Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30, 2019 at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Hansen-Cavasos hopes to serve community on city council

While Storm Hansen-Cavasos would be a newcomer to the Homer City Council should she be elected, she’s no newcomer to Homer. Hansen-Cavasos was born in… Continue reading

 

Kenai peninsula Borough School District administration, members from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association meet at a collective bargaining session to continue contract negotiations for employees who have been without contracts for a year, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Educators set to strike Tuesday

Educators and staff will strike, starting Tuesday, a Friday night press release from two employee associations said. Executive committees with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association… Continue reading

 

School board hears teacher concerns on contract, health care

Teachers, school staff and concerned community members flooded the Homer High School Mariner Theater with red on Monday as they attended a meeting of the… Continue reading

 

Operators of an Alaska Crane Liebherr LTM 1500 mobile hydraulic crane move the Goldbelt Seawolf at its launch on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at the Northern Enterprises Boatyard in Homer, Alaska. The crane held the Seawolf over the water until the tide had come in. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Largest Bay Weld boat ever built is launched in Homer

On Tuesday, Bay Weld broke its own record with the launch of its newest vessel, the 74-foot Goldbelt Seawolf, at the Northern Enterprises Boat Yard… Continue reading

Operators of an Alaska Crane Liebherr LTM 1500 mobile hydraulic crane move the Goldbelt Seawolf at its launch on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at the Northern Enterprises Boatyard in Homer, Alaska. The crane held the Seawolf over the water until the tide had come in. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Council votes down new rules for extending water service outside the city

After numerous public hearings, hours of council discussion, consultation with the city attorney and several suggested substitutes, an ordinance to codify how the City of… Continue reading

Erickson wants to build on accomplishments and be re-elected

Incumbent Homer City Council member Shelly Erickson seeks to build on her accomplishments and be elected again. A lifelong and third-generation Homer resident, Erickson first… Continue reading

Evensen represents emerging political demographic of parents with young children

Homer City Council candidate Joey Evensen falls into a demographic emerging as part of the city’s political scene. Like council members Rachel Lord and Heath… Continue reading

Tom Stroozas looks to repeat term on city council

Homer City Council member Tom Stroozas has spent the last three years trying to help improve the city through projects and initiatives, and said he’s… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Volleyball teams host Palmer High School for endowment game. C Team at 4 p.m., JV at 5 p.m. and varsity… Continue reading

Harbor seals released by SeaLife Center into Kachemak Bay

Ugashik “ Uggy” and Charley Fritz were found neglected by their mothers.

A screenshot taken on Sept. 3, 2019, from a video on the AK Diamond J Ranch website shows the ranch east of Homer, Alaska.

State Fire Marshal closes Homer area wedding venue buildings

The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s office last week closed two buildings at a Homer area wedding venue. In a press release issued on Aug. 29,… Continue reading

A screenshot taken on Sept. 3, 2019, from a video on the AK Diamond J Ranch website shows the ranch east of Homer, Alaska.

Clarified alcohol regs could curb fundraisers, community events in local breweries

The proposed regulations wouldn’t allow the Brewery to Bathroom 0.5K Relay for Life benefit run.

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Documentary Film Festival on deck

Film and documentary buffs in the Homer area should dust off their best sitting pants and polish their biggest popcorn bowls: the Homer Documentary Film… Continue reading

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Soldotna, Alaska, resident Richard Link and his prize-winning Armenian cucumber are seen here in this August 2019 photo. The 14-pound, 37 3/8-inch cucumber took home grand prize at the 2019 Alaska State Fair in Palmer, Alaska. (Courtesy Ludy Link)

Going the distance

Cucumber makes it past the Swan Lake Fire to break the Alaska State Fair record

Soldotna, Alaska, resident Richard Link and his prize-winning Armenian cucumber are seen here in this August 2019 photo. The 14-pound, 37 3/8-inch cucumber took home grand prize at the 2019 Alaska State Fair in Palmer, Alaska. (Courtesy Ludy Link)
An abandoned Yamaha ATV sits on the Diamond Creek beach on Oct. 9, 2011, near Homer, Alaska. CoastWalk volunteers document beach trash such as this — and try to collect it. (Homer News file photo)

CoastWalk kicks off with reception Thursday

Everybody loves Kachemak Bay, right? There may be no better event that shares and shows that love than the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies’ annual… Continue reading

An abandoned Yamaha ATV sits on the Diamond Creek beach on Oct. 9, 2011, near Homer, Alaska. CoastWalk volunteers document beach trash such as this — and try to collect it. (Homer News file photo)

Students get hands on experience in natural resources class

People know exactly how to get to Homer High School’s football field and the Alice Witte Gymnasium. The Commons is often used for community events.… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Friday — Football vs Houston on the turf field. JV at 3 p.m. and varsity at 6 p.m. Saturday — Homer Swim… Continue reading

Vance talks budget, communication at legislative update

House Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) told constituents she won’t budge on her campaign promises of fighting against a state income tax and pushing for a… Continue reading

Firefighters unload supplies from a helicopter at the Caribou Lake Fire on Monday, Aug 26, 2019, northeast of Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Sarah Saarloos/Alaska Division of Forestry)

Caribou Lake fire is now 85% contained

According to the latest update from the Alaska Wildland Fire Information website, the Caribou Lake Fire reached 85% containment as of Saturday. This week, firefighters… Continue reading

Firefighters unload supplies from a helicopter at the Caribou Lake Fire on Monday, Aug 26, 2019, northeast of Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Sarah Saarloos/Alaska Division of Forestry)
An image representing the Death Cafe, an international movement to hold groups and discussions about death. A local woman has started a Death Cafe in Homer at the Stowaway Cafe. (Image courtesy Lynsey Stow of Stowaway Cafe)

Death Cafe comes to Homer

Woman hopes to provide a space to normalize death and dying

An image representing the Death Cafe, an international movement to hold groups and discussions about death. A local woman has started a Death Cafe in Homer at the Stowaway Cafe. (Image courtesy Lynsey Stow of Stowaway Cafe)