Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, listens as Rep. Zack Fields, D-Anchorage, delivers an apology on Friday, March 5, 2021, for earlier remarks. Vance called for a Sense of the House vote to rebuke Fields for his comments. (Peter Segall/The Juneau Empire via AP, Pool)

Alaska House condemns comments about lawmaker’s appearance

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Sue Post and Jim Levine walk across a field to observe northern lights on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Diamond Ridge near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Aurora dazzles over Homer

Good viewing was seen on Tuesday, Wednesday

The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

State opens next vaccination tier

More than 23% of peninsula residents have gotten first vaccine dose

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State: 189 new COVID-19 cases

Peninsula remains at intermediate alert level

Richard Derkevorkian speaks at a borough and district work session on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough, district step toward compromise

The board reviewed their initial request and agreed to approach the borough with a new, lower request of $50 million.

A section of Nordic ski trail is groomed in this undated photo in the Homer, Alaska area. (Photo by Kenny Daher)

Alternative offered for annual ski marathon

Skiers invited to traverse 42-kilometer course all month long

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This image compilation shows the latest winners of the Mariners on the Move award from Homer High School. (Image courtesy Paul Story)

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In the latest installment of awarding Homer High School students with a school honor, the students were able to gather Continue reading...

Mike Chihuly and Crosson on a snowshoe outing in a blizzard in Ninilchik. (Photo courtesy Mike Chihuly)

Ninilchik author explores bird dog hunting in latest work

The book features photos and recollections of more than 40 years hunting Alaska game birds with dogs.

Waves during an extreme high tide and big seas pound the Homer Spit on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 28, 2021, on the Homer Spit, as seen through photographer Malia Anderson's windshield. (Photo by Malia Anderson / Homer News)

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Sports
Soldotna’s Zac Buckbee defends against Homer’s Parker Lowney during a Tuesday, March 2, 2021 basketball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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General announcements All spectators for Homer High School sports must be on the player guest list. Two spectators per participant… Continue reading

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Cubby McNubbins. (Photo courtesy Homer Animal Shelter)

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The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Western Emergency Services… Continue reading

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Obituaries
Lana Arlene “Ginger” Fortin

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Steven B. Golson

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Steven B. Golson July 15, 1985 - Jan. 24, 2021 It is with deepest sadness that the family of Steven Continue reading...

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