This compilation shows the recipients of this quarter’s Mariners on the Move awards. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move recipients awarded

Homer High School continued its tradition of honoring students who exhibit good academic work and character this quarter, with a new host of Mariners on… Continue reading

This compilation shows the recipients of this quarter’s Mariners on the Move awards. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)
Family practice physician Christina Tuomi, D.O., (right) gets Homer's first dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine from Emergency Department nurse Steve Hughes (left) on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Tuomi has been the hospital's medical lead throughout the pandemic. (Photo courtesy Derotha Ferraro/South Peninsula Hospital)

First health care worker, long-term care resident get vaccinated in Homer

South Peninsula Hospital started offering vaccines to residents and front-line staff on Thursday

Family practice physician Christina Tuomi, D.O., (right) gets Homer's first dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine from Emergency Department nurse Steve Hughes (left) on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Tuomi has been the hospital's medical lead throughout the pandemic. (Photo courtesy Derotha Ferraro/South Peninsula Hospital)
Anglers fish for steelhead in the Anchor River by the Anchor River Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

State seeks proposals for local campground management

State Parks extends deadline for bids to provide boat launch service at Deep Creek, Anchor River

Anglers fish for steelhead in the Anchor River by the Anchor River Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
From top to bottom: Bill Hague, Dave Brann and Robert Archibald hold up their Land at Heart awards during a ceremony held via Zoom by Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. (Photo courtesy Blake Gebhardt)

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust honors 3 with Land at Heart award

Award ceremony for Robert Archibald, Bill Hague and Dave Brann held virtually

From top to bottom: Bill Hague, Dave Brann and Robert Archibald hold up their Land at Heart awards during a ceremony held via Zoom by Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. (Photo courtesy Blake Gebhardt)
The former K-Bay Caffe building on Pioneer Avenue, seen here Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in Homer, Alaska, now houses the Coffeesmith Cafe. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

The Coffeesmith expands to brick and mortar building

Coffee stand owner opens cafe in former K-Bay Caffe location

The former K-Bay Caffe building on Pioneer Avenue, seen here Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in Homer, Alaska, now houses the Coffeesmith Cafe. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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South Peninsula Pharmacist Jill Kort holds up a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Homer

Inoculation of hospital staff and long term care residents begins Thursday

South Peninsula Pharmacist Jill Kort holds up a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, speaks at a kickoff for her re-election campaign on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Three peninsula legislators urged Dunleavy to join Texas election lawsuit

Dunleavy joined lawsuit challenging election results in four states before it was rejected

Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, speaks at a kickoff for her re-election campaign on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
This map shows the boundaries of Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park. (Image courtesy Alaska Department of Natural Resources, KBSP and KBSWP management plan)
This map shows the boundaries of Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park. (Image courtesy Alaska Department of Natural Resources, KBSP and KBSWP management plan)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City leases Homer Spit lot to Salmon Sisters

Homer’s disaster declaration extended through March 9

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
The Homer Spit stretching into Kachemak Bay is seen here on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Personal watercraft allowed in Kachemak Bay once again

Fish and Game repeals ban that kept them out of critical habitat areas

The Homer Spit stretching into Kachemak Bay is seen here on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
This sea otter pup recovered from the beach in Homer has been admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center for care and rehabilitation. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Sea otter pup found in Homer recovering at Alaska SeaLife Center

A young sea otter pup rescued from the beach in Homer is now being treated by the Alaska SeaLife Center through its Wildlife Response Program.… Continue reading

This sea otter pup recovered from the beach in Homer has been admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center for care and rehabilitation. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
The intersection of Skyline Drive and Ohlson Mountain Road, seen here Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 outside Homer, Alaska. Residents of Ohlson Mountain Road have concerns about safety and speeding in the area, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has formally asked the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to conduct safety and speed studies on the road. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Assembly asks for safety study on Ohlson Mountain Road

Residents worry about increased traffic, speeding hazards

The intersection of Skyline Drive and Ohlson Mountain Road, seen here Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 outside Homer, Alaska. Residents of Ohlson Mountain Road have concerns about safety and speeding in the area, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has formally asked the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to conduct safety and speed studies on the road. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services station on Milo Fritz Road in Anchor Point is shown in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and EMS)
The Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services station on Milo Fritz Road in Anchor Point is shown in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and EMS)
Ice chokes the Homer Harbor on Jan. 9, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Fishery council closes federal waters in Cook Inlet to commercial salmon fishing

Fishermen, processors, elected officials warn of devastation to the fishery

Ice chokes the Homer Harbor on Jan. 9, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A letter to Santa from a first grade student at Paul Banks Elementary School. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Reinhart)

Local first graders pen letters to Santa

A lot of things probably feel different about this holiday season as it draws near, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing remains… Continue reading

A letter to Santa from a first grade student at Paul Banks Elementary School. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Reinhart)
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Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

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Homer High School.
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Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

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Homer High School.
Trey Hill, right, and Alyssa Hill, left, of Homer SeaTow pose in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Homer SeaTow)

Capt. Trey and Alyssa Hill win Sea Tow best franchise award

Best Franchise Award was announced at virtual annual meeting.

Trey Hill, right, and Alyssa Hill, left, of Homer SeaTow pose in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Homer SeaTow)
Pizza Underground owner Ethan Eutsler, right, and coworker Jack Pierre, left, take a break from making pizza dough on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, the opening day of the business, in the basement of Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

New takeout pizza option opens in Homer

Housed in the basement of Alice’s Champagne Palace, Pizza Underground is strictly food to go.

Pizza Underground owner Ethan Eutsler, right, and coworker Jack Pierre, left, take a break from making pizza dough on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, the opening day of the business, in the basement of Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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