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Soldotna’s Greg Madden makes bid for Alaska Senate

Relative political newcomer Greg Madden of Soldotna is hoping to serve his first term in the Alaska Senate, and is one of the choices on… Continue reading

Gary Stevens looks to keep his Alaska Senate seat

Incumbent Gary Stevens is making a bid to keep his seat in the Alaska Senate. The senator for District P — which covers Kasilof, Homer,… Continue reading

John Cox makes a run at Senate District P seat

In a bid for what would be his freshman term in state office, John Cox of Anchor Point is throwing his hat into the race… Continue reading

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Additional hospital staff test positive for COVID-19 as state count continues to rise

Alaska recorded 91 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with 67 new resident cases and 24 new cases in nonresidents. The single-day increase in resident… Continue reading

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Homer residents briefly evacuate after quake, tsunami warning

Homerites and other coastal Alaskans were roused out of bed last night for an evacuation following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami warning for… Continue reading

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COVID-19 cases continue to rise; state records 19th Alaskan death associated with the disease

Alaska continues its steady climb in new COVID-19 cases each day, with an additional 94 cases recorded by the state on Wednesday. Of those, 92… Continue reading

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Tsunami warning canceled

The tsunami warning for Kachemak Bay has been canceled by the U.S. Tsunami Warning System. There is no longer a warning, advisory, threat or watch… Continue reading

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This screenshot shows the areas of Alaska under a tsunami warning following a 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck off the Aleutian Chain Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Screenshot from National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration)

Tsunami warning in effect for Homer following earthquake

11:30 p.m. update: The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management has clarified that the tsunami warning is in effect for the coastal areas of… Continue reading

This screenshot shows the areas of Alaska under a tsunami warning following a 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck off the Aleutian Chain Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Screenshot from National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration)
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New record set for largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

141 new cases driven in part by seafood industry outbreaks

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Out of the Office: There and back again

In a recent display of tenacity, mediocre coordination skills and a deep love for the outdoors, some friends and I strapped on our packs for… Continue reading

The Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Borough assembly passes 2nd amendment ‘sanctuary’ ordinance

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted recently to make the borough a Second Amendment “sanctuary.” The assembly voted at its July 7 meeting,… Continue reading

The Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

A rundown of candidates running to represent the lower Kenai Peninsula in the primary, general election

Residents of the lower Kenai Peninsula have some choices ahead of them in both the upcoming Alaska primary and general elections. The primary election is… Continue reading

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Ninilchik Fire Chief David Bear moves the fire truck out of the new Ninilchik Emergency Services building on Aug. 9, 2014, to make room for visitors to the open house of the new NES building. (Homer News file photo)

Combined fire, EMS service area will go to the voters

Anchor Point and Ninilchik residents have the choice to join forces — or, more appropriately, taxes — to form a joint fire and medical service… Continue reading

Ninilchik Fire Chief David Bear moves the fire truck out of the new Ninilchik Emergency Services building on Aug. 9, 2014, to make room for visitors to the open house of the new NES building. (Homer News file photo)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Council approves contract for new city manager

A new city manager for the City of Homer could be on his way next month now that the Homer City Council has signed off… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
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57 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska, none on Kenai Peninsula

The state of Alaska reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday — 53 resident cases and four nonresident cases. The Kenai Peninsula, with 209… Continue reading

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A sign announcing the closure of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools at K-Beach Elementary can be seen on March 26, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board to vote on 1st day for students

Smart Start plan for KPBSD will be sent to Department of Education by the end of this month

A sign announcing the closure of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools at K-Beach Elementary can be seen on March 26, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Independence Day parade organized after official event gets canceled

Correction: This story and photo captions have been corrected to note that a classic car procession was not part of Matthew Mitchell’s unofficial Fourth of… Continue reading

The Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly overrides mayoral veto of hybrid election system ordinance

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly voted to override a mayoral veto at their Tuesday meeting. The veto would have negated an ordinance the… Continue reading

The Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
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9 new COVID-19 cases on the Kenai Peninsula

The central Kenai Peninsula saw growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while the southern peninsula has stopped experiencing spikes in cases… Continue reading

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Ninilchik Rodeo returns to its roots over July Fourth weekend

The annual Ninilchik Rodeo, held every July Fourth weekend, celebrated 60 years this past weekend under blue skies and soaring temperatures at the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading