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The Homer Animal Shelter on March 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska.

Pet of the week: None available this week

The Homer Animal Shelter is closed to the public, including volunteers, until further notice. People interested in adopting a pet can visit and meet a… Continue reading

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The Homer Animal Shelter on March 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska.
The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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 Dec. 28… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Jacen Andrew Roth and Gabriel Charlie Roth

Jacen Andrew Roth and Gabriel Charlie Roth were born at 10:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., respectively, on Jan. 2, 2021 at South Peninsula Hospital to… Continue reading

Max James Laffert

Max James Laffert was born at 8:53 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2021 at South Peninsula Hospital to Morgan and Jason Laffert of Homer. He weighed… Continue reading

Eleanor Rose Walker

Eleanor Rose Walker was born at 11:26 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2021 at South Peninsula Hospital to Tori and Robert Walker of Homer. She was… Continue reading

Town Crier

Because of poor ice conditions, Homer Hockey Association Inc. has canceled Skate the Lake and will shoot for holding it on Feb. 13 for Winter… Continue reading

Nancy Johnson's "Fireweed," one of her paintings on exhibit at Grace Ridge Brewery in January 2021 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Nancy Johnson).

Johnson’s exhibit of dot paintings, rocks is at Grace Ridge Brewery

Johnson’s dot paintings start with central dot and expand out onto canvas.

Nancy Johnson's "Fireweed," one of her paintings on exhibit at Grace Ridge Brewery in January 2021 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Nancy Johnson).
People walk the beach on the New Year's Eve, Dec. 32, 2020, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

OK, Betster persons, admit it. January at the End of the Road can get a wee bit quiet. Well, not just quiet. Quiet we get… Continue reading

People walk the beach on the New Year's Eve, Dec. 32, 2020, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

Chase

Pet of the Week: Chase

Chase is a 1.5-year-old male shepherd/husky mix. Chase is a good boy. He likes kids, other dogs, but has never met a cat so we’re… Continue reading

Chase
The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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 Dec. 21-27… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Richard D. Riley

Richard D. Riley

Richard D. Riley Jan. 22, 1952- Dec. 13, 2020 Longtime resident of Homer, Richard D. Riley, 68, passed away on Dec. 13, 2020 ,after a… Continue reading

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Richard D. Riley

Town Crier

The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center will be closed for the holidays through Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Because of poor ice conditions, Homer… Continue reading

Tyler Munns, left, and Jeff Lockwood, right, perfom live on Dec. 18, 2020, for KBBI from the Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Munns and Jeff Lockwood)

‘Bunnell Artists on the Air’ program on KBBI helps artists impacted by pandemic.

KBBI, Bunnell collaboration helps compensate artists who have lost performance opportunities.

Tyler Munns, left, and Jeff Lockwood, right, perfom live on Dec. 18, 2020, for KBBI from the Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Munns and Jeff Lockwood)
Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News
Pasty filling of beef, potatoes, onions, carrots and rutabaga wait to be baked on Christmas Day in Crystal Falls, Michigan.

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Pasties two ways

Peninsula Clarion columnist Victoria Petersen and Homer News reporter Megan Pacer team up to make the traditional hand pie.

Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News
Pasty filling of beef, potatoes, onions, carrots and rutabaga wait to be baked on Christmas Day in Crystal Falls, Michigan.

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

A bald eagle sits on top of the gazebo at Mariner Park on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Waiting for 2020 to end is like hoping for a kidney stone to pass. If you’ve never experienced the pleasure of that life event, imagine… Continue reading

A bald eagle sits on top of the gazebo at Mariner Park on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Fireworks explode in the sky above Mariner Park on Jan. 1, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. The fireworks show is crowdfunded and was delayed by one day this year due to a blizzard on New Year’s Eve. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Crowdfunded fireworks return for third year

Homer residents looking for a good, old-fashioned fireworks display to bid farewell to 2020 are in luck. Local resident Aaron Weisser is organizing his third… Continue reading

Fireworks explode in the sky above Mariner Park on Jan. 1, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. The fireworks show is crowdfunded and was delayed by one day this year due to a blizzard on New Year’s Eve. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Warm chili shrimp salad with little gems and tomatoes makes a festive holiday dish with its Christmas red-and-green colors, as seen here on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in the kitchen of her Homer, Alaska, home. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Try shrimp dishes for a festive holiday treat

Fresh Alaska shrimp works best for Charmoula sauce, warm chili shrimp salad recipes.

Warm chili shrimp salad with little gems and tomatoes makes a festive holiday dish with its Christmas red-and-green colors, as seen here on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in the kitchen of her Homer, Alaska, home. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Pets of the Week Hans and Franz, as seen Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at the Homer Animal Shelter in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Mindful Paws)

Pet of the week: Hanz and Franz

I am Hanz, and I am Franz, and we want to pump you up! We’re cute, 8-week-old male kittens, we’re strong, and we’re ready for… Continue reading

Pets of the Week Hans and Franz, as seen Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at the Homer Animal Shelter in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Mindful Paws)