Ashley Camp from Vancouver, British Columbia, poses on July 29 with her 221.4 pound and 76-inch halibut caught while fishing with Midnight Sun Charters and Captain Brian Nollar on the Belle Ile. Camp is the 2018 winner of the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. (Photo provided)

Camp wins halibut derby

With the end of the 33rd Annual Jackpot Halibut Derby on Saturday, Ashley Camp of Vancouver, British Columbia, held her… Continue reading

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Ken Castner III answers a question at a city council and mayoral candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. Castner is running for Homer mayor. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Castner running for mayor to promote unity

Although Ken Castner has served on numerous city commissions, committees and task forces, his run for Homer Mayor marks the… Continue reading

David Lewis, a former member of the Homer City Council, makes his final remarks during his last meeting as a council member Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 in Cowles Council Chambers in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Lewis takes second try at Homer mayor

Veteran Homer City Council member David Lewis will take another run for Homer City Mayor this election. In 2016, Lewis,… Continue reading

Homer area residents listen to the Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Residents talk Kachemak Selo school at assembly

While no major action was taken at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, held in Homer, community members still had… Continue reading

Niko Mogar is shown in a June 2018 booking photo. (Photo provided, Homer Police)

Police arrest Homer area thief on new counts

A man charged last month with burglary and vehicle theft faces new charges following his arrest on Sept. 11 in… Continue reading

Supreme Court finds Griswold due process rights violated

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a comment from Frank Griswold sent in an email that he… Continue reading

Dollynda Phelps discusses current issues in the cannabis industry with local business owners on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Cannabis industry meeting raises concerns over Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

Cannabis cultivators, retailers and consumers squeezed into a small Kenai living room Wednesday night, Sept. 12, to discuss ongoing problems Continue reading...

School district sees rise in homeless students

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has seen a 42-percent increase in their Students in Transition program from this time Continue reading...

Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Judge taking time on cruise ship lawsuit ruling

The lawsuit between the city and the cruise industry won’t be resolved any time soon.

Homer Middle School eighth grade students load wheelbarrows with wood chips to be spread along the trail at Area 5 on the trail during the restoration event on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Lowney leads community trail restoration project

Members of the Homer community banded together last week to repair and restore the trail system behind Homer Middle School, Continue reading...

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News
Dollynda Phelps discusses current issues in the cannabis industry with local business owners on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Cannabis industry meeting raises concerns over Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

Cannabis cultivators, retailers and consumers squeezed into a small Kenai living room Wednesday night, Sept. 12, to discuss ongoing problems… Continue reading

 

The wall of the Red Chris tailings pond is a little less than 350 feet, or about the height of a 35-story building. It follows the same design as the Mount Polley tailings dam, which broke in 2014, sending 24 million cubic meters of toxic mine tailings into the Fraser River watershed. It is designed, however, to hold 305 million cubic meters of mine waste — seven times more than Mount Polley. Both mines are owned by Imperial Metals. (Courtesy Photo | Garth Lenz via Salmon State)

Transboundary mine faces $200-million cash crunch

With a strike, falling copper prices and more than $554-million ($723 million Canadian) soon due to lenders, Canadian mine owner… Continue reading

 

Sports

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Volleyball: The Lady Mariners will host Seward High School at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. They play Joe Redington next… Continue reading

 

Ashley Camp from Vancouver, British Columbia, poses on July 29 with her 221.4 pound and 76-inch halibut caught while fishing with Midnight Sun Charters and Captain Brian Nollar on the Belle Ile. Camp is the 2018 winner of the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. (Photo provided)

Camp wins halibut derby

With the end of the 33rd Annual Jackpot Halibut Derby on Saturday, Ashley Camp of Vancouver, British Columbia, held her… Continue reading

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Opinion
Will Runnoe

Understanding Prop 2 and 3

On Oct. 2 there are two Kenai Peninsula Borough propositions on the ballot that could potentially have a significant financial… Continue reading

 

Letters

Dunne is best choice for assembly The election for the Kenai Peninsula Borough District 9-South Peninsula Assembly seat will be… Continue reading

 

Community
William Richard DeVries

William (Wild Bill) Richard DeVriesFeb. 2, 1944 – Aug. 9, 2018

William (Wild Bill) Richard DeVries Feb. 2, 1944 - Aug. 9, 2018 William (Will Bill) Richard DeVries, 74, died Aug.… Continue reading

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Trees along Beluga Lake disappear into fog on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Much of Homer and the surrounding area was enveloped in a quiet blanket of fog that morning as fall made its presence known. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Best Bets

The Betster is wondering whether any other Homerites have noticed the pressure that pops up this time of year to… Continue reading

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Obituaries
William Richard DeVries

William (Wild Bill) Richard DeVriesFeb. 2, 1944 – Aug. 9, 2018

William (Wild Bill) Richard DeVries Feb. 2, 1944 - Aug. 9, 2018 William (Will Bill) Richard DeVries, 74, died Aug.… Continue reading

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Edward John Stading

Edward John Stading Jan. 20, 1966 - Sept. 3, 2018 Ed Stading died on Sept. 3, 2018 at South Peninsula… Continue reading

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