Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News:

Lasse Holmes, Karen Berger and Steve McCasland opened the doors to Homer Brewing Co. in the former Manley Terminal building on Ocean Drive on Sept. 21. It sold two beers: Old Inlet Pale Ale and Broken Birch Bitter. Holmes and former resident Lawrence Livingston created the Q and Q Brewers Guild in the Old Inlet Trading Post’s basement, where the idea of Homer’s first brewery was born. Holmes, Berger and McCasland pooled their finances for the new venture.

– From the issue of Sept. 19, 1996

30 years ago in the Homer News:

Homer wildlife photographer John Pezzenti received a surprise when the Pentagon asked him to send three photographs for President Ronald Reagan’s birthday. After getting the request in writing — because he was not sure if it was a hoax — he sent three matted and framed photos of bald eagles to Washington, D.C., where they will be considered for display in the White House.

– From the issue of Sept. 18, 1986

50 years ago in the Homer News:

Larry Farnen and Albert Evans filed to run for Homer mayor. Ken Arndt, Erle Cooper, Tom Crosby, Homer Thompson and Roy Waddington filed for the 3-year council seat. Bob Barnett filed for the 2-year seat. In other city news, Ethel Beamer was hired to replace City Clerk Audrey Rearden and Robert Amos was hired as maintenance man for the new Homer Water System.

– From the issue of Sept. 22, 1966

More in Community

Clarke (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)
Pet of the Week: Clarke

Clarke is a sweet 4-year-old girl who would make a great companion!… Continue reading

Two paintings in in Dr. Sami Ali's exhibit, "The Mind of a Healthcare Worker During the COVID-19 Pandemic," showing in January 2022 at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
ER doctor’s paintings follow passage of pandemic

Dr. Sami Ali made 2019 resolution to paint every day — and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Ice surrounds the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory at the Pioneer Dock on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Homer, Alaska. The buoy tender is known as "The Bull of the North." (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer’s Best Bets

Decades ago when the Betster started building the family cabin one chilly… Continue reading

Town Crier teaser.
Town Crier

The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W Pioneer, is now open… Continue reading

Almond flour adds a nuttiness to this carrot cake topped with cream cheese frosting. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
A ‘perfect day’ cake

Carrot cake and cream cheese frosting make for a truly delicious day off

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… Continue reading

Traditional ingredients like kimchi, ramen and tofu are mixed with American comfort food Spam in this hearty Korean stew. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
On the strawberry patch: Warm up with army base stew

American soldiers introduced local cooks to some American staple ingredients of the time: Spam and hotdogs.

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.
Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Most Read