Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30 at the Homer News. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer election finalized; Hansen-Cavasos wins council seat by 7 votes

Political newcomer Storm Hansen-Cavasos has unseated Homer City Council incumbent Shelly Erickson by seven votes, according to the final election results after the Canvass Board… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30 at the Homer News. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Supporters wave signs in support of Proposition A, to ban single-use plastic bags, and for Homer City Council candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, and WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer voters approve plastic bag ban; Evensen to serve on council

Homer has a new city council member in political newcomer Joey Evensen, and voters have approved a ban on retailers providing thin, single-use plastic bags… Continue reading

Supporters wave signs in support of Proposition A, to ban single-use plastic bags, and for Homer City Council candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, and WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
In this Empire File photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Empire File photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Homer Farmers Market: Market is officially closed, but food still abounds

Hopefully you had a chance to get a bowl of soup and try one of the many dishes at the Farmers Market Harvest Party Potluck… Continue reading

The line outside of the Moose is Loose Bakery can be seen here on their last day of business in Soldotna, Alaska on Sept. 28, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Moose Is Loose serves up its final pastries

The Soldotna bakery shuttered Saturday after 18 years.

The line outside of the Moose is Loose Bakery can be seen here on their last day of business in Soldotna, Alaska on Sept. 28, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Monday, Oct. 7 — Big Booster Club Meeting in the staff lounge at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 — Volleyball v. Soldotna… Continue reading

Homer Flex Phoenix Award winner: Kaitlynn Dawsey

Sophomore Kaitlynn Dawsey is the recipient of the September Flex Phoenix Award. This award is given monthly to the student who represents the Homer Flex… Continue reading

Patti Truesdell, a retired teacher, is running for the Kalifornsky seat on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education. (Photo courtesy of Truesdell)

Truesdell leads Lockwood in school board race

Truesdell brought in 230 votes or 40% of the vote as of Tuesday night.

Patti Truesdell, a retired teacher, is running for the Kalifornsky seat on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education. (Photo courtesy of Truesdell)
Educators rally in front of Kenai Central High School after school ahead of a strike called on by two employee associations, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Educators approve contract

The results were overwhelmingly in favor of the contract.

Educators rally in front of Kenai Central High School after school ahead of a strike called on by two employee associations, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The ads were paid for by AlaskaYes, according to a disclaimer on the sign. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Props 1, 2 failing by wide margin

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters considered two propositions on Tuesday’s ballot that in preliminary results appeared to be losing by wide margins by the time preliminary… Continue reading

A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The ads were paid for by AlaskaYes, according to a disclaimer on the sign. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Preliminary results: Kenai Peninsula Borough election

Polls closed at 8 p.m. across the Kenai Peninsula and results are starting to trickle in. Below are the unofficial results as they stand at… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Candidates for Homer City Council talk economy, quality of life and more at forum

The four candidates running for two open seats on the Homer City Council got a chance to address constituents and speak their mind on a… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Council passes utility, public assessments code rewrite

Members of the Homer City Council put a lid on a code rewrite that was months in the making at their Monday meeting at Homer… Continue reading

Homer students rally for climate change action

Advocating for action and raising their young voices over concerns about the growing climate change crisis, students from Homer High School walked out of their… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Market closes Saturday with potluck

It’s the time of the year to making choices. Bob Durr said his wife Pat had weighed out 600 pounds of tomatoes. I imagined his… Continue reading

Governor visits controversial mine project north of Haines

City officials weren’t notified, which concerned some citizens.

Sammy Crawford, a board member with the League of Women Voters, asks assembly and school board candidates questions at a forum held in on Thursday, Sept. 19 in Soldotna, ahead of the Oct. 1 municipal election. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

League of Women hosts candidate forum

Audience members raised questions about candidate absences

Sammy Crawford, a board member with the League of Women Voters, asks assembly and school board candidates questions at a forum held in on Thursday, Sept. 19 in Soldotna, ahead of the Oct. 1 municipal election. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
In this Jan. 14, 2019 photo, Clarice “Bun” Hardy, who is of Inupiaq heritage, stands on the beach with her dog, Marley, in the Native Village of Shaktoolik, Alaska. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union’s Alaska branch demanded that the city pay $500,000 to compensate the former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man had raped her in her home. The ACLU accused the Nome Police Department of “a systemic and disastrous failure” to keep Alaska Native women safe from sexual assault. (AP Photo/Victoria Mckenzie)

ACLU: Police failed to protect Native women

NOME — The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday accused police in this small Alaska city of “a systemic and disastrous failure” to keep Native… Continue reading

In this Jan. 14, 2019 photo, Clarice “Bun” Hardy, who is of Inupiaq heritage, stands on the beach with her dog, Marley, in the Native Village of Shaktoolik, Alaska. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union’s Alaska branch demanded that the city pay $500,000 to compensate the former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man had raped her in her home. The ACLU accused the Nome Police Department of “a systemic and disastrous failure” to keep Alaska Native women safe from sexual assault. (AP Photo/Victoria Mckenzie)
Emma Sulczynski, a sophomore at Homer High School, stands outside the school on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Student Spotlight: Emma Sulczynski

Depending on the size of the high school one attended, the memory of challenging Advanced Placement courses and final exams may still linger. For most,… Continue reading

Emma Sulczynski, a sophomore at Homer High School, stands outside the school on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Homecoming Pep Rally at 3 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gym Friday — Homecoming Parade, bonfire and games at 7:30… Continue reading