Homer Truffle Co. hosts Dia de los Muertos celebration

Homer’s traditional end-of-October celebrations in the form of trick or treating and haunted houses were joined this year by a new event — a celebration… Continue reading

Fair Share Campaign opens Homer office to collect signatures

A week after the Homer office of Alaska’s Fair Share campaign opened, volunteers have gathered close to 600 signatures of the 692 needed to put… Continue reading

Man, dogs survive bear attack on Diamond Ridge

A local man is recovering after surviving a bear attack Monday afternoon that happened when he was out walking his dogs on trails below Diamond… Continue reading

Hansen-Cavasos retains seat on council following election investigation

A Homer City Council member whose residency qualifications were called into question after she won election to the body earlier this month will retain her… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent John O’Brien gives a presentation to the Borough Assembly at the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska on Aug. 22, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Superintendent updates assembly on enrollment, scores and more

Superintendent John O’Brien gave an update about district enrollment, test scores and goals at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. To begin, O’Brien said the… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent John O’Brien gives a presentation to the Borough Assembly at the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska on Aug. 22, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

UA Regents address accrediting agency concerns

Regents commit to inclusivity.

The University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Coast Guard gets scary for a cause with Haunted Hickory

The weekend before Halloween has come and gone, which can only mean the annual Haunted Hickory experience has too. Approximately 1,300 people went through the… Continue reading

Rotary Health Fair returns for 36th year

As the weather cools and the propensity for getting sick increases, lower Kenai Peninsula resources have a reliable annual resource to turn to — the… Continue reading

Police actively searching for missing Homer woman

Nearly two weeks after she went missing on Oct. 17, Homer Police remain actively searching for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane. Murnane, 38, disappeared after leaving her… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Wrestling Dual v. Grace Christian from 4-6 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gym Friday — Teacher in-service (no school) Monday,… Continue reading

The Seafarers Memorial parking lot is mostly empty on Oct. 25, 2019, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The city has applied for a conditional use permit to fill in and extend the parking lot to the left in this photo, or toward the beach. The angled parking spaces by the Homer Spit Road also would be removed except in front of the Cannery Row Boardwalk.(Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

City seeks permit for expanded Spit parking lot

In the context of the continual friction between serving the needs of harbor and Homer Spit users while protecting some of the environmental values that… Continue reading

The Seafarers Memorial parking lot is mostly empty on Oct. 25, 2019, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The city has applied for a conditional use permit to fill in and extend the parking lot to the left in this photo, or toward the beach. The angled parking spaces by the Homer Spit Road also would be removed except in front of the Cannery Row Boardwalk.(Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The Alaska State Office Building in downtown Juneau on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska State Office Building in downtown Juneau on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

DOT respond to concerns over Silvertip Station closure

The Department of Transportation is responding to concerns over the closure of the Silver Tip Maintenance Station near Hope, which housed equipment and operators responsible… Continue reading

Seawatch: Value-added seafood is growing market

Value-added seafood is experiencing a surge as convenience takes priority over cost, although not everyone agrees what makes a product value-added. Supermarket Perimeter reports that… Continue reading

Borough to spend $150,000 burning brush at the landfill

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is taking a torch to the problem of excess brush and woodland debris that has piled up at the landfill.… Continue reading

Lower Peninsula Halloween events listing

Haunted Hickory Adults, young people and families will all get something out of the annual Haunted Hickory, held Friday, Oct. 25, on the U.S. Coast… Continue reading

Volunteers on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, walk a path between the Homer Theatre and Bartlett Street while searching the woods off Main Street and Pioneer Avenue for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer woman remains missing after search shifts statewide

In the ongoing effort to find missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, Homer Police on Wednesday released a security camera image showing her leaving her… Continue reading

Volunteers on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, walk a path between the Homer Theatre and Bartlett Street while searching the woods off Main Street and Pioneer Avenue for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Residents push back against latest attempt to establish addiction treatment home for men

After receiving a state grant to support a local inpatient addiction treatment center for men, a faith-based organization is struggling to find a home for… Continue reading

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Homer area school announcements

Drama, Debate and Forensics results The Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics (DDF) season kicked off this past weekend with a tournament at South… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic gets funds from Alaska Run for Women

A local women’s health clinic has received a grant from a statewide organization to aid in community health outreach, especially when it comes to breast… Continue reading