Hansen-Cavasos retains seat on council following election investigation

A Homer City Council member whose residency qualifications were called into question after she won election to the body earlier this month will retain her… Continue reading

Coast Guard gets scary for a cause with Haunted Hickory

The weekend before Halloween has come and gone, which can only mean the annual Haunted Hickory experience has too. Approximately 1,300 people went through the… Continue reading

Rotary Health Fair returns for 36th year

As the weather cools and the propensity for getting sick increases, lower Kenai Peninsula resources have a reliable annual resource to turn to — the… Continue reading

Police actively searching for missing Homer woman

Nearly two weeks after she went missing on Oct. 17, Homer Police remain actively searching for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane. Murnane, 38, disappeared after leaving her… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Wrestling Dual v. Grace Christian from 4-6 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gym Friday — Teacher in-service (no school) Monday,… Continue reading

The Seafarers Memorial parking lot is mostly empty on Oct. 25, 2019, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The city has applied for a conditional use permit to fill in and extend the parking lot to the left in this photo, or toward the beach. The angled parking spaces by the Homer Spit Road also would be removed except in front of the Cannery Row Boardwalk.(Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

City seeks permit for expanded Spit parking lot

In the context of the continual friction between serving the needs of harbor and Homer Spit users while protecting some of the environmental values that… Continue reading

The Seafarers Memorial parking lot is mostly empty on Oct. 25, 2019, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The city has applied for a conditional use permit to fill in and extend the parking lot to the left in this photo, or toward the beach. The angled parking spaces by the Homer Spit Road also would be removed except in front of the Cannery Row Boardwalk.(Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Lower Peninsula Halloween events listing

Haunted Hickory Adults, young people and families will all get something out of the annual Haunted Hickory, held Friday, Oct. 25, on the U.S. Coast… Continue reading

Volunteers on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, walk a path between the Homer Theatre and Bartlett Street while searching the woods off Main Street and Pioneer Avenue for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer woman remains missing after search shifts statewide

In the ongoing effort to find missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, Homer Police on Wednesday released a security camera image showing her leaving her… Continue reading

Volunteers on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, walk a path between the Homer Theatre and Bartlett Street while searching the woods off Main Street and Pioneer Avenue for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Residents push back against latest attempt to establish addiction treatment home for men

After receiving a state grant to support a local inpatient addiction treatment center for men, a faith-based organization is struggling to find a home for… Continue reading

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Homer area school announcements

Drama, Debate and Forensics results The Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics (DDF) season kicked off this past weekend with a tournament at South… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic gets funds from Alaska Run for Women

A local women’s health clinic has received a grant from a statewide organization to aid in community health outreach, especially when it comes to breast… Continue reading

Certified nurse midwives Julie McCarron (left) and Dana Whittaker (right) talk with visitors during an open house held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Homer Medical Center West Wing on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

West Wing of Homer Medical Center hosts open house

Homer Medical Center’s West Wing moved into a building that was formerly a home across Bartlett Street from the main center campus eight years ago.… Continue reading

Certified nurse midwives Julie McCarron (left) and Dana Whittaker (right) talk with visitors during an open house held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Homer Medical Center West Wing on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to attendees of a conference held by the Alaska State Home Building Association and the Kenai Peninsula Home Builders Association on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. Dunleavy came to brief conference participants on the statewide economy. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Dunleavy talks statewide economy at builders conference in Homer

Recall Dunleavy protesters gathered outside the conference location during his speech

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to attendees of a conference held by the Alaska State Home Building Association and the Kenai Peninsula Home Builders Association on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. Dunleavy came to brief conference participants on the statewide economy. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A missing person poster for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane put out on Oct. 20, 2019, by Homer Police in Homer, Alaska. (Image provided)

Search shifts statewide for missing Homer woman

Homer Police on Monday afternoon have called off the ground and local search for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38, missing from her Main Street home since… Continue reading

A missing person poster for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane put out on Oct. 20, 2019, by Homer Police in Homer, Alaska. (Image provided)

Search continues for missing Homer woman

Update: This story was updated at 5 p.m. with a correction on Murnane’s age and new information. About 50 volunteers continued the search today for… Continue reading

New council members sworn in; council calls for investigation into candidate’s eligibility

Two new members were sworn onto the Homer City Council during the body’s Monday meeting, and council members unanimously voted to certify the full results… Continue reading

Ed Berg, right, accepts the Land at Heart Award from Nina Faust (left) and Marie McCarty (center) during the annual gala fundraiser event for the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Wasabi’s Bistro in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Ed Berg honored with Land at Heart award

Ecologist Ed Berg is this year’s recipient of the Land at Heart Award from the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. Given out annually since 2014 at… Continue reading

Ed Berg, right, accepts the Land at Heart Award from Nina Faust (left) and Marie McCarty (center) during the annual gala fundraiser event for the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Wasabi’s Bistro in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Football Awards Banquet in Commons and Mariner Theater at 7 p.m. – Come Celebrate the 2019 Be Better Effort. Friday… Continue reading

The original van of the Fresh Sourdough Express Bakery and Cafe marks the business’ origins. The landmark business closed last month in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Sourdough closes for good as Maltzes move on to next chapter in lives

The founding of Fresh Sourdough Express Café and Bakery and how owner Donna Maltz came to settle in Homer starts with the classic turning-the-corner on… Continue reading

The original van of the Fresh Sourdough Express Bakery and Cafe marks the business’ origins. The landmark business closed last month in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer Tribune’s Thursday edition was its last

HOMER — A small Alaska weekly newspaper is ceasing publication. The Homer Tribune announced on its front page and online that Thursday’s edition would the… Continue reading

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