COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State addresses COVID-19 case data backlog

More than 1,600 positive cases were reported late by new commercial lab in Anchorage

 

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

44 new positive cases reported for Homer on Thursday

DHSS: four additional deaths tied to COVID-19

 

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 13 additional deaths tied to COVID-19

Coronavirus activity is up at South Peninsula Hospital

 

Seawatch: Fishermen concerned about option to close salmon fishery in federal waters

Upper Cook Inlet fishermen alarmed at proposal to close salmon fishery in Economic Exclusive Zone

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wendesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State COVID officials brief Soldotna City Council in work session

The council was joined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink and State Testing Coordinator Dr. Coleman Cutchins

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wendesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
An election official lays out “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Lt. Gov. seeks initiative audit to calm questions

He said he thinks the ballot measure passed “fair and square.”

An election official lays out “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The kitchen area of a unit in the East End Cottages affordable housing complex, seen here on Nov. 12, 2020 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

New affordable housing project available in Kachemak City

Area residents in need of affordable housing now have one more option, located in Kachemak City. East End Cottages, an affordable housing complex, is nearing… Continue reading

The kitchen area of a unit in the East End Cottages affordable housing complex, seen here on Nov. 12, 2020 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

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DHSS encourages COVID-positive Alaskans to do their own contact tracing

In a Monday release, DHSS said that surging COVID-19 cases are creating a data backlog

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Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City Council votes to reinstate plastic bag ban

City manager authorized to negotiate Homer Spit lease with Salmon Sisters

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Deadlines approaching for city economic relief grants

Application deadline extended for rent, mortgage relief program

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Superintendent John O’Brien (courtesy photo)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Superintendent John O’Brien (courtesy photo)
In this undated photo issued by the University of Oxford, a volunteer is administered the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, in Oxford, England. Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday Nov. 23, 2020, that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals. (University of Oxford/John Cairns via AP)
In this undated photo issued by the University of Oxford, a volunteer is administered the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, in Oxford, England. Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday Nov. 23, 2020, that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals. (University of Oxford/John Cairns via AP)
Woman of Distinction Kyra Wagner wears her award from South Peninsula Haven House in this photo taken July 25, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Haven House)

With Women of Distinction banquet cancelled, Haven House presents video profiles

Annual awards recognize cross generation of achievers

Woman of Distinction Kyra Wagner wears her award from South Peninsula Haven House in this photo taken July 25, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Haven House)
This photo of a by-mail ballot sent to an Alaska voter in October shows Ballot Measure 2. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo of a by-mail ballot sent to an Alaska voter in October shows Ballot Measure 2. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a news conference in Anchorage in March. Dunleavy faces criticism for his handling of COVID-19, from those who think he’s not doing enough to address rising case counts to those who think he’s been overreaching.

Governor defends virus approach amid criticism

He faces criticism from across the political spectrum for his handling of COVID-19.

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a news conference in Anchorage in March. Dunleavy faces criticism for his handling of COVID-19, from those who think he’s not doing enough to address rising case counts to those who think he’s been overreaching.

Seawatch: ADFG: 2021 Bristol Bay run will be smaller

Bristol Bay is looking at a smaller sockeye season for 2021, but still in respectable territory. The projected run of 51 million sockeye would allow… Continue reading

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)
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Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

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Homer High School.
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Flex Phoenix Award winner: Anden Fowler

Homer Flex School has released its September winner of the award given out to students who best display the school’s values. Junior Anden Fowler has… Continue reading

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