University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Cathy Sandeen speaks last Friday, June 14, at the opening of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference at Land’s End Resort, Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

New UAA chancellor sees university as benefitting many

Eight months into her job as University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor, Cathy Sandeen has survived not just her first winter in Alaska, but crises that… Continue reading



Phil Celtic and Faith Schade-Celtic of Homer announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Schade, to Kellen Davenport of Eagle River. The couple will marry… Continue reading



The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at Station 2, 65705 Diamond Ridge Road.  The agenda will… Continue reading


The Arts in Brief

Authors read at KBC Canadian writers Ann Eriksson and Gary Geddes read fiction and poetry at 6:30 p.m. today at Kachemak Bay Campus. As a… Continue reading


The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds it regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Diamond Ridge Fire Station, 65705 Diamond Ridge Road.… Continue reading


The Omicron chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a service organization of women educators, holds its annual Back to School Supplies Project. Help local children start… Continue reading

Writers’ conference success from opening to last chapter

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College would like to extend its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the following individuals, agencies and businesses whose… Continue reading

Writing faculty inspires aspiring authors during annual conference

An exuberant mood ruled the 14th Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, held June 12-16 in Homer. The public readings crackled with enthusiasm. The radiant weather didn’t… Continue reading


A 5-minute film, “Homeless in Homer,” shows at 6 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre. The film was made by local teen group Lead On!… Continue reading

Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist recognition awarded to former UAA prof

Anchorage artist Garry Kaulitz has been named the 2015 Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist. The $40,000 award, an- nounced May 19, recognizes an artist with stat-… Continue reading

Royalty among us

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway visited Homer and Kachemak Bay on Tuesday as part of his visit to Alaska. An enthusiastic crowd of… Continue reading


Homer Stand Down, May 29-30, is a free event at the Homer Elks Lodge for all military veterans from the lower Kenai Peninsula, including Ninilchik,… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Campus 2015 graduates

Occupational Endorsement Certificate, medical office codingColleen M. BehenKenai Peninsula College Associate of Arts DegreeConner BargerAdam DiazAlexander KonevDennis MartushoffMichael Tupper Michael SteenAssociate of Applied Science, Radiologic… Continue reading

KBC grads start new stories in life

Dream big. Persevere in your dreams. Make mistakes. Stay involved in your community. Be the new storytellers.That was some of the advice keynote speaker Francie… Continue reading

KBC Commencement planned for May 6

The 2015 Commencment of the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College 2015 Commencement will be at 7 p.m. May 6 at Homer High School’s… Continue reading


The Parkinson’s Support Group meets 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Citizens Center Conference Room. The speaker is Jessica Powell, a speech language pathologist… Continue reading

Campaign to endow fund continues

On behalf of the students and future students of Kachemak Bay Campus, we are writing to thank everyone in the community who attended the open… Continue reading

Big Read, big success

One of the things that makes Homer unique is its sense of community. The Big Read sponsored by the Friends of the Homer Public Library… Continue reading

A Homer Treasure

Mary Epperson, right, visits with Joy Steward, left, at a reception on Sunday at AJ’s Old Town Steakhouse and Tavern celebrating the establishment of the… Continue reading

KPC process technology program earns certification

Kenai Peninsula College’s process technology program has received national industry certification. KPC has been notified by the North America Process Technology Alliance that both KPC’s… Continue reading