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A section of the Diamond Creek beach has built up, with plants growing where 10 years ago there had been bare mud, as seen here on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Annual CoastWalk beach trek reveals changes, transformation

Volunteers in annual Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies program clean up, monitor beaches

 

Sen. Gary Stevens. (Photo by Clark James Mishler, courtesy of Doug Letch)

Candidate Q&A: Gary Stevens

Incumbent senator states views on budget, taxes, PFD and other issues

 

Alaska Senate candidate Greg Madden. (Photo courtesy Greg Madden)

Candidate Q&A: Greg Madden

Senate candidate states views on budget, PFD, taxes

 

Some of the 45 art quilts featured in "Shifting Tides: Cloth in Convergence," on exhibit from Oct. 9 to Nov. 28, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Traveling show at Pratt features Alaska, Pacific Rim artists

‘Shifting Tides’ quilt show explores theme of Pacific Ocean connection

Some of the 45 art quilts featured in "Shifting Tides: Cloth in Convergence," on exhibit from Oct. 9 to Nov. 28, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A screenshot from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s COVID-19 dashboard shows current case trends and threat levels as of Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Screenshot courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

Southern peninsula schools go to remote learning after increase in COVID-19 cases

Increase in COVID-19 cases pushes Southern Kenai Peninsula into high-risk category

A screenshot from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s COVID-19 dashboard shows current case trends and threat levels as of Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Screenshot courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
A biker leads a line of cars driving off the Homer Spit at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Homer, Alaska after a tsunami evacuation order was issued for low-lying areas in Homer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer New)

National Weather Service downgrades warning to ‘advisory’

Update: As of 2:45 pm. the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management has issued an all-clear notice for Homer and the Kenai Peninsula. The… Continue reading

A biker leads a line of cars driving off the Homer Spit at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Homer, Alaska after a tsunami evacuation order was issued for low-lying areas in Homer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer New)
Members of the Kachemak Bay Masonic Lodge U.D. (Under Dispensation) and other Alaska Masons pose for a photo at a dispensation ceremony on Sept. 26, 2020, at the Homer Elks Lodge in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kachemak Bay Masonic Lodge U.D.)

Kachemak Bay Masons granted dispensation

Masons expect to get full charter in a year

Members of the Kachemak Bay Masonic Lodge U.D. (Under Dispensation) and other Alaska Masons pose for a photo at a dispensation ceremony on Sept. 26, 2020, at the Homer Elks Lodge in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kachemak Bay Masonic Lodge U.D.)
Some props from "Haunted Shakespeare" in a photo taken Oct. 12, 2020, at the Pratt Museum forest trail in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Pier One Theatre)
Some props from "Haunted Shakespeare" in a photo taken Oct. 12, 2020, at the Pratt Museum forest trail in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Pier One Theatre)
A new poster seeking information on the whereabouts of Anesha "Duffy" Murnane produced on Oct. 12, 2020, in Homer, Alaska, will go up at Two Sisters Bakery in Homer. (Photo courtesy Anesha Murnane family)

Search continues for Anesha Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019

Family, friends will hold candlelight vigil on Sunday to mark anniversary of her disappearance

A new poster seeking information on the whereabouts of Anesha "Duffy" Murnane produced on Oct. 12, 2020, in Homer, Alaska, will go up at Two Sisters Bakery in Homer. (Photo courtesy Anesha Murnane family)
This “I voted” sticker in Aleut by artist Barbara Lavallee is part of the Alaska Division of Elections 2020 stickers designed to “depict the diversity, strength and power of Alaskan women,” according to an Oct. 12, 2020, press release from the Division of Elections. The designs feature the words “I voted” in English, Spanish, Koyukon, Gwich’in, Aleut, Tagalog, Alutiiq, Northern Inupiaq, Nunivak Cup’ig, and Yup’ik, and will be available at polling places for the Nov. 3 general election as well as online. (Photo courtesy Alaska Division of Elections)

Absentee in-person voting starts Oct. 20 in Homer

Absentee ballots can be mailed or dropped off at Homer City Hall

This “I voted” sticker in Aleut by artist Barbara Lavallee is part of the Alaska Division of Elections 2020 stickers designed to “depict the diversity, strength and power of Alaskan women,” according to an Oct. 12, 2020, press release from the Division of Elections. The designs feature the words “I voted” in English, Spanish, Koyukon, Gwich’in, Aleut, Tagalog, Alutiiq, Northern Inupiaq, Nunivak Cup’ig, and Yup’ik, and will be available at polling places for the Nov. 3 general election as well as online. (Photo courtesy Alaska Division of Elections)
Christina Whiting poses for a photo on Oct. 5, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Taz Tally)

Homer artist takes pandemic project on road

‘Behind the Mask - Our Stories’ invites people to share experiences

Christina Whiting poses for a photo on Oct. 5, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Taz Tally)
Flu shots are just one part of the Hope Health Fair as seen on March 20, 2019, in Hope, British Columbia, Canada. (Black Press file photo)

Public health: Get flu shot by end of month

Dr. Anne Zink said anyone over the age of 6 months should get their flu shot.

Flu shots are just one part of the Hope Health Fair as seen on March 20, 2019, in Hope, British Columbia, Canada. (Black Press file photo)
Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)

Homer woman charged in murder of Soldotna man

The victim, Keith Huss, 57, was found in Turnagain Pass

Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)
The new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Homer Community Based Outpatient Clinic as seen on Aug. 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. The clinic opened for patients on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

New VA clinic opens in Homer

Homer VA clinic returns to in-patient service after pandemic hiatus

The new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Homer Community Based Outpatient Clinic as seen on Aug. 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. The clinic opened for patients on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

October First Friday shows feature several group exhibits

First Friday openings presente a diversity of artists and art

200 show up for ‘We the People’ rally

Trump event held at Land’s End

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)

Absentee in-person voting for October election has started

When, where and how to vote in the Oct. 6 municipal 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)
Terry Yager, left, poses with new Kachemak Group Realty owner Valerie Buss, far right, and her husband, Bryce Buss, center, on Tuesday, Sept, 15. 2020, at the agency’s office on West Pioneer Avenue in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer raised woman buys Kachemak Group

Homer raised woman, Valerie Buss, returns and buys Kachemak Group

Terry Yager, left, poses with new Kachemak Group Realty owner Valerie Buss, far right, and her husband, Bryce Buss, center, on Tuesday, Sept, 15. 2020, at the agency’s office on West Pioneer Avenue in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Candidate QA: Lane Chesley

Former Homer City Council member Lane Chesley seeks to move on to Kenai Peninsula Borough government service with his run for the District 8 KPB… Continue reading