Although snow has fallen on Poot Peak, the image of the iconic bear’s eyes and nose of the mountain remains faint, as seen here on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. The mountain is named after Henry Poot, also known as “China” Poot, an Alaska Native man who hunted and fished in the area in the early 1900s. According to Marilyn Sigman’s “Entangled: People and Ecological Change in Alaska’s Kachemak Bay,” Poot was the son of a Native woman and a Chinese cannery worker. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Although snow has fallen on Poot Peak, the image of the iconic bear’s eyes and nose of the mountain remains faint, as seen here on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. The mountain is named after Henry Poot, also known as “China” Poot, an Alaska Native man who hunted and fished in the area in the early 1900s. According to Marilyn Sigman’s “Entangled: People and Ecological Change in Alaska’s Kachemak Bay,” Poot was the son of a Native woman and a Chinese cannery worker. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

Evelyn Mae Isaac

Evelyn Mae Isaac was born on Nov. 24, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital to Brooke Knott and Andrew Isaac of Homer. She weighed 6 pounds,… Continue reading

The Homer Animal Shelter on March 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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

The Homer Animal Shelter on March 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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 Nov. 23-29… Continue reading

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

Inez Clendenen

Inez Clendenen Nov. 22, 2020 - April 5, 1924 Inez Clendenen went to be with the Lord on Nov. 22, 2020, at her home with… Continue reading

Inez Clendenen

Town Crier

The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center’s Annual Tree Lighting Celebration scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to concerns about public gatherings under… Continue reading

Catie Busch's "Radio Group," a work in her exhibit, "Water Haul," opening Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Bunnell Street Arts Center)

First Friday: December shows feature art about fish and fishing

Most galleries won’t hold receptions, but new shows are open during regular hours

Catie Busch's "Radio Group," a work in her exhibit, "Water Haul," opening Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Bunnell Street Arts Center)
Ginger molasses cookies make for a delicious, chewy way to spread holiday cheer to family and friends isolated during the pandemic, photographed on Nov. 30, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Festive, yummy and low-key

Ginger molasses cookies make the perfect holiday treat

Ginger molasses cookies make for a delicious, chewy way to spread holiday cheer to family and friends isolated during the pandemic, photographed on Nov. 30, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Snow falls on the Cape Lynch, right, and other boats on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News).

Best Bets

Well, if you were still denying winter’s arrival, Homer weather over the weekend cleared that up for you right quick. It never ceases to amaze… Continue reading

Snow falls on the Cape Lynch, right, and other boats on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News).

Years Ago

20 years ago Nope, it wasn’t an early St. Patrick’s Day joke. Frank and Barbara Gibson’s mixed-breed Labrador retriever dog really did give birth to… Continue reading

Town Crier

The Christian Science Society, located at 3774 Bartlett St., will hold a Thanksgiving service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26. Hymns, prayer and readings from… Continue reading

Palmer. (Photo courtesy Homer Animal Shelter)

Pet of the week: Palmer

Introducing Palmer, “the strong silent type.” He’ll be up for adoption soon, but first he needs to have eye surgery. His right eye was injured… Continue reading

Palmer. (Photo courtesy Homer Animal Shelter)
Phoebe Estill

Phoebe Estill

Phoebe Estill Aug. 20, 1965 - Nov. 6, 2020 Phoebe Estill, aged 55, of Homer passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at Providence Medical… Continue reading

Phoebe Estill
Rolan D. Porter

Rolan D. Porter

Rolan D. Porter Nov. 27, 1928 - Nov. 13, 2020 Rolan D. Porter, 91, passed away quietly on Nov. 13, 2020 at his home in… Continue reading

Rolan D. Porter
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 Nov. 16-22… Continue reading

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

Tori Adelynn Ozhuwan

Tori Adelynn Ozhuwan was born at 1:03 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital to Tasha Ozhuwan and Cole Sallee of Homer. She… Continue reading

The sign for the "Fun with 5x7" show at the Homer Council on the Arts, on display through Dec. 17, 2020, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Fun with 5×7’ show at Homer Council on the Arts inspires creators to think small

The Homer Council on the Arts’ annual “Fun with 5x7” show challenges artists to think small and create within the confined space of 5-inches by… Continue reading

The sign for the "Fun with 5x7" show at the Homer Council on the Arts, on display through Dec. 17, 2020, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Tracy Hansen's painting is part of an exhibit of her palette-knife works showing at the Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery from Friday, Nov. 27 to Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ptarmigan Arts)
Tracy Hansen's painting is part of an exhibit of her palette-knife works showing at the Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery from Friday, Nov. 27 to Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ptarmigan Arts)
For a twist on the traditional Old Fashioned cocktail, use apple cider and serve with a cinnamon stick, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitching on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Spice up Thanksgiving with these side dishes and drinks

Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve missed writing to you and sharing special dishes from my kitchen. The Other Fisherman and I are doing great and we hope… Continue reading

For a twist on the traditional Old Fashioned cocktail, use apple cider and serve with a cinnamon stick, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitching on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)