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

Seawatch: Cod season in federal waters is back

After no season this year, cod season returns in federal waters for 2021.

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 cases dropping on southern Kenai Peninsula

Cases dropped from 92 to 74 in 14-day average reports.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The new sign for Homer Marine is waiting to be installed on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at the store in the Northern Enterprises Boatyard in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer Marine brick-and-mortar store postponed grand opening because of pandemic

Located in the heart of Northern Enterprises Boatyard, Homer Marine is go-to place for boat repairs, building.

The new sign for Homer Marine is waiting to be installed on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at the store in the Northern Enterprises Boatyard in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

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Homer High School.
Ben Blue, a graduate of Homer High School and a doctoral student at University of Washington, shows Homer High biology students the results of a research project they helped him with during their second quarter. (Image courtesy Vicki Lowe)

Homer High students help alum with research remotely

With Kenai Peninsula Borough School District students learning remotely until January, teachers have had to get creative. Biology students at Homer High School recently proved… Continue reading

Ben Blue, a graduate of Homer High School and a doctoral student at University of Washington, shows Homer High biology students the results of a research project they helped him with during their second quarter. (Image courtesy Vicki Lowe)
This compilation shows the recipients of this quarter’s Mariners on the Move awards. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move recipients awarded

Homer High School continued its tradition of honoring students who exhibit good academic work and character this quarter, with a new host of Mariners on… Continue reading

This compilation shows the recipients of this quarter’s Mariners on the Move awards. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)
Homer Flex School junior Kaitlynn Dawsey, the October winner of the school's Flex Phoenix Award. (Photo courtesy Beth Schneider)

Homer Flex Phoenix Award winner: Kaitlynn Dawsey

Each month, Homer Flex School awards one standout student based on the school’s guiding principals and values. This month, that’s junior Kaitlynn Dawsey. “Junior Kaitlynn… Continue reading

Homer Flex School junior Kaitlynn Dawsey, the October winner of the school's Flex Phoenix Award. (Photo courtesy Beth Schneider)
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)

First health care worker, long-term care resident get vaccinated in Homer

South Peninsula Hospital started offering vaccines to residents and front-line staff on Thursday

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)
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Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum speaks in a Zoom meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, in Anchorage.
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Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum speaks in a Zoom meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, in Anchorage.
Anglers fish for steelhead in the Anchor River by the Anchor River Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

State seeks proposals for local campground management

State Parks extends deadline for bids to provide boat launch service at Deep Creek, Anchor River

Anglers fish for steelhead in the Anchor River by the Anchor River Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
From top to bottom: Bill Hague, Dave Brann and Robert Archibald hold up their Land at Heart awards during a ceremony held via Zoom by Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. (Photo courtesy Blake Gebhardt)

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust honors 3 with Land at Heart award

Award ceremony for Robert Archibald, Bill Hague and Dave Brann held virtually

From top to bottom: Bill Hague, Dave Brann and Robert Archibald hold up their Land at Heart awards during a ceremony held via Zoom by Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. (Photo courtesy Blake Gebhardt)
State health officials brief members of the media on new COVID-19 vaccine developments in Alaska on Monday, Dec. 2021. (Screenshot)

Moderna vaccine doses arrive in Alaska

DHSS has anticipated that Moderna’s vaccine will be logistically easier to handle and to distribute

State health officials brief members of the media on new COVID-19 vaccine developments in Alaska on Monday, Dec. 2021. (Screenshot)
The former K-Bay Caffe building on Pioneer Avenue, seen here Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in Homer, Alaska, now houses the Coffeesmith Cafe. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

The Coffeesmith expands to brick and mortar building

Coffee stand owner opens cafe in former K-Bay Caffe location

The former K-Bay Caffe building on Pioneer Avenue, seen here Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in Homer, Alaska, now houses the Coffeesmith Cafe. (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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Homer High School.
South Peninsula Pharmacist Jill Kort holds up a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Homer

Inoculation of hospital staff and long term care residents begins Thursday

South Peninsula Pharmacist Jill Kort holds up a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo taken in January 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Feds extend sign-up date for industry relief program

Jan. 15 is new deadline for Seafood Trade Relief Program

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo taken in January 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, speaks at a kickoff for her re-election campaign on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Three peninsula legislators urged Dunleavy to join Texas election lawsuit

Dunleavy joined lawsuit challenging election results in four states before it was rejected

Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, speaks at a kickoff for her re-election campaign on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Division of Elections staff conducted an audit of the ballots for Measure 2 at the division’s offices at the Mendenhall Mall on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. DOE announced the audit found no changes from the original count and the results remained the same as originally certified. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Ballot Measure 2 audit shows no changes

Alaska’s election comes out clean.

Division of Elections staff conducted an audit of the ballots for Measure 2 at the division’s offices at the Mendenhall Mall on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. DOE announced the audit found no changes from the original count and the results remained the same as originally certified. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
This map shows the boundaries of Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park. (Image courtesy Alaska Department of Natural Resources, KBSP and KBSWP management plan)
This map shows the boundaries of Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park. (Image courtesy Alaska Department of Natural Resources, KBSP and KBSWP management plan)
Protestors are seen at the intersection of Kenai Spur Hwy. and Sterling Hwy. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Parents protest remote learning

People held signs and glow sticks in Soldotna to protest remote learning

Protestors are seen at the intersection of Kenai Spur Hwy. and Sterling Hwy. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)