Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses the public during a virtual town hall on Sept. 15, 2020 in Alaska. (Photo courtesy Austin McDaniel, Office of the Governor)

State stocks up on supplies to fight coronavirus

Governor says decision on whether emergency declaration will expire has not been made

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

One new death announced as COVID-19 cases continue to climb

Southern peninsula sees no new cases on Wednesday

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City council approves additional emergency relief programs

Housing, commercial fishermen will receive financial aid

A Homer resident casts their vote during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Get ready for Election Day

‘Every eligible vote is going to counted,’ elections spokesperson says

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Homer City Council extends emergency declaration through end of the year

State emergency declaration set to expire on Nov. 15

Jason Davis, owner of Sweetgale Meadworks and Cider House, pours a drink for a patron on Oct. 20, 2020 at the new business on Main Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Mead flows in Homer once more

Sweetgale Meadworks and Cider House opens on Main Street

Members of the Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team appear together on Zoom in this undated screenshot. (Image courtesy Marjorie Dunn)

Drama, Debate and Forensics team heads into the virtual world

When southern Kenai Peninsula schools entered the high-risk category for community spread of COVID-19, in-person sports and activities had to… Continue reading

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Homer High School.

Susan B. English School in Seldovia went remote this week

On Tuesday, Susan B. English School in Seldovia moved into the high-risk category under the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Continue reading...

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Seawatch: Alaska Supreme Court hears challenge to fish tax

Seawatch: Alaska Supreme Court hears challenge to fish tax

If fish landing tax is overturned, ports could lose millions

A section of the Diamond Creek beach has built up, with plants growing where 10 years ago there had been bare mud, as seen here on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Annual CoastWalk beach trek reveals changes, transformation

Volunteers in annual Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies program clean up, monitor beaches

"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

Free clinic is part of effort to encourage flu vaccine during COVID-19 pandemic

Getting the flu makes people more susceptible to other illnesses, including COVID-19

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Sports
A long, white strip of soft, white feathers running down the back gives the downy woodpecker its name. (Photo by Colin Canterbury/USFWS.

Refuge Notebook: The smallest woodpecker

On a recent sortie looking for grouse in the spruce forest of the northern Kenai Peninsula, I heard what sounded Continue reading...

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Opinion
Alaska House District 31 candidate Kelly Cooper. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)

Candidate Point of View: Kelly Cooper

I want to take a moment and set aside all the noise from this campaign. I know you’re tired of Continue reading...

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Community
Pets of the week Hamish and Andy. (Photo courtesy Homer Animal Shelter)

Pets of the week: Hamish and Andy

Hamish is a 6-month-old male cat and Andy is a 4 1/2-month-old male cat. Look no further folks, these boys… Continue reading

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

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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Obituaries
Dennis Mahoney

Dennis Mahoney

Dennis Mahoney Aug. 18, 1956 - Oct. 14, 2020 Dennis Mahoney age 64, of Wasilla, Alaska passed away at his Continue reading...

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Theodora Bowden

Theodora Bowden

Theodora Bowden Feb. 5, 1922 - Sept. 10, 2020 Local Homer resident, Theodora Bowden (ne’e Confer) passed away in her Continue reading...

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