Pet of the Week: Perch

Perch is a 3 1/2 years old. Perch is a sweet little firecracker. She likes to be near the action, but not in the middle… Continue reading

Prince William Sound Spot Shrimp with Champagne Ginger Butter Sauce is the perfect recipe to start off the traditional start of summer, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen on May 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Try spot shrimp for ‘sun-official’ start of summer

Memorial Day signals the “sun-official” start of summer and regardless of the weather, it’s time to get outdoors. During these longer days, I can be… Continue reading

Prince William Sound Spot Shrimp with Champagne Ginger Butter Sauce is the perfect recipe to start off the traditional start of summer, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen on May 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
The remodeled Pratt Museum, as seen on May 25, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The front entrance has been redone, adding some extra space and new steps. Handicap accessibility is to the right of the new entrance through the old porch. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pratt reopens with more accessibility

After a years-long effort to raise funds and design a new building, last fall the Pratt Museum board decided to set aside those plans and… Continue reading

The remodeled Pratt Museum, as seen on May 25, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The front entrance has been redone, adding some extra space and new steps. Handicap accessibility is to the right of the new entrance through the old porch. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Citizens angry at legislators who supported capping and tapping the Alaska Permanent Fund mounted a recall drive against… Continue reading

Town Crier

Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. Date, time, location, behavior, and number of cranes is helpful. Leave a… Continue reading

Tobin Lynn Greer

Tobin Lynn Greer was born at 2:18 p.m. on May 22, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Stephanie and Forrest Greer of Homer. He weighed… Continue reading

Ava James Lightsey

Ava James Lightsey was born at 7:54 p.m. on May 26, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Maddie and Cody Lightsey of Homer. She weighed… 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 May 20-26… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Lady Cat and Arya

Lady Cat and Arya are 1-year-old sisters. These girls are as friendly as they come, but they are ready to be adopted. It’s been a… Continue reading

Best Bets

If you ever have built a simple cabin or worked in construction, you probably learned the term “punch list.” That’s the term contractors use for… Continue reading

The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Norton, Judith Kramer, Adele Person, Mike Tupper, Aaron Walbrecher, Mary Fries and Ali Rambo. (Photo provided)

Pier One season opens with Wilde play

Along with king salmon fishing, the opening of shops on the Spit and school ending, add another sure sign of the start of summer: the… Continue reading

The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Norton, Judith Kramer, Adele Person, Mike Tupper, Aaron Walbrecher, Mary Fries and Ali Rambo. (Photo provided)
Primulas and anemone rosea greet a spring morning on May 15, 2019, at the Kachemak Gardener’s garden in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Realizing spring’s potential

On the drive to Anchorage about 10 days ago, it was fascinating to observe the leaf emergence on the birch, alder and willow. With each… Continue reading

Primulas and anemone rosea greet a spring morning on May 15, 2019, at the Kachemak Gardener’s garden in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
A moose browses on the lawn of the Homer News on May 15, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

BEST FISHY BET: Seldovia’s Human-Powered Fishing Derby features three days of fishing in Seldovia Bay and the mouth of Kachemak Bay. Participants strive to catch… Continue reading

A moose browses on the lawn of the Homer News on May 15, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Firefighters responded to four fires in 12 hours, including one fire that burned a cabin and threatened a… 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 May 13-19… Continue reading

Town Crier

Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. Date, time, location, behavior, and number of cranes is helpful. Leave a… Continue reading

Richard A. Creary

Richard A. Creary June 4, 1945 - May 11, 2019 USAF Retired Tech Sgt Richard A. Creary took his final flight at 15:25, May 11,… Continue reading

Ulysses Gene Marshall

Ulysses Gene Marshall June 26, 1976 - May 14, 2019 Kasilof resident Ulysses Gene Marshall Jr., 42, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his… Continue reading

Stephanie Leib Migdal

Stephanie Leib Migdal Jan. 22, 1950 - Dec. 5, 2018 A celebration of life for Stephanie Leib Migdal is at 2 p.m. June 2 at… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Toula

Toula is a 2-year-old female. This sweet girl is full of love and she wants to share it. She enjoys being right next you whenever… Continue reading