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Homer senior Madison Story swims the breaststroke in the girls 200-yard IM on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 during the Kenai Peninsula Swimming Championships at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Story stars at state club meet

Homer senior Madison Story won two individual titles this past Saturday at the Alaska State High School Invite held at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.… Continue reading

 

Basic Incident Command System organization chart. The ICS system has been used for many different types of incidents since its inception. (Chart from Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Refuge Notebook: Incident Command System adapts to record-setting wildfires

The August Complex Fire of 2020 on the Mendocino National Forest in northern California is officially the state’s largest wildfire in history. At over 1,000,000… Continue reading

 

Kenai Central's Bethany Morris attacks Soldotna's Sierra Kuntz on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai volleyball caps undefeated season with district title

Homer gets nods for coach of the year, most valuable player

 

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Kenai, SoHi to host borough volleyball tourney

Kenai Central and Soldotna high schools will team to host a Kenai Peninsula Borough volleyball tournament Thursday and Saturday. Homer, Kenai Central, Soldotna, Nikiski and… Continue reading

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A row of footballs iat the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Fall sports playoffs, state championships canceled

ASAA wants schools to stay in geographic regions

A row of footballs iat the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kenai Central’s Jayna Boonstra runs to victory at the Region III/Southern Division meet Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai’s Boonstra, Dunham take region titles

Peninsula runners secure state berths

Kenai Central’s Jayna Boonstra runs to victory at the Region III/Southern Division meet Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer’s Buckelew wins Kenai River Marathon

Homer’s Buckelew wins Kenai River Marathon

Parks, Wilson take half marathon

Homer’s Buckelew wins Kenai River Marathon
Soldotna’s Jordan Strausbaugh runs to victory in the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai, SoHi runners split up borough honors

Championships require overcoming adversity

Soldotna’s Jordan Strausbaugh runs to victory in the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai boys sweep Frank D. Invite

Kenai boys sweep Frank D. Invite

Boonstra, Pfeiffenberger take individual titles

Kenai boys sweep Frank D. Invite
Homer football tops Nikiski

Homer football tops Nikiski

Mariners quarterback Tennison has big game

Homer football tops Nikiski
Homer’s Josh Manwiller and Dodge Petrosius converge on Soldotna’s Dennis Taylor on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Justin Maile Field at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna football topples Homer

Stars win on senior night

Homer’s Josh Manwiller and Dodge Petrosius converge on Soldotna’s Dennis Taylor on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Justin Maile Field at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Central peninsula runners start season

Central peninsula runners start season

Homer runners compete with other schools in Nikiski

Central peninsula runners start season
Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion                                 Chris Dement teachers a seventh-grade class Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Skyview Middle School just outside of Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion                                 Chris Dement teachers a seventh-grade class Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Skyview Middle School just outside of Soldotna, Alaska.
Central peninsula sport programs start back up

Central peninsula sport programs start back up

Sports jumped back into action Monday at the central peninsula’s schools, while an announcement about those same schools returning to on-site learning would be coming… Continue reading

Central peninsula sport programs start back up
Erin Thompson / Peninsula Clarion                                Cook Inlet can be seen through the window of a Ravn aircraft in October 2019. RavnAir Group declared bankruptcy in April.

Peninsula gets a new Ravn

CEO aims to have flights by September

Erin Thompson / Peninsula Clarion                                Cook Inlet can be seen through the window of a Ravn aircraft in October 2019. RavnAir Group declared bankruptcy in April.
Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Alaska 20 sees season end

Alaska 20 saw its season end this past Sunday with a 4-3 loss to Chugiak at the Alliance State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.… Continue reading

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Alaska 20.

Alaska 20 qualifies for state

Alaska 20, which has a number of Homer players including recent Homer High graduate Mose Hayes, has qualified for the Alliance Baseball League State Tournament.… Continue reading

Alaska 20.
Soldotna assistant football coach Eric Pomerleau checks the temperature of sophomore Joseph Whittom before summer workouts Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Back to school? COVID cases to decide

“We are on a tightwire between a rock and a hard place.”

Soldotna assistant football coach Eric Pomerleau checks the temperature of sophomore Joseph Whittom before summer workouts Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Alaska 20 splits league games in Anchorage

Now, Alaska 20 plays the waiting game. The local nine finished up its Alliance Baseball League schedule Tuesday in Anchorage, defeating Juneau 3-2 and losing… Continue reading

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