Arts council announces poetry contest winners

Judges on Monday announced the winners in the Homer Council on the Arts pandemic poetry contest, “Fruits of Quarantine.” The winners are Sofia Loboy, seventh… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Stay at home with weeding, cultivating and bird song

Tall, sturdy fences, in the land of moose, are something to be grateful for. There is a new subdivision behind the high school that has… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago The final state capital budget approved the week prior to this issue by the Alaska Legislatures cut money from proposed school maintenance… Continue reading

Best Bets

With new directives and advice coming out about wearing facemasks, something seen only on surgeons has now become a hip fashion statement. In a press… Continue reading

Pet of the Week

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… 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 April 27… Continue reading

Leroy George Krumm

Leroy George Krumm Sept. 28, 1938 - April 17, 2020 Leroy George Krumm born September 28, 1938 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, aged 81, passed away at… Continue reading

Town Crier

The South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board is an elected board that oversees local tax dollars for a healthier community. The SAB will hold… Continue reading

Willow Rose Eagan

Willow Rose Eagan was born at 10:30 p.m. on May 3, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital to Benay and Robert Eagan of Anchor Point. She… Continue reading

Tillie Hope Payton

Tillie Hope Payton was born at 8:52 a.m. on April 25, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital to Harmony and Stephen Payton of Seldovia. She weighed… Continue reading

Leanna Joy Simpson

Leanna Joy Simpson was born on April 24, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital to Leah and Jonathan Simpson of Homer. She weighed 8 pounds, 7… Continue reading

Bartlett selected as new Homer Council on the Arts director

After eight months without an executive director, and in the midst of a pandemic that has thrown the arts world into uncharted territory, the Homer… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Try these spicy potato recipes

Hi! Another week has passed in our different world and it sure was wonderful to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine. Being able to get… Continue reading

Best Bets

Four years ago the Betster took a little jaunt to Paris. Remember those days? Remember when you could use air miles to get a cheap… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago A petition to have a Greater Kachemak Fire & Emergency Service Area was signed by 216 voters and was certified. The effort… Continue reading

First Friday in May happens virtually

Normally May would herald the reopening of galleries closed for the winter — but in the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing is normal. For… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Spring is definite, and full of promise

There certainly isn’t anything subtle about this year’s spring. Granted, here in the Far North spring is a remarkably short season but this one is… 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 April 20-26… Continue reading

Frederick Marion Cook, Jr.

Frederick Marion Cook, Jr. Fred M. Cook, Jr., 75, died after a short illness in South Peninsula Hospital on April 24, 2020. Mr. Cook was… Continue reading

Pet of the Week

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… Continue reading