A map of the Swan Lake Fire as of Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)

Crews work to keep fire from highway

Firefighters to hold second community meeting to address Swan Lake Fire

A map of the Swan Lake Fire as of Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)

Open house discusses Homer road, airport projects

Alaska has two seasons, sourdoughs like to say: winter and road construction. Homer citizens got an update on the current season with a “6 in… Continue reading

Pride, Homer style

Hundreds hit the streets to celebrate LGBTQ in Homer

City talks vegetation removal, legal counsel

Among other things, the City of Homer is considering how to go about soliciting new legal services, something which was discussed at the most recent… Continue reading

Deadline for comments on Pebble draft environmental impact statement approaching

The deadline to submit comments on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Pebble Mine project is Monday, July 1. The draft EIS… Continue reading

(Image courtesy Set Free Alaska)

Addiction treatment center will be outside city limits

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect that the Set Free Alaska addiction treatment center will be located in the Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading

(Image courtesy Set Free Alaska)

New charter operation is first in town to use Seakeeper boat stabilization

A new charter business in town is making a name for itself in more ways than one by being having the first boat of its… Continue reading

Participant’s in Homer’s first ever Pride March start out from WKFL Park along Pioneer Avenue on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The march route went all the way to Grace Ridge Brewery. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer to celebrate Pride Month with walk, festivities

For the second year, Homer will have its own Pride Month celebration marked by a walk through town this Saturday, June 22. Last year, local… Continue reading

Participant’s in Homer’s first ever Pride March start out from WKFL Park along Pioneer Avenue on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The march route went all the way to Grace Ridge Brewery. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Seward, Homer receive federal shipyard grants

The funding is aimed at fostering efficiency and economic growth

Flaggers direct traffic while workers install a fiber-optic line on the Homer Bypass to connect the Lake Street intersection traffic light with a new traffic light to be built at Main Street and the Homer Bypass on June 4, 2019 in Homer, Alaska (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

DOT to hold open house on area projects

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will hold an open house on current and future projects for Homer next week. Held from 4… Continue reading

Flaggers direct traffic while workers install a fiber-optic line on the Homer Bypass to connect the Lake Street intersection traffic light with a new traffic light to be built at Main Street and the Homer Bypass on June 4, 2019 in Homer, Alaska (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
This map and aerial photo prepared by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources shows the Dorothy Drive area and the section line property owners seek to vacate. The large home in the center of the map is owned by country-western singer Zac Brown.

DNR grants reconsideration of Dorothy Drive easement closure

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige has granted a request for reconsideration of a 1-year, temporary closure of a section line easement in… Continue reading

This map and aerial photo prepared by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources shows the Dorothy Drive area and the section line property owners seek to vacate. The large home in the center of the map is owned by country-western singer Zac Brown.

Proposed addiction treatment center won’t be in Refuge Chapel building

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect that resident Frank Griswold gave the City of Homer notice of intent to appeal an Advisory… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Diane Ackerman. (Photo provided; Sue Michlovitz)

Writers’ conference gives birth to new careers, friendships — and maybe a real baby

This year’s 18th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference brings together writers and readers of all ages from the Lower 49 states, Alaska and the lower… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Diane Ackerman. (Photo provided; Sue Michlovitz)

SPH’s 100th baby turns 60, hospital’s family-focus hasn’t changed

It isn’t just the first baby born in a new year that local businesses, community members and South Peninsula Hospital welcome with gifts. Born June… Continue reading

Homer News Editor Michael Armstrong, left, is presented with an award from Publisher Jeff Hayden on May 10, 2019 at the Homer News office in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Malia Anderson)

Homer News editor celebrates 20 years

Armstrong joined Homer News team when the newspaper was owned by Washington Post managing editor

Homer News Editor Michael Armstrong, left, is presented with an award from Publisher Jeff Hayden on May 10, 2019 at the Homer News office in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Malia Anderson)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly gets pushback on bed tax

The 12% bed tax would affect temporary lodging, including motels, hotels and bed and B&Bs

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Despite interest from local business, city will hold onto downtown lot

The City of Homer will hang on to a piece of land downtown that had previously been on the market for years in an attempt… Continue reading

Local men found guilty of illegal commercial fishing in Dogfish Bay

Four men from Homer and Anchor Point charged with illegal commercial fishing last year will receive fines and probation, Eric Winslow, 63, Paul Roth, 36,… Continue reading

Aspen Hotel gets grand opening

Though already in use, Homer’s new Aspen Suites Hotel got a grand opening celebration last week while local elected officials celebrated bringing the business chain… Continue reading

Citizen requests reconsideration of section line vacation

Following a temporary closure last month of a section line easement and associated trail in the Dorothy Drive and East Skyline Drive area, a Homer… Continue reading