Kaye Fariday helps a student from Fireweed Academy bag food at the Homer Food Pantry on Sept. 26 at Homer United Methodist Church.

Use of Homer's food pantry on the rise 

The Homer Community Food Pantry experienced a 115 percent increase in people seeking food assistance between 2013 and 2015. Though the food pantry’s customers have not reached the highs seen in ... Read More

Grand Jury indicts Homer man for murder, robbery in 3-year-old Homer case 10/19/16

Grand Jury indicts Homer man for murder, robbery in 3-year-old Homer case

Key DNA evidence, a Homer witness who came forward and dogged detective work helped Homer Police close its only...

ACLU to borough: Drop invocation policy 10/20/16

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska has asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough to back down from its newly passed invocation policy.

The organization, which advocates for individual...

Senator Murkowski discusses state's challenges in Homer 10/19/16

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, spoke to a crowded dining room at Land’s End Resort on Friday about her ideas for improving Alaska from her position in Congress.

Murkowski is running for re-...

Homer police charge Homer man in 3-year-old murder case 10/17/16

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 John Henry, 55, appeared in Homer court on Monday...


Homer gets a new mayor, but not a new cop shop

Homer voters in Tuesday’s election selected candidates with strong business backgrounds. In the Homer mayoral race, they chose Homer City Council member Bryan Zak, assistant state director for the Small Business Development Center. In unofficial results Zak is the likely winner for Homer mayor, ...

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New pharmacy opens, offers unique services

Scotts Family Pharmacy makes its debut in Homer with its soft opening on Thursday, Oct. 6, and plans to offer services currently unavailable elsewhere. “(Nathan Scott) had an idea he wanted to ...

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Dia de los Muertos explores death, loss in creative ways

At the quarter point between the equinox and the solstice, spiritual and secular celebrations appear in numerous cultures, such as the Celtic tradition of Samhain, the Christian tradition of ...

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Sports provide life skills, community for high school athletes

At five a.m. when my alarm wakes me and I stumble around getting ready for open gym, I often wonder how sports has affected my life in such a way that I am ready before the sun comes up to head to ...

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Mariner wrestlers start season winning Luke Spruill tourney

For the first time in Mariner history, Homer won the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament. The team led by nine first place finishes. The tournament was Saturday at Kenai Central High School. Homer, ...

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Community Rec Schedule

Oct. 20: Weight room in Homer High School weight room, 6-7:30 a.m. Oct. 20: Weight room in HHS Weight Room, 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 6: “Tell Your Story” class in HHS room B103, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 20: ...

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