Homer Farmers Market: Too much tasty food is a good problem

Summer’s bounty is a wonderful thing

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to local leaders at the Alaska Municipal League’s legislative conference in this February 2020 photo. (Peter Segall/ Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy to pay $2,800 after ads found to violate ethics law

Agreement resolves allegations that his office improperly used state funds for online, printed ads.

  • Sep 9, 2020
  • By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
  • State News
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to local leaders at the Alaska Municipal League’s legislative conference in this February 2020 photo. (Peter Segall/ Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Supreme Court rules bonding plan is unconstitutional

The court said the Legislature-approved plan is “unconstitutional in its entirety.”

  • Sep 9, 2020
  • By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
  • State News
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                                Chris Dement teachers a seventh-grade class Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Skyview Middle School just outside of Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion 
                                Chris Dement teachers a seventh-grade class Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Skyview Middle School just outside of Soldotna, Alaska.
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                                Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer News file photo
                                Homer High School.
The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough extends emergency disaster declaration

Response and recovery efforts against the pandemic are expected to continue.

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Homer City Council preview

Council to consider building code change, funding allocations

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Gary Turner, who recently announced his plans to retire as director of Kenai Peninsula College, addresses the crowd during KPC’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Kenai River Campus on Aug. 25, 2014. (Photo courtesy Gary Turner/KPC)

Kenai Peninsula College head announces retirement

Director Gary Turner will exit at the end of the 2021 academic year

Gary Turner, who recently announced his plans to retire as director of Kenai Peninsula College, addresses the crowd during KPC’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Kenai River Campus on Aug. 25, 2014. (Photo courtesy Gary Turner/KPC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, seen in this July 2019 photo, intends to seek a recount in his Republican primary race, which certified results show he narrowly lost. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Coghill plans to seek recount in primary race

Certified results have him 14 votes behind.

Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, seen in this July 2019 photo, intends to seek a recount in his Republican primary race, which certified results show he narrowly lost. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
cares photo illustration

State receives flood of business relief applications

As of Aug. 31, the eligibility requirements for the AK CARES grant program were expanded

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Homer Farmers Market: In Homer, people love good food

I can be a lazy gardener, I have to admit. Things I thought would go to my refrigerator go to seed instead. Luckily, I also… Continue reading

Staff and volunteers with the Alaska SeaLife Center bring five Harbor Seal pups down to the Kenai Beach to release them into the wild on Aug. 27, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

SeaLife Center releases 5 harbor seal pups

Organization has reached fundraising goal and won’t close this winter

Staff and volunteers with the Alaska SeaLife Center bring five Harbor Seal pups down to the Kenai Beach to release them into the wild on Aug. 27, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer News file photo
                                Homer High School.
Homer News file photo 
                                Homer High School.

Valedictorian stories wanted

Retired school counselor seeks to compile tales from former top students

Homer News file photo 
                                Homer High School.
Election official Erin Petrie sanitizes a ballot privacy sleeve during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center polling location in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sen. Gary Stevens wins primary election

Incumbent Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) has emerged victorious from the Republican Primary after several days of waiting for absentee ballots to be counted before a… Continue reading

Election official Erin Petrie sanitizes a ballot privacy sleeve during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center polling location in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

New city manager sworn in

City attorney says Homer legally has no health powers