Task force meets, talks health of salmon in inlet

The first meeting of the Upper Cook Inlet Task Force generated questions about allocation issues, marine mortality, historical catch rates and the overall health of… Continue reading

Chamber plans events

The Homer Chamber of Commerce has several events planned in the next few weeks: n The next chamber mixer will be from 5-7 p.m. Nov.… Continue reading

Booksellers, Kobo partner in ‘read freely’ philosophy

The American Booksellers Association is partnering with  Kobo to make ereaders and ebooks available at independent bookstores nationwide, including the Homer Bookstore. Kobo, a leader… Continue reading

Amanda Miotke

Miotke joins sales team at Story Real Estate

Amanda Miotke has joined the sales team at Story Real Estate. While Miotke is a new Realtor, she has a lot of experience in the… Continue reading

Amanda Miotke

Recipe tips from Paul Banks first-grade students

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer When it comes to giving, the Paul Banks Elementary School first-grade students in Brandon Young’s classroom are ready to do… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Today-Nov. 23: Holiday. Homer Flex School Nov. 21: Annual Thanksgiving lunch, noon. Homer High School Nov. 26: Basketball practice begins.… Continue reading

AP woman charged in embezzlement of former council member

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Homer Police last week charged an Anchor Point woman with first-degree theft for taking $95,794 from her ex-boss, Matt Shadle.… Continue reading

Family appreciates community

As the family of Gary Longhenry, who recently passed away, we would like to express our gratitude and admiration to all of you who tried… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012

Ski club plans annual meeting

 Kachemak Ski Club sends a big note of thanks to all who came to our recent Warren Miller fundraiser. We also thank Era Alaska and… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012

Hospice trains eight new volunteers

Hospice of Homer just completed our annual End of Life volunteer training. Hospice would like to welcome the eight newly trained volunteers who will soon… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012

Many spread Thanksgiving blessings

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We are so grateful to live in this wonderful place where so many have such giving hearts. We would like to… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012

Thank you: It’s what Thursday is all about

Thank you. Two simple words that make our days when we hear them and make others’ days when we use them. Unlike most things in… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012
Nina Faust

Tidal power, not natural gas line, would better serve Homer, state

A fter much thought, I have decided to register my objection to the City’s Natural Gas Distribution System Special Assessment District.  Based on strong scientific… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012
  • By Nina Faust
Nina Faust
Kelly Cooper

Loss sparks mission to raise pancreatic cancer awareness

As I contemplate this season of giving thanks, I realize how much I have to be thankful for. I live in a wonderful community with… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012
  • By Kelly Cooper
Kelly Cooper

Wanted: You on a nonprofit board

At a recent Homer Council on the Arts meeting we were planning our annual meeting which takes place each January. At that meeting HCOA presents… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012
  • By DIANE BORGMAN

Parents, professionals weigh in on teen drinking

Is teens' use of alcohol in Homer a new problem? Not according to 20-year-old headlines in the Homer News. In October 1992, three students were… Continue reading

Teens speak out on teen drinking

It's one thing to hear what adults have to say about the use of alcohol by Homer teens. It's another thing to hear what the… Continue reading

Council to chew on two food tax proposals

At the regular meeting of the Homer City Council on Monday, two council members — Bryan Zak and David Lewis — will present two separate… Continue reading

The five Jansen siblings, shown with their parents — Don; Olivia, 4; Mitchel, 6 months; Savannah, 10; Beth; Isabella, 7; and Mercedes, 17 — chose to use their earnings from a garage sale to make Thanksgiving brighter for others.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Residents embrace spirit of Thanksgiving holiday

The annual holiday season starts Thursday with turkey and ends with bubbly drinks on New Year’s Day. During the next five weeks, we will sit… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012
  • By MCKIBBEN JACKINSKY AND MICHAEL ARMSTRONG
  • Local News
The five Jansen siblings, shown with their parents — Don; Olivia, 4; Mitchel, 6 months; Savannah, 10; Beth; Isabella, 7; and Mercedes, 17 — chose to use their earnings from a garage sale to make Thanksgiving brighter for others.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

CommuKnitty Stash relocates to Main Street

CommuKnitty Stash has moved off the Sterling Highway and onto Main Street — 3581 B Main St., to be exact, between Napa and Homer Hounds.… Continue reading