Steven B. Golson

Steven B. Golson

Steven B. Golson July 15, 1985 - Jan. 24, 2021 It is with deepest sadness that the family of Steven B. Golson, 35 years young,… Continue reading

Steven B. Golson

Joey Warren Prentice

Joey Warren Prentice was born at 8:44 a.m. on Feb. 17, 2021 at South Peninsula Hospital to Paige Strong and Joshua Prentice of Homer. He… Continue reading

Town Crier

The 100 Women Who Care quarterly meeting will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3 via Zoom. To get the Zoom link, contact… Continue reading

23rd annual Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest winners

Editor’s note: This list has been updated to note that judging for the contest was blind. Poetry Adult/Open First: Put a Face on It by… Continue reading

23rd Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest: Poetry winners

After a seven-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 23rd year. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was… Continue reading

23rd Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest: Adult fiction winner – Low Point

After a seven-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 23rd year. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was… Continue reading

23rd Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest: Grades K-12 nonfiction winners

After a seven-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 23rd year. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was… Continue reading

Red twig dogwood doing what it does best on a sunny afternoon on Feb. 17, 2021, at the Kachemak Gardener's home in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Advice on starting seedlings (even if you should just buy them)

This is an awkward column. Seed starting will be addressed but, in truth, I want you to buy your seedlings from one of our excellent… Continue reading

Red twig dogwood doing what it does best on a sunny afternoon on Feb. 17, 2021, at the Kachemak Gardener's home in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

23rd Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest: Grades K-12 Fiction winners

After a seven-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 23rd year. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was… Continue reading

Adult nonfiction winner: ‘Spared’

After a seven-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 23rd year. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was… Continue reading

The Alaska and U.S. flags fly at half staff on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Vistor Center. President Joe Biden on Monday ordered flags to be flown at half staff at federal facilities for five days to honor the 500,000 Americans who have died of COVID-19. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

It’s hard to believe we’re already two months into 2021, but here we are. After Sunday, February will be all over except for the snow… Continue reading

The Alaska and U.S. flags fly at half staff on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Vistor Center. President Joe Biden on Monday ordered flags to be flown at half staff at federal facilities for five days to honor the 500,000 Americans who have died of COVID-19. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

Magic. (Photo courtesy Homer Animal Shelter)

Pet of the week: Magic

Magic is a 3-year-old male cat. Magic is a lovable character. He’s not quite available for adoption yet, but soon. His five-day stray hold is… Continue reading

Magic. (Photo courtesy Homer Animal Shelter)
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 Feb. 8-14… Continue reading

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

Lucas Michael Hrenchir

Lucas Michael Hrenchir March 14, 1979 - Jan. 29, 2021 Lucas Hrenchir, age 41, was born in Homer, Alaska to Michael and Barbara Hrenchir. He… Continue reading

Lucas Michael Hrenchir
Mary Ellen Osloond

Mary Ellen Osloond

Mary Ellen Osloond March 3, 1930 - Feb. 9, 2021 On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, Mary Ellen Osloond, 90, passed away at her home with… Continue reading

Mary Ellen Osloond

Hanz Odin Weber

Hanz Odin Weber was born at 2:47 a.m. on Feb. 15, 2021 at South Peninsula Hospital to Jennifer and AJ Weber of Homer. He weighed… Continue reading

August Tadgh Kiesel

August Tadgh Kiesel was born at 2:39 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2021 at South Peninsula Hospital to Claire and Chad Kiesel of Homer. He weighed… Continue reading

Town Crier

Step into Freedom is a narcotics anonymous group that will be held at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Glacierview Baptist Church “Big House” next… Continue reading

Bunnell Street Arts Center Artist in Residence Nina Elder's work is displayed on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, a the gallery in Homer, Alaska. At left are pieces from her series, "It Will Not Be the Same, But It Might Be Beautiful," drawings of puzzle stones collected in the area near McCarthy, Alaska. At right is a drawing of frayed rope, part of her focus during her residency. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Visiting artist acknowledges ‘the brokenness but not throwing it away when it’s broken’

For Bunnell residency, artist also will look at frayed, found objects like rope and nets

Bunnell Street Arts Center Artist in Residence Nina Elder's work is displayed on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, a the gallery in Homer, Alaska. At left are pieces from her series, "It Will Not Be the Same, But It Might Be Beautiful," drawings of puzzle stones collected in the area near McCarthy, Alaska. At right is a drawing of frayed rope, part of her focus during her residency. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)