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Homer gets new electric recreation vehicles company

Homer gets new electric recreation vehicles company

LoopEride offers bikes, ATVs and scooters

Homer gets new electric recreation vehicles company
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula                                 The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula                                 The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska.
Young musicians release video of socially distanced project

Young musicians release video of socially distanced project

In a time of social distancing, restrictions on group gatherings and potential school closures, a group of young musicians, their parents and their teachers have… Continue reading

Young musicians release video of socially distanced project
"Radiate," the 16th annual Burning Basket, catches fire Sunday night, Sept. 15, 2019, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts briefs

Burning Basket is Sept. 13 “Reimagine: A Basket of Remembrance & Unburdening ” is the theme of this year’s burning basket, a community interactive, impermanent… Continue reading

"Radiate," the 16th annual Burning Basket, catches fire Sunday night, Sept. 15, 2019, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska is seen here on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Filing period ends for borough, local elections

Many races for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, the local school board and service area boards are uncontested after the candidate filing period for the… Continue reading

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska is seen here on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
1 new Alaska death, 15 new COVID-19 cases reported on peninsula

1 new Alaska death, 15 new COVID-19 cases reported on peninsula

An Anchorage man in his 80s is the latest and 29th death linked to COVID-19, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced in a press conference Tuesday. The… Continue reading

1 new Alaska death, 15 new COVID-19 cases reported on peninsula
‘Why Vote?’ writers speak in election contest

‘Why Vote?’ writers speak in election contest

Kenai Peninsula Votes teamed up with Friends of the Homer Library recently to sponsor an essay contest about voting and its importance. The winning pieces… Continue reading

‘Why Vote?’ writers speak in election contest
Pier One, KBBI produce radio version of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Pier One, KBBI produce radio version of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Despite a shuttered in-person season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pier One Theatre brought theater back to Homer with the first act of Oscar Wilde’s… Continue reading

Pier One, KBBI produce radio version of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
Out of the Office: COVID camping is about slowing down and relaxing

Out of the Office: COVID camping is about slowing down and relaxing

Recreating during a pandemic presents some challenges. Is the great outdoors great enough? How do you social distance on a narrow wilderness trail? How toxic… Continue reading

Out of the Office: COVID camping is about slowing down and relaxing
Murder trial delayed; court suspends jury trials because of pandemic

Murder trial delayed; court suspends jury trials because of pandemic

A jury trial for the man accused in a 2013 murder has been delayed until at least early November. A trial start date of Sept.… Continue reading

Murder trial delayed; court suspends jury trials because of pandemic
Pratt Museum unveils new ‘Entangled’ exhibit

Pratt Museum unveils new ‘Entangled’ exhibit

Last month, the Pratt Museum reopened on a scaled-back basis with its summer show, “Entangled: Exploring Natural History Collections from Kachemak Bay.” Put together by… Continue reading

Pratt Museum unveils new ‘Entangled’ exhibit
First Friday shows feature art inspired by the pandemic

First Friday shows feature art inspired by the pandemic

As the summer winds down, new exhibits feature traditional Alaska themes of landscapes and nature. Several exhibits are related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a… Continue reading

First Friday shows feature art inspired by the pandemic
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Filing period opens for Homer City Council, Mayor seats

The filing period for the local municipal election has opened, and interested candidates have until Aug. 17 to file. The available positions in this year’s… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Painted signs posted at the candlelight vigil held for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska, affirm love for Murnane and beseech her safe return. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Virtual birthday party to be held for missing Homer woman

A virtual birthday party is being held to honor a Homer woman who has been missing since last year. Friends and family of Anesha “Duffy”… Continue reading

Painted signs posted at the candlelight vigil held for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska, affirm love for Murnane and beseech her safe return. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)
Homer Wells Fargo employee tests positive for COVID-19; branch closes for the day

Homer Wells Fargo employee tests positive for COVID-19; branch closes for the day

The Homer branch of Wells Fargo closed today after an employee there tested positive for COVID-19. The branch is expected to reopen on Tuesday. David… Continue reading

Homer Wells Fargo employee tests positive for COVID-19; branch closes for the day
Salmonfest celebrates 10th year with livestream event

Salmonfest celebrates 10th year with livestream event

Correction: The original name of Salmonfest was Salmonstock. Salmonfest, the big live music festival that bills itself as “three days of fish, love and music,”… Continue reading

Salmonfest celebrates 10th year with livestream event
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Two more Alaskan deaths related to COVID-19

Two more Alaskan deaths have been tied to COVID-19, bringing the total number of Alaskans whose deaths have been related to the disease to 22.… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum speaks during a Tuesday, April 7, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Alaska sees record surge in positive COVID-19 cases

Alaska recorded its highest number in a single day of positive COVID-19 cases, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced on Sunday. The… Continue reading

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum speaks during a Tuesday, April 7, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies headquarters on Lake Street, seen here on July 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska, will have live music and light refreshments during its telethon fundraiser from 3-7 p.m. July 26, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies to hold telethon

With the annual Spring Fling fundraiser canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors and staff of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies… Continue reading

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies headquarters on Lake Street, seen here on July 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska, will have live music and light refreshments during its telethon fundraiser from 3-7 p.m. July 26, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna is seen here on June 1. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough holds CARES grant meetings

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is offering several open houses to help small business owners and nonprofits earn about opportunities for pandemic-relief grants through funding received… Continue reading

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna is seen here on June 1. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)