Delcenia Cosman

Aleutian Airways logo. Photo courtesy of Aleutian Airways

Aleutian airways to halt Homer service during runway project

Service will be suspended beginning April 15

 

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Homer pedestrian pathway project selected for federal funding

The project will create greater nonmotorized transportation access in Homer

 

Blackwater Railroad Company and Silas Jones (front left) play at the 30th annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the Deep Water Dock on the Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Good gathering, good vibes

It’s been a while since I’ve attended a good-old-fashioned social event — albeit this one was technically still for work. Being part of the Homer… Continue reading

 

The setting sun casts the sky in gold over Kachemak Bay on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 in Homer, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Early sunsets over Homer

It’s not much of a secret, I think, that winter is not my favorite season. Ironic, perhaps, considering I’ve made my home a place where… Continue reading

The setting sun casts the sky in gold over Kachemak Bay on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 in Homer, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)
Western Emergency Services logo. Homer News file photo

1 dead, 1 hospitalized after small plane crash near Anchor Point

Dec. 8 crash incident is currently under investigation

Western Emergency Services logo. Homer News file photo
A female moose sunbathes in October 2023 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Take a breather

Sometimes I need a reminder to just breathe. It’s easy to get caught up in the day, with my workload or errands or the generally… Continue reading

A female moose sunbathes in October 2023 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)
The Anchor River flows in the Anchor Point State Recreation Area on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)

Creek walking in cool summer

Growing up spending my summers in one outdoor activity camp or another, my favorite days of all were the ones when the instructor told us… Continue reading

The Anchor River flows in the Anchor Point State Recreation Area on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)
Barrow’s Gabriel Ortilla faces off against incoming Mariners in the fourth quarter of the home opener game on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023 in Homer, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)

Homer football opens with convincing win over Barrow

The host Homer football team, the defending Division III state champions, began the season with a 38-12 victory over Barrow on Saturday. The game was… Continue reading

Barrow’s Gabriel Ortilla faces off against incoming Mariners in the fourth quarter of the home opener game on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023 in Homer, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)
Kachemak Emergency Services and Homer Volunteer Fire Department personnel work to extinguish a fire inside the Fritz Creek General Store east of Homer on East End Road, early Thursday morning on July 6, 2023 in Fritz Creek, Alaska. Photo by Mark Kirko

Fritz Creek general store burns

Fire damage causes loss of a longtime community hub to East End residents

Kachemak Emergency Services and Homer Volunteer Fire Department personnel work to extinguish a fire inside the Fritz Creek General Store east of Homer on East End Road, early Thursday morning on July 6, 2023 in Fritz Creek, Alaska. Photo by Mark Kirko
Runners participating in the Homer Spit Run 10K to the Bay begin the course at Homer High School on Saturday, June 24, 2023 in Homer, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)

Homer Spit runs draw 160 participants

Evan Markelz of Mountain View, California, and Melanie Griffiths of Homer was won the 10K to the Bay in the Homer Spit Runs on Saturday.… Continue reading

Runners participating in the Homer Spit Run 10K to the Bay begin the course at Homer High School on Saturday, June 24, 2023 in Homer, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)
A wild hare stops for a rest in May 2023 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)

Out of the Office: No work, all play

With the last of the snow patches finally melted away, it’s time to start spring cleanup. I get out my yard gloves, the rake, the… Continue reading

A wild hare stops for a rest in May 2023 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)
“Grubby” the Virginia opossum is captured by Homer Police officer Taylor Crowder on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 in Homer, Alaska. Photo by Homer Police Department

Grubby saved

Virginia opossum taken in by Anchorage zoo

“Grubby” the Virginia opossum is captured by Homer Police officer Taylor Crowder on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 in Homer, Alaska. Photo by Homer Police Department
Kachemak Bay Campus Director Dr. Reid Brewer welcomes KBC graduates and audience members to the 2023 commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)

Kachemak Bay Campus returns to in-person commencement ceremony

The campus conferred 62 degrees and certificates during its 53rd annual commencement hosted on Wednesday

Kachemak Bay Campus Director Dr. Reid Brewer welcomes KBC graduates and audience members to the 2023 commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)
Curator Barnabas Firth (right) tells stories of artworks by Norman Lowell to attendees of the invitational gathering on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the Norman Lowell Art Gallery in Anchor Point, Alaska. Photo by Delcenia Cosman

Norman Lowell gallery open for the season

At the top of a winding, tree-lined gravel road above the Sterling Highway lies a hidden community treasure. The Norman Lowell Gallery, located between Homer… Continue reading

Curator Barnabas Firth (right) tells stories of artworks by Norman Lowell to attendees of the invitational gathering on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the Norman Lowell Art Gallery in Anchor Point, Alaska. Photo by Delcenia Cosman
The Anchor Point Food Pantry, photographed on Saturday, April 22, 2023, is located at 34361 Old Sterling Hwy, Unit A in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)
The Anchor Point Food Pantry, photographed on Saturday, April 22, 2023, is located at 34361 Old Sterling Hwy, Unit A in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)
Snow falls on a fog-covered Beluga Lake on Thursday<ins>, March 30, 2023 in Homer, Alaska</ins>. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Sometimes snow is not so bad

It’s nearly April, and with every two-or-more-day stretch of clear weather, I begin to hope that we’re done with the snow, that we’re a little… Continue reading

Snow falls on a fog-covered Beluga Lake on Thursday<ins>, March 30, 2023 in Homer, Alaska</ins>. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)
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Hello, Neighbor

Even after living in Alaska for the better part of a decade, it still surprises me to run into my nonhuman neighbors when I step… Continue reading

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Library Director Dave Berry and Advisory Board Chair Kate Finn participate in Library Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday Jan. 17, 2023, at Homer City Hall, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Emilie Springer/Homer News)

Homer Library Advisory Board upholds decision to retain LGBTQ+ books

A citizen’s group last year submitted a petition asking that the books be removed from the children’s section

Library Director Dave Berry and Advisory Board Chair Kate Finn participate in Library Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday Jan. 17, 2023, at Homer City Hall, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Emilie Springer/Homer News)
Teresa Jacobson Gregory presents a visual illustration of the proposed gravel pit extension and the impacts it may have on residents and the surrounding state recreation area at the Anchor Point Advisory Planning Commission Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Anchor Point advisory group recommends gravel pit expansion

The recommendation is being forwarded to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission.

Teresa Jacobson Gregory presents a visual illustration of the proposed gravel pit extension and the impacts it may have on residents and the surrounding state recreation area at the Anchor Point Advisory Planning Commission Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)
Local Anchor Point residents view the presentation and chat with Carrie Connaker from Solstice Alaska Consulting, Inc., at the open house for the Anchor River Bridge replacement project on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Anchor River Bridge replacement is on the horizon

Residents learn about proposed project at open house

Local Anchor Point residents view the presentation and chat with Carrie Connaker from Solstice Alaska Consulting, Inc., at the open house for the Anchor River Bridge replacement project on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)