homer's winter carnival celebrates the season

homer’s winter carnival celebrates the season

Sunshine, slush, ice, rain, snow ... you name it, the 2013 Homer Winter Carnival had a little of everything. It also had plenty of fun,… Continue reading

homer's winter carnival celebrates the season
The sun rises over the Kenai Mountains while fog covers Kachemak Bay last Thursday morning, a view many Homer workers see on their drive.

Homer’s Best Bets

Notice the red color on this page? The words “love” and “Valentine’s Day”? Consider this fair warning that today might be a day those romantically… Continue reading

The sun rises over the Kenai Mountains while fog covers Kachemak Bay last Thursday morning, a view many Homer workers see on their drive.
Homer authors publish new books

Homer authors publish new books

National publishers have recently published two new books by Homer authors. Beacon Press of Boston published last month scientist, poet and nonfiction writer Eva Saulitis’… Continue reading

Homer authors publish new books

Arts Briefs

HCOA holds Quixotic fundraiserThe Homer Council on the Arts holds a fundraiser at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre for its fall show, Quixotic… Continue reading

Boneman Lee Post pauses at the opening of "Encounters: Whales in Our Waters," above. The exhibit includes log books, right, from Rainbow Tours whale viewing trips.

Museum gets up close with whales in new exhibit

The title of the Pratt Museum's new exhibit tells it all: "Encounters: Whales in Our Waters."And by "encounter," does the museum ever mean encounter.Not only… Continue reading

Boneman Lee Post pauses at the opening of "Encounters: Whales in Our Waters," above. The exhibit includes log books, right, from Rainbow Tours whale viewing trips.

Court Reports

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Feb. 11:JudgmentsMeagan R. Teal, 21, charge dismissed, driving while license suspended.Howard P. Jackson,… Continue reading

State Troopers Report

Jan. 27Alaska State Troopers at 8:12 p.m. contacted a 44-year-old Ninilchik man at his home while responding to a 911 call. Troopers allege the man… Continue reading

Homer Police Report

Feb. 4A man at 10:41 a.m. reported a dog had cornered and was harassing a moose and calf in the Kachemak Way area. The animal… Continue reading

Johnathan Gene Williams

Johnathan Gene Williams was born at 12:36 a.m. Feb. 5, 2013, at South Peninsula Hospital to Jessica and Tristen Williams. He weighed 7 pounds, 11… Continue reading

Brooklyn Aleksia Bennett

Brooklyn Aleksia Bennett was born at 12:49 a.m. Feb. 6, 2013, at South Peninsula Hospital to Alexis and Zech Bennett. She weighed 9 pounds, 0.4… Continue reading

Vivian Colleen Carol Barton

Vivian Colleen Carol Barton was born at 8:55 a.m. Feb. 5, 2013, at South Peninsula Hospital to Rachel and Luke Barton. She weighed 7 pounds.… Continue reading

Margaret Chenel Lints

Margaret Chenel Lints

Margaret Chenel Lints was born at midnight Nov. 11, 2012, in Brewster, Wash., to Emily Chanel Lints and Kyle Lints. She weighed 7 pounds, 14.5… Continue reading

Margaret Chenel Lints

Winners, 21st annual Kenai Peninsula Writers’ contest

Kindergarten – 3rd grade$25 prize for all winnersPoetryJudge: Charlotte GloverWinner: Alexis Schneider, “Favorite Things About Me”Honorable mention: Serena John, “I Am From”FictionJudge: Charlotte GloverWinner: Clara… Continue reading

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

From left, Pam Hoker, Vanessa Bale and Mary Jo Gates prepare for a six-week support group for caregivers of loved ones with dementia that begins Feb. 14.

Support group takes shape to care for those who give care

Once asked by an interviewer for the most important piece of advice she had for caregivers, Kate Mulgrew, the actress who played the part of… Continue reading

From left, Pam Hoker, Vanessa Bale and Mary Jo Gates prepare for a six-week support group for caregivers of loved ones with dementia that begins Feb. 14.

Court Reports

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Feb. 1:JudgmentsWilliam R. Dalton, 35, charge dismissed for lack of probable cause, hindering… Continue reading

Troopers

Feb. 3Alaska State Troopers at 3:45 p.m. contacted a 22-year-old man during a traffic stop in Homer. Troopers issued the man citations for driving while… Continue reading

Homer Police

Jan. 29A state agency at 8:52 a.m. reported the possible theft of license plates from state vehicles.Police at 1:26 p.m. arrested a 24-year-old man at… Continue reading

Breydan Dionysius Hetrick

Breydan Dionysius Hetrick was born at 8:27 p.m. Jan. 30, 2013, at South Peninsula Hospital to Stacy Hetrick of Nanwalek. He weighed 8 pounds. His… Continue reading

Zoe Sophia Martin

Zoe Sophia Martin was born at 8:32 a.m. Feb. 2, 2013, to Ineke Buchman and Tim Martin of Homer. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.… Continue reading