Outpatient addiction treatment services open in Homer

Run by faith-based Mat-Su organization, services have been long time coming

 

Homer Bookstore releases 2019 best seller list

The Homer Bookstore has released its annual list of best selling novels, how-to’s, cookbooks and more for 2019. Each year, the store compiles a list… Continue reading

 

Former Homer News publisher found dead after explosion

A Homer resident and former editor and publisher of the Homer News is dead after an explosion at a home outside of Homer on Tuesday… Continue reading

 

Homer area school announcements

Local graduates Homer High School graduate Aziza Shemet Pitcher has been named to DePauw University’s Fall 2019 Dean’s List. The Dean’s List recognizes students who… Continue reading

Rep. Sarah Vance holds town halls before heading to Juneau

In comparison to previous Homer town hall meetings last September and March where she drew heated questions, a meeting Saturday with Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer,… Continue reading

Social media helps in Murnane search

As the search continues for missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38, her family and friends have asked people to put up blue lights to… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information 
                                The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26 on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. The fire forced HEA to de-energize the transmission line that runs to Anchorage for several months, which essentially isolated the Kenai Peninsula from the rest of the utility rail belt.

HEA to install new battery storage system

The system will allow for more consistent power delivery if a generator goes down or usage spikes.

Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information 
                                The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26 on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. The fire forced HEA to de-energize the transmission line that runs to Anchorage for several months, which essentially isolated the Kenai Peninsula from the rest of the utility rail belt.

Homer gets second year of crowdfunded fireworks

Homer was treated to a second year of fireworks in 2020, just a day after they were originally set to go off. The crowdfunded fireworks… Continue reading

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

‘It’s a priority case’ HPD says in search for 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)

Making an entrance

Homer’s first baby of 2020 couldn’t wait for parents to get to hospital

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Hockey v. Palmer at 7 p.m. in the Kevin Bell Arena Friday — Hockey v. Colony at 7 p.m. in… Continue reading

Birders release final count, species list for Christmas tally

The 120th Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. Thirty-two local bird counters in the field and an additional seven feeder watchers… Continue reading

Brad Anderson, the new director of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, outside the Homer News office Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Chamber of Commerce welcomes new director

As the year came to a close, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center welcomed a new leader to its helm with the hiring… Continue reading

Brad Anderson, the new director of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, outside the Homer News office Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)

FBI, Troopers have been aiding in search for missing woman ‘since day 1’

More than two months after Anesha “Duffy” Murnane went missing, Homer Police with the help of the FBI and Alaska State Troopers keep searching for… Continue reading

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

Boisterous bay

A winter storm combined with a 20.7-foot high tide hammered the north shore of Kachemak Bay last Thursday. Rollers 10-feet and more pounded the Homer… Continue reading

Single-use plastic bag ban takes effect

Seven years after Homer’s first single-use plastic-bag ban took effect, the city once again has prohibited the bags for retail use. The new law went… Continue reading

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) addresses a crowd of people during a legislative update meeting Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 at Captain’s Coffee in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Rep. Vance to host public meetings on state budget

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) will host a number of public meetings next week on the southern Kenai Peninsula to give the public a chance to… Continue reading

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) addresses a crowd of people during a legislative update meeting Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 at Captain’s Coffee in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Tuesday, Jan. 7 — Students’ first day back. Homer Flex School Dec. 23–Jan. 3, 2020 — Winter Break Jan. 6 — No… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Tuesday, Jan. 7 — Students’ first day back. Homer Flex School Dec. 23–Jan. 3, 2020 — Winter Break Jan. 6 — No… Continue reading

Frtiz Creek area resident Barrett Fletcher gives the invocation before a Tuesday, Sept. 17 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting as a representative of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Year in review

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to clarify the matter of a Regulatory Commission of Alaska ruling on the natural gas distribution line and… Continue reading

Frtiz Creek area resident Barrett Fletcher gives the invocation before a Tuesday, Sept. 17 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting as a representative of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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