Sarah Knapp

The Homer Veterinary Clinic is located at 326 Woodside Ave. in Homer. The clinic will begin accepting new patients in September.

Too many animals, not enough veterinarians

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world into quarantine and social distancing, many people chose to adopt new furry friends to keep them company. Additionally,… Continue reading

 

The Homer Electric Association, Inc. is conducting routine maintenance along East End Road and Kachemak Drive to replace cut-out fuses. The affected areas are highlighted in blue.

Power outages expected along East End Road, Kachemak Drive

Homer Electric Association, Inc. is replacing fuses along East End Road and Kachemak Drive.

 

Concert on the Green

Concert on the Green supports local organizations

The Lisa Halverson Foundation, Fireweed Meadows Vacation Rentals and Coastal Realty Alaska are partnering to host “Concert on the Green” all day Sunday, July 18,… Continue reading

 

Homer City Council candidate Joey Evensen poses for a photo on Sept. 6, 2019, by Beluga Slough at his Homer, Alaska, home. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Evensen resigns from city council

Homer City Council member Joey Evensen states “lack of productivity” as his reason for resigning.

Homer City Council candidate Joey Evensen poses for a photo on Sept. 6, 2019, by Beluga Slough at his Homer, Alaska, home. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Brtini Siekaniec’s peony painting is part of an exhibit opening Friday, July 2, 2021, at Grace Ridge Brewing in Homer, Alaska. It also will be on the label for Grace Ridge’s Imperial White beer made especially for the 2021 Homer Peony Festival.(Photo provided)

‘City of Peonies’ celebrates 2nd annual peony festival

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Homer Peony Celebration July 9-24.

Brtini Siekaniec’s peony painting is part of an exhibit opening Friday, July 2, 2021, at Grace Ridge Brewing in Homer, Alaska. It also will be on the label for Grace Ridge’s Imperial White beer made especially for the 2021 Homer Peony Festival.(Photo provided)

Seldovia hosts Salmon Shuffle 5K

More than 150 runners participated in the Seldovia Salmon Shuffle 5K.

Athletes competed in the caber toss at the 2021 Kachemak Bay Highland Games on Saturday, July 3. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Traditional Scottish athletics return with Highland Games

This year, athletes participated in the caber toss, sheaf toss, braemar and open stone competitions, weight over bar, heavy- and light-weight distance throws.

Athletes competed in the caber toss at the 2021 Kachemak Bay Highland Games on Saturday, July 3. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Children wait in anticipation for the 2021 Homer Fourth of July Parade to begin. As cars would drive by the crowd, the kids would chant “honk, honk, honk” and cheer when the passersby would comply. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

4th of July parade draws hundreds

The parade included nearly 40 floats

Children wait in anticipation for the 2021 Homer Fourth of July Parade to begin. As cars would drive by the crowd, the kids would chant “honk, honk, honk” and cheer when the passersby would comply. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Seldovia as seen on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The steady rain didn’t stop boats filled with tourists from arriving in town. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Seldovia welcomes visitors to celebrate Fourth of July

Visitors are invited to celebrate Independence Day in Seldovia with a day full of activities.

Seldovia as seen on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The steady rain didn’t stop boats filled with tourists from arriving in town. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
The Homer City Council met June 28 to discuss the fiscal year 2022-23 budget as well as numerous other ordinances and resolutions. (Screenshot taken from meeting)

City council postpones discussions concerning capital budget

After several questions concerning the upcoming fiscal year capital budget were raised by Homer City Council members during the June 28 meeting, the adoption of… Continue reading

The Homer City Council met June 28 to discuss the fiscal year 2022-23 budget as well as numerous other ordinances and resolutions. (Screenshot taken from meeting)
More than 140 runners participated in the 10K to the Bay run on Saturday, June 26. The race began at Homer High School and finished at Land’s End on the Spit. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Almost 200 runners participate in Spit Run

The 2021 Homer Spit Run included a half marathon, 10K to the Bay and untimed 10k walk.

More than 140 runners participated in the 10K to the Bay run on Saturday, June 26. The race began at Homer High School and finished at Land’s End on the Spit. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Community members participated in Corvus Design’s Discovery Days on June 9 to discuss ideas for the new wayfinding and streetscape project in Homer. (Photo provided by Corvus Design)

Wayfinding, Streetscape plan to connect locations in Homer

The City of Homer is creating a wayfinding and streetscape plan to help people navigate town

Community members participated in Corvus Design’s Discovery Days on June 9 to discuss ideas for the new wayfinding and streetscape project in Homer. (Photo provided by Corvus Design)
Participants in the 2019 Spit Run 10k to the Bay take off from the starting line at Homer High School on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News file)

Homer Spit Runs scheduled for June 26

The Homer Spit Runs will include a half marathon, 10k race and untimed 10k.

Participants in the 2019 Spit Run 10k to the Bay take off from the starting line at Homer High School on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News file)
A boat is lifted out of the water at Northern Enterprises Boat Yard on Kachemak Drive. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Northern Enterprise Boat Yard expands business

Northern Enterprises Boat Yard, Inc., the largest privately owned dry dock marina in Alaska, is expanding its docks and boat-lifting capabilities in an effort to… Continue reading

A boat is lifted out of the water at Northern Enterprises Boat Yard on Kachemak Drive. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Homer News reporter Sarah Knapp (kneeling) is pictured with the Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park volunteer group who cleared South Eldred Trail during National Trails Day on June 5. The group was able to clear half a mile of the trail. Pictured left to right are Kristine Moerlein, Amy Holman, Kathy Sarns, Lyn Maslow, Ruth Dickerson and Kris Holderied. (Photo by Michael Singer)

Out of the Office: Finding Home in Alaska

“The story is it’s dark, it’s cold, it’s unfriendly and there are wild animals that’ll eat you.” That is the story of Alaska, or so… Continue reading

Homer News reporter Sarah Knapp (kneeling) is pictured with the Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park volunteer group who cleared South Eldred Trail during National Trails Day on June 5. The group was able to clear half a mile of the trail. Pictured left to right are Kristine Moerlein, Amy Holman, Kathy Sarns, Lyn Maslow, Ruth Dickerson and Kris Holderied. (Photo by Michael Singer)
The Homer City Council met June 14 to discuss current legislation and concerns. Screenshot from meeting held via Zoom.

Council opposes election ordinance

The Homer City Council voted in opposition of Ordinance 21-29 to change the election process.

The Homer City Council met June 14 to discuss current legislation and concerns. Screenshot from meeting held via Zoom.
A group of six women tackled the work needing to be done during National Trails Day at South Eldred trail including cutting up fallen trees, re-establishing the trail tread, clearing overgrown plants and ensuring the trail markings were in sight and up-to-date. Pictured left to right are Kristine Moerlein, Amy Holman, Kathy Sarns, Lyn Maslow, Ruth Dickerson and Kris Holderied. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Volunteers help clear KBSP trails in honor of National Trails Day

Almost 40 volunteers helped clean up Kachemak Bay State Park in honor of National Trails Day

A group of six women tackled the work needing to be done during National Trails Day at South Eldred trail including cutting up fallen trees, re-establishing the trail tread, clearing overgrown plants and ensuring the trail markings were in sight and up-to-date. Pictured left to right are Kristine Moerlein, Amy Holman, Kathy Sarns, Lyn Maslow, Ruth Dickerson and Kris Holderied. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
From left to right: Sens. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau; Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak; Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, and Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speak on the floor of the Alaska Senate on Monday, May 24, 2021, the first day of one of two special sessions called by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Sen. Stevens promises government will not shut down over budget

Sticking point is size of permanent fund dividend.

From left to right: Sens. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau; Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak; Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, and Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speak on the floor of the Alaska Senate on Monday, May 24, 2021, the first day of one of two special sessions called by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Jenny Martin, left, and Tianah Cavanaugh, center, write on the front of  Etude Studio during Mary Epperson Day on June 6, 2014, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News file photo)

HCOA hosts 2021 Mary Epperson Day June 5

The Homer Council on the Arts will host a community-wide art festival June 5 for Mary Epperson Day

Jenny Martin, left, and Tianah Cavanaugh, center, write on the front of  Etude Studio during Mary Epperson Day on June 6, 2014, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News file photo)
The American Legion Post 16, Homer, American Legion Post 19, Ninilchik, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10221, Anchor Point, color guard stands at attention while Taps is played in honor of all servicemen and women who died in service to the United States of America. The veterans organizations hosted the Memorial Day service at Hickerson Memorial Cemetery May 31. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Memorial Day services honor fallen heroes

2021 Memorial Day services honored and remembered the 1 million fallen service members of the U.S.

The American Legion Post 16, Homer, American Legion Post 19, Ninilchik, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10221, Anchor Point, color guard stands at attention while Taps is played in honor of all servicemen and women who died in service to the United States of America. The veterans organizations hosted the Memorial Day service at Hickerson Memorial Cemetery May 31. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)