COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Homer downgrades alert level to yellow

Alert level remains high statewide with 19.93 cases per 100,000.

A sign on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, on the Sterling Highway near Soundview Avenue announces the availability of COVID-19 vaccines in Homer, Alaska, . (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

In public service announcement, governor urges Alaskans to get vaccinated

South Peninsula Hospital expects more than 2,000 doses in April

Jim Cockrell speaks at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Dunleavy taps Cockrell to head public safety

Cockrell is a former wildlife trooper and Marathon security supervisor.

Students Sabriel Davidson and Kenadi Smith play on the swings on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at Fireweed Academy in Homer, Alaska. Elementary students were able to return to onsite schooling five days a week starting Monday. (Photo courtesy Todd Hindman/Fireweed Academy)

District to relax mask requirement during outdoor activities

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is planning to relax masking requirements for staff and students when they are participating… Continue reading

Tracy Silta (left) administers a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Linton during a vaccine clinic at Soldotna Prep School on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Get the vaccine’

Amid growing concern of long-term COVID symptoms, public health officials urge vigilance

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Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska.

‘Birthed by circumstance’: SoHi takes on COVID-19 in spring play

Soldotna High School students will share their COVID-19 experiences beginning on April 8 during a three-day in-person performance of “Pandemic:… Continue reading

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Kardinal Morgan Starks, tops, wrestles Mariner Bruce Graham, bottom, in a meet on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in the Alice Witte Gym at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Area wrestlers compete in duals

The Homer wrestling team has been participating in unscored dual meets to sharpen skills for bigger meets later in the Continue reading...


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Point of View: Land acknowledgment works toward racial justice

From Uzintun to lands north of Niqnalchint, Indigenous place names honor First Peoples

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Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 1, 2021.

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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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