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Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Terry Kadel waves to the crowd gathered on Pioneer Avenue during Homer’s Independence Day parade Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Terry Kadel ‘no longer with’ city

Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Terry Kadel is no longer with the department, Homer City Manager Katie Koester said in a statement released Wednesday. “I… Continue reading

 

An aerial photograph from “The Kenai River: An Aerial Perspective” by Homer photographer Ian Reid. Reid released the book, which is available on demand, in November. (Photo courtesy Ian Reid)

Bird’s eye view: Homer man releases Kenai River aerial photography book

From a Homer man’s passion for flying comes a book for those passionate about the Kenai River. Last weekend, Ian Reid of Eagle Eye Gallery… Continue reading

 

Photos: Rotary Health Fair

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Homer City Clerk Melissa Jacobsen, right, watches as Election Canvass Board members Maryann Lyda, left, and Alice Krivitsky, center, feed ballots through an AccuVote machine during the Oct. 5, 2018, meeting of the canvass board in Homer, Alaska. The board counted the absentee and other ballots uncounted on Tuesday’s election. The overall result did not change, with Ken Caster winning the election of Homer Mayor and Donna Aderhold and Heath Smith winning re-election to the Homer City Council. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

No change in unofficial city, borough election

After counting absentee, questioned and special needs votes, the Homer Election Canvass Board and the Kenai Peninsula Borough found no change in last Tuesday’s unofficial… Continue reading

Homer City Clerk Melissa Jacobsen, right, watches as Election Canvass Board members Maryann Lyda, left, and Alice Krivitsky, center, feed ballots through an AccuVote machine during the Oct. 5, 2018, meeting of the canvass board in Homer, Alaska. The board counted the absentee and other ballots uncounted on Tuesday’s election. The overall result did not change, with Ken Caster winning the election of Homer Mayor and Donna Aderhold and Heath Smith winning re-election to the Homer City Council. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer City Clerk Melissa Jacobsen, right, watches as Election Canvass Board members Maryann Lyda, left, and Alice Krivitsky, center, feed ballots through an AccuVote machine during the Oct. 5, 2018, meeting of the canvass board in Homer, Alaska. The board counted the absentee and other ballots uncounted on Tuesday’s election. The overall result did not change, with Ken Caster winning the election of Homer Mayor and Donna Aderhold and Heath Smith winning re-election to the Homer City Council. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Castner keeps lead in mayor race

After counting of absentee, questioned and special needs votes, the Homer Election Canvass Board found no change in Tuesday’s unofficial results. In the final tally,… Continue reading

Homer City Clerk Melissa Jacobsen, right, watches as Election Canvass Board members Maryann Lyda, left, and Alice Krivitsky, center, feed ballots through an AccuVote machine during the Oct. 5, 2018, meeting of the canvass board in Homer, Alaska. The board counted the absentee and other ballots uncounted on Tuesday’s election. The overall result did not change, with Ken Caster winning the election of Homer Mayor and Donna Aderhold and Heath Smith winning re-election to the Homer City Council. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Five of the six Homer City Council members (from left to right: Donna Aderhold, Shelly Erickson, Caroline Venuti, Heath Smith and Rachel Lord) smile at the grand opening for the extended Greatland Street on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

City celebrates Greatland Street grand opening

Motorists now have another option for getting from Pioneer Avenue to the Sterling Highway, and city representatives are pretty excited about it. A handful of… Continue reading

Five of the six Homer City Council members (from left to right: Donna Aderhold, Shelly Erickson, Caroline Venuti, Heath Smith and Rachel Lord) smile at the grand opening for the extended Greatland Street on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A lot on Lakeshore Drive west of Landings Street has been cleared in preparation for construction of a floatplane base and cabins. In this photo taken July 31, 2018, in Homer, Alaska, construction was still waiting on permits from the Homer Advisory Planning Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

CUP approved for new floatplane lodges

The Homer Advisory Planning Commission at its regular meeting last Wednesday, Aug. 1, approved a conditional use permit, or CUP, for a proposed floatplane office… Continue reading

A lot on Lakeshore Drive west of Landings Street has been cleared in preparation for construction of a floatplane base and cabins. In this photo taken July 31, 2018, in Homer, Alaska, construction was still waiting on permits from the Homer Advisory Planning Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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                                Crews with Clark Management of Anchor Point work on the Greatland Street extension near Sav-U-More on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The almost $600,000 project will connect Pioneer Avenue and the Homer Bypass through Greatland Street.

Greatland Street work continues

Crews with Clark Management of Anchor Point work on the Greatland Street extension near Sav-U-More last Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The almost… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News</span>
                                Crews with Clark Management of Anchor Point work on the Greatland Street extension near Sav-U-More on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The almost $600,000 project will connect Pioneer Avenue and the Homer Bypass through Greatland Street.
Drifwood and rock is used to line the gardens at the Jeff and Ranja Dean farm off East End Road in Homer, Alaska. It was one of five gardens featured in the July 29, 2018 Homer Garden Tour. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Gardens glow in annual tour

Despite a forecast of clouds and rain, the sun shined Sunday on the Homer Garden Club’s 12 annual Homer Garden Tour. The tour featured five… Continue reading

Drifwood and rock is used to line the gardens at the Jeff and Ranja Dean farm off East End Road in Homer, Alaska. It was one of five gardens featured in the July 29, 2018 Homer Garden Tour. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Budget, beaches, bud hot subjects at debate

Homer got its first look at most of the Homer City Council candidates last Friday for the Friends of the Homer Public Library debate. Moderator… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is requesting input from interested persons at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled… Continue reading

Political novices competing for assembly District 9 seat

Of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s assembly districts, District 9 on the lower peninsula is one of the largest. At 3,400 square miles, as a Supercub… Continue reading

Alan R. Kelly

Alan R. Kelly  Nov. 2, 1955 -Sept. 12, 2015 Alan Robert Kelly, 59, died Sept. 12, 2015, at Providence Anchorage Medical Center of a massive… Continue reading

Susan Ann Gibson

Susan Ann Gibson March 12, 1952-Aug. 23, 2015 Susan Ann Gibson died at home on Aug. 23, 2015, in the middle of a sunny afternoon.… Continue reading

Sports InBrief

Kevin Bell Arena opens Sept. 21 Homer’s community ice rink, the Kevin Bell Ice Arena on the Homer Spit, opens for its 10th season on… Continue reading

It’s a wrap

Update: The caption has been corrected on the fishhook sculpture photo properly identifying it as a circle hook. And like that, another furious tourist season… Continue reading

Thanks for run-ride support

We had a beautiful morning on Aug. 30 for the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s “Resiliency Run and Ride” on the Homer Spit. We thank… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Now that Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has ordered Mt. McKinley be renamed Denali, will other prominent Alaska geographic features be next? The renaming… Continue reading

Will high-tech fish freezing come to Spit?

A thawed salmon filet that tastes the same as a fresh one? Is this too good to be true? A group that calls itself Ocean… Continue reading

Announcements

The Homer Native Plant Society field trip on mushroom identification scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled. “Return of the Bark Beetle? The Changing Forest of… Continue reading