Lifelong, youth learners to be honored

The time’s come again for the Friends of the Homer Public Library to recognize two community members for their dedication to learning through the years.… Continue reading

School announcements

General: There will be a community meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 15 in the Homer High School Commons to discuss possible consolidation of Homer… Continue reading

Local demonstrators stand at WKFL Park on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in Homer, Alaska, joining protests done nationally to prompt the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Local demonstrators stand at WKFL Park on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in Homer, Alaska, joining protests done nationally to prompt the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Ordinance extending Homer water to Kachemak City lot stands

The City of Homer will indeed allow a lot in Kachemak City to hook up to Homer water, something prohibited by city policy. An effort… Continue reading

Passengers disembark from the M/V Statendam in May 2015 after the Holland America cruise ship arrived, the first of the season. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer will see 13 cruise ship visits

Editor’s note: The spelling of the Holland America cruise ship Maasdam has been corrected. Homer will see 13 cruise ships this tourist season starting with… Continue reading

Passengers disembark from the M/V Statendam in May 2015 after the Holland America cruise ship arrived, the first of the season. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer council to revisit issue of extending water to Kachemak City lot

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the date of the next Homer City Council meeting. The date is Monday, April 8. The… Continue reading

Office of Budget and Management Director Donna Arduin, right, weighs in on a discussion of the Kenai Peninsula and state economies during an interview with Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska.

Dunleavy talks peninsula and state economy

Gov. Mike Dunleavy sits down with Peninsula Clarion reporters

Office of Budget and Management Director Donna Arduin, right, weighs in on a discussion of the Kenai Peninsula and state economies during an interview with Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska.
Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, introduces his bill, House Bill 105, to the House Fisheries Committee on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The bill relates to claims against protection and indemnity insurance policies of vessel owners. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, introduces his bill, House Bill 105, to the House Fisheries Committee on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The bill relates to claims against protection and indemnity insurance policies of vessel owners. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy, center, speaks about education with Clarion reporters Brian Mazurek and Victoria Petersen (not pictured) on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. The governor answered questions on a wide range of topics, including public safety, education, industry and his proposed budget. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Dunleavy talks education

The second part in the Clarion’s sit-down with the governor

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, center, speaks about education with Clarion reporters Brian Mazurek and Victoria Petersen (not pictured) on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. The governor answered questions on a wide range of topics, including public safety, education, industry and his proposed budget. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Scientists: Pebble Mine study doesn’t account for all risks

Group says Army Corps study does not pass as credible science.

Seawatch: Sitka Sound herring fishery a no-go

The Sitka Sound herring fishery appears to be a no-go, which would be only the second time in the fishery’s 43-year history. The fishery has… Continue reading

New Homer Foundation executive director Michael Miller. (Photo provided)

Former Alaska resident appointed new Homer Foundation director

The Homer Foundation has appointed Michael “Mike” Miller, who formerly resided in Alaska, to succeed Joy Steward as its new executive director. Miller will assume… Continue reading

New Homer Foundation executive director Michael Miller. (Photo provided)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with Clarion reporters Brian Mazurek, left, and Victoria Petersen on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. The governor answered questions on a wide range of topics, including public safety, education, industry and his proposed budget. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with Clarion reporters Brian Mazurek, left, and Victoria Petersen on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. The governor answered questions on a wide range of topics, including public safety, education, industry and his proposed budget. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the community attend the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board meeting on Monday in Soldotna. The board passed a $145 million budget during the meeting. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School district passes budget

The school district passed a total general fund revenue budget of $145,387,469

Members of the community attend the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board meeting on Monday in Soldotna. The board passed a $145 million budget during the meeting. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Little Fireweed Academy students practice with ceramics during the culmination of an art residency at the school Friday, March 29, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. Debbie Piper was the artist in residence. (Photo courtesy Kim Fine)

Fireweed celebrates artist residency

Debbie Piper was the most recent Artist-in-Schools resident at Little Fireweed. On Friday, March 29, the school celebrated with a gallery art walk for friends… Continue reading

Little Fireweed Academy students practice with ceramics during the culmination of an art residency at the school Friday, March 29, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. Debbie Piper was the artist in residence. (Photo courtesy Kim Fine)

School announcements

General: The 2019 graduation ceremony for Alaska Bible Institute students will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Glacierview Baptist Church, 906 East… Continue reading

Council votes to extend water service to Kachemak City lot

Mayor Ken Castner on Tuesday night broke his campaign promise that he would not vote to break a tie on the Homer City Council. Castner… Continue reading

Community rallies around Wasabi’s Bistro after racist vandalism

When Wasabi’s Bistro just outside of Homer was vandalized with a racist message sometime between last Wednesday night and Thursday morning, some in the Homer… Continue reading

Daylynn Yenny, a junior at Homer Flex School, holds her Phoenix award in this undated photo at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ingrid Harrald)

Homer Flex Phoenix award winners announced

Jonny Bice-Dee and Daylynn Yenny, both juniors, are the recipients of the Flex Phoenix Award for this month. This award is given monthly to the… Continue reading

Daylynn Yenny, a junior at Homer Flex School, holds her Phoenix award in this undated photo at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ingrid Harrald)

School announcements

General: The following students participated in the State Spelling Bee in Anchorage for Grade 3-8 school champions on March 19. Garrett Briscoe (grade 8 at… Continue reading