Eve Dickman hands out candy at the home of Sean and Sandra Perry for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Halloween events on deck

Where to look for tricks and treats in the Homer area this year

Eve Dickman hands out candy at the home of Sean and Sandra Perry for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)

Local legislative aide fired after arrest

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) has fired one of her aides after he was arrested for alleged assault earlier this month. Adam Hykes of Homer was… Continue reading

The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)
Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)

Homer woman indicted for murder of Soldotna man

Keith Huss of Soldotna was found shot to death in late September, troopers say

Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)
A screenshot from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s COVID-19 dashboard shows current case trends and threat levels as of Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Screenshot courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

Southern peninsula schools go to remote learning after increase in COVID-19 cases

Increase in COVID-19 cases pushes Southern Kenai Peninsula into high-risk category

A screenshot from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s COVID-19 dashboard shows current case trends and threat levels as of Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Screenshot courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
A biker leads a line of cars driving off the Homer Spit at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Homer, Alaska after a tsunami evacuation order was issued for low-lying areas in Homer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer New)

National Weather Service downgrades warning to ‘advisory’

Update: As of 2:45 pm. the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management has issued an all-clear notice for Homer and the Kenai Peninsula. The… Continue reading

A biker leads a line of cars driving off the Homer Spit at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Homer, Alaska after a tsunami evacuation order was issued for low-lying areas in Homer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer New)
Nanwalek School teacher Jim Reinseth, in April 18, 2018. (Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

Award-winning Nanwalek teacher dies in house fire

James Reinseth had taught at the remote school since 2007

Nanwalek School teacher Jim Reinseth, in April 18, 2018. (Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) poses for a photo on June 12, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Hannah Vance)

Candidate Q&A: Sarah Vance

Vance looks for another term in the Alaska House of Representatives

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) poses for a photo on June 12, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Hannah Vance)
Homer News file photoHomer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer News file photoHomer High School.
Members of the Kachemak Bay Masonic Lodge U.D. (Under Dispensation) and other Alaska Masons pose for a photo at a dispensation ceremony on Sept. 26, 2020, at the Homer Elks Lodge in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kachemak Bay Masonic Lodge U.D.)

Kachemak Bay Masons granted dispensation

Masons expect to get full charter in a year

Members of the Kachemak Bay Masonic Lodge U.D. (Under Dispensation) and other Alaska Masons pose for a photo at a dispensation ceremony on Sept. 26, 2020, at the Homer Elks Lodge in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kachemak Bay Masonic Lodge U.D.)
Seawatch: Senate candidates debate fisheries issues

Seawatch: Senate candidates debate fisheries issues

Sullivan, Gross spar in first-ever virtual fisheries debate

Seawatch: Senate candidates debate fisheries issues
A short line forms outside of Homer City Hall as people wait to vote in the regular municipal election on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

City council certifies election results

Ken Castner, Caroline Venuti and Rachel Lord will continue serving the city

A short line forms outside of Homer City Hall as people wait to vote in the regular municipal election on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Alaska House District 31 candidate Kelly Cooper. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)

Candidate Q&A: Kelly Cooper

Assembly President and business owner seeks first term in Alaska House

Alaska House District 31 candidate Kelly Cooper. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)
“It’s Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well” is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

Blood drive, Guardian open house featured this weekend

Rotary Health Fair live events includ blood drive, Guardian Flight open house

  • Oct 14, 2020
  • By Lori Evans For the Homer News
  • Local News
“It’s Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well” is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

All central peninsula schools shifted 100% remote learning Wednesday

Spike in COVID-19 cases on central peninsula led to school district decision

A new poster seeking information on the whereabouts of Anesha "Duffy" Murnane produced on Oct. 12, 2020, in Homer, Alaska, will go up at Two Sisters Bakery in Homer. (Photo courtesy Anesha Murnane family)

Search continues for Anesha Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019

Family, friends will hold candlelight vigil on Sunday to mark anniversary of her disappearance

A new poster seeking information on the whereabouts of Anesha "Duffy" Murnane produced on Oct. 12, 2020, in Homer, Alaska, will go up at Two Sisters Bakery in Homer. (Photo courtesy Anesha Murnane family)
This Jan. 18, 2020, photo shows people preparing to get on a Ravn Connect airplane at the airport in Bethel, Alaska, for a flight to Toksook Bay. The abrupt shutdown of RavnAir Group sent community leaders, the U.S. Postal Service and other local carriers scrambling to help get needed freight to remote Alaska villages. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Ravn set to take off in Homer once again

Ravn Alaska aims to begin commuter air service in November

This Jan. 18, 2020, photo shows people preparing to get on a Ravn Connect airplane at the airport in Bethel, Alaska, for a flight to Toksook Bay. The abrupt shutdown of RavnAir Group sent community leaders, the U.S. Postal Service and other local carriers scrambling to help get needed freight to remote Alaska villages. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
This “I voted” sticker in Aleut by artist Barbara Lavallee is part of the Alaska Division of Elections 2020 stickers designed to “depict the diversity, strength and power of Alaskan women,” according to an Oct. 12, 2020, press release from the Division of Elections. The designs feature the words “I voted” in English, Spanish, Koyukon, Gwich’in, Aleut, Tagalog, Alutiiq, Northern Inupiaq, Nunivak Cup’ig, and Yup’ik, and will be available at polling places for the Nov. 3 general election as well as online. (Photo courtesy Alaska Division of Elections)

Absentee in-person voting starts Oct. 20 in Homer

Absentee ballots can be mailed or dropped off at Homer City Hall

This “I voted” sticker in Aleut by artist Barbara Lavallee is part of the Alaska Division of Elections 2020 stickers designed to “depict the diversity, strength and power of Alaskan women,” according to an Oct. 12, 2020, press release from the Division of Elections. The designs feature the words “I voted” in English, Spanish, Koyukon, Gwich’in, Aleut, Tagalog, Alutiiq, Northern Inupiaq, Nunivak Cup’ig, and Yup’ik, and will be available at polling places for the Nov. 3 general election as well as online. (Photo courtesy Alaska Division of Elections)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

3 new COVID-19 cases reported on southern Kenai Peninsula on Wednesday

There is 1 new case each in Homer, Fritz Creek and the ‘Other South’ category

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Southern Kenai Peninsula region of school district moves to medium risk

Schools in the central, eastern peninsula regions are at high risk

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

Health Fair returns, even in times of COVID-19

Health Fair includes blood draws, blood drives and flu vaccine clinics

  • Oct 7, 2020
  • By Lori Evans For the Homer News
  • Local News
"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair