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Homer celebrates its first ever Juneteenth

Residents of Homer and the surrounding area experienced their first ever celebration of Juneteenth last Friday, complete with food, faith, song, meditation and, in the… Continue reading

 

A member of the Homer Senior Citizens Center float marches in the July Fourth parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019 on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

No July Fourth parade in Homer this year

The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center has canceled the annual July Fourth parade in Homer, citing concerns over the lingering threat of the… Continue reading

 

This image advertises the upcoming Juneteenth celebration at WKFL Park on Friday in Homer, Alaska. (Image courtesy Sierra Moskios)

Juneteenth celebration to be held in Homer

Following a week of protests in Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith and Love Park and the beginning of weekly educational gatherings centered around racial justice, a group… Continue reading

 

A look inside the Homer Police Department’s training, use of force policies

As locally held protests in support of the national (and international) Black Lives Matter movement come to an end, conversation about racial injustice and the… Continue reading

Registered Nurse Cathy Davis (left) and Chief Nursing Officer Dawn Johnson (right) work at a table to get COVID-19 tests ready for the public Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Boat House Pavilion on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Expanding testing available on southern peninsula

Health care organizations on the southern Kenai Peninsula are taking part in the efforts to expand testing capabilities in Alaska. South Peninsula Hospital announced last… Continue reading

Registered Nurse Cathy Davis (left) and Chief Nursing Officer Dawn Johnson (right) work at a table to get COVID-19 tests ready for the public Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Boat House Pavilion on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Michelle Wilson and Sean Hogan, pictured at their restaurant, Cosmic Kitchen in this undated photo, have announced they have sold the restaurant after 17 years of operating in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Anna Buenting)

Cosmic Kitchen sold after 17 years, will close next month

A cuisine staple in the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea is changing hands next month — Cosmic Kitchen has been sold, its owners announced last… Continue reading

Michelle Wilson and Sean Hogan, pictured at their restaurant, Cosmic Kitchen in this undated photo, have announced they have sold the restaurant after 17 years of operating in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Anna Buenting)

A soils primer for Homer: Starichkof soils are the bogs and fens of Alaska

This is the next installment in the series “A Soils Primer for Homer.” When driving north on the Sterling Highway, climbing the Ninilchik Hill, off… Continue reading

Trash trailer catches fire at Homer Transfer Station

Homer Transfer Station workers pulled a burning trash container out of the station building this past Friday and kept the building from catching on fire.… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival goes virtual

Though the annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival was canceled along with so many other events in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the festival organizers… Continue reading

The Little Mermaid restaurant basks in a fresh coat of paint Tuesday, April 28, 2020 on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, Alaska. The restaurant is set to open in its new in-town location on May 1. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Little Mermaid opens in town

Restaurant will do take out service as state economy slowly reopens

The Little Mermaid restaurant basks in a fresh coat of paint Tuesday, April 28, 2020 on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, Alaska. The restaurant is set to open in its new in-town location on May 1. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A soils primer for Homer: Mutnala soils are most photogenic

This is the next installment in the series, A Soils Primer for Homer. The Kenai Lowlands, from Homer to Turnagain Arm, are dominantly mantled by… Continue reading

Alaska State Troopers logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Troopers)

Homer man missing from Skilak Lake area

A Homer man is missing after going camping and fishing near Cooper Landing. Michael Crawford, 39, was last heard from on Wednesday, April 22. According… Continue reading

Alaska State Troopers logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Troopers)

Homer businesses take reopening at their own speed

Some, but not all, businesses reopen to the public Friday under loosened restrictions

A soils primer for Homer: Beluga soils get name from their water

This is the next installment in the series, A Soils Primer for Homer. When you drive out the Homer Bench toward Fritz Creek you are… Continue reading

A soils primer for Homer

Looking for something to do while you are a captivated audience by the menacing and deadly coronavirus? Stay tuned for a five-part series, “A Soils… Continue reading

Homer welcomes its first Superior Court judge

After years of bringing in traveling judges to hear felony cases, Homer has its own superior court judge, and she’s excited to get to work.… Continue reading

Homer Winter Carnival Parade celebrates wilderness

A dreary, rainy afternoon gave way to bright sunshine falling across Homer just in time for this year’s Homer Winter Carnival Parade last Saturday. Held… Continue reading

Members of the Krewe of Gambrinus march down Pioneer Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Parade in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Homer’s annual Winter Carnival on deck

The ever popular Homer Winter Carnival is back, and the weather warmed up just in time. This year’s carnival hosted by the Homer Chamber of… Continue reading

Members of the Krewe of Gambrinus march down Pioneer Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Parade in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)
The firefighter uniforms for Gary Thomas, a former volunteer firefighter who was killed in a water heater explosion this month, hang on an antique fire truck in the Homer Mariner Theatre during a memorial for Thomas on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Remembering a piece of the community pie

Homer area residents come together to celebrate life of volunteer Gary Thomas

The firefighter uniforms for Gary Thomas, a former volunteer firefighter who was killed in a water heater explosion this month, hang on an antique fire truck in the Homer Mariner Theatre during a memorial for Thomas on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Volunteers staff the kitchen and buffet line at the Jan. 24, 2018, Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The annual event gathers service providers, nonprofits and volunteers to support members of the homeless community and those in need. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Project Homeless Connect comes to Homer for first time

An annual event held around the state to help those experiencing homelessness or near homelessness is making its debut on the lower Kenai Peninsula next… Continue reading

Volunteers staff the kitchen and buffet line at the Jan. 24, 2018, Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The annual event gathers service providers, nonprofits and volunteers to support members of the homeless community and those in need. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
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