KRSA plans big changes to fish event

For the first time in its 20-year history, the Kenai River Classic will target silver salmon instead of king salmon. After two years of catch-and-release… Continue reading

K-Bay Caffe Owner Michael McGuire fills an order at his new Pioneer Avenue location. The East End Road drive-through coffee stand remains open. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

K-Bay Caffe now open on Pioneer

K-Bay Caffe & Roasting, the coffee roasting and drive-through espresso company, opened a new downtown café on Nov. 16 at 397 Pioneer Ave. next to… Continue reading

K-Bay Caffe Owner Michael McGuire fills an order at his new Pioneer Avenue location. The East End Road drive-through coffee stand remains open. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Rose Grech

KBBI hires new development director, reporter

Staff report Public radio station KBBI recently has filled two key staff positions. Rose Grech has been hired as KBBI’s development director. Ariel Van Cleave… Continue reading

Rose Grech
Tutka Bay Lodge has been recognized as a 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards winner in the Trip of a Lifetime category.

Tutka Bay Lodge recognized in ‘Trip of Lifetime’ category

Tutka Bay Lodge has been recognized as a 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards winner in the Trip of a Lifetime category.  Representing a “complete escape,”… Continue reading

Tutka Bay Lodge has been recognized as a 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards winner in the Trip of a Lifetime category.
Offering more than 150 flavors of tea, Coletta Walker, owner and operator of Ivory Goose Antiques and Tea Emporium, is introducing Homer to the world of tea.-Photo  by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

It’s now teatime at the Ivory Goose

In an area that knows what it means to “mug up” — a phrase describing the coffee break of hardworking fishermen and cannery workers —… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012
  • By McKibben Jackinsk
  • Business
Offering more than 150 flavors of tea, Coletta Walker, owner and operator of Ivory Goose Antiques and Tea Emporium, is introducing Homer to the world of tea.-Photo  by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

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