Megan Pacer

The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

More than a quarter of peninsula residents have gotten at least 1 vaccine dose

South Peninsula Hospital expects more than 2,000 doses in April

 

Longtime Homer boys soccer coach Warren Waldorf (top right) celebrates a third place win at the soccer state championship in 2014. (Photo by Kim Greer/courtesy Warren Waldorf)

Longtime boys soccer coach steps down

Former assistant coach Adam Diaz set to take over

 

The author works at her former desk at the Peninsula Clarion in 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Ben Boettger)

Out of the Office: For good, for now

“Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes.” If that figure immediately transports you to the famous number from the musical “Rent,” you’ve caught my drift.… Continue reading

The author works at her former desk at the Peninsula Clarion in 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Ben Boettger)
Homer’s Brenna McCarron (right) prepares to send the ball up the field under pressure from Soldotna’s Ryann Cannava during the girls championship game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Spring sports seasons take shape

Wrestling will also take place this spring after being postponed

Homer’s Brenna McCarron (right) prepares to send the ball up the field under pressure from Soldotna’s Ryann Cannava during the girls championship game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Incoming Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Clayton Holland speaks during a virtual budget forum Monday, March 22, 2021. (Screenshot by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Federal funds will help float school district through FY23

District leadership will ask for $48 million from the borough level

Incoming Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Clayton Holland speaks during a virtual budget forum Monday, March 22, 2021. (Screenshot by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Derotha Ferraro from the fishing vessel Big Game poses with the king salmon she caught at the Anchor Point King Salmon Calcutta on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. Ferraro’s fish was one of the top ten fish caught in the tournament, weighing more than 20 pounds. (Photo courtesy of Bill Scott)

New board reinvigorates Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce

Calcutta King Salmon Derby scheduled for May

Derotha Ferraro from the fishing vessel Big Game poses with the king salmon she caught at the Anchor Point King Salmon Calcutta on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. Ferraro’s fish was one of the top ten fish caught in the tournament, weighing more than 20 pounds. (Photo courtesy of Bill Scott)
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State: 210 new COVID-19 cases

Two additional deaths were reported Tuesday

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A large tarp hangs in the Homer High School gymnasium to catch water leaking through the roof at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Doug Waclawski)

Assembly approves funding to design 1st phase of Homer High roof replacement

The roof has been actively leaking and has ‘exceeded its useful life’

A large tarp hangs in the Homer High School gymnasium to catch water leaking through the roof at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Doug Waclawski)
Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce presents local advocate Nona Safra with an exemplary service award Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Local senior advocate honored for her work

A local advocate for seniors was recognized last week by the Office of the Borough Mayor for her work on behalf of that community, and… Continue reading

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce presents local advocate Nona Safra with an exemplary service award Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

More vaccines coming to Homer

South Peninsula Hospital set to receive an additional 350 Pfizer doses

The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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State: 1 new death and 177 new COVID-19 cases

Peninsula remains at intermediate alert level

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City of Homer Recreation Manager Mike Illg, who is in the planning section of Homer's Unified Command Mass Vaccination PODs, stands on the upper level of Homer High School overlooking the Commons during a vaccine clinic on Friday, March 5, 2021 in Homer, Alaska. Providing more than 500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to local residents, it was the Unified Command's largest mass clinic to date. (Photo courtesy Derotha Ferraro/South Peninsula Hospital)

Vaccination efforts increasing locally

Johnson and Johnson vaccine makes it way here; CDC updates recommendations

City of Homer Recreation Manager Mike Illg, who is in the planning section of Homer's Unified Command Mass Vaccination PODs, stands on the upper level of Homer High School overlooking the Commons during a vaccine clinic on Friday, March 5, 2021 in Homer, Alaska. Providing more than 500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to local residents, it was the Unified Command's largest mass clinic to date. (Photo courtesy Derotha Ferraro/South Peninsula Hospital)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Council talks next budget cycle

Members also mull possible property tax exemption for nonprofit

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News 
The Homer Spit and Kachemak Bay, seen here in December 2020 in Homer, Alaska.

Kachemak Bay Science Conference starts next week

The chance to be immersed in the species, ecosystems and science of Kachemak Bay is back again in the form of the Kachemak Bay Science… Continue reading

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The Homer Spit and Kachemak Bay, seen here in December 2020 in Homer, Alaska.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Alaska becomes first state to offer COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 16 and older

Check this list of local providers and pharmacies for an appointment

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
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Out of the Office: Glacial musings

After living in Alaska for a certain amount of time, one can start to feel like a regular, like one has the measure of the… Continue reading

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This image compilation shows the latest winners of the Mariners on the Move award from Homer High School. (Image courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move

In the latest installment of awarding Homer High School students with a school honor, the students were able to gather to celebrate the awards for… Continue reading

This image compilation shows the latest winners of the Mariners on the Move award from Homer High School. (Image courtesy Paul Story)
A section of Nordic ski trail is groomed in this undated photo in the Homer, Alaska area. (Photo by Kenny Daher)

Alternative offered for annual ski marathon

Skiers invited to traverse 42-kilometer course all month long

A section of Nordic ski trail is groomed in this undated photo in the Homer, Alaska area. (Photo by Kenny Daher)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State: 189 new COVID-19 cases

Peninsula remains at intermediate alert level

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)