First-year Chapman School teacher Malia Larson speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in support of an ordinance that will appropriate around $2.4 million to the school district in hopes of retaining some non-tenured teachers for the next school year, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

District staff resignations and retirements highest recorded

To date, 86 certified staff and administrators have resigned or retired

The Tustumena Lake Fire as seen from the air during the early stages of initial attack on June 6, 2019, near Clam Gulch, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Whitesell/Alaska Division of Forestry)

Swan Lake Fire grows to 2,400 acres

The Swan Lake Fire is about 70% active and spreading

Conrad Woodhead, pictured here, has been principal of Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska for the last eight years. He recently announced his resignation from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. (Photo courtesy Conrad Woodhead)

Chapman School principal resigns after 8 years

Conrad Woodhead, principal of Champman School in Anchor Point for the last eight years, is leaving the school district to… Continue reading

Despite interest from local business, city will hold onto downtown lot

The City of Homer will hang on to a piece of land downtown that had previously been on the market… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly gets pushback on bed tax

The 12% bed tax would affect temporary lodging, including motels, hotels and bed and B&Bs

SPH’s 100th baby turns 60, hospital’s family-focus hasn’t changed

It isn’t just the first baby born in a new year that local businesses, community members and South Peninsula Hospital… Continue reading

(Image courtesy Set Free Alaska)

Addiction treatment center will be in Kachemak City

Set Free Alaska, a religious nonprofit that runs a state-certified addiction treatment center in the Mat-Su Valley, has found a… Continue reading

Residents filled the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers for a public hearing regarding a controversial gravel pit in Anchor Point at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Planning commission postpones vote on Beachcomber gravel pit application

A meeting discussing a controversial gravel pit lasted to nearly midnight Monday, after dozens of Anchor Point residents gave public Continue reading...

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

Writers’ conference gives birth to new careers, friendships — and maybe a real baby

This year’s 18th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference brings together writers and readers of all ages from the Lower 49 Continue reading...

Homer News Editor Michael Armstrong, left, is presented with an award from Publisher Jeff Hayden on May 10, 2019 at the Homer News office in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Malia Anderson)

Homer News editor celebrates 20 years

Armstrong joined Homer News team when the newspaper was owned by Washington Post managing editor

Sports
Runners in the 2018 Clam Scramble leave the starting line on the south side of Deep Creek and encounter their first obstacle: driftwood logs organizers of the 5K fun run laid across the course. The 2018 5K Clam Scramble was held June 16, 2018, in Ninilchik, Alaska. The fun run is held during low tide on Ninilchik beach. (Photo by Sabrina Ferguson)

Ninilchik 5K scramble honors clamming tradition

An unprecedented die-off of razor clams in 2010 led to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shutting down the… Continue reading

 

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact park staff to report problems, or to file complaints or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email:… Continue reading

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Community

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Anchor Point Fire… Continue reading

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Pet of the Week: Robin

Meet Robin, a 1-year-old cat, and her babies, Piglet, Eeyore and Roo (all 6 weeks old). Piglet said it best… Continue reading

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Obituaries

Neva Lee (McCoy) Johnson

Neva Lee (McCoy) Johnson April 5, 1930 - June 3, 2019 Anchor Point resident Mrs. Neva Lee (McCoy) Johnson, 89,… Continue reading

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Victor Anderson

Victor Anderson Jan. 17, 1983 - May 30, 2019 Victor Anderson, 36, died on May 30, 2019 in Homer, Alaska… Continue reading

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