Homer chamber spreads holiday cheer at tree lighting

The holiday spirit is back in town thanks to the annual Holiday Tree Lighting put on by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center… Continue reading

Flex Phoenix Award winner announced

Sophomore Kira Milne is the recipient of the Flex Phoenix Award for this month. This award is given out once a month to the student… Continue reading

This undated photo shows the home around Mile 15 East End Road near Homer, Alaska that will serve as a new residential inpatient treatment facility for Set Free Alaska, a religions organization based in the Mat Su Valley bringing addiction treatment to the Homer area. (Photo courtesy Jessica Jones, Set Free Alaska)

Set Free Alaska forges ahead with plans for addiction treatment center outside Homer

After about a year of searching for options, a religion-based addiction treatment organization out of the Mat-Su Valley has found a homer near Homer. Set… Continue reading

This undated photo shows the home around Mile 15 East End Road near Homer, Alaska that will serve as a new residential inpatient treatment facility for Set Free Alaska, a religions organization based in the Mat Su Valley bringing addiction treatment to the Homer area. (Photo courtesy Jessica Jones, Set Free Alaska)
Mud and debris is washed up at Bear Creek near East End Road on Monday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Bear Creek crosses East End Road near Bear Creek Drive and overflowed the creek banks. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Winter storms bring floods, power outages, emergency declarations

Several weather-related events have caused damage across the entire peninsula.

Mud and debris is washed up at Bear Creek near East End Road on Monday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Bear Creek crosses East End Road near Bear Creek Drive and overflowed the creek banks. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Terry Allen rides his jet ski at Auke Lake near Juneau on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fish and Game proposes repeal of ban on personal watercraft in areas of Kachemak Bay

An old fight over public access, recreational use and the protection of critical habitats is playing out again anew in Kachemak Bay. The Alaska Department… Continue reading

Terry Allen rides his jet ski at Auke Lake near Juneau on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Seawatch: Downward trend predicted for halibut

The International Pacific Halibut Commission held its interim meeting last week in Seattle and once again is predicting a downward trend for the resource, something… Continue reading

Homer’s The Nutcracker on deck this weekend

For 30 years, Homer has brought the passion and wonder of “The Nutcracker” ballet to the small community stage for peninsula residents to enjoy. This… Continue reading

Homer’s first marijuana cultivator granted license

Almost two years after it first applied for a standard cultivation permit, Alaska Loven It — the first operation to apply for a license to… Continue reading

A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)

No new leads in case of missing Homer woman

The search continues for missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38. Murnane has been missing since Oct. 17 after she was last seen in a… Continue reading

A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)
In this May 29 file photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to reporters in his office at the state Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. Dunleavy said he hopes to move past the rancor of his first year in office, amid an unsettled dispute with lawmakers over state spending and threat of a recall effort looming large. The Republican will mark a full year in office Tuesday, Dec. 3. (AP Photo | Becky Bohrer)

Dunleavy marks 1st year in office amid turmoil

The governor hopes to move past the rancor.

  • Dec 4, 2019
  • By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
  • State News
In this May 29 file photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to reporters in his office at the state Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. Dunleavy said he hopes to move past the rancor of his first year in office, amid an unsettled dispute with lawmakers over state spending and threat of a recall effort looming large. The Republican will mark a full year in office Tuesday, Dec. 3. (AP Photo | Becky Bohrer)
In this file photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this file photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Southeast teen hospitalized for vaping related injury

It’s the first case of vaping related injury in Alaska.

Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
(File photo)

Police say Seward homicide victim was lured, beaten

Five people have been charged in the Aug. 25 death of Preston Atwood.

(File photo)
Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

U.S. Congress candidate Alyse Galvin makes stop in Homer

After making a respectable run to unseat Alaska’s sole U.S. Representative, Don Young, in 2018, Anchorage’s Alyse Galvin is back at it for the 2020… Continue reading

Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Fireweed Academy students take art to next level with public mural

Teachers and staff at Fireweed Academy in Homer are known for using the arts as a core tool in their curriculums. In no way is… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Winter Activities Pep Rally in the gym at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 — Nutcracker Fair set up in the… Continue reading

Organizations open arms to community with Thanksgiving meals

Thanksgiving and other holidays are generally a time when families come together around a table to enjoy a meal and each other’s company. For those… Continue reading

It’s a great day to bird — Homer’s birds and the birders who love them

Correction: Carol Harding is the chair of the Kachemak Bay Birders. Also, her correct email address is carolgharding1@gmail.com. Homer, in addition to being a well-known… Continue reading

Baycrest campground and RV park wins KOA award

After several years of remodeling and upgrades, the Homer/Baycrest KOA Holiday Campground has won the 2020 Kampgrounds of America President’s Award and KOA Founder’s Award,… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Medical Center is now Kachemak Medical Group

The medical center formally known as Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic and owned by MediCenter has closed and reopened under a new name and in a… Continue reading