HCOA announces Writers’ Contest winners

Now in its 21st year, the Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest has been going on long enough that writers who might have first won the contest… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Worried that Homer had settled into a nice, calm stable weather pattern? Did you fear that our reputation as the banana belt of Alaska had… Continue reading

Pet of the Week

Abby is a sweet, good natured, blonde cocker spaniel. Eight-years-old and spayed, this gentle and loving girl is good with other dogs, and loves attention… Continue reading

Court Reports

Judgments Marcus A. Howard, 24, charge dismissed, sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment. He was fined $500 with $500… Continue reading

Troopers

Jan. 23 Alaska State Troopers at 3 p.m. went to assist Seldovia Police at a disturbance at a Linstedt Lane home in Seldovia. Troopers said… Continue reading

Police Report

Jan. 21 A caller at 8:24 a.m. reported an ongoing problem with people parking and blocking a driveway on the Sterling Highway when frequent parties… Continue reading

Announcements

The 10th annual Kachemak Ski for Women is at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lookout Mountain ski trails on Ohlson Mountain Road. Registration begins at… Continue reading

K-Bay Caffe Open Mic tonight

K-Bay Caffe on Pioneer Avenue holds an open mic at  7 p.m. today. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. Perform music, comedy and poetry. Open mics… Continue reading

Nominate poems celebrating parks

The Poems in Place Project seeks nominations for poetry to be placed at state parks in Ketchikan and near Fairbanks. Alaska State Parks, the Alaska… Continue reading

A 38-foot gray whale skeleton is the highlight of a new exhibit at the Pratt.-Photo provided

First Friday — low key but diverse

With several galleries closed for February, art openings for First Friday are scattered. What First Friday lacks in quantity it makes up for in diversity.… Continue reading

A 38-foot gray whale skeleton is the highlight of a new exhibit at the Pratt.-Photo provided
Homer Winter Carnival: Mardi Gras, Kachemak Style

Homer Winter Carnival: Mardi Gras, Kachemak Style

New Orleans has its Mardi Gras, Anchorage has Fur Rendezvous, but here in Homer we do our annual Winter Carnival Kachemak Bay style. Sure, New… Continue reading

Homer Winter Carnival: Mardi Gras, Kachemak Style

Troopers

Jan. 15Alaska State Troopers at 5:10 p.m. went to a car crash near Mile 162 Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. Troopers said a 69-year-old Soldotna… Continue reading

Homer Police

Jan. 15A man at 10:12 a.m. reported a hit-and-run accident at a Ben Walters Lane parking lot.A man at 12:34 p.m. reported a road rage… Continue reading

Kachemak Emergency Services

Jan. 14-20Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to four medical calls and one fire call.  … Continue reading

Homer Fire

Jan. 14-20Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to five medical calls.… Continue reading

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

Jan. 14-20Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to three medical calls and two motor vehicle accidents.… Continue reading

Leo Andrew Velsko

Leo Andrew Velsko was born at 1:20 a.m. Jan. 6, 2013, at South Peninsula Hospital to Lacey and Erik Velsko. He weighed 6 pounds, 13… Continue reading

R.E.C. Room

The R.E.C. Room (Resource and Enrichment Co-op) is a multipurpose space for youth ages 12-18 as a safe environment to hang out with friends. Hours… Continue reading

Pratt Museum

The museum is closed January. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday in January. The museum reopens Feb. 1. From 5 to 7 p.m.… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration for winter/spring semester is going on for all upcoming winter and spring classes. Classes include Tai Chi, Yoga, Winter Survival Skills, Biology of Sharks,… Continue reading