Pratt Museum unveils new ‘Entangled’ exhibit

Last month, the Pratt Museum reopened on a scaled-back basis with its summer show, “Entangled: Exploring Natural History Collections from Kachemak Bay.” Put together by… Continue reading

 

First Friday shows feature art inspired by the pandemic

As the summer winds down, new exhibits feature traditional Alaska themes of landscapes and nature. Several exhibits are related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a… Continue reading

 

Years Ago

20 years ago The first Homer Farmers Market was held on Aug. 5, 2000 in a vacant lot on Ocean Drive. Organizers said it was… Continue reading

 

Best Bets

In the midst of all the pandemic pandemonium, when life seems uncertain and we struggle to hold our lives together, along comes a burst of… Continue reading

Willow.

Pet of the Week: Willow

Willow is a 3-year-old female Alaskan Malamute. She’s a big gal with a big heart. She’s young and playful, but don’t let her size overwhelm… Continue reading

Willow.

Elmer James Banta

Elmer James Banta July 25, 1921 - July 25, 2020 Longtime Alaskan and Ninilchik Homesteader, Mr. Elmer James Banta, 99, died Saturday, July 25, 2020… Continue reading

Robert James Austin

Robert James Austin Sept. 23, 1932 - July 24, 2020 Robert James Austin, 87, lovingly called Bob, passed away peacefully in his sleep after a… Continue reading

Tammy Hagan

Tammy Hagan May 19, 1960 - July 19, 2020 Tammy Hagan, 60, passed away July 19, 2020 with her husband and daughter by her side… Continue reading

Nancy Marie Chastain

Nancy Marie Chastain June 7, 1944 - July 15, 2020 Nancy Chastain, 76, passed away peacefully July 15 in Anchorage, Alaska. She was born June… Continue reading

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services July 27-Aug.… Continue reading

Matilda Fae Malcolm Wertz

Matilda Fae Malcolm Wertz was born at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital to Melissa Malcolm and Chris Wertz of Anchor… Continue reading

Town Crier

The South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will hold its regular monthly meeting virtually via ZOOM at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday. The ZOOM link… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Savor every second of color as summer winds down

It’s 7:30 in the morning, I step out to survey our realm and am greeted by the twin moose calves that were born in the… Continue reading

The Homer Animal Shelter, seen here on March 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pet of the Week

The Homer Animal Shelter is closed to the public, including volunteers, until further notice. People interested in adopting a pet can visit and meet a… Continue reading

The Homer Animal Shelter, seen here on March 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services July 20-26… Continue reading

Josie Davis

Josie Davis was born at 5:56 p.m. on July 21, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital to Monica Davis and Andy Cockerham of Homer. She weighed… Continue reading

Riley Lynn White

Riley Lynn White was born at 1:35 p.m. on July 22, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital to Elise and Drew White of Homer. She weighed… Continue reading

Avivah Isabella Perry

Avivah Isabella Perry was born at 10 p.m. on July 23, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital to Vanessa and Lowell Perry of Kasilof. She weighed… Continue reading

Town Crier

Full Spectrum Health (originally out of Anchorage) has partnered with local individuals to expand their services to Homer, and will host an open house from… Continue reading

Salmonfest celebrates 10th year with livestream event

Correction: The original name of Salmonfest was Salmonstock. Salmonfest, the big live music festival that bills itself as “three days of fish, love and music,”… Continue reading