Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Diane Ackerman. (Photo provided; Sue Michlovitz)

Writers’ conference gathers authors from around the nation

“The conference strives to offer something for readers: to discuss literature and meet writers”

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Diane Ackerman. (Photo provided; Sue Michlovitz)
This map shows the varying levels of drought in Southeast Alaska, as of the week of June 6, 2019.The red portion of the map indicates extreme drought, dark orange indicates severe drought, light orange indicates moderate drought and yellow indicates abnormally dry conditions. (Courtesy Photo | U.S. Drought Monitor)

Southeast experiencing rare drought

The entirety of Southeast Alaska is in some state of drought.

This map shows the varying levels of drought in Southeast Alaska, as of the week of June 6, 2019.The red portion of the map indicates extreme drought, dark orange indicates severe drought, light orange indicates moderate drought and yellow indicates abnormally dry conditions. (Courtesy Photo | U.S. Drought Monitor)

Raven with dart in head euthanized

Chances are low of finding the person who shot the dart.

Workers finish up the new Homer Aspen Suites Hotel on May 21, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The 72-room hotel opens on May 27. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Aspen Suite Hotel opens Monday

Located on Beluga Slough, the hotel offers views of the slough, Bishop’s Beach and Kachemak Bay.

Workers finish up the new Homer Aspen Suites Hotel on May 21, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The 72-room hotel opens on May 27. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technicians treat Chief Warrant Officer Michael Kozloski, a crew member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, after he was injured when a crane tipped over at the Pioneer Dock on the Homer Spit on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Kozloski was later pronounced dead at South Peninsula Hospital. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News.)
Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technicians treat Chief Warrant Officer Michael Kozloski, a crew member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, after he was injured when a crane tipped over at the Pioneer Dock on the Homer Spit on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Kozloski was later pronounced dead at South Peninsula Hospital. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News.)
This flight map shows the paths of the two planes that crashed into each other near Ketchikan on May 13. (Courtesy photo | National Transportation Safety Board)
This flight map shows the paths of the two planes that crashed into each other near Ketchikan on May 13. (Courtesy photo | National Transportation Safety Board)
Clouds and mist hang over Fritz Cove and Douglas Island. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Clouds and mist hang over Fritz Cove and Douglas Island. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Smith named South Peninsula Hospital CEO

Smith is a former Central Peninsula Hospital Chief Executive Officer

Racist graffiti found on Homer SUV happened years ago

The graffiti has been on the Bronco since before he bought it 10 years ago

Measles could be getting off the boat in Juneau

Rash-causing virus is the most prevalent it’s been in 25 years.

Students strike against climate change

Juneau high schoolers hope policy changes faster than the climate does.

Moss covers old growth trees along Auke Lake on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Moss covers old growth trees along Auke Lake on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Dave’s Auto Repair, shown here on Friday, April 26, 2019 just outside Homer, Alaska, was targeted with racist vandalism. Owner Dave Johnson discovered the vandalism Friday morning. (Photo courtesy Dave Johnson)

Dave’s Auto Repair targeted with racist vandalism

The racist messages were carved into the glass windows on a white Ford Bronco.

Dave’s Auto Repair, shown here on Friday, April 26, 2019 just outside Homer, Alaska, was targeted with racist vandalism. Owner Dave Johnson discovered the vandalism Friday morning. (Photo courtesy Dave Johnson)
The covered porch at the end of the Windjammer Suites building at 320 W. Pioneer Ave. is shown in a photograph taken April 23, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. In 2014 the Homer Advisory Planning Commission granted a conditional use permit for the porch to be in a 20-foot setback, a decision citizen activist Frank Griswold attempted to appeal before the Homer Board of Adjustment. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Alaska Supreme Court finds Griswold has standing in zoning case

The City will be incorporating the court’s interpretation in all of Homer’s pending proceedings.

The covered porch at the end of the Windjammer Suites building at 320 W. Pioneer Ave. is shown in a photograph taken April 23, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. In 2014 the Homer Advisory Planning Commission granted a conditional use permit for the porch to be in a 20-foot setback, a decision citizen activist Frank Griswold attempted to appeal before the Homer Board of Adjustment. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Court of Appeals upholds sexual assault conviction; remands to court issue of sentencing

The Alaska Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Fairbanks man who sexually assaulted a Homer woman in August 2011, but sent back… Continue reading

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South Peninsula Hospital CEO Joseph Woodin attends an open house for the expanded and remodeled Homer Medical Clinic on March 30, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Woodin resigns as South Peninsula Hospital CEO

Woodin was appointed by the SPH Operating Board in February 2018

South Peninsula Hospital CEO Joseph Woodin attends an open house for the expanded and remodeled Homer Medical Clinic on March 30, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)