Ryder Chase, age 9, works on faux stained glass in Amy Komar's socially-distant Art a la Carte class last Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts. Children in the class wore masks and worked at either end of long tables spaced apart. The young artists also made large origami stars that will be placed in store windows "for a dose of color therapy for the community," Komar said. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Turkey Day is finally here again. But do we all have a turkey waiting to take a long nap in the oven? The Betster certainly… Continue reading

Ryder Chase, age 9, works on faux stained glass in Amy Komar's socially-distant Art a la Carte class last Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts. Children in the class wore masks and worked at either end of long tables spaced apart. The young artists also made large origami stars that will be placed in store windows "for a dose of color therapy for the community," Komar said. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

Robert Linwood Durr

Robert Linwood Durr

Robert Linwood Durr Feb. 23, 1941 - Nov. 2, 2020 On the afternoon of Nov. 2, 2020 a light went out in the world. Robert… Continue reading

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

Pet of the week: None available this 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 on March 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/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. Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services Nov. 9-15… Continue reading

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

Robert (Bob) Frank Letson

Robert (Bob) Frank Letson April 6, 1948 - Nov. 8, 2020 Robert (Bob) Frank Letson, age 72, of Camden, South Carolina, and previously Homer, Alaska,… Continue reading

Robert (Bob) Frank Letson
Paul Lewis Spilsbury

Paul Lewis Spilsbury

Paul Lewis Spilsbury Sept. 20, 1945- Nov. 11, 2020 Paul Lewis Spilsbury, 75, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, passed… Continue reading

Paul Lewis Spilsbury
Nathan Keith Chesser

Nathan Keith Chesser

Nathan Keith Chesser March 7, 1960 – Aug. 31, 2020 Nathan “Keith” Chesser, 60, died surrounded by family at home in Star, Idaho on Aug.… Continue reading

Nathan Keith Chesser

Enzo Santiago Hahn

Enzo Santiago Hahn was born at 3:57 p.m. on Nov. 13, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital to Jessica and William Hahn of Homer. He weighed… Continue reading

Town Crier

The Christian Science Society, located at 3774 Bartlett St., will hold a Thanksgiving service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26. Hymns, prayer and readings from… Continue reading

Several pages from David Brame's "After the Rain," adapted from Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On the Road.” (Photo courtesy David Brame)

New Homer creator brings Afrofuturism to town

David Brame’s new graphic novel will be published in January

Several pages from David Brame's "After the Rain," adapted from Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On the Road.” (Photo courtesy David Brame)
Woman of Distinction Kyra Wagner wears her award from South Peninsula Haven House in this photo taken July 25, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Haven House)

With Women of Distinction banquet cancelled, Haven House presents video profiles

Annual awards recognize cross generation of achievers

Woman of Distinction Kyra Wagner wears her award from South Peninsula Haven House in this photo taken July 25, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Haven House)
Skaters enjoy the ice on Beluga Lake on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. Sunny days and colder temperatures have been attracting dozens of skaters daily to the lake.

Best Bets

What to give thanks for in such a difficult, long, hard year? And how to give that thanks safely without endangering others as a pandemic… Continue reading

Skaters enjoy the ice on Beluga Lake on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. Sunny days and colder temperatures have been attracting dozens of skaters daily to the lake.

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

Jackie Bear

Jackie Bear

Jackie Bear February 4, 1950 - Oct. 13, 2020 Cherished wife, mother and grandmother Jackie Bear passed from this world on Oct. 13, 2020 due… Continue reading

Jackie Bear
Tom Pet-Me

Pet of the week: Tom Pet-Me

Tom Pet-Me is an adult male cat. Are you looking for a mouser? Well, the shelter has a beautiful boy who would love to help… Continue reading

Tom Pet-Me
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. Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services Nov. 2-8… Continue reading

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

Annie Bradley

Annie Bradley July 2, 1989 - Oct. 31, 2020 Annie Bradley of Homer, Alaska, passed away on Oct. 31, 2020, at 31 years old, surrounded… Continue reading

Annie Bradley
Don Lee Sanford

Don Lee Sanford

Don Lee Sanford March 1, 1934 - Nov. 4, 2020 Longtime Homer resident, Mr. Don Lee Sanford, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at South… Continue reading

Don Lee Sanford
Florence Garay

Florence Garay

Florence Garay Sept. 24, 1926 — Nov. 3, 2020 On Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, Florence Garay died at the age of 94 in the comfort… Continue reading

Florence Garay