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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

  • Nov 13, 2019
  • Staff Report Homer News
  • Business

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)

Early blows for state of Alaska in prominent cases

The state has suffered recent blows in lawsuits.

  • Nov 13, 2019
  • By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
  • State News
Debbie Speakman of Homer, a contracted consultant for the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, provides public testimony in support of an ordinance providing a $150,000 grant to the council during Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday, in Soldotna. (Photo By Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly OKs tourism marketing council funds

In his proposed FY 2020 budget, Pierce zeroed out $100,000 for the tourism marketing council.

Debbie Speakman of Homer, a contracted consultant for the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, provides public testimony in support of an ordinance providing a $150,000 grant to the council during Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday, in Soldotna. (Photo By Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Evidence argued ahead of Homer murder trial

The beginning of a jury trial for a Homer man accused of murder hinges on an argument over what evidence can be admitted into that… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — End of the Road Shootout hockey games at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena. Soldotna vs East Anchorage High at 5… 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 member-elect steps down

Martha Fleming was elected in October in an uncontested race to represent 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)

Quilters honor those who served on Veterans Day

Veterans Day ceremonies in Homer began with a parade in downtown Homer, continued with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at the Alaska Islands and… Continue reading