Town Crier

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents, and community members at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled at the following… Continue reading

River Lincoln Palmer

River Lincoln Palmer was born at 3:49 a.m. on Feb. 15, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Chelsea Rae Owens and Christopher Guy Palmer of… 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 Feb. 11-18… Continue reading

A marcher with the Krewe of Gambrinus dances during the Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Best Bets

Good morning, lovebirds! Did you take a peek at the date on the calendar today? That’s right: It’s Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, also known as… Continue reading

A marcher with the Krewe of Gambrinus dances during the Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer artist Jan Peyton painted the cover of the Homer Garden Club’s “Kachemak Cultivating from Sea to Summit: A Guide to Successful Gardening on Alaska’s Southern Kenai Peninsula.” The book was published in late 2018 by the garden club in Homer, Alaska.

Garden Club publishes new guide

More than 10 years after its last edition, the Homer Garden Club in December released an updated and expanded book on gardening from Ninilchik south.… Continue reading

Homer artist Jan Peyton painted the cover of the Homer Garden Club’s “Kachemak Cultivating from Sea to Summit: A Guide to Successful Gardening on Alaska’s Southern Kenai Peninsula.” The book was published in late 2018 by the garden club in Homer, Alaska.
The Young Dubliners in an 2018 photo. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

The Shop launches kids and teens program The Shop: Kachemak Bay Art Space will hold Kids Art Day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new… Continue reading

The Young Dubliners in an 2018 photo. (Photo provided)
Strawberries and raspberries picked at their peak of perfection, popped into the freezer to be savored throughout the long, dark winter months. What better reason to garden? (Photo by Cecilia Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: You can garden. Be fearless.

I’ve been having some very intense thoughts about you — specifically, those of you who either don’t garden or have tried and failed. The most… Continue reading

Strawberries and raspberries picked at their peak of perfection, popped into the freezer to be savored throughout the long, dark winter months. What better reason to garden? (Photo by Cecilia Fitzpatrick)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News “Warrior princess” Tela O’Donnell, a Homer High School sophomore, sought a national wrestling title when she headed to… Continue reading

Town Crier

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents, and community members at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled at the following… Continue reading

Brianna Lee Sims

Brianna Lee Sims was born at 1:47 a.m. Feb. 8, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Lacy Epperson and Shelby Sims of Homer. She weighed… Continue reading

Maximo Lawrence Leon

Maximo Lawrence Leon was born at 11:08 p.m. Jan. 31, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Karrie and Mark Leon of Kenai. He weighed 9… 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 Feb. 4-10… Continue reading

Stephanie Leib Migdal

Stephanie Leib Migdal

Stephanie Leib Migdal Jan. 22, 1950 - Dec. 5, 2018 Stephanie Leib Migdal, 68, died on Dec. 5, 2018, in Seattle, Washington, surrounded by family… Continue reading

Stephanie Leib Migdal

Jane E. Baier

Jane E. Baier July 5, 1935 - Feb. 1, 2019 Homer resident, Ms. Jane E. Baier, 83, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at Kachemak Assisted… Continue reading

Robert Harlan Breakfield Sr.

Robert Harlan Breakfield Sr. May 5, 1927 - Jan. 25, 2019 Longtime Alaskan Robert Harlan Breakfield Sr., 91, died of natural causes on Friday, Jan.… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Wee-Bey

Wee-Bey is a 4-year-old male. This gentle giant is one of the coolest cats the shelter staff has had around here in a while. He’s… Continue reading

Michael L. Kozloski

Michael L. Kozloski

Michael L. Kozloski March 27, 1983 - Jan. 31, 2019 U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Michael Louis Kozloski, 35, died on Jan.y 31, 2019… Continue reading

Michael L. Kozloski

Margaret Kathleen Pate

Margaret Kathleen Pate Jan. 27, 1953- Jan. 11, 2019 Margaret Kathleen Pate, 65, died Jan. 11, 2019, at home in Homer. ”Kathy passed away on… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Jubilee performance canceled Due to an unforeseen circumstance, the Homer Council on the Arts has canceled “Jubilee: A Brand New Day,” a planned student-led storytelling-focused… Continue reading

A close-up of Ruby Nofziger’s “On a Bookshelf” quilt, one of the works in the “9 Women / 9 Quilts” show that opened last Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Homer Council on the Arts, in Homer, Alaska. Each panel or row of books was done by a different quilter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Group quilt exhibit shows collaboration on every work

It’s not uncommon for Homer art galleries to feature group shows. It’s also not uncommon for shows to center on a particular theme. But in… Continue reading

A close-up of Ruby Nofziger’s “On a Bookshelf” quilt, one of the works in the “9 Women / 9 Quilts” show that opened last Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Homer Council on the Arts, in Homer, Alaska. Each panel or row of books was done by a different quilter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)