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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

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre speaks at the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club meeting on Dec. 3 at the Bidarka Inn in Homer.

Navarre to Homer: Health care process has just started

Speaking like a doctor advising a patient with high blood pressure to lose weight and exercise, in a talk to the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre speaks at the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club meeting on Dec. 3 at the Bidarka Inn in Homer.

More otters washing up; cause remains unknown

The cause of an unusual number of dead and dying otters winding up on Homer beaches remains unexplained, but preliminary results suggest toxins from harmful… Continue reading

Homer mayor to run for Legislature

Homer Mayor Mary E. “Beth” Wythe has filed a letter of intent to run for representative of House District 31 in the Alaska Legislature, the… Continue reading

Report: Pilot error cause of 2013 Era crash

Pilot error caused the Oct. 23, 2013, crash of an Era Aviation Beechcraft 1900 C/C at the Homer Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board said… Continue reading

Political novices competing for assembly District 9 seat

Of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s assembly districts, District 9 on the lower peninsula is one of the largest. At 3,400 square miles, as a Supercub… Continue reading

Homer police find burning basket vandal; charges yet to be filed

Tire tracks and a tip lead police last week to the man who burned and then destroyed the Burning Basket. An 18-year-old high school student… Continue reading

Becca Miathias looks through a refractometer to measure salinity in an ocean water sample taken.

Kachemak Bay tour offers science, sightseeing

All we needed were red knit caps.On a recent weekday tour of Kachemak Bay, I felt like one of the crew of Jacques Cousteau’s famous… Continue reading

Becca Miathias looks through a refractometer to measure salinity in an ocean water sample taken.

Buccaneer bankruptcy demand hits businesses, agencies

In the Buccaneer Oil bankruptcy case, some local businesses have been hit with a double whammy. Not only does Buccaneer still owe them money, a… Continue reading

A self portrait shows Josh Mumm hiking on a ridge near the Yentan River. (Photo courtesy Josh Mumm via the Homer News)

Homer man wins Wilderness Classic

In the grueling Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic, where contestants race unsupported through the wildest country of Alaska, just finishing can be an honor. But when… Continue reading

A self portrait shows Josh Mumm hiking on a ridge near the Yentan River. (Photo courtesy Josh Mumm via the Homer News)

Kachemak Bay Research Reserve gets new partner

More than a year ago, things looked bleak for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The House Subcommittee on Fish and Game had cut annual funding.… Continue reading