Police receive reports of drinks being spiked at Homer bars
Homer Police Department alerted the public last week to recent reports by bar patrons that their drinks had been spiked. In a March 7 Facebook post, the department warned, “We’ve had a handful of...
25th Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest winners announced
The Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest returned for its 25th year, with winners in all categories announced on March 6. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was open to literary artists...
City council removes seat from Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association board
The Homer City Council at their Feb. 27 meeting passed resolution 23-019, expressing support for removing the city’s privilege to appoint a representative to serve as director of the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association (CIAA)....
Senior Portrait: Simon Gucer
Simon Gucer has lived in Homer almost 18 years. He loves fishing, boats and French literature. Currently, Simon likes the authors Albert Camus and John Paul Sartre, and is reading “The Ambiguity of Ethics”...
Homer Public Library celebrates lifelong learning
On Saturday, Friends of the Homer Public Library celebrated the annual Lifelong Learner event. This year’s award went to Samantha Cunningham. The Youth Learner Award went to Thea Person. The goal of the celebration...
Lee John Henry pleads guilty to 2013 Homer killing
Lee John Henry, who was accused in the killing of a Homer man 10 years ago, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Feb. 22, according to a Homer Police Department press release. Henry was accused...
Colleen James, Emergency Department Clinical Forensic Services Coordinator at South Peninsula Hospital retires after 34 years of service
South Peninsula Hospital’s forensic nurse Colleen James is retiring at the end of February 2023 after providing 34 years of medical service to the Kenai Peninsula. She founded the SART/SANE program (sexual assault response...
Presentation targets online risks for youth
Homer Police Lt. Ryan Browning will host two presentations for parents this month on the hazards technology and social media use pose to youth. The presentations are an effort to bring increased awareness to...