Members of the community give public testimony about a Homer City Council resolution dealing with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s proposal to repeal the ban on personal watercraft in critical habitat areas of Kachemak Bay during the Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Council weighs in on proposed jet ski ban repeal, again

The council originally passed a resolution asking Fish and Game to extend its comment period.

 

A sign for Set Free Alaska hangs in the faith-based addiction treatment nonprofit’s new outpatient servies location on Ocean Drive on Monday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. The organization held an open house to celebrate the outpatient services building opening. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Outpatient addiction treatment services open in Homer

Run by faith-based Mat-Su organization, services have been long time coming

 

A student fixes her hood as she walks across the campus at the University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

UAS proposes undergrad tuition hikes for next academic year

The increases would begin in Fall 2020.

 

Gary Thomas in a January 2002 photo after he was promoted to Homer News editor and publisher. (Homer News file photo)

Former Homer News publisher found dead after explosion

Thomas worked at the Homer News from the late 1990s until 2005.

Gary Thomas in a January 2002 photo after he was promoted to Homer News editor and publisher. (Homer News file photo)

‘It’s a priority case’ HPD says in search for missing Homer woman

Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019.

Homer single-use plastic bag ban takes effect

A citizen initiative in 2013 overturned Homer’s first attempt at a plastic bag ban.

Even snowmen need umbrellas to survive on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Even snowmen need umbrellas to survive on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

FBI, Troopers have been aiding Murnane search ‘since day 1’

Anesha “Duffy” Murnane has been missing since Oct. 17.

Homer gets its second full traffic signal

Contractors powered up the signal at the intersection of Main Street and the Homer Bypass.

Terry Allen rides his jet ski at Auke Lake near Juneau on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fish and Game proposes repeal of ban on personal watercraft in areas of Kachemak Bay

There is a 30-day public comment period open until 5 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2020.

Terry Allen rides his jet ski at Auke Lake near Juneau on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

U.S. Congress candidate Alyse Galvin makes stop in Homer

Galvin won the Democratic primary in 2018 before losing to Don Young in the general election.

Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska teen hospitalized for vaping related injury

It’s the first case of vaping related injury in Alaska.

Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Walk-on passengers and vehicles load onto the LeConte ferry for a trip to Hoonah and Gustavus at the Alaska Marine Highway System’s Auke Bay Terminal on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

New group forms to advocate for ferries

Their plan’s are ambitious, but vague at this point.

Walk-on passengers and vehicles load onto the LeConte ferry for a trip to Hoonah and Gustavus at the Alaska Marine Highway System’s Auke Bay Terminal on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Court date set for lawsuit over Homer election

A former member of the Homer City Council is suing over the municipal election.

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer clinic changes name, location

Kachemak Bay Medical Center is now Kachemak Medical Group

Tela Bacher holds a sign Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at a vigil for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since Oct. 17, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. Sinn helped organize the vigil. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Vigil held Saturday for missing Homer woman

Anesha “Duffy” Murnane has been missing since Oct. 17.

Tela Bacher holds a sign Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at a vigil for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since Oct. 17, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. Sinn helped organize the vigil. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Police, FBI did aerial search for missing Homer woman

A candlelight vigil will be held at WKFL Park for Murnane from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

Kelly Cooper (Photo provided)

Cooper files for House District 31 race

Cooper filed her letter of intent to run for the seat now held by Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer.

Kelly Cooper (Photo provided)
Iraq War veteran Robert “R.J.” Carlough stands with a Quilt of Valor presented to him at the Veterans Day lunch held at the Elks Lodge on Nov. 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Carlough served in the U.S. Army First Division, 16th Infantry — the Big Red One — from 2002-10, and in Iraq from 2003-04. To his right is Karrie Youngblood, who quilted the work. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Quilters honor those who served on Veterans Day

More than 235,000 quilts have been presented nationally.

Iraq War veteran Robert “R.J.” Carlough stands with a Quilt of Valor presented to him at the Veterans Day lunch held at the Elks Lodge on Nov. 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Carlough served in the U.S. Army First Division, 16th Infantry — the Big Red One — from 2002-10, and in Iraq from 2003-04. To his right is Karrie Youngblood, who quilted the work. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)