City, marine trades put a face on Homer’s boat business at Marine Expo

Homer may have its toes in Kachemak Bay, but last week Homer Deputy Harbormaster Matt Clarke, the Homer Marine Trades Association and many of Homer’s… Continue reading

From left to right: Karl Wickstrom, Eddie Robinett, Daisy Kettle, Sam Cary, Maddox Berg, Catherine Conner and Kelli Bishop pose for a photo after being awarded this quarter’s Mariners on the Move in this undated photo at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Not pictured: Skyler Rodriguez. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move

The most recent recipients of the Mariners on the Move award have been announced. Each Homer High faculty member selects one outstanding student per year… Continue reading

From left to right: Karl Wickstrom, Eddie Robinett, Daisy Kettle, Sam Cary, Maddox Berg, Catherine Conner and Kelli Bishop pose for a photo after being awarded this quarter’s Mariners on the Move in this undated photo at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Not pictured: Skyler Rodriguez. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today and Friday — Thanksgiving break, no school. Monday, Dec. 2 — Basketball cheer tryouts at 4 p.m. Big Booster Club meeting… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board to interview applicants for vacant seat

There are four applicants for the District 6 vacancy — which covers the eastern peninsula.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Vigil held Saturday for missing Homer woman

Update: Information has been added regarding a canvass from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Homer Harbor. About 50 people held signs and candles… Continue reading

The Juneau Pioneers’ Home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau Pioneers’ Home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Cities back online sales tax initiative

Sales tax revenues help support government services in both Kenai and Soldotna.

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South Peninsula Hospital welcomes new general surgeon

South Peninsula Hospital has hired Dr. Jeffrey Larsen, board certified general surgeon, to be on its active medical staff, the hospital announced in a press… Continue reading

DNR does erosion work at Anchor Point, Deep Creek beaches

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has completed repairs to two lower Kenai Peninsula beaches damaged by erosion, according to a press release from October.… Continue reading

Three nominated to serve on Homer Superior Court

The Alaska Judicial Council has nominated three people to be the first Superior Court Judge in Homer. The council met Nov. 4-8 in the communities… Continue reading

Trial delayed for Homer man accused of murder

A Kenai Superior Court Judge last week denied a motion by the defense in a murder case to have evidence excluded from the upcoming trial.… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Thursday, Nov. 21 — Mariner on the Move Awards Ceremony at 3 p.m. in the library. Homer Flex School Wednesday, Nov. 27… Continue reading

Stevens briefs Homer on PFD, oil taxes, other issues

On a recent visit to Homer, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, spoke to a group of about 15 area residents on Nov. 9 at Captain’s Coffee.… Continue reading

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ACLU: State prisons are overcrowded

Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai was over maximum capacity for more than 200 days.

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Police, FBI did aerial search for missing Homer woman

Homer Police and family and friends of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane have not let up the search for the 38-year-old woman who went missing in downtown… Continue reading

Cooper files for House District 31 race

With the 2020 general election a year away, the race for House District 31 Representative has already started. On Thursday, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President… Continue reading

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, oh my!

Homer trick-or-treaters got to experience Halloween just like kids Outside when balmy temperatures allowed them to hit the streets in their costumes and not bundled… Continue reading

Bay Welding receives small business award

Bay Welding Services of Homer received the Alaska Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year award, the Homer Chamber of Commerce… Continue reading

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Seawatch: AI aids NOAA in fish counting

While artificial intelligence is raising alarms in many sectors of the international community, it is helping the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with one of… Continue reading

In this file photo from Sept. 15, 2016, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center. Johnsen and the UA board discussed tuition increases and budget concerns Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this file photo from Sept. 15, 2016, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center. Johnsen and the UA board discussed tuition increases and budget concerns Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)