Students, teachers head back to school

Fireweeed Academy teacher Diane Ditton and her fifth- and sixth-grade students pose for a photo at the end of the… Continue reading

The 4-H kids of the Kenai Peninsula smile for a group photo at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Living the fair life

Residents enjoy weekend of pig races, fish throwing, and livestock auctions in Ninilchik

Diamond Ridge resident Parick Buongiorne watches the North Fork fire as it burns near the south end of the North Fork Road on Sunday evening, Aug. 18, 2019, near Homer, Alaska, as seen from Diamond Ridge Road. Buongiorne had previously worked as a wildlife firefighter with the Pioneer Peak crew. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Caribou Lake Fire now at 700 acres; North Fork Fire danger is less

As firefighters mopped up an almost 60-acre wildland fire on the south end of North Fork Road, attention shifted on… Continue reading

Homer bikers ride for suicide prevention, awareness

What started in the central peninsula when a small group of community members got together and decided to do something… Continue reading

Fire information is posted outside of Wildmans in Cooper Landing on Aug. 19, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Fire crews battle Swan Lake Fire after weekend of expansion

Crews are working to create new control lines and keep the fire away from the highway

Candidates announced for Oct. 1 municipal elections

There are a number of open seats on the Borough Assembly, the School Board and Service Area boards.

This photo of the Caribou Lake fire was taken about 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, northeast of Homer, Alaska, about two hours after Ian Pitzman texted a message reporting the fire to his wife, Stephanie Pitzman, via an inReach satellite communication device. (Photo by Ian Pitzman)

New fire flares up near Caribou Lake

In the midst of wildland fires at the south North Fork Road and along the Sterling Highway near Cooper Landing,… Continue reading

In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019 photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Governor reluctant to consider oil taxes

Will taxes might cause companies to leave?

Reeling ‘Em In: Smoky days didn’t stop Nick from catching some righteous cohos

Last week was a bit wild with the fire flare ups, road closures and hanging smoke. Until the winds finally Continue reading...

Joolee Aurand, on bottom, demonstrates a yoga pose in this undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Ecstatic YogicStatica offers 12 hours, 12 teachers, 12 styles

On Saturday, Homer Council on the Arts will present a full day of community yoga instruction with a different teacher Continue reading...

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Kachemak Cuisine: Unusual hot days call for cool treat like Raspberry Swamp Pie

We are nearing the end of the warmest summer I’ve ever experienced living in Alaska, thank goodness. The Other Fisherman Continue reading...


Letters to the Editor

Thank you Homer Recreation Group I spent my summer in Homer with family and enjoyed the Homer recreation program. It… Continue reading

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Philip Licht, Executive Director of Set Free Alaska in a 2017 photo. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Set Free Alaska wants to work better with Homer

For the last seven months Set Free Alaska has been pursuing the development and launch of a residential treatment center… Continue reading

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Cops and Courts

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

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Pet of the Week: Maggie

Pet of the week Maggie is an 11-month-old female dog. This young girl is sweet, playful and full of life.… Continue reading

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