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)
Traffic is backed up along the Sterling Highway after the proximity of the Swan Lake Fire caused a road closure on Aug. 19, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Swan Lake Fire delays deliveries across peninsula

The Swan Lake Fire has been growing for over a week now, causing delays and closures on the Sterling Highway between Cooper Landing and Sterling.… Continue reading

Traffic is backed up along the Sterling Highway after the proximity of the Swan Lake Fire caused a road closure on Aug. 19, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Workers with Chumley’s General Contractors lay and weld pipe near Mile 166 Sterling Highway several miles north of Diamond Ridge Road during construction of the Anchor Point-Homer natural gas trunk line in April 2013, near Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Tariff dispute with Enstar over gas line extension resolved

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct two typos and to add clarifying details about how the Enstar Natural Gas line extension was… Continue reading

Workers with Chumley’s General Contractors lay and weld pipe near Mile 166 Sterling Highway several miles north of Diamond Ridge Road during construction of the Anchor Point-Homer natural gas trunk line in April 2013, near Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)
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                                From left, Mike, Laura and Robin Haight stand with their horse at the Soldotna Rodeo Grounds in Soldotna on Tuesday. The family has been keeping its two horses at the rodeo grounds since last week. The family had to leave them in Soldotna while they drove up to Palmer for the Alaska State Fair.

Cooper Landing remains in “SET” status

The Swan Lake Fire has grown by about 8,000 acres since Monday

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                                From left, Mike, Laura and Robin Haight stand with their horse at the Soldotna Rodeo Grounds in Soldotna on Tuesday. The family has been keeping its two horses at the rodeo grounds since last week. The family had to leave them in Soldotna while they drove up to Palmer for the Alaska State Fair.
Local Anchor Point residents view the presentation and chat with Carrie Connaker from Solstice Alaska Consulting, Inc., at the open house for the Anchor River Bridge replacement project on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Anchor River Bridge replacement is on the horizon

Residents learn about proposed project at open house

Local Anchor Point residents view the presentation and chat with Carrie Connaker from Solstice Alaska Consulting, Inc., at the open house for the Anchor River Bridge replacement project on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Hilcorp holds Homer meeting on seismic testing; questions and comments get heated

A public meeting last Friday night on Hilcorp Alaska LLC’s plan to start seismic testing in lower Cook Inlet moved from information to indignation as… Continue reading

New South Peninsula Hospital CEO starts work

South Peninsula Hospital’s new CEO, Ryan Smith, had his first official day of work on Monday. The former SPH chief financial officer and former CEO… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Volleyball v. Kodiak: C-Team at 4 p.m., JV at 5 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m. in the Alice Witte… Continue reading

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