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Kenai’s Rachel Pitsch swims the girls 500-yard freestyle 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 girls, Kenai boys take peninsula swim championships

Homer’s Story breaks another school record

Kenai’s Rachel Pitsch swims the girls 500-yard freestyle 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)
Bob Letson, former CEO of South Peninsula Hospital. (Homer News file photo)

Former South Peninsula Hospital CEO dies of COVID-19

Bob Letson led several expansions, improvements in nearly 10 years in Homer

Bob Letson, former CEO of South Peninsula Hospital. (Homer News file photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

551 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

Alaska reached its 100th death due to pandemic this week

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
“I Voted” stickers wait on a table in the Kachemak Community Center for voters to pick them up Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Rep. Vance, Sen. Stevens elected to another term

Both incumbents won in local Alaska House, Senate races

“I Voted” stickers wait on a table in the Kachemak Community Center for voters to pick them up Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
“I Voted” stickers wait on a table in the Kachemak Community Center for voters to pick them up Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cooper concedes in Alaska House race

Rep. Sarah Vance elected to a second term

“I Voted” stickers wait on a table in the Kachemak Community Center for voters to pick them up Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Commercial fishing, housing relief programs are live

City now accepting applications for additional financial grant programs

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
This screenshot from the Ravn Travel website details how Ravn Alaska’s public charter service works. (Screenshot image by Homer News)

Ravn Alaska starts public charter service on Friday

Company is still waiting on final DOT approval

This screenshot from the Ravn Travel website details how Ravn Alaska’s public charter service works. (Screenshot image by Homer News)
Volleyballs at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

Swim meet on deck

Volleyballs at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)
A row of footballs at the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer football nabs coach of the year, offensive player of the year awards

Homer came away with big recognitions when athletic directors and coaches released the All-Peninsula Football awards late last month. The results for the first and… Continue reading

A row of footballs at the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Locals wait in line to eat from the BFDfoodtruck (breakfast for dinner) on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 at Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. The food truck was in town along with four others as part of the Food Network show "The Great Food Truck Race." (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Food Network show brings new bites to Homer

‘The Great Food Truck Race’ stops in town on its way through Alaska

Locals wait in line to eat from the BFDfoodtruck (breakfast for dinner) on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 at Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. The food truck was in town along with four others as part of the Food Network show "The Great Food Truck Race." (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Participants in this year's Veterans Day celebration assemble at the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Service men and women honored in annual Veterans Day celebration

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, a few dozen veterans and Homer area residents gathered on Wednesday for the annual Veterans Day celebration. The… Continue reading

Participants in this year's Veterans Day celebration assemble at the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports 4 new deaths, 66 new cases on Kenai Peninsula

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 493 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday — 486 among Alaska residents and seven nonresident. Sixty-six… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Jason Davis, owner of Sweetgale Meadworks and Cider House, pours a drink for a patron on Oct. 20, 2020 at the new business on Main Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Mead flows in Homer once more

Sweetgale Meadworks and Cider House opens on Main Street

Jason Davis, owner of Sweetgale Meadworks and Cider House, pours a drink for a patron on Oct. 20, 2020 at the new business on Main Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State announced 413 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

42 of the new cases are on peninsula, 2 among Homer residents

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Voters cast their ballots in th e General Election at one of the two Homer precincts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Vance, Stevens lead in preliminary Election Night results

Official results won’t be known for weeks; thousands of absentee ballots left to count

Voters cast their ballots in th e General Election at one of the two Homer precincts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses the public during a virtual town hall on Sept. 15, 2020 in Alaska. (Photo courtesy Austin McDaniel, Office of the Governor)

State stocks up on supplies to fight coronavirus

Governor says decision on whether emergency declaration will expire has not been made

Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses the public during a virtual town hall on Sept. 15, 2020 in Alaska. (Photo courtesy Austin McDaniel, Office of the Governor)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

One new death announced as COVID-19 cases continue to climb

Southern peninsula sees no new cases on Wednesday

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Members of the Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team appear together on Zoom in this undated screenshot. (Image courtesy Marjorie Dunn)

Drama, Debate and Forensics team heads into the virtual world

When southern Kenai Peninsula schools entered the high-risk category for community spread of COVID-19, in-person sports and activities had to cease. Those groups that can… Continue reading

Members of the Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team appear together on Zoom in this undated screenshot. (Image courtesy Marjorie Dunn)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City council approves additional emergency relief programs

Housing, commercial fishermen will receive financial aid

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)