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Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion A woman crochets a teal hat during a session of the Wildwood Correctional Complex's inmate crochet program Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at the complex's pretrial building in Kenai, Alaska.

Crocheting together help, hope

In the fiber art of crocheting, yarn gets connected together by making loops with a hook — “crochet” means “small hook” in French. Loop enough… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion A woman crochets a teal hat during a session of the Wildwood Correctional Complex's inmate crochet program Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at the complex's pretrial building in Kenai, Alaska.

Troopers arrest man reported missing

Alaska State Troopers on Friday arrested a Port Graham man reported missing at sea on Wednesday afternoon near Passage Island south of Homer. Troopers found… Continue reading

Brian Duffy, center, as Uncle Drosselmeyer, distributes gifts to children in the party scene during rehearsals last Friday at the Homer Mariner Theatre.

Homer Nutcracker ballet continues the magic

Homer might be as cold as Moscow this winter, but when it comes to the annual production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, citizens, we’re not talking the… Continue reading

Brian Duffy, center, as Uncle Drosselmeyer, distributes gifts to children in the party scene during rehearsals last Friday at the Homer Mariner Theatre.

Seaton joins bipartisan caucus

The day after he was elected to an eighth term representing District 31 in the Alaska House, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, joined two other Republicans,… Continue reading

Homer fisherman dies in kayak accident

A longtime Homer fisherman reported overdue from a kayaking trip on Sunday was found dead by a fellow fisherman early Monday morning. The body of… Continue reading

Homer man indicted on murder, robbery charges in 2013 case

A Kenai grand jury on Oct. 20 indicted Lee John Henry, 55, on murder and robbery charges in the 2013 death of Mark Matthews. The… Continue reading

Police arrest Homer man in 3-year-old murder case

Homer Police on Sunday arrested a Homer man in the death of Mark Matthews, then 61, killed July 28, 2013 off the Poopdeck Trail. Lee… Continue reading

Homer Police Department Community Jail Officer Rick Pitta brings John Suter into the Homer District Courthouse for s his arraignment on Friday morning, Oct. 7.

Cops catch man after high-speed chase

A high-speed chase on Thursday afternoon in Homer and Anchor Point began with a drunk-driver report and ended with the suspect coming out of a… Continue reading

Homer Police Department Community Jail Officer Rick Pitta brings John Suter into the Homer District Courthouse for s his arraignment on Friday morning, Oct. 7.

Trial continues for Anchor Point sportfish guide

A change-of-plea hearing will be continued for an Anchor Point sportfish captain charged with 43 guide violations. Mel Erickson, 55, was scheduled to appear in… Continue reading

Assembly votes down, will reconsider Planning Commission changes

In its annual visit to Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stalled on a revision of the borough’s Planning Commission opposed by both the Homer… Continue reading

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, a film about the life of the poet, is one of nine films to be screened at the Homer Documentary Film Festival beginning today. (Courtesy photo)

Homer Docfest celebrates lucky 13

After 13 years of picking interesting films for the Homer Documentary Film Festival at the Homer Theatre, owners Jamie and Lynette Sutton have dialed in… Continue reading

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, a film about the life of the poet, is one of nine films to be screened at the Homer Documentary Film Festival beginning today. (Courtesy photo)
Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer

Paul Seaton to try for 2nd round in Alaska House

Paul Seaton, the Homer commercial fisherman who has represented Homer since first being elected in 2000, aims to take yet another try at the office.… Continue reading

Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer
Beth Wythe makes run for District 31 seat

Beth Wythe makes run for District 31 seat

In running for House District 31 Representative, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe follows a time-tested approach: earn experience and name recognition in local politics and take… Continue reading

Beth Wythe makes run for District 31 seat

Homer couple marries life, art

The partnership of Homer artists Skywalker and Brian Payne sounds like a romance novel tease. Can a storyteller-poet-dancer raised in a military family find true… Continue reading

Homer police make $1.5 million pot bust

A lucky break and a nose to the wind led Homer Police to make a record $1.5 million cannabis bust last Friday. With help from… Continue reading

Lessons shake down from quake

When the 7.1 magnitude Iniskin earthquake hit at about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 24, it didn’t wake one Homer-grown seismologist — but that’s because Kasey Aderhold,… Continue reading

Homer News counted 126 dead murrs washed up on the mud trail next to Homer's Spit on Dec. 31, 2015.

Huge seabird die off seen on Cook Inlet beaches

Anyone who has walked Homer’s beaches the past few weeks has seen a horrid event. Every few yards along the tidal wrack line, the white… Continue reading

Homer News counted 126 dead murrs washed up on the mud trail next to Homer's Spit on Dec. 31, 2015.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion In this Nov. 13, 2015 file photo, convicted murderer Demarqus Green reacts after Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran decided to reschedule a sentencing hearing in Kenai, Alaska. Green has been sentenced to 40 years in jail for a 2012 shooting.

Green gets 40 years for 2012 shooting

Finding a need for community condemnation and to isolate him from society, Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran on Monday sentenced Demarqus Green to 40… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion In this Nov. 13, 2015 file photo, convicted murderer Demarqus Green reacts after Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran decided to reschedule a sentencing hearing in Kenai, Alaska. Green has been sentenced to 40 years in jail for a 2012 shooting.
One of Gundega Snepste's puzuri sculptures made of grass reeds decorates the Homer Council on the Arts.

Ancient Latvian art with a Homer twist

Hanging from the ceiling of the Homer Council on the Arts, a 4-foot wide, multifaceted sculpture looks like a temple from a cosmic fantasy. Based… Continue reading

One of Gundega Snepste's puzuri sculptures made of grass reeds decorates the Homer Council on the Arts.

Stevens: Election year poses challenges for fiscal plan

It’s going to be a long five months.Before Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, starts packing for the trip to Juneau after the New Year, he stopped… Continue reading