South Peninsula Hospital CEO Joseph Woodin attends an open house for the expanded and remodeled Homer Medical Clinic on March 30, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Woodin resigns as South Peninsula Hospital CEO

Just over a year as he came onboard as Chief Executive Officer for South Peninsula Hospital, Joe Woodin announced his… Continue reading

An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Photo provided)

Former SPH nurses allege age discrimination

A group of former South Peninsula Hospital nurses have filed a civil suit alleging age discrimination by hospital managers. In… Continue reading

Community members participate in an exploratory meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 to discuss the possibility of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District consolidating Homer High School and Homer Middle School, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

District considers consolidating Homer High, Homer Middle Schools

As the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District makes contingency plans in case Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed cuts to education funding… Continue reading

Audience members stand to show their support of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District during the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday, April 16 at Seward High School in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly approves additional district funding

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting was dominated by education funding Tuesday night, with the assembly passing an ordinance to… Continue reading

Community members submit comments about the Draft EIS for the proposed Pebble Mine to the Army Crops of Engineers through computers set up at an April 11, 2019 public hearing at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer community weighs in on Draft EIS for Pebble Mine

People from the Homer community and beyond flocked to Homer High School last Thursday to testify on the proposed Pebble… Continue reading

Homer Public Library Director Ann Dixon, left, poses for a photo with incoming Library Director David Berry, right, on April 15, 2019, at the library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

City of Homer hires new library director

The City of Homer has hired David Berry to be the new Homer Public Library Director, the city announced in… Continue reading

Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, speaks about his bill to allow residents to donate their Permanent Fund Dividend back to the state’s general fund during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Juneau, Alaska. Anne Weske, Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, right, also spoke to the committee. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Proposed bill suggests new way to send PFD money to state coffers

People could decide to keep or donate money.

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Paul Banks Elementary students tour birch syrup grove

Under clear, crisp skies, a troupe of Paul Banks Elementary School students climbed up a little ways into the hills Continue reading...

Spruce trees that were placed along the Kenai River for revetment several years ago are seen here in Kenai, Alaska on April 12, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Turning fire hazards into fish habitats

Spruce for Salmon provided black spruce trees to property owners to place along riverbanks

Homer’s Daniel Reutov (right) wins the ball during a game against Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Tuesday soccer: Homer girls, boys play to ties against Kenai

Boy soccer players from Homer and Kenai ended a high-paced struggle in a tie Tuesday night on the Mariner home… Continue reading


Soccer: Homer girls tie Soldotna in season opener

In their first effort of the season, Homer’s Lady Mariners stayed even with Soldotna’s soccer team for a 3-3 tie… Continue reading



Pet of the Week: Guinea pigs

“These little piggies went to the shelter “And these little piggies need a home “These little piggies are friendly “And… Continue reading

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Ryan Marie Robl

Ryan Marie Robl was born at 10:40 p.m. on April 9, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Alyssa and David… Continue reading

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Maria “Connie” Creal

Maria “Connie” Creal Dec. 7, 1931 - March 7, 2019 Maria “Connie” Creal, 87, died on March 7, 2019. She Continue reading...

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