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Anchor Point house fire leaves one dead, one in serious condition

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

Snow and debris from an avalanche can be seen near Mile 45 on the Seward Highway on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Photo courtesy Goldie Shealy)

Center promotes avalanche awareness

The Chugach Avalanche Center in Girdwood will begin its daily forecasts Saturday.

 

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Historic sockeye run predicted for Bristol Bay

ADF&G says 2022 run could break this year’s record

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, it would seek to restart a process that could restrict mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, which is renowned for its salmon runs. The announcement is the latest in a long-running dispute over a proposed copper-and-gold mine in the southwest Alaska region. (AP Photo / Al Grillo)

EPA sets timeline to weigh next steps related to Pebble Mine

Here’s when we ‘May’ know more.

In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, it would seek to restart a process that could restrict mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, which is renowned for its salmon runs. The announcement is the latest in a long-running dispute over a proposed copper-and-gold mine in the southwest Alaska region. (AP Photo / Al Grillo)
The entrance to the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in the Tongass National Forest was covered in snow on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, a day after federal authorities announced the next step in restoring the 2001 Roadless Rule on the forest. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
The entrance to the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in the Tongass National Forest was covered in snow on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, a day after federal authorities announced the next step in restoring the 2001 Roadless Rule on the forest. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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Alaska man pleads not guilty to threatening 2 US senators

If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison.

  • Nov 24, 2021
  • By Mark Thiessen Associated Presss
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Commercial fishing vessels are seen here on the Kenai River on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Fishing industry takes a hit during pandemic

Overall fish harvesting jobs in Alaska dropped by the widest margin since 2000 — 14.1% — in 2020.

Commercial fishing vessels are seen here on the Kenai River on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
FILE - The Olympic rings stand atop a sign at the entrance to the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, Calif., on July 8, 2020. U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, declared "squaw" to be a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove the term from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names. The popular California ski resort changed its name to Palisades Tahoe earlier this year. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)

Interior secretary seeks to rid U.S. of derogatory place names

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared “squaw” a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove it… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2021
  • By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press
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FILE - The Olympic rings stand atop a sign at the entrance to the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, Calif., on July 8, 2020. U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, declared "squaw" to be a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove the term from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names. The popular California ski resort changed its name to Palisades Tahoe earlier this year. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
The Wrangell Institute was one of many residential schools in Alaska dedicated to involuntarily teaching the Indigenous people of the state European ways of living, forcibly breaking them from their own Alaska Native cultures. (Courtesy photo / National Park Service)

Churches respond to revelations about residential schools

That acknowledgement is taking a number of forms, varying by institution.

The Wrangell Institute was one of many residential schools in Alaska dedicated to involuntarily teaching the Indigenous people of the state European ways of living, forcibly breaking them from their own Alaska Native cultures. (Courtesy photo / National Park Service)
Dave Brann and Robert Archibald present Barb Seaman with the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Land at Heart Award on Nov. 9 at the Calvin & Coyle Trail in Homer. (Photo provided by Kachemak Heritage Land Trust)

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust honors former executive director

Barb Seaman was awarded the KHLT Land at Heart Award

Dave Brann and Robert Archibald present Barb Seaman with the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Land at Heart Award on Nov. 9 at the Calvin & Coyle Trail in Homer. (Photo provided by Kachemak Heritage Land Trust)
Tim Navarre, president of the Kenai Peninsula Foundation, stands in a bedroom at a cold weather shelter set to open next month on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Shelter prepares to open doors

Efforts to establish a cold weather shelter on the peninsula have been in the works for years.

Tim Navarre, president of the Kenai Peninsula Foundation, stands in a bedroom at a cold weather shelter set to open next month on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Bench creator, Brad Hughes, pours the molding material over the clay while Rob Wiard and Matt brush the liquid rubber over each character on the bench to ensure it is covered evenly. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Molds for the Loved & Lost bench are underway

Construction for the memorial bench continues as the rubber molds to shape the concrete are made.

Bench creator, Brad Hughes, pours the molding material over the clay while Rob Wiard and Matt brush the liquid rubber over each character on the bench to ensure it is covered evenly. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Family practice physician Christina Tuomi, D.O., (right) gets Homer’s first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine from Emergency Department nurse Steve Hughes (left) on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Tuomi has been the hospital’s medical lead throughout the pandemic. (Photo courtesy Derotha Ferraro/South Peninsula Hospital)

Feds issue vaccine mandate to health care workers; Dunleavy joins lawsuit against the rule

Rule by CMS applies to hospitals, rural health clinics, community mental health centers.

Family practice physician Christina Tuomi, D.O., (right) gets Homer’s first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine from Emergency Department nurse Steve Hughes (left) on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Tuomi has been the hospital’s medical lead throughout the pandemic. (Photo courtesy Derotha Ferraro/South Peninsula Hospital)
A reader board sign on the Sterling Highway announces COVID-19 testing and vaccines at the South

No current COVID-19 patients at South Peninsula Hospital

Test rates, ER visits and admissions are dropping for Homer

A reader board sign on the Sterling Highway announces COVID-19 testing and vaccines at the South
Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion
The intersection of Willow Street and the Kenai Spur Highway shows stoplights out Wednesday night as approximately 2,700 people experienced a Homer Electric Association power outage.

Outage knocks out power to much of Kenai

Power had been restored by about 9 p.m.

Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion
The intersection of Willow Street and the Kenai Spur Highway shows stoplights out Wednesday night as approximately 2,700 people experienced a Homer Electric Association power outage.
Bethany Wortham, under the Twitter handle @petuniawings, posts that Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, blocked her account on Oct. 23, 2021. Wortham sued Micciche for blocking her account but has now decided to drop the lawsuit. (Screenshot)

Micciche constituent drops lawsuit over Twitter dispute

The constituent sued Micciche after he blocked her on Twitter.

Bethany Wortham, under the Twitter handle @petuniawings, posts that Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, blocked her account on Oct. 23, 2021. Wortham sued Micciche for blocking her account but has now decided to drop the lawsuit. (Screenshot)
Members of the Many Voices advocacy group gather outside of Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna to demonstrate their support for healthcare staff on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Folks protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates and advocating for alternative treatments stand down the block behind them. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Competing demonstrations held outside Central Peninsula Hospital

Two different demonstrations — one to show support for hospital workers and one calling for alternative COVID-19 treatments — took place outside the hospital.

Members of the Many Voices advocacy group gather outside of Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna to demonstrate their support for healthcare staff on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Folks protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates and advocating for alternative treatments stand down the block behind them. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
A little free library is located outside of the Homer Public Library. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

New little libraries up for discussion at next council meeting

If passed, five new little free libraries will be installed next spring at popular local spots.

A little free library is located outside of the Homer Public Library. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
The Homer News sign.

Kenai power outage delays printing of Homer News

A power outage in Kenai that affected the printer has delayed printing of the Nov. 18 edition.

The Homer News sign.