Kenai Peninsula Borough School District employees hold signs for a fair contract at Thursday’s special board of education meeting, May 16, 2019, In Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School district employees vote to strike

A week after contract negotiations with the school district hit a standstill, peninsula educators and staff have voted to strike.… Continue reading

Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technicians treat Chief Warrant Officer Michael Kozloski, a crew member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, after he was injured when a crane tipped over at the Pioneer Dock on the Homer Spit on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Kozloski was later pronounced dead at South Peninsula Hospital. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News.)

Coast Guard releases report on crane rollover fatality; Hickory captain relieved of duty

Improper operation of a crane in the buoy yard of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory in January caused a… Continue reading

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                                Construction workers do foundation work at the site of the new Homer Police Station on Grubstake Avenue and Heath Street uphill of the Homer Post Office on May 20 in Homer.

Groundbreaking for new police station is Friday

With construction of the new Homer Police Station started, city officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Friday… Continue reading

City announces new fire chief

The City of Homer announced Tuesday that there’s a new fire chief in town, and his name is Mark Kirko.… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District employees hold signs for a fair contract at Thursday’s special board of education meeting, May 16, 2019, In Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board approves some non-tenure teacher contracts

The jobs weren’t secure due to fiscal uncertainty around Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget

Four Ninilchik graduates reflect on time in small school

In a short but sweet ceremony Tuesday night, four teenagers walked across the stage and into the next phase of… Continue reading

Memorial Day services held on lower peninsula

As part of a Memorial Day weekend visit, the U.S. Navy Pearl Harbor Brass Quintet visits Homer and plays at… Continue reading

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Workers finish up the new Homer Aspen Suites Hotel on May 21, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The 72-room hotel opens on May 27. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Aspen Suite Hotel opens Monday

Homer’s newest hotel opens on Monday, May 27, on the Sterling Highway across from Safeway and the Chevron gas station. Continue reading...

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Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai/Soldotna, and Rep. Dave Talerico, R-Healy, sit next to each other after Knopp voted not to confirm Talerico as Speaker of the House on Feb. 5. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Knopp censured by Alaska Republican Party

Knopp will no longer receive any official support from the Alaska Republican Party

Opinion

Letters to the editor

Grateful to foundation for scholarship I feel blessed to have grown up in Homer, surrounded by such a loving and Continue reading...

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Community

Pet of the Week: Toula

Toula is a 2-year-old female. This sweet girl is full of love and she wants to share it. She enjoys… 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. Anchor Point Fire… Continue reading

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Obituaries

Richard A. Creary

Richard A. Creary June 4, 1945 - May 11, 2019 USAF Retired Tech Sgt Richard A. Creary took his final Continue reading...

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