Sarah Knapp

Rachel and Vernon Scott Miller celebrate the birth of their son Tripp Woodruff Miller, who was born on Sept. 19, 2021. Tripp Miller is the first baby born from IVF treatments in Homer. (Photo provided by Miller family)

‘Just keep going’

Miller family celebrates birth of son by IVF

 

Donna Aderhold recites the Homer City Council oath of office and is sworn in for duty at the city council meeting on Oct. 11. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

New council members sworn into duty Monday

Newly-elected Homer City Council members Shelly Erickson and Jason Davis and re-elected council member Donna Aderhold were sworn in during the Oct. 11 city council… Continue reading

 

The Homer City Council met with new council members for the first time Oct. 11. The election results were certified during the meeting and council members Shelly Erickson, Donna Aderhold and Jason Davis were sworn in. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

City of Homer 2020 audit shows clean financial records

The City of Homer received a clean audit for the 2020 fiscal year by BDO USA, an accounting firm based in Anchorage. The audit results… Continue reading

 

Bar-tailed godwits feed on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Mud Bay near the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The birds were one of several species of shorebirds seen in Mud Bay over the weekend that included western sandpipers, dunlins, long-billed dowitchers and Pacific plovers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival seeks featured artist

The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival is seeking applicants for its 30th annual festival featured artist, according to a press release from the organization. The festival… Continue reading

Bar-tailed godwits feed on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Mud Bay near the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The birds were one of several species of shorebirds seen in Mud Bay over the weekend that included western sandpipers, dunlins, long-billed dowitchers and Pacific plovers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Firefighters from multiple agencies prepare to enter a structure with a fire burning inside it as part of a live fire exercise Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department���s fire training facility on Freight Dock Road in Homer, Alaska. Student volunteers from Anchor Point Emergency Services, Homer Volunteer Fire Department, Ninilchik Emergency Services, and Central Emergency Services attended the drill as part of a joint Firefighter I class they are attending hosted by Anchor Point Fire and HVFD. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

HVFD offers firefighter training course

The Homer Volunteer Fire Department is recruiting new volunteers for the 2021 Firefighter I Class, which begins Oct. 18. No prior experience or certifications are… Continue reading

Firefighters from multiple agencies prepare to enter a structure with a fire burning inside it as part of a live fire exercise Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department���s fire training facility on Freight Dock Road in Homer, Alaska. Student volunteers from Anchor Point Emergency Services, Homer Volunteer Fire Department, Ninilchik Emergency Services, and Central Emergency Services attended the drill as part of a joint Firefighter I class they are attending hosted by Anchor Point Fire and HVFD. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Colette Ireland, Thunder, Kathy Sarns, Donna Rae Faulkner and Don McNamara pose for a photo after rescuing Thunder and Allie from the ravine. (Photos by Elise Nacht Boyer and Janet Fink)

‘The Thunder Blunder’: Two lost dogs bring community together in their search

13-year-old Malamute found after missing seven days

Colette Ireland, Thunder, Kathy Sarns, Donna Rae Faulkner and Don McNamara pose for a photo after rescuing Thunder and Allie from the ravine. (Photos by Elise Nacht Boyer and Janet Fink)
The Homer Election Cancass Board counted the final Homer City Council election ballots Friday, Oct. 8. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Election results finalized: Erickson, Aderhold, Davis win seats

The Homer Election Canvass Board counted the absentee, questioned and special needs votes Friday.

The Homer Election Cancass Board counted the final Homer City Council election ballots Friday, Oct. 8. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
The Homer High School senior class proudly shows off their float for the Homecoming Parade. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Homer High School celebrates an enchanted forest homecoming

Homer High School celebrated its “Enchanted Forest Homecoming” last week with numerous activities, including a class parade, bonfire, festival, football game and crowning the homecoming… Continue reading

The Homer High School senior class proudly shows off their float for the Homecoming Parade. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Homer community members join together to march from the HERC Campus to WKFL Park in support of women’s reproductive rights. More than 100 people joined in on the march. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

‘This is our battle’

Homer Women’s March draws almost 130 participants

Homer community members join together to march from the HERC Campus to WKFL Park in support of women’s reproductive rights. More than 100 people joined in on the march. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
The Cosmic Hamlet Entertainment film crew prepares for a new scene to roll on the set of "Bolt from the Blue" at the Kilcher Homestead on Sept. 28. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

‘Bolt from the Blue’ film features Homer

“The Office” star Kate Flannery cast in feature film produced in Homer.

The Cosmic Hamlet Entertainment film crew prepares for a new scene to roll on the set of "Bolt from the Blue" at the Kilcher Homestead on Sept. 28. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
The old Homer intermediate school building, showing the Homer Boys & Girls Club and gym on the south side of the building at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue.

City council moves forward with HERC Campus feasibility study

This article has been updated to include the full name of the Homer Education and Recreation Complex. The Homer City Council voted Monday to approve… Continue reading

The old Homer intermediate school building, showing the Homer Boys & Girls Club and gym on the south side of the building at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue.
The seniors honored during the senior night recognition ceremony were left to right Nestor Kalugin, Kamdyn Doughty, Braden Huffman, Keegan Strong, Michael Ritter and Dodge Petrosius. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Football seniors honored last Friday

Homer High School honored six senior football players Friday night during a recognition ceremony before the game against Redington High School. The players are Nestor… Continue reading

The seniors honored during the senior night recognition ceremony were left to right Nestor Kalugin, Kamdyn Doughty, Braden Huffman, Keegan Strong, Michael Ritter and Dodge Petrosius. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Elections are coming up next week

City Council candidates share their point of view

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 9 and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of… Continue reading

Elections are coming up next week
The very first FreeWire ultrafast Electric Vehicle charger in Alaska was installed at AJ's Steakhouse last week. The charging station is the first of nine EV charging stations that will connect Homer to Fairbanks. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Fast-charging station for electric vehicles installed at AJ’s OldTown Steakhouse

New charging station installed with grant support from Alaska Energy Authority.

The very first FreeWire ultrafast Electric Vehicle charger in Alaska was installed at AJ's Steakhouse last week. The charging station is the first of nine EV charging stations that will connect Homer to Fairbanks. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Claudia Haines

Claudia Haines named KBFPC CEO

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic recently appointed Claudia Haines as Chief Executive Officer, according to a press release on Tuesday. Haines assumes her responsibilities as… Continue reading

Claudia Haines

Business relief program application opens

The AK-ARPA business relief program began accepting applications Sept. 17.

The Homer Education and Recreation Complex at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue. (Homer News file photo)

HERC Campus renovation discussions continue

Roughly a dozen community members gathered in the Cowles Council Chambers Monday night to voice their support for the Homer Education and Recreation Complex, or… Continue reading

The Homer Education and Recreation Complex at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue. (Homer News file photo)
Judith Eckert

COVID-19 patient says monoclonal antibody infusion saved her life

Antibody infusions highly effective in reducing risk of hospitalization, according to FDA trial ..

Judith Eckert
Christie Hill prepares to play “Taps” during the 9/11 memorial service on Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Homer honors lives lost during 9/11

The Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary held a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at the flag poles in front of McDonald’s on Saturday. With about a dozen people… Continue reading

Christie Hill prepares to play “Taps” during the 9/11 memorial service on Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Janie Leask, a Homer resident, spoke in support of the new multi-use community center during Monday night’s city council meeting, stating the need for community recreation is vital.

Council moves forward with HERC plans

After years of discussions and planning, the Homer City Council is quickly moving forward with plans to explore future uses of the Homer Education Recreation… Continue reading

Janie Leask, a Homer resident, spoke in support of the new multi-use community center during Monday night’s city council meeting, stating the need for community recreation is vital.