Homer area school announcements

Graduation announcements Levi Cowan, born and raised in Homer and a 2010 Homer Connections graduate, received his PhD in meteorology on Dec. 13, 2019, from… Continue reading

Enthralled kids enjoy the community concert with Low and Lower on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Kim Fine)

Low and Lower plays to support youth music groups

Students from Fireweed Academy and Paul Bank Elementary School were treated to a visit from a cello and bass duo last week ahead of a… Continue reading

Enthralled kids enjoy the community concert with Low and Lower on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Kim Fine)

Homer Chamber of Commerce reports highest revenue in 5 years

At the annual meeting of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center held Tuesday at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, the 2019… Continue reading

The firefighter uniforms for Gary Thomas, a former volunteer firefighter who was killed in a water heater explosion this month, hang on an antique fire truck in the Homer Mariner Theatre during a memorial for Thomas on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Remembering a piece of the community pie

Homer area residents come together to celebrate life of volunteer Gary Thomas

The firefighter uniforms for Gary Thomas, a former volunteer firefighter who was killed in a water heater explosion this month, hang on an antique fire truck in the Homer Mariner Theatre during a memorial for Thomas on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Inspiring Girls Expeditions is holding two tuition-free expeditions for 16- and 17-year-old girls in Alaska this summer. (Courtesy Photo | Joan Travers)

Program introduces girls to science expeditions in wilderness

Expeditions in Alaska will explore a glacier and the intertidal zone.

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is holding two tuition-free expeditions for 16- and 17-year-old girls in Alaska this summer. (Courtesy Photo | Joan Travers)
Members of the community give public testimony about a Homer City Council resolution dealing with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s proposal to repeal the ban on personal watercraft in critical habitat areas of Kachemak Bay during the Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Council weighs in on proposed jet ski ban repeal, again

After much public testimony and discussion, the Homer City Council at its last meeting passed a second resolution concerning the Alaska Department of Fish and… Continue reading

Members of the community give public testimony about a Homer City Council resolution dealing with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s proposal to repeal the ban on personal watercraft in critical habitat areas of Kachemak Bay during the Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Volunteers staff the kitchen and buffet line at the Jan. 24, 2018, Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The annual event gathers service providers, nonprofits and volunteers to support members of the homeless community and those in need. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Project Homeless Connect comes to Homer for first time

An annual event held around the state to help those experiencing homelessness or near homelessness is making its debut on the lower Kenai Peninsula next… Continue reading

Volunteers staff the kitchen and buffet line at the Jan. 24, 2018, Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The annual event gathers service providers, nonprofits and volunteers to support members of the homeless community and those in need. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Kenai Peninsula Native Youth Leadership Meeting at 3 p.m. Basketball v. Cook Inlet Academy. Girls C Team at 4 p.m.,… Continue reading

Women’s March on Homer draws hundreds to the streets

The Women’s March on Homer continues to draw large numbers of men, women and children to participate in its fourth year. Gathering on a chilly… Continue reading

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

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