The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Homer Volunteer Fire Department Oct. 4-11 Firefighters and… Continue reading

 

Town Crier

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s (CIRCAC) Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety Committee meeting will be held via teleconference on Friday, Oct. 15 at… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2021

 

Myrna, Paxson and Marcel (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)

Pets of the week: Myrna, Marcel, Paxson, Delta

Welcome Autumn, and welcome to our new kittens. There are two boys, Marcel and Paxson, and two girls, Myrna and Delta. They are not all… Continue reading

 

Keeley Dabney, a junior at Homer Flex, is the September recipient of the Phoenix Award. (Photo by Elizabeth Schneider)

Dabney receives September Phoenix Award

The September recipient of the Homer Flex High School Phoenix Award is Keeley Dabney. Each month, the school staff pick a student to receive the… Continue reading

Keeley Dabney, a junior at Homer Flex, is the September recipient of the Phoenix Award. (Photo by Elizabeth Schneider)
The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.
Photo courtesy of the Nikiski Senior Center
A wood-carved whale hangs in the Nikiski Senior Center on Sept. 23.

Whale of a job

Nikiski Senior Center gets addition to dining room.

Photo courtesy of the Nikiski Senior Center
A wood-carved whale hangs in the Nikiski Senior Center on Sept. 23.
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)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Mock orange, Shubert’s Red, mountain ash, red twigged dogwood and Miss Kim lilac, all successfully blend their fall colors. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Who doesn’t love fall?

Combining shades of gold, red/gold, a little straight up red — fall is a marvelous season.

Mock orange, Shubert’s Red, mountain ash, red twigged dogwood and Miss Kim lilac, all successfully blend their fall colors. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
The sunrise shines on Mt. Redoubt Sunday, Oct. 10, creating hues of pinks, yellows and blues as it lights up the sky. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Homer’s Best Bets

“Always getting ready” goes a saying of the Yu’pik people of coastal western Alaska. That’s an ancient lesson we Alaskans can take to heart. Think… Continue reading

The sunrise shines on Mt. Redoubt Sunday, Oct. 10, creating hues of pinks, yellows and blues as it lights up the sky. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Homer Volunteer Fire Department Sept. 27-Oct. 3 Firefighters… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Tomato soup with grilled cheese. (Photo by Tressa Dale)

On the strawberry patch: The comfort of tomato soup

When I was very young, my mother would make me tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on days when I was feeling down.

Tomato soup with grilled cheese. (Photo by Tressa Dale)

Tripp Woodruff Miller

Tripp Woodruff Miller was born at 12:28 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2021 at South Peninsula Hospital to Rachel and Vernon Scott Miller of Homer, Alaska.… Continue reading

Town Crier

Local author Dana Stabenow and the Friends of the Homer Public Library would like to invite you to a virtual talk by New York Times… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2021

William David Baker

William David Baker was born at 5:13 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2021 at South Peninsula Hospital to Rebecca and Jared Baker of Homer. He weighed… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Mona (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)

Pets of the week: Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Alistair

Mona was found living under someone’s house with her kittens, Lakshmi, Alistair, and Georgia. This family has made leaps and bounds since they’ve been with… Continue reading

Mona (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)
The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.
Tressa Dale / Peninsula Clarion
These old-fashioned doughnuts don’t skimp on the fat or sugar but make a delicious, filling breakfast.

On the strawberry patch: Memories of old-fashioned doughnuts

My family moved to Anchorage late in the summer of 1991, when I was 4. My mother quickly found a job at a bakery near… Continue reading

Tressa Dale / Peninsula Clarion
These old-fashioned doughnuts don’t skimp on the fat or sugar but make a delicious, filling breakfast.
Golden-yellow birch trees and spruce frame a view of Aurora Lagoon and Portlock Glacier from a trail in the Cottonwood-Eastland Unit of Kachemak Bay State Park off East End Road on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)

Homer’s Best Bets

Not that it was anything dramatic or anything, but whew, the election has ended and we can now return to our usual uncluttered highways absent… Continue reading

Golden-yellow birch trees and spruce frame a view of Aurora Lagoon and Portlock Glacier from a trail in the Cottonwood-Eastland Unit of Kachemak Bay State Park off East End Road on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)