The entrance to the Homer Electric Association office is seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on May 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

HEA announces board election results

The election was held by mail-in ballot only this year due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

The entrance to the Homer Electric Association office is seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on May 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
At left, Tom McDonough, President of the Homer Community Food Pantry, holds a check for a $2,500 donation to the food pantry from the Homer Elks Lodge #2127 given to the pantry on April 20, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. At center is Tom Stroozas, Homer Elks Grant Coordinator, and at right is Steve Mueller, President of Homer Elks Lodge. (Photo courtesy Homer Elks Lodge)

Elks gives $2,500 to Homer Community Food Pantry

Using a 2020 Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation, the Homer Elks Lodge #2127 donated $2,500 to the Homer Community Food Pantry last month.… Continue reading

At left, Tom McDonough, President of the Homer Community Food Pantry, holds a check for a $2,500 donation to the food pantry from the Homer Elks Lodge #2127 given to the pantry on April 20, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. At center is Tom Stroozas, Homer Elks Grant Coordinator, and at right is Steve Mueller, President of Homer Elks Lodge. (Photo courtesy Homer Elks Lodge)

Seawatch: UFA holds seminar on new health mandates

United Fishermen of Alaska, with some financial help from Icicle Seafoods, held an informative webinar last week on the state’s mandate No. 17, which is… Continue reading

Swains join South Peninsula Hospital health care team

A husband and wife team have joined the South Peninsula Hospital health care team. Registered Nurse Stephanie Swain and Dr. Matthew Swain are the latest… Continue reading

A soils primer for Homer: Starichkof soils are the bogs and fens of Alaska

This is the next installment in the series “A Soils Primer for Homer.” When driving north on the Sterling Highway, climbing the Ninilchik Hill, off… Continue reading

Trash trailer catches fire at Homer Transfer Station

Homer Transfer Station workers pulled a burning trash container out of the station building this past Friday and kept the building from catching on fire.… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District building is closed on March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Budget estimates down in face of pandemic

The borough finance department has had to adjust projections.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District building is closed on March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The sign announcing the start of the Alaska Highway in Dawson’s Creek, British Columbia. Taken in August of 2018. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska snowbirds allowed to drive home through Canada

Alaskans looking to return home after snowbirding in the Lower 48 will be allowed to travel through Canada, despite the fact that the country closed… Continue reading

The sign announcing the start of the Alaska Highway in Dawson’s Creek, British Columbia. Taken in August of 2018. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Esther Lowe poses for a photo at a reception for the Kachemak Bay Campus commencement last Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. Lowe received an associate of arts degree. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News.)

Kachemak Bay Campus commencement goes virtual

Like many other schools across the country, Kachemak Bay Campus had to get creative to honor this spring’s graduates in the midst of the novel… Continue reading

Esther Lowe poses for a photo at a reception for the Kachemak Bay Campus commencement last Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. Lowe received an associate of arts degree. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News.)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Homer High School to provide drive-through graduation

The public is invited to a procession through town following the ceremony

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
The Homer Public Library is closed on March 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer Library offers pickup service

The Homer Public Library now offers limited service where people can check out materials and pick them up from the back door. The building remains… Continue reading

The Homer Public Library is closed on March 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
This quarter’s group of Mariners on the Move award recipients pose in their homes with their awards in this undated compilation. (Image courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move award winners celebrated via video conference

In awarding the quarterly Mariners on the Move awards, Homer High School had to get a little creative, seeing as students haven’t actually been in… Continue reading

This quarter’s group of Mariners on the Move award recipients pose in their homes with their awards in this undated compilation. (Image courtesy Paul Story)

Homer area school announcements

Retirement announcements Jeri McLean of Paul Banks Elementary School is retiring after 31 years. The school asks community members to help staff celebrate by sending… Continue reading

Staff with the Seldovia Village Tribe Health and Wellness Center and the Seldovia Village Tribal Administration conduct free COVID-19 testing Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Seldovia Village Tribe)

Following community testing event, Seldovia Village Tribe finds no positive cases

The remote community of Seldovia across Kachemak Bay can breathe a bit easier for now in the wake of the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic —… Continue reading

Staff with the Seldovia Village Tribe Health and Wellness Center and the Seldovia Village Tribal Administration conduct free COVID-19 testing Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Seldovia Village Tribe)

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival goes virtual

Though the annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival was canceled along with so many other events in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the festival organizers… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Alaska businesses allowed to open further starting Friday

Cloth face coverings are strongly encouraged when going out in public.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Anchor Point man is 10th Alaskan to die from COVID-19

An Anchor Point man in his 80s with underlying health conditions has died from COVID-19, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported Wednesday.… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

1 new COVID-19 case announced Tuesday

The latest person to contract COVID-19 in Alaska is an Anchorage man, and he brings the state total to 371 positive cases. The Alaska Department… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)
                                COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

Peninsula COVID-19 cases grow over weekend

Two more COVID-19 cases were reported Monday, bringing the total number of cases in Alaska to 370. This includes nine people who have died and… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)
                                COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)
COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)
                                COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

Another Homer person tests positive for COVID-19

Another Homer person has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Sunday’s update from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. This is the third… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)
                                COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)