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Armond Allain poses on April 23, 2021, with his February Homer Flex School Phoenix Award at Flex School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Schneider / Homer Flex School)

Allain is January Flex Phoenix Award winner

Homer Flex School recently released its recipient of the Flex Phoenix Award for January — David Young. Each month, the school staff pick a student… Continue reading

Armond Allain poses on April 23, 2021, with his February Homer Flex School Phoenix Award at Flex School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Schneider / Homer Flex School)
The George A. Navarre Kenai Peninsula Borough building. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Borough to hire for 2 dispatch positions

Two state workers are expected to leave their positions at the center within the next month.

The George A. Navarre Kenai Peninsula Borough building. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Flaggers control traffic on Friday, April 23, 2021, during preliminary construction work on Lake Street in Homer, Alaska. Rehabilitation work will be done on the street this spring and summer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Project will upgrade culverts, ditches to fix drainage

Bike lanes to be added to both sides of street

Flaggers control traffic on Friday, April 23, 2021, during preliminary construction work on Lake Street in Homer, Alaska. Rehabilitation work will be done on the street this spring and summer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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The Homer City Council participates in a remote meeting on Monday, April 26 in Homer, Alaska.

Homer council puts brakes on some Jet Ski action

The Homer City Council this week took further action to limit the way personal watercraft can be used in part of Kachemak Bay. During a… Continue reading

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The Homer City Council participates in a remote meeting on Monday, April 26 in Homer, Alaska.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Five new COVID-19 deaths reported for Wasilla

Mat-Su Valley is at highest alert level for state

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A sign on Friday, April 1, 2021, points the way to COVID-19 vaccines and testing at the South Peninsula Hospital testing and vaccine site on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Anyone working or living in Alaska can get free vaccines at Spit or in town clinics

Vaccine effort is part of state’s ‘Sleeve’s Up for Summer’ campaign

A sign on Friday, April 1, 2021, points the way to COVID-19 vaccines and testing at the South Peninsula Hospital testing and vaccine site on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Mark Spano and Bob Loeffler hike in Chugach National Forest in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Chris Beck/Alaska Trails Initiative)

Funding for 500-mile trail awaits lawmaker action

The proposed trail would run from Seward to Fairbanks.

Mark Spano and Bob Loeffler hike in Chugach National Forest in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Chris Beck/Alaska Trails Initiative)
Teresa Becher watches as beluga whales swim up the Kenai River on Saturday, April 24, 2021. She and her volunteer team monitor belugas in the Cook Inlet. (Photo by Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Beluga time

Get out your binoculars: The whales are frolicking in the Kenai River

Teresa Becher watches as beluga whales swim up the Kenai River on Saturday, April 24, 2021. She and her volunteer team monitor belugas in the Cook Inlet. (Photo by Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
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Dr. Cheryl Siemers, the new director of Kenai Peninsula College, is seen in this undated photo. She begins her term on Monday, June 21, 2021.

Cheryl Siemers to lead Kenai Peninsula College

Gary Turner is the current KPC director, and will be stepping down in June.

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Dr. Cheryl Siemers, the new director of Kenai Peninsula College, is seen in this undated photo. She begins her term on Monday, June 21, 2021.
A sign on Friday, April 1, 2021, points the way to COVID-19 vaccines and testing at the South Peninsula Hospital testing and vaccine site on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Bartlett Street clinic offers walk-in vaccinations

South Peninsula Hospital now offers walk-in vaccinations at Bartlett Street clinic

A sign on Friday, April 1, 2021, points the way to COVID-19 vaccines and testing at the South Peninsula Hospital testing and vaccine site on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The latest Mariners on the Move, from left to right, are Owen Storm (nominated by Walter Love), Blaise Banks (nominated by Chris Perk), Courtney Rider (nominated by Kyle Schneider), · Lliam Boss (nominated by Sean Campbell), Ella Davis (nominated by Linda Rourke), and Spencer Hinnegan (nominated by Winter Marshall-Allen). Not picture are Kaylin Anderson (nominated by Mike Steen) and Alaiyah Brost (nominated by Connie Akers). (Photo courtesy of Homer High School)

Mariners on the Move

For the first time in a year, Mariners on the Move celebrated in live event — with mitigation.

The latest Mariners on the Move, from left to right, are Owen Storm (nominated by Walter Love), Blaise Banks (nominated by Chris Perk), Courtney Rider (nominated by Kyle Schneider), · Lliam Boss (nominated by Sean Campbell), Ella Davis (nominated by Linda Rourke), and Spencer Hinnegan (nominated by Winter Marshall-Allen). Not picture are Kaylin Anderson (nominated by Mike Steen) and Alaiyah Brost (nominated by Connie Akers). (Photo courtesy of Homer High School)
Andrew Marley, the 2021 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament winner, at left, holds his prize winning 25.62-pound white king salmon on Saturday, April 17, 2021, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Helping him are his father, Jay Marley, center, and older brother Weston Marley, right. The family team included Erica Marley, not shown, all fishing on the Fly Dough. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Andrew Marley, 10, wins Homer Winter King Tournament

‘Quite a bit of that is going to go to college tuition,’ dad says of son’s $87,000 earnings

Andrew Marley, the 2021 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament winner, at left, holds his prize winning 25.62-pound white king salmon on Saturday, April 17, 2021, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Helping him are his father, Jay Marley, center, and older brother Weston Marley, right. The family team included Erica Marley, not shown, all fishing on the Fly Dough. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Vaccinated seafood workers can skip quarantine

Dillingham sets new rules exempting visiting seafood workers from quarantine if vaccinated.

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (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.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Alaska alert level remains higher than national average.

The COVID-19 positive test rate continues to rise on the southern Kenai Peninsula, with three new cases reported among school students or staff over the… Continue reading

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The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Man charged with attempted murder, assault and resisting arrest

Homer man, 53, beat and strangled woman over two hours, police allege.

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Former DHS employee Bert Christopher Heitstuman was arrested in Anchorage Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 for multiple counts of sexual assault. (Courtesy photo / Department of Law)

Ex-DHS officer indicted on sexual assault charges

The alleged offenses occurred between 2012 and 2018.

Former DHS employee Bert Christopher Heitstuman was arrested in Anchorage Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 for multiple counts of sexual assault. (Courtesy photo / Department of Law)
A Kelly Tshibaka campaign sign is seen inside of Nikiski Hardware & Supply on Friday, April 9 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Tshibaka makes rounds on the peninsula

The former DOA head is challenging Sen. Lisa Murkowski for her Senate seat.

A Kelly Tshibaka campaign sign is seen inside of Nikiski Hardware & Supply on Friday, April 9 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces a tourism aid initiative during a press conference on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Wings Airways Hangar in Juneau, Alaska. Dunleavy was joined by officials and business owners, including Alaska Sen. Peter Micciche (left). (Governer’s Office/Kevin Goodman)

Dunleavy announces tourism aid initiative

Dunleavy said 1.3 million tourists were expected to come to Alaska via cruise ship before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down operations.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces a tourism aid initiative during a press conference on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Wings Airways Hangar in Juneau, Alaska. Dunleavy was joined by officials and business owners, including Alaska Sen. Peter Micciche (left). (Governer’s Office/Kevin Goodman)