Supreme Court finds Griswold due process rights violated

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a comment from Frank Griswold sent in an email that he clarified he had intended for… Continue reading

 

David Lewis, a former member of the Homer City Council, makes his final remarks during his last meeting as a council member Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 in Cowles Council Chambers in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Lewis takes second try at Homer mayor

Veteran Homer City Council member David Lewis will take another run for Homer City Mayor this election. In 2016, Lewis, then a council member, lost… Continue reading

 

Search on for rodent on Bering Sea island

JUNEAU (AP) — Wildlife officials are working to capture a rogue rodent sighted on a rat-free island off the coast of southwest Alaska. The U.S.… Continue reading

 

Dollynda Phelps discusses current issues in the cannabis industry with local business owners on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Cannabis industry meeting raises concerns over Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

Cannabis cultivators, retailers and consumers squeezed into a small Kenai living room Wednesday night, Sept. 12, to discuss ongoing problems within the marijuana industry and… Continue reading

Dollynda Phelps discusses current issues in the cannabis industry with local business owners on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer area residents listen to the Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Residents talk Kachemak Selo school at assembly

While no major action was taken at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, held in Homer, community members still had a lot to say. Assembly… Continue reading

Homer area residents listen to the Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School district sees rise in homeless students

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has seen a 42-percent increase in their Students in Transition program from this time last year. The 16-year-old program… Continue reading

Farmers Market: Plenty of food as Market winds down

There are two Saturday Markets and one Wednesday Market left and Bob Durr is getting anxious. How does one get rid of all the food… Continue reading

The wall of the Red Chris tailings pond is a little less than 350 feet, or about the height of a 35-story building. It follows the same design as the Mount Polley tailings dam, which broke in 2014, sending 24 million cubic meters of toxic mine tailings into the Fraser River watershed. It is designed, however, to hold 305 million cubic meters of mine waste — seven times more than Mount Polley. Both mines are owned by Imperial Metals. (Courtesy Photo | Garth Lenz via Salmon State)

Transboundary mine faces $200-million cash crunch

With a strike, falling copper prices and more than $554-million ($723 million Canadian) soon due to lenders, Canadian mine owner Imperial Metals, which operates the… Continue reading

The wall of the Red Chris tailings pond is a little less than 350 feet, or about the height of a 35-story building. It follows the same design as the Mount Polley tailings dam, which broke in 2014, sending 24 million cubic meters of toxic mine tailings into the Fraser River watershed. It is designed, however, to hold 305 million cubic meters of mine waste — seven times more than Mount Polley. Both mines are owned by Imperial Metals. (Courtesy Photo | Garth Lenz via Salmon State)

Borough elections 2018: What you need to know

In between the August primary election and the November general election, Homer and borough residents have the opportunity to elect new leadership on Oct. 2.… Continue reading

Ken Castner III answers a question at a city council and mayoral candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. Castner is running for Homer mayor. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Castner running for mayor to promote unity

Although Ken Castner has served on numerous city commissions, committees and task forces, his run for Homer Mayor marks the first time he’s actually been… Continue reading

Ken Castner III answers a question at a city council and mayoral candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. Castner is running for Homer mayor. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Niko Mogar is shown in a June 2018 booking photo. (Photo provided, Homer Police)

Police arrest Homer area thief on new counts

A man charged last month with burglary and vehicle theft faces new charges following his arrest on Sept. 11 in Homer. In charging documents, Homer… Continue reading

Niko Mogar is shown in a June 2018 booking photo. (Photo provided, Homer Police)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Friday — Homecoming football game against Seward High School at 5 p.m. Homecoming Parade and Bonfire to follow at 7 p.m. in… Continue reading

Homer Middle School eighth grade students load wheelbarrows with wood chips to be spread along the trail at Area 5 on the trail during the restoration event on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Lowney leads community trail restoration project

Members of the Homer community banded together last week to repair and restore the trail system behind Homer Middle School, which had long been neglected… Continue reading

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Homer Middle School eighth grade students load wheelbarrows with wood chips to be spread along the trail at Area 5 on the trail during the restoration event on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)
Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School board fields questions, accusations about health care plan

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct information about how the school district’s health care committee sets rates for health insurance plans. The… Continue reading

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Farmers Market: Market returns to locals

You just got to love this town. Last Saturday was a perfect example of what Homer looks like when the tourists start thinning out. Homerites… Continue reading

Repairs start on Anchor River Bridge

Repairs on the Anchor River Bridge, situated between the Kenai Peninsula Borough Waste Transfer site and Anchor Point Road, began on Monday, Sept. 10 in… Continue reading

Anchor River Bridge to be closed for repairs

The Anchor River Bridge, or Bridge No. 910, will be closed starting next Monday for repairs to the bridge abutment. In a press release, the… Continue reading

Ken Castner III answers a question at a city council and mayoral candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. Castner is running for Homer mayor. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

David Lewis, Ken Caster III debate at mayoral forum

The two candidates vying to become Homer’s new mayor fielded questions about their platforms and views Tuesday during a forum hosted at Alice’s Champagne Palace… Continue reading

Ken Castner III answers a question at a city council and mayoral candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. Castner is running for Homer mayor. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 file photo, packs of cigarettes are offered for sale at a convenience store in Helena, Mont. Tobacco companies have made claims about cigarettes since the 1950s, all later proven false. In some cases the introduction of these products, such as filtered and cigarettes, propped up cigarette sales and kept millions of Americans smoking. Although the adult smoking rate has fallen to an all-time low of 15 percent in 2017, smoking remains the nation’s leading preventable cause of death and illness, responsible for about one in five U.S. deaths. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly unanimously votes down cigarette tax

A cigarette and tobacco products tax was voted down unanimously by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly last Tuesday, but residents may see it on the… Continue reading

In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 file photo, packs of cigarettes are offered for sale at a convenience store in Helena, Mont. Tobacco companies have made claims about cigarettes since the 1950s, all later proven false. In some cases the introduction of these products, such as filtered and cigarettes, propped up cigarette sales and kept millions of Americans smoking. Although the adult smoking rate has fallen to an all-time low of 15 percent in 2017, smoking remains the nation’s leading preventable cause of death and illness, responsible for about one in five U.S. deaths. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

Council write-in campaign falters after eligibility issue

A brief Homer City Council write-in campaign that started last week ended Monday after the candidate, Connor Schmidt, discovered he had not changed his voter… Continue reading