Homer gets its second full traffic signal

Homer’s second all-way traffic signal, and first-ever four-way stoplight, became operational on Tuesday. Contractors powered up the signal at the intersection of Main Street and… Continue reading

Search to be held in Ninilchik for missing woman

Update: This story has been updated to note that a canvass also will be done on Saturday in the Anchor Point area. The search continues… Continue reading

Assistant district attorney from Kotzebue is Homer’s first superior court judge

Homer will soon have its very first superior court judge at work at the local courthouse, now that assistant district attorney Bride Seifert of Kotzebue… Continue reading

Homer chamber spreads holiday cheer at tree lighting

The holiday spirit is back in town thanks to the annual Holiday Tree Lighting put on by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center… Continue reading

Flex Phoenix Award winner announced

Sophomore Kira Milne is the recipient of the Flex Phoenix Award for this month. This award is given out once a month to the student… Continue reading

This undated photo shows the home around Mile 15 East End Road near Homer, Alaska that will serve as a new residential inpatient treatment facility for Set Free Alaska, a religions organization based in the Mat Su Valley bringing addiction treatment to the Homer area. (Photo courtesy Jessica Jones, Set Free Alaska)

Set Free Alaska forges ahead with plans for addiction treatment center outside Homer

After about a year of searching for options, a religion-based addiction treatment organization out of the Mat-Su Valley has found a homer near Homer. Set… Continue reading

This undated photo shows the home around Mile 15 East End Road near Homer, Alaska that will serve as a new residential inpatient treatment facility for Set Free Alaska, a religions organization based in the Mat Su Valley bringing addiction treatment to the Homer area. (Photo courtesy Jessica Jones, Set Free Alaska)
Terry Allen rides his jet ski at Auke Lake near Juneau on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fish and Game proposes repeal of ban on personal watercraft in areas of Kachemak Bay

An old fight over public access, recreational use and the protection of critical habitats is playing out again anew in Kachemak Bay. The Alaska Department… Continue reading

Terry Allen rides his jet ski at Auke Lake near Juneau on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Homer’s The Nutcracker on deck this weekend

For 30 years, Homer has brought the passion and wonder of “The Nutcracker” ballet to the small community stage for peninsula residents to enjoy. This… Continue reading

Homer’s first marijuana cultivator granted license

Almost two years after it first applied for a standard cultivation permit, Alaska Loven It — the first operation to apply for a license to… Continue reading

A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)

No new leads in case of 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)
Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

U.S. Congress candidate Alyse Galvin makes stop in Homer

After making a respectable run to unseat Alaska’s sole U.S. Representative, Don Young, in 2018, Anchorage’s Alyse Galvin is back at it for the 2020… Continue reading

Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Winter Activities Pep Rally in the gym at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 — Nutcracker Fair set up in the… Continue reading

Organizations open arms to community with Thanksgiving meals

Thanksgiving and other holidays are generally a time when families come together around a table to enjoy a meal and each other’s company. For those… Continue reading

It’s a great day to bird — Homer’s birds and the birders who love them

Correction: Carol Harding is the chair of the Kachemak Bay Birders. Also, her correct email address is carolgharding1@gmail.com. Homer, in addition to being a well-known… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Medical Center is now Kachemak Medical Group

The medical center formally known as Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic and owned by MediCenter has closed and reopened under a new name and in a… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Court date set for lawsuit over city election

Editor’s note: The hearing date for this case was changed after this story was published, and the article has been updated to reflect that change.… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

City offers tours of its facilities

Ever wondered what exactly goes on inside the local police station, or how things work at the water treatment plant? Now is your opportunity to… Continue reading

From left to right: Karl Wickstrom, Eddie Robinett, Daisy Kettle, Sam Cary, Maddox Berg, Catherine Conner and Kelli Bishop pose for a photo after being awarded this quarter’s Mariners on the Move in this undated photo at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Not pictured: Skyler Rodriguez. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move

The most recent recipients of the Mariners on the Move award have been announced. Each Homer High faculty member selects one outstanding student per year… Continue reading

From left to right: Karl Wickstrom, Eddie Robinett, Daisy Kettle, Sam Cary, Maddox Berg, Catherine Conner and Kelli Bishop pose for a photo after being awarded this quarter’s Mariners on the Move in this undated photo at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Not pictured: Skyler Rodriguez. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today and Friday — Thanksgiving break, no school. Monday, Dec. 2 — Basketball cheer tryouts at 4 p.m. Big Booster Club meeting… Continue reading

Vigil held Saturday for missing Homer woman

Update: Information has been added regarding a canvass from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Homer Harbor. About 50 people held signs and candles… Continue reading

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