Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Wrestling Dual v. Grace Christian from 4-6 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gym Friday — Teacher in-service (no school) Monday,… Continue reading

The Seafarers Memorial parking lot is mostly empty on Oct. 25, 2019, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The city has applied for a conditional use permit to fill in and extend the parking lot to the left in this photo, or toward the beach. The angled parking spaces by the Homer Spit Road also would be removed except in front of the Cannery Row Boardwalk.(Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

City seeks permit for expanded Spit parking lot

In the context of the continual friction between serving the needs of harbor and Homer Spit users while protecting some of the environmental values that… Continue reading

The Seafarers Memorial parking lot is mostly empty on Oct. 25, 2019, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The city has applied for a conditional use permit to fill in and extend the parking lot to the left in this photo, or toward the beach. The angled parking spaces by the Homer Spit Road also would be removed except in front of the Cannery Row Boardwalk.(Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The Alaska State Office Building in downtown Juneau on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska State Office Building in downtown Juneau on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

DOT respond to concerns over Silvertip Station closure

The Department of Transportation is responding to concerns over the closure of the Silver Tip Maintenance Station near Hope, which housed equipment and operators responsible… Continue reading

Seawatch: Value-added seafood is growing market

Value-added seafood is experiencing a surge as convenience takes priority over cost, although not everyone agrees what makes a product value-added. Supermarket Perimeter reports that… Continue reading

Borough to spend $150,000 burning brush at the landfill

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is taking a torch to the problem of excess brush and woodland debris that has piled up at the landfill.… Continue reading

Lower Peninsula Halloween events listing

Haunted Hickory Adults, young people and families will all get something out of the annual Haunted Hickory, held Friday, Oct. 25, on the U.S. Coast… Continue reading

Volunteers on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, walk a path between the Homer Theatre and Bartlett Street while searching the woods off Main Street and Pioneer Avenue for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer woman remains missing after search shifts statewide

In the ongoing effort to find missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, Homer Police on Wednesday released a security camera image showing her leaving her… Continue reading

Volunteers on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, walk a path between the Homer Theatre and Bartlett Street while searching the woods off Main Street and Pioneer Avenue for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Residents push back against latest attempt to establish addiction treatment home for men

After receiving a state grant to support a local inpatient addiction treatment center for men, a faith-based organization is struggling to find a home for… Continue reading

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Homer area school announcements

Drama, Debate and Forensics results The Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics (DDF) season kicked off this past weekend with a tournament at South… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic gets funds from Alaska Run for Women

A local women’s health clinic has received a grant from a statewide organization to aid in community health outreach, especially when it comes to breast… Continue reading

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                                Trees burned by the Swan Lake Fire and knocked down by gusts of wind can be seen here along the Sterling Highway on Aug. 30.

Senator Micciche asks for clarification on Swan Lake Fire Management

In the wake of the Swan Lake Fire, Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Kenai/Soldotna) is requesting a frank discussion on wildlife management policies. Micciche sent a letter… Continue reading

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                                Trees burned by the Swan Lake Fire and knocked down by gusts of wind can be seen here along the Sterling Highway on Aug. 30.

Seawatch: Congress considering safety, climate change for fisheries

Congress is getting involved in fisheries in a couple key areas: safety and climate change. Republican Rep. Don Young is leading a bipartisan effort along… Continue reading

Certified nurse midwives Julie McCarron (left) and Dana Whittaker (right) talk with visitors during an open house held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Homer Medical Center West Wing on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

West Wing of Homer Medical Center hosts open house

Homer Medical Center’s West Wing moved into a building that was formerly a home across Bartlett Street from the main center campus eight years ago.… Continue reading

Certified nurse midwives Julie McCarron (left) and Dana Whittaker (right) talk with visitors during an open house held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Homer Medical Center West Wing on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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                                A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna on Sept. 18. The ads were paid for by Alaska Yes, according to a disclaimer on the sign.

Alaska Yes responds to APOC allegations

Alaska Yes Inc has responded to a complaint, denying many of the allegations that they violated several campaign laws. The complaint was filed against the… Continue reading

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                                A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna on Sept. 18. The ads were paid for by Alaska Yes, according to a disclaimer on the sign.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to attendees of a conference held by the Alaska State Home Building Association and the Kenai Peninsula Home Builders Association on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. Dunleavy came to brief conference participants on the statewide economy. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Dunleavy talks statewide economy at builders conference in Homer

Recall Dunleavy protesters gathered outside the conference location during his speech

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to attendees of a conference held by the Alaska State Home Building Association and the Kenai Peninsula Home Builders Association on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. Dunleavy came to brief conference participants on the statewide economy. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A missing person poster for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane put out on Oct. 20, 2019, by Homer Police in Homer, Alaska. (Image provided)

Search shifts statewide for missing Homer woman

Homer Police on Monday afternoon have called off the ground and local search for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38, missing from her Main Street home since… Continue reading

A missing person poster for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane put out on Oct. 20, 2019, by Homer Police in Homer, Alaska. (Image provided)

Students get fishy with annual egg take event

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct information about the kinds of landlocked lakes salmon fry can be released into through the Salmon… Continue reading

Search continues for missing Homer woman

Update: This story was updated at 5 p.m. with a correction on Murnane’s age and new information. About 50 volunteers continued the search today for… Continue reading

Joshua Hinds, principal of Chapman School, stands in his office in this undated photo at the school in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Joshua Hinds)

A conversation with Chapman principal Joshua Hinds

Chapman School Principal Joshua Hinds may be the new kid on the block in Anchor Point, but he’s a seasoned education administrator who’s been bringing… Continue reading

Joshua Hinds, principal of Chapman School, stands in his office in this undated photo at the school in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Joshua Hinds)