Kenneth A. Rowell

Kenneth A. Rowell Sept. 21, 1946 - June 27, 2019 Kenneth A. Rowell, 72, of Anchor Point, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Unity… Continue reading

Ursula “Auralrea” Marie Claunch

Ursula “Auralrea” Marie Claunch Aug. 19, 1941 - Aug. 11, 2019 Anchor Point resident, Ms. Ursula “Auralrea” Marie Claunch, 77, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019… Continue reading

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. 2-8 Firefighters and… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Tiny Lion

Pet of the week Tiny Lion is a 2-year-old male cat. This guy is a character. He’s extremely affectionate and loves to be pet. He’s… Continue reading

Town Crier

About Town Crier The announcements section of Town Crier is a public service provided to individuals, nonprofit agencies and community groups. Short announcements are generally… Continue reading

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A conversation with Doc Fest co-founder Jamie Sutton

The 16th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival begins today, marking the 16th year Homer has been host to moving, educational films from all over the… Continue reading

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A window flower box at the Kachemak Gardener’s home shows waning begonias but enthusiastic pansies and lobelia on Sept. 6, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Take time to smell the roses

Now that the harvest season is winding down, I have more time to actually cook with what I’ve grown. I know that sounds strange —… Continue reading

A window flower box at the Kachemak Gardener’s home shows waning begonias but enthusiastic pansies and lobelia on Sept. 6, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Eva Carolyn O’Laire

Eva Carolyn O’Laire was born at 7 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Maddie and Michael O’Laire of Homer. She weighed… Continue reading

August “Gus” Weber

August “Gus” Weber Oct. 27, 1921 - Aug. 27, 2019 August “Gus” Weber died on Aug. 27, 2019. He passed away peacefully in his home… Continue reading

Robert Karnos

Robert Karnos June 18, 1964 - Sept. 1, 2019 Robert Karnos died on Sept. 1, 2019. Born in Anchorage, Rob was a lifelong fourth-generation Alaska… Continue reading

Mary Kelleher

Mary Kelleher April 13, 1937 - Sept. 6, 2019 Mary Kelleher died on Sept. 6, 2019. She died at home from chronic lymphocytic leukemia with… Continue reading

Straw man Someone stuffed with grass a coat that washed up on the Homer Spit beach on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. No crows were observed in the vicinity of the impromptu art. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

The American flags flying yesterday at the knoll on Lake Street once again reminded us of Sept. 11, the somber day that will never be… Continue reading

Straw man Someone stuffed with grass a coat that washed up on the Homer Spit beach on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. No crows were observed in the vicinity of the impromptu art. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago The Kenai Boys and Girls Club hired Callen Bentley to be the director of the new Homer Boys and Girls Club. The… 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 Aug. 26… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Nadya

Pet of the week Nadya is an approximately 3-year-old cat. This shy gal was living outside for a long time and came into the shelter… Continue reading

Town Crier

About Town Crier The announcements section of Town Crier is a public service provided to individuals, nonprofit agencies and community groups. Short announcements are generally… Continue reading

The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.

First Friday gallery openings kick off World Arts Festival

The Alaska World Arts Festival starts its two-week run with First Friday shows from 4-7 p.m. on Pioneer Avenue, Main Street and in Old Town.… Continue reading

The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.
A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Documentary Film Festival on deck

Film and documentary buffs in the Homer area should dust off their best sitting pants and polish their biggest popcorn bowls: the Homer Documentary Film… Continue reading

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kachemak Cuisine: Meat stew makes good camp meal

Happy September! Thank goodness the evenings are cooler and the sun actually sets, providing dreamy darkness for much needed restorative slumber after those busy summer… Continue reading

Visitors interact with the 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, on Sept. 9, 2018, at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Burning basket build weeks starts Sunday

Build week for the 16th annual Burning Basket, “Radiate: A Basket of Remembrance & Unburdening,” starts at noon Sunday and runs noon-8 p.m. daily through… Continue reading

Visitors interact with the 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, on Sept. 9, 2018, at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)