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)
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)
Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)

Pets of the week: Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe

How is this possible, folks, that this sweet family of four is still here? Lakshmi and Georgia are a bonded pair, and Mona and Lil’… Continue reading

Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe (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.
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. 21-27 Firefighters and… Continue reading

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

Town Crier

The “MARCH WITH US…Defend Reproductive Rights” march will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 2, beginning at the HERC Campus parking lot. People are invited… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2021
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Homer Foundation 30 years logo.

Pandemic gave foundation new role

Looking ahead, Homer Foundation sets goal of $20 million endowment by 2028.

  • Sep 29, 2021
  • By Tom Kizzia For the Homer Foundation
  • Features
Homer Foundation 30 years logo.
The Alaska Grown logo.

Homer Farmers Market: Goods still available as winter approaches

After such a beautiful weekend, can we even begin to think about winter? Can we hope for a warm fall with all the snow already… Continue reading

The Alaska Grown logo.
Bjørn Olson poses for a photo at the opening of the Homer Drawdown: Peatland exhibit on Friday, Setp. 17, 2021, at the Pratt Museum & Park. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Art briefs

Homer filmmakers receive Rasmuson grants Two Homer filmmakers have each received $7,500 project grants in the latest round of Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist awards, according… Continue reading

Bjørn Olson poses for a photo at the opening of the Homer Drawdown: Peatland exhibit on Friday, Setp. 17, 2021, at the Pratt Museum & Park. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)