Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on the budget on April 7, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. He later met with reporters to speak about 22 new COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday. (Photo by Austin McDaniel/Office of the Governor)

Alaska sees surge in COVID-19 cases;No new deaths or hospitalizations

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy (center) speaks with Edward Graham (left) of Samaritan’s Purse as two other Samaritan’s Purse staff members look on, Monday, April 6, 2020 at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska. Dunleavy met the crew and staff of the Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 at the airport as they offloaded thousands of pounds of medical supplies bound for rural Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

4th COVID-19 case reported in Soldotna

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COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

Sixth COVID-19 death reported for Alaska

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COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

Anchor Point man dies out of state from COVID-19

A resident of Anchor Point has died from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, but the person was… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, April 3, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State recommends wearing face coverings in public

Number of Kenai Peninsula cases grows to 10; state tally rises to 157

Anna Worster, RN, the Director of Surgical Services at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, stands in the surgery waiting room, which has been converted into a three-person inpatient room. The surgery department will be the area for patients hospitalized with other medical needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Capacity expands at South Peninsula Hospital while Homer Public Health tracks down case contacts

With two Homer residents confirmed to have COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, South Peninsula Hospital staff… Continue reading

Homer residents, businesses, organizations step up to help amid pandemic

Last week, Homer saw its first positive case of a resident living in the community. As the number of COVID-19… Continue reading

A sign welcoming visitors to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting is seen here at the William A. Egan Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska on Feb. 11, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Trends: Shifting tides

A look at the regulatory changes for the Upper Cook Inlet Fisheries

Kachemak Gardener: Over-the-top and charming, African violets are blooming

This was the perfect afternoon to freshen up the African violets. These lovelies bring me so very much pleasure. This Continue reading...

Mariah Schloeman wipes down the counter at East Rip in Kenai on Wednesday. The store has implemented more stringent cleaning protocols, including wiping down surfaces after every transaction, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Trends: Pot industry looks for stabilization amid market, global uncertainty

“One thing that’s certain is that people want their cannabis.”

Seawatch: Scientific survey finds high catch numbers

An international scientific expedition is trawling far offshore for Pacific salmon even though some researchers chose to leave the ship Continue reading...

Sports

Refuge Notebook: Migration is not canceled

A friend told me recently that March is her favorite month. What? Not May when our birds of summer come Continue reading...

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Opinion
Homer City Council member Donna Aderhold in a photo taken in March 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Donna Aderhold)

Point of View: Finding something beautiful in Homer

The library established the story walk early this year. I discovered this on a sunny Monday morning. The story, “Maybe 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

Pet of the week The Homer Animal Shelter is closed to the public, including volunteers, until further notice. People interested… Continue reading

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Obituaries

Jeffrey Floyd Larson

Jeffrey Floyd Larson May 27, 1981 – March 25, 2020 Jeffrey Floyd Larson, age 38, passed away March 25, 2020. Continue reading...

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