Town Crier

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents and community members at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meetings via Zoom, scheduled at… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2021

 

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Homer Volunteer Fire Department Sept. 6-12 Firefighters and… Continue reading

 

May Fekete's portrait by Sarah Lewis is one of the photographs in the exhibit, "Pandemic Portraits," on display through Sept. 19, 2021, at Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Lewis and Affinity Films)

Art briefs

‘Pandemic Portraits’ is at Land’s End Resort An exhibit by 15 photographers of 16 cancer patients diagnosed during the COVID-19 pandemic is on display through… Continue reading

 

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
The poster for "Summer of Soul," showing at the 17th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. (Photo provided)

Roll ‘em: DocFest returns for 17th year

Homer Documentary Film Festival returns with COVID-19 precautions and a solid line up of films.

The poster for "Summer of Soul," showing at the 17th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. (Photo provided)
Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)

Pets of the week: Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe

It’s been over two months and Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe are still here. Let’s work together to find them their new homes.… Continue reading

Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)
The Alaska Grown logo.

Homer Farmers Market: Don’t write off the market just yet

Late summer crops are coming in at the Homer Farmers Market.

The Alaska Grown logo.
The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.
Recover, the 18th annual Burning Basket, starts to burn on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

The Burning Basket has been transformed into heat and light. In fields around town, sandhill cranes gather for their migration. Fireweed has bloomed and its… Continue reading

Recover, the 18th annual Burning Basket, starts to burn on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Carrots, beets, red cabbage are on their way to the kitchen. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Time to harvest the vegetable garden

It’s that magnificent time of year when you really should head north. No need to leave the peninsula — the colors are really lovely within… Continue reading

Carrots, beets, red cabbage are on their way to the kitchen. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Homer Foundation 30 years logo.

Donors get to say who their money helps

Foundation helps pioneer teachers give back to schools.

  • Sep 15, 2021
  • By Tom Kizzia For the Homer Foundation
  • Features
Homer Foundation 30 years logo.
Michael, Sarah, Pete, Becky, Will and Margaret take a picture in front of Exit Glacier in Seward on Aug. 21.

Out of the Office: Finally feeling at home

Homer News reporter Sarah Knapp explores Alaska with Tennessee family.

Michael, Sarah, Pete, Becky, Will and Margaret take a picture in front of Exit Glacier in Seward on Aug. 21.
Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)

Pets of the week: Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe

Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe make a beautiful and sweet group of cats. Mama Mona is 1.5 years old, and the kittens are… Continue reading

Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)
The Alaska Grown logo.

Homer Farmers Market: Growers create culture of caring

I have to admit that I start getting a little sentimental around this time of year. I can see by the calendar that we only… Continue reading

The Alaska Grown logo.
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
This base oatmeal muffin mix offers endless variations and can be paired with fresh fruits and berries. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A muffin for all seasons

Accompany the summer berry bounty with this all-purpose oatmeal muffin.

This base oatmeal muffin mix offers endless variations and can be paired with fresh fruits and berries. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Alaska World Arts Festival starts Friday The Alaska World Arts Festival returns in a mixed live and virtual format starting Friday, Sept. 10 and running… Continue reading

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.
Walls of the 18th annual Burning Basket, Recover, rest against the basket frame during construction on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Mavis Muller's property near Homer, Alaska. The basket is built in sections so it can be disassembled and transported to Mariner Park on the Homer Spit, where it will be burned at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)

‘Recover’ brings Burning Basket back to Spit

Basket in a time of pandemic will seek to rebuild community, organizer Muller says.

Walls of the 18th annual Burning Basket, Recover, rest against the basket frame during construction on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Mavis Muller's property near Homer, Alaska. The basket is built in sections so it can be disassembled and transported to Mariner Park on the Homer Spit, where it will be burned at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)
Homer Foundation 30 years logo.

Foundation stayed flexible by being independent

Another in a series of short historical reminiscences to mark the 30th anniversary of the Homer Foundation, Alaska’s first community foundation. The series has been… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2021
  • By Tom Kizzia For the Homer Foundation
  • Features
Homer Foundation 30 years logo.