Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic gets funds from Alaska Run for Women

A local women’s health clinic has received a grant from a statewide organization to aid in community health outreach, especially when it comes to breast… Continue reading

Certified nurse midwives Julie McCarron (left) and Dana Whittaker (right) talk with visitors during an open house held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Homer Medical Center West Wing on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

West Wing of Homer Medical Center hosts open house

Homer Medical Center’s West Wing moved into a building that was formerly a home across Bartlett Street from the main center campus eight years ago.… Continue reading

Certified nurse midwives Julie McCarron (left) and Dana Whittaker (right) talk with visitors during an open house held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Homer Medical Center West Wing on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to attendees of a conference held by the Alaska State Home Building Association and the Kenai Peninsula Home Builders Association on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. Dunleavy came to brief conference participants on the statewide economy. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Dunleavy talks statewide economy at builders conference in Homer

Recall Dunleavy protesters gathered outside the conference location during his speech

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to attendees of a conference held by the Alaska State Home Building Association and the Kenai Peninsula Home Builders Association on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. Dunleavy came to brief conference participants on the statewide economy. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A missing person poster for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane put out on Oct. 20, 2019, by Homer Police in Homer, Alaska. (Image provided)

Search shifts statewide for missing Homer woman

Homer Police on Monday afternoon have called off the ground and local search for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38, missing from her Main Street home since… Continue reading

A missing person poster for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane put out on Oct. 20, 2019, by Homer Police in Homer, Alaska. (Image provided)

Search continues for missing Homer woman

Update: This story was updated at 5 p.m. with a correction on Murnane’s age and new information. About 50 volunteers continued the search today for… Continue reading

New council members sworn in; council calls for investigation into candidate’s eligibility

Two new members were sworn onto the Homer City Council during the body’s Monday meeting, and council members unanimously voted to certify the full results… Continue reading

Ed Berg, right, accepts the Land at Heart Award from Nina Faust (left) and Marie McCarty (center) during the annual gala fundraiser event for the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Wasabi’s Bistro in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Ed Berg honored with Land at Heart award

Ecologist Ed Berg is this year’s recipient of the Land at Heart Award from the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. Given out annually since 2014 at… Continue reading

Ed Berg, right, accepts the Land at Heart Award from Nina Faust (left) and Marie McCarty (center) during the annual gala fundraiser event for the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Wasabi’s Bistro in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Football Awards Banquet in Commons and Mariner Theater at 7 p.m. – Come Celebrate the 2019 Be Better Effort. Friday… Continue reading

The original van of the Fresh Sourdough Express Bakery and Cafe marks the business’ origins. The landmark business closed last month in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Sourdough closes for good as Maltzes move on to next chapter in lives

The founding of Fresh Sourdough Express Café and Bakery and how owner Donna Maltz came to settle in Homer starts with the classic turning-the-corner on… Continue reading

The original van of the Fresh Sourdough Express Bakery and Cafe marks the business’ origins. The landmark business closed last month in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer Tribune’s Thursday edition was its last

HOMER — A small Alaska weekly newspaper is ceasing publication. The Homer Tribune announced on its front page and online that Thursday’s edition would the… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Stroozas contests winning candidate’s eligibility

A Homer City Council member and candidate who was defeated in his race for re-election has filed an affidavit claiming one of the winning candidates… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in a pile of scrap vehicles on Greenfield Road on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services)

Fire crews douse large vehicle fire in Anchor Point over weekend

Firefighters from Anchor Point and Ninilchik doused a large vehicle fire in Anchor Point on Sunday, according to the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services.… Continue reading

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in a pile of scrap vehicles on Greenfield Road on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Cross-country running Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday — Fiesta Night Wrestling Dinner Fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. in the Commons… Continue reading

New commander takes helm of USGC Hickory

A time honored U.S. Coast Guard tradition played out last Friday as a new captain of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory took command. Lt. Cmdr.… Continue reading

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

Homer election finalized; Hansen-Cavasos wins council seat by 7 votes

Political newcomer Storm Hansen-Cavasos has unseated Homer City Council incumbent Shelly Erickson by seven votes, according to the final election results after the Canvass Board… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30 at the Homer News. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Supporters wave signs in support of Proposition A, to ban single-use plastic bags, and for Homer City Council candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, and WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer voters approve plastic bag ban; Evensen to serve on council

Homer has a new city council member in political newcomer Joey Evensen, and voters have approved a ban on retailers providing thin, single-use plastic bags… Continue reading

Supporters wave signs in support of Proposition A, to ban single-use plastic bags, and for Homer City Council candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, and WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Monday, Oct. 7 — Big Booster Club Meeting in the staff lounge at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 — Volleyball v. Soldotna… Continue reading

Homer Flex Phoenix Award winner: Kaitlynn Dawsey

Sophomore Kaitlynn Dawsey is the recipient of the September Flex Phoenix Award. This award is given monthly to the student who represents the Homer Flex… Continue reading

A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The ads were paid for by AlaskaYes, according to a disclaimer on the sign. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Props 1, 2 failing by wide margin

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters considered two propositions on Tuesday’s ballot that in preliminary results appeared to be losing by wide margins by the time preliminary… Continue reading

A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The ads were paid for by AlaskaYes, according to a disclaimer on the sign. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Preliminary results: Kenai Peninsula Borough election

Polls closed at 8 p.m. across the Kenai Peninsula and results are starting to trickle in. Below are the unofficial results as they stand at… Continue reading

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