Homer single-use plastic bag ban takes effect

Homer single-use plastic bag ban takes effect

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

Homer single-use plastic bag ban takes effect
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’

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

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

FBI, Troopers have been aiding Murnane search ‘since day 1’
Homer gets its second full traffic signal

Homer gets its second full traffic signal

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

Homer gets its second full traffic signal
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

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.

Police, FBI did aerial search for missing Homer woman
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)
Evidence argued ahead of Homer murder trial

Evidence argued ahead of Homer murder trial

Lee John Henry is accused of the 2013 killing of Mark Matthews.

Evidence argued ahead of Homer murder trial
Family, friends, police keep up search for missing woman

Family, friends, police keep up search for missing woman

Anonymous tips can be given to Crimestoppers by calling 907-283-8477.

Family, friends, police keep up search for missing woman
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)

Former council member files election contest suit in superior court

The complaint asks the court to find Hansen-Cavasos was not qualified to run for city council.

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)
Marine scientist Molly Zaleski gives public comment during a hearing held by NOAA on proposed whale habitats being created in the coastal waters of the West Coast at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Marine scientist Molly Zaleski gives public comment during a hearing held by NOAA on proposed whale habitats being created in the coastal waters of the West Coast at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Reward offered in search for missing Homer woman

Reward offered in search for missing Homer woman

Anesha “Duffy” Murnane went missing on Oct. 17 in Homer.

Reward offered in search for missing Homer woman
Homer Volunteer Fire Department and Kachemak Emergency Services medics met a bear mauling victim at the Homestead Trail parking lot on Diamond Ridge Road at the top of Nearly Level Road on Monday afternoon, Nov. 3, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Nearly Level Road runs downhill from Diamond Ridge Road. The man had been hiking on trails near the bottom of Nearly Level. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Man, dogs survive bear attack on Diamond Ridge

The man had been hiking when he and his dogs encountered a sow with multiple cubs.

Homer Volunteer Fire Department and Kachemak Emergency Services medics met a bear mauling victim at the Homestead Trail parking lot on Diamond Ridge Road at the top of Nearly Level Road on Monday afternoon, Nov. 3, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Nearly Level Road runs downhill from Diamond Ridge Road. The man had been hiking on trails near the bottom of Nearly Level. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)