Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Wildland firefighters kept a 75-acre fire from destroying homes and cabins in the Hutler Road and Mansfield Road… Continue reading

Town Crier

Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. Date, time, location, behavior, and number of cranes is helpful. Leave a… Continue reading

Julianna F. Hodnik

Julianna F. Hodnik was born at 10:38 a.m. on June 2, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Hionia A. Konev and Frank Harding Hodnik 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 June 3-9… Continue reading

Neva Lee (McCoy) Johnson

Neva Lee (McCoy) Johnson April 5, 1930 - June 3, 2019 Anchor Point resident Mrs. Neva Lee (McCoy) Johnson, 89, died Monday, June 3, 2019… Continue reading

Victor Anderson

Victor Anderson Jan. 17, 1983 - May 30, 2019 Victor Anderson, 36, died on May 30, 2019 in Homer, Alaska With deep sadness, his family… 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 May 27… Continue reading

Muscari at its peak of perfection, as seen in the Kachemak Gardener’s garden on May 27, 2019, in Homer, Alasa. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: This is the perfect gardening weather — really

Uh oh. All the mountain ash berries that the Bohemian waxwings did not show up to eat? Sprouting in every single bit of bare earth… Continue reading

Muscari at its peak of perfection, as seen in the Kachemak Gardener’s garden on May 27, 2019, in Homer, Alasa. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

First Friday features Mary Epperson Day celebration

For Mary Epperson Day on this month’s First Friday, with a slew of art openings it will be hard to fit them all in before… Continue reading

Donna Jean (Talent) Ridener

Donna Jean (Talent) Ridener April 3, 1928 - May 31, 2019 Longtime Alaskan teacher Donna Jean (Talent) Ridener, 91, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019… Continue reading

The Azmara Quest is moored at the Deep Water Dock on Friday, May 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The ship was one of two cruise ships to dock in Homer over the Memorial Day weekend, with the Silver Muse visiting on Sunday, May 26. A planned visit by the USS John Finn on Sunday had to be canceled when the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer was diverted for operational reasons. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Summer is truly upon us now, Homerites. Whether you’re lounging out on your front deck watching mother moose cross through your yard with their young,… Continue reading

The Azmara Quest is moored at the Deep Water Dock on Friday, May 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The ship was one of two cruise ships to dock in Homer over the Memorial Day weekend, with the Silver Muse visiting on Sunday, May 26. A planned visit by the USS John Finn on Sunday had to be canceled when the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer was diverted for operational reasons. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts Briefs

‘Little Women’ opens this weekend The stage adapation of Louis M. Alcott’s novel “Little Women” opens this weekend at Pier One Theatre. Written for the… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News An intentional fire and a hoax bomb threat put a damper on the last day of school at… Continue reading

Town Crier

Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. Date, time, location, behavior, and number of cranes is helpful. Leave a… Continue reading

Feona (Kheona) Joan Sawden

Feona (Kheona) Joan Sawden April 22, 1939 - May 26, 2019 Feona (Kheona) Joan Sawden, age 80, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2019 at… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Perch

Perch is a 3 1/2 years old. Perch is a sweet little firecracker. She likes to be near the action, but not in the middle… Continue reading

Prince William Sound Spot Shrimp with Champagne Ginger Butter Sauce is the perfect recipe to start off the traditional start of summer, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen on May 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Try spot shrimp for ‘sun-official’ start of summer

Memorial Day signals the “sun-official” start of summer and regardless of the weather, it’s time to get outdoors. During these longer days, I can be… Continue reading

Prince William Sound Spot Shrimp with Champagne Ginger Butter Sauce is the perfect recipe to start off the traditional start of summer, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen on May 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
The remodeled Pratt Museum, as seen on May 25, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The front entrance has been redone, adding some extra space and new steps. Handicap accessibility is to the right of the new entrance through the old porch. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pratt reopens with more accessibility

After a years-long effort to raise funds and design a new building, last fall the Pratt Museum board decided to set aside those plans and… Continue reading

The remodeled Pratt Museum, as seen on May 25, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The front entrance has been redone, adding some extra space and new steps. Handicap accessibility is to the right of the new entrance through the old porch. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Citizens angry at legislators who supported capping and tapping the Alaska Permanent Fund mounted a recall drive against… Continue reading

Town Crier

Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. Date, time, location, behavior, and number of cranes is helpful. Leave a… Continue reading