Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City to pay assessment fees on parcel eyed by moose habitat group

The Homer City Council delved into issues of land conservation at its most recent meeting The City of Homer will pay off water and sewer… Continue reading

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The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)

Case against former legislative aide to Rep. Vance dismissed

A criminal charge against a former legislative aide for Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) has been dismissed. Homer resident Adam Hykes served as Vance’s aide starting… Continue reading

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COVID-19 vaccines arrive at South Peninsula Hospital on Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

South Peninsula Hospital to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic for 700 seniors

Online appointments for the Moderna vaccine filled up in 8 minutes

COVID-19 vaccines arrive at South Peninsula Hospital on Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
About 50 people protest the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. The group reacted to the events in which rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol while Congress attempted to tally the Electoral College results in which former Vice President Joe Biden won the presidential election. Charles Aguilar, far right, wore a Trump puppet costume. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Locals protest the riots at U.S. Capitol

About 50 show up on Saturday to protest Jan. 6 riot and Trump’s involvement

About 50 people protest the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. The group reacted to the events in which rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol while Congress attempted to tally the Electoral College results in which former Vice President Joe Biden won the presidential election. Charles Aguilar, far right, wore a Trump puppet costume. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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State reports 296 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 296 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, eight of which are among nonresidents. The state reported… Continue reading

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Workers on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, moved a new CT scanner into its new location at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. The scanner is now located close to the Emergency Department, which will shorten the time needed, for example, to get accident victims to the machine to help determine the extent of their injuries. (Photo by Brent Lautenschlager / South Peninsula Hospital)

New CT machine installed in room closer to ER

Hospital’s new CT machine features murals to make patient experience more comfortable.

Workers on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, moved a new CT scanner into its new location at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. The scanner is now located close to the Emergency Department, which will shorten the time needed, for example, to get accident victims to the machine to help determine the extent of their injuries. (Photo by Brent Lautenschlager / South Peninsula Hospital)
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State reports 353 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

Cases on Kenai Peninsula continue downward trend

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Fireworks explode above the Homer Spit on Dec. 31, 2020 as part of the third annual crowdfunded fireworks in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Out with a bang: 3rd annual crowdfunded fireworks bid farewell to 2020

Whoever said the world ends with a whimper and not a bang never met Aaron Weisser. (It was T.S. Eliot, by the way) Weisser, a… Continue reading

Fireworks explode above the Homer Spit on Dec. 31, 2020 as part of the third annual crowdfunded fireworks in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Victoria and Robert Walker hold their daughter, Eleanor, Homer's New Year baby. (Photo courtesy Derotha Ferraro/South Peninsula Hospital)

Homer welcomes first baby of 2021

In a year stifled and disrupted by a global pandemic, a lot of things change or get canceled. There are some events that can’t be… Continue reading

Victoria and Robert Walker hold their daughter, Eleanor, Homer's New Year baby. (Photo courtesy Derotha Ferraro/South Peninsula Hospital)
The statue of Brother Asaiah Bates that stands at Cosmic Kitchen is seen wearing a mask on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. The state of Alaska is currently advising people to wear protective cloth coverings when they have to go out in public for essentials. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

The year in review

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, it was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. Those who endured what many called “the flaming Dumpster… Continue reading

The statue of Brother Asaiah Bates that stands at Cosmic Kitchen is seen wearing a mask on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. The state of Alaska is currently advising people to wear protective cloth coverings when they have to go out in public for essentials. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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Tim Quinn looks for birds in Kachemak Bay during the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Jim Herbert)

Annual Christmas Bird Counts log four new species, falls one short of record

Despit COVID-19 restrictions, birders show up for annual December tradition to count birds in Homer.

Tim Quinn looks for birds in Kachemak Bay during the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Jim Herbert)
Rep. Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage, gets her temperature taken as she enters the Alaska State Capitol on Monday, May 18, 2020. New policies will require all staff and legislators to wear masks in chambers. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Legislative Council sets mask policy for upcoming session

Only one representative out of twelve legislators voted against the mask policy.

Rep. Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage, gets her temperature taken as she enters the Alaska State Capitol on Monday, May 18, 2020. New policies will require all staff and legislators to wear masks in chambers. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
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Curtis Jackson, second from right, poses on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, with SVT Health & Wellness Center health care workers in Jakolof Bay, Alaska, after making a trip across Kachemak Bay from Homer to deliver the medical team and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. From left to right are nurse Candice Kreger, family nurse practitioner Kourtney Holder, Jackson, and family nurse practitioner Julie Drude. The health care workers then went by road to Seldovia. (Photo by Janel Harris courtesy of Mako’s Water Taxi)

‘Capt. Balto’ drives boat in rough seas to deliver vaccine, medical workers

In the spirit of the 1925 Nome Serum Run, Capt. Curtis Jackson helps deliver medical team, vaccine to remote Alaska village.

Curtis Jackson, second from right, poses on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, with SVT Health & Wellness Center health care workers in Jakolof Bay, Alaska, after making a trip across Kachemak Bay from Homer to deliver the medical team and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. From left to right are nurse Candice Kreger, family nurse practitioner Kourtney Holder, Jackson, and family nurse practitioner Julie Drude. The health care workers then went by road to Seldovia. (Photo by Janel Harris courtesy of Mako’s Water Taxi)
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COVID-19 cases dropping on southern Kenai Peninsula

Cases dropped from 92 to 74 in 14-day average reports.

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The new sign for Homer Marine is waiting to be installed on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at the store in the Northern Enterprises Boatyard in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer Marine brick-and-mortar store postponed grand opening because of pandemic

Located in the heart of Northern Enterprises Boatyard, Homer Marine is go-to place for boat repairs, building.

The new sign for Homer Marine is waiting to be installed on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at the store in the Northern Enterprises Boatyard in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Homer High School.

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Homer High School.
Ben Blue, a graduate of Homer High School and a doctoral student at University of Washington, shows Homer High biology students the results of a research project they helped him with during their second quarter. (Image courtesy Vicki Lowe)

Homer High students help alum with research remotely

With Kenai Peninsula Borough School District students learning remotely until January, teachers have had to get creative. Biology students at Homer High School recently proved… Continue reading

Ben Blue, a graduate of Homer High School and a doctoral student at University of Washington, shows Homer High biology students the results of a research project they helped him with during their second quarter. (Image courtesy Vicki Lowe)
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