Aspen Hotel gets grand opening

Though already in use, Homer’s new Aspen Suites Hotel got a grand opening celebration last week while local elected officials celebrated bringing the business chain… Continue reading

Citizen requests reconsideration of section line vacation

Following a temporary closure last month of a section line easement and associated trail in the Dorothy Drive and East Skyline Drive area, a Homer… Continue reading

Construction starts on road, airport projects in Homer

Two long awaited Homer transportation projects will see work start this summer. Utility work on a four-way traffic signal at Main Street and the Homer… Continue reading

Farmers Market: Celebrate 20th anniversary with new cookbook

Twenty years ago the Homer Farmers Market’s first day was in mid July. Now, they regularly open their doors Memorial Day weekend. But the calendar… Continue reading

Runners and walkers participate in the Blue Line Run in Homer, Alaska, on March 30, 2019. They moved along the blue line, or the line marking the top of the 50-foot high inundation zone in the event of a tsunami. (Photo provided)

Scientists update Homer on new tsunami zones

There was some good news and some bad news when city officials, employees and emergency responders met at Homer City Hall on May 8 with… Continue reading

Runners and walkers participate in the Blue Line Run in Homer, Alaska, on March 30, 2019. They moved along the blue line, or the line marking the top of the 50-foot high inundation zone in the event of a tsunami. (Photo provided)

Homer High graduates reflect on community, look forward to future

The ceremony for Homer High School’s 84 graduates last Wednesday reflected two things local students are good at: appreciating their small, tight-knit community, and thinking… Continue reading

Kids and parents wade through copious amounts of mud in a pit specially prepared for this year’s Mud Wallow on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Cottonwood Horse Park in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Summer activities guide for kids and teens

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Drop-In Options: Families: Free admission to the Wynn Nature Center every Sunday, June 10 – end of August. Ages 2-4.… Continue reading

Kids and parents wade through copious amounts of mud in a pit specially prepared for this year’s Mud Wallow on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Cottonwood Horse Park in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Planning Commission to relook at medical center CUP

At its meeting next Wednesday, June 5, the Homer Advisory Planning Commission will again consider a controversial 20,000-square-foot medical center to be built on Danview… Continue reading

Homer athletes get recognition, plan futures

Homer High School isn’t known for winning a lot of state championships in sports, but that doesn’t mean the student athletes the school produces are… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Market includes veterans from 20 years ago

I was told that I should use this article as a vehicle to explain to people how good claytonia is. Also known as miner’s lettuce,… Continue reading

13 graduate from Homer Flex School

With usually about a dozen high school students graduating from Flex School, ceremonies tend to be intimate and informal — and with a lot of… Continue reading

Joe Geldhof, left, testifies before the Alaska House Finance Committee on Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Juneau, Alaska as Rep. Andy Josephson listens. The committee heard a bill that proposes a full Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend this year but seeks changes to the dividend formula going forward. (Becky Bohrer | Associated Press)

House committee gets blowback to PFD proposal

There were a lot of angry reactions.

Joe Geldhof, left, testifies before the Alaska House Finance Committee on Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Juneau, Alaska as Rep. Andy Josephson listens. The committee heard a bill that proposes a full Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend this year but seeks changes to the dividend formula going forward. (Becky Bohrer | Associated Press)

Lawsuit pits role of Legislature against power of governor

The governor called it “a friendly suit.”

The Kachemak-Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system Thursday, Aug. 30 in Kachemak-Selo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Voters unlikely to see K-Selo bonds on the ballot again

Assembly looking to other options for funding

The Kachemak-Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system Thursday, Aug. 30 in Kachemak-Selo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Navy band plays for Memorial Day ceremony

About 75 people braved blustery winds at Hickerson Memorial Cemetery on Memorial Day for ceremonies honoring Americans killed in wars throughout our country’s history. The… Continue reading

Former Homer Mayor Bryan Zak, in front, shovels dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Homer Police Station on Grubstake Avenue last Friday, May 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Homer City Council member Rachel Lord with her two children, Sadie and Linnea, council member Donna Aderhold, council member Shelly Erickson, council member Caroline Venuti, Mayor Ken Castner, Homer City Manager Katie Koester, and Byron Smith, son of council member Heath Smith, far right. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Ceremonial ground breaking held for new police station

On a sunny Friday afternoon, about 25 citizens and dignitaries attended groundbreaking ceremonies and a dedication of the site for the new Homer Police Station… Continue reading

Former Homer Mayor Bryan Zak, in front, shovels dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Homer Police Station on Grubstake Avenue last Friday, May 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Homer City Council member Rachel Lord with her two children, Sadie and Linnea, council member Donna Aderhold, council member Shelly Erickson, council member Caroline Venuti, Mayor Ken Castner, Homer City Manager Katie Koester, and Byron Smith, son of council member Heath Smith, far right. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
This shake map generated by the U.S. Geological Society shows the epicenter (star) of the May 27, 2019, 5.8-magnitude earthquake and areas of moderate (in green) to light (in blue) shaking felt.

5.8 earthquake wakes up Homer

HOMER (AP) — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the coast of southern Alaska, but no damage has been reported. The National Tsunami Warning Center,… Continue reading

This shake map generated by the U.S. Geological Society shows the epicenter (star) of the May 27, 2019, 5.8-magnitude earthquake and areas of moderate (in green) to light (in blue) shaking felt.

Homer Farmers Market: Celebrating 20 years

Correction: The Homer Farmers Market hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The spring weather has been so good to us this year… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News
                                Construction workers do foundation work at the site of the new Homer Police Station on Grubstake Avenue and Heath Street uphill of the Homer Post Office on May 20 in Homer.

Groundbreaking for new police station is Friday

With construction of the new Homer Police Station started, city officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the building site on… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News
                                Construction workers do foundation work at the site of the new Homer Police Station on Grubstake Avenue and Heath Street uphill of the Homer Post Office on May 20 in Homer.

Four Ninilchik graduates reflect on time in small school

In a short but sweet ceremony Tuesday night, four teenagers walked across the stage and into the next phase of their lives at Ninilchik School.… Continue reading