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)

FBI, Troopers have been aiding Murnane search ‘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

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Lawsuit filed over city election is dismissed

Parties in the case against the city of Homer filed by a former council member over the Oct. 1 election have moved to dismiss it… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Bear Creek Winery Garden of Lights celebrates 5th year

Snow may be scarce on the ground, but holiday cheer still abounds at the annual Garden of Lights at Bear Creek Winery in Kachemak City.… Continue reading

Groups weigh in on Jet Ski issue; Fish and Game extends comment period

As local entities weigh in on a proposal to repeal the current ban on personal watercraft in critical habitat areas in Kachemak Bay, the Department… Continue reading

Foundation pays off mortgage of Coast Guard member killed in Homer accident

A Sept. 11 foundation formed to honor a fallen New York firefighter has paid off the mortgage of Chief Warrant Officer Michael Kozloski, the U.S.… Continue reading

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

Community continues search for missing Homer woman

Volunteers last weekend canvassed the Anchor Point and Ninilchik areas for a missing Homer woman, part of a continual effort to find Anesha “Duffy” Murnane,… Continue reading

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

Birders log a record 80 species in annual count

Birders were all over Homer on Dec. 14 for the annual Christmas Bird Count. Due to the mellow weather and all the open water, more… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Candlelight, Carols and Desserts at 7 p.m. in the Mariner Theater. Friday to Monday, Dec. 23 — Share the Spirit… Continue reading

City Manager Koester resigns for job in Juneau

Katie Koester, the city’s Homer-born-and-raised city manager, resigned on Monday to take a job in Alaska’s capital city. Koester announced her resignation in a letter… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Cross-country skiing Parent Meeting at 5 p.m. Friday — Swimming Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Best Western Bidarka… Continue reading

Council passes 2020 — and 2021 — budgets

At its last regular meeting of 2019, the Homer City Council passed one of its most important actions for the next year — and for… Continue reading

Anchor Point man seriously injured in pedestrian-vehicle collision

An Anchor Point man suffered serious injuries when a van struck him near Mile 163 Sterling Highway last Friday night. Logan Lucas, 25, was medevaced… Continue reading

Homer gets its second full traffic signal

Homer’s second all-way traffic signal, and first-ever four-way stoplight, became operational on Tuesday. Contractors powered up the signal at the intersection of Main Street and… Continue reading

Search to be held in Ninilchik for missing woman

Update: This story has been updated to note that a canvass also will be done on Saturday in the Anchor Point area. The search continues… Continue reading

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