane went missing, Homer Police with the help of the FBI and Alaska State Troopers keep searching for… Continue reading

A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)

Art in brief

Applications open for Rasmuson grants The application period has opened for the Rasmuson Foundation’s annual Individual Artist Awards (IAA). Applications will be accepted through March… Continue reading

Boisterous bay

A winter storm combined with a 20.7-foot high tide hammered the north shore of Kachemak Bay last Thursday. Rollers 10-feet and more pounded the Homer… Continue reading

Single-use plastic bag ban takes effect

Seven years after Homer’s first single-use plastic-bag ban took effect, the city once again has prohibited the bags for retail use. The new law went… Continue reading

Mariner alums reunite in hockey game

In a game that had the spirit of a friendly evening of pond hockey, about 20 former Homer High School students came together last Friday… Continue reading

‘Homestead Kids’ remember early days

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust has as its mission protecting treasured lands, especially fish and wildlife habitat. At its annual meeting Dec. 12 at the… Continue reading

FBI, Troopers have been aiding Murnane search ‘since day 1’

More than two months after Anesha “Duffy” Murnane went missing, Homer Police with the help of the FBI and Alaska State Troopers keep searching for… Continue reading

Longshore workers picket sulfur ship loading

Update: This story has been updated to include a response from Chumley’s Inc. General Manager Cliff Wittmer. As dock workers with Chumley’s Inc. of Kenai… Continue reading

Foundation pays off mortgage of Coast Guard member killed in Homer accident

A Sept. 11 foundation formed to honor a fallen New York firefighter has paid off the mortgage of Chief Warrant Officer Michael Kozloski, the U.S.… Continue reading

A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)

Community continues search for missing Homer woman

Volunteers last weekend canvassed the Anchor Point and Ninilchik areas for a missing Homer woman, part of a continual effort to find Anesha “Duffy” Murnane,… Continue reading

A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)

Cope’s ‘Burst’ show sparks light in dark of winter

For self-described “mom artist” Carla Cope, her new mural, “Burst,” at K-Bay Caffé could be a metaphor for where she sees herself in her life… Continue reading

USCG warns mariners about VHF radio outages

The U.S. Coast Guard has experienced various very high frequency (VHF) outages in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska throughout the summer and into the winter, the… Continue reading

City Manager Koester resigns for job in Juneau

Katie Koester, the city’s Homer-born-and-raised city manager, resigned on Monday to take a job in Alaska’s capital city. Koester announced her resignation in a letter… Continue reading

Art in brief

Captain’s Toy Chest holds story and song time Singer and actress Jesi Hahn presents Spanish story telling and singing for children at 11 a.m. Monday,… Continue reading