A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The ads were paid for by AlaskaYes, according to the sign. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Complaint issued against Alaska Yes

The complaint was filed by Alaska Public Offices Commissioners staff.

A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The ads were paid for by AlaskaYes, according to the sign. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Scotts Family Pharmacy on Lake Street as seen on Sept. 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Jury acquits Homer woman on drug charges

A Homer jury last Tuesday, Sept. 17, acquitted a Homer woman on two felony drug charges and one misdemeanor theft charge. In a seven-day jury… Continue reading

Scotts Family Pharmacy on Lake Street as seen on Sept. 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A map of the Swan Lake Fire as of Sept. 23, 2019. (Courtesy Alaska Type 3 Organization)

New crew takes over Swan Lake Fire

The Alaska Type 3 Organization has assumed command from the Northern Rockies Type 2 Team.

A map of the Swan Lake Fire as of Sept. 23, 2019. (Courtesy Alaska Type 3 Organization)
Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner Jason Schuler, left, of Wahpeton, North Dakota, poses with his 224.2-pound fish on July 12, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. To the right of the fish is Captain Daniel Donich of Daniel’s Personalized Guide Service. Schuler caught the fish on Donich’s boat, the Optimist. (Photo provided)

Homer Chamber of Commerce ends halibut derby

The 2019 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner got a prize of $13,160.50 for his 224.2-pound barn door, but Jason Schuler also can add a footnote… Continue reading

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner Jason Schuler, left, of Wahpeton, North Dakota, poses with his 224.2-pound fish on July 12, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. To the right of the fish is Captain Daniel Donich of Daniel’s Personalized Guide Service. Schuler caught the fish on Donich’s boat, the Optimist. (Photo provided)

Tanner crab fisheries open Tuesday

The 2019-20 sport and subsistence Tanner crab fisheries in Cook Inlet and the North Gulf Coast opens Oct. 1 with increased harvest opportunities, the Alaska… Continue reading

Sport programs end for Russian Old Believer schools

Effective this year, the schools in three Russian Old Believer villages at the head of Kachemak Bay no longer have athletic programming. Michael Wojciak, principal… Continue reading

Nikiski resident John Quick is seeking a seat in District 3, representing in Nikiski, in the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections. Quick has come under scrutiny over potential ties to an independent expenditure group. (Photo courtesy John Quick)

Quick campaign manager resigns

Huber had been communicating with Alaska Yes Inc — a local nonprofit supporting Quick’s campaign.

Nikiski resident John Quick is seeking a seat in District 3, representing in Nikiski, in the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections. Quick has come under scrutiny over potential ties to an independent expenditure group. (Photo courtesy John Quick)

Cafe Cups closes its doors

Homer residents and visitors may soon notice a little something missing when they drive down Pioneer Avenue — the iconic, Alice in Wonderland-esque tea cups… Continue reading

High speed chase through Homer ends in arrest

One man is in custody after Alaska State Troopers pursued him in a high speed chase from Anchor Point to Homer. Sgt. Daniel Cox of… Continue reading

SVT receives federal health grant

Seldovia Village Tribe received a $51,833 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Congressman Don Young, R-Alaska, announced on Monday. SVT was… Continue reading

“Radiate,” the 16th annual Burning Basket, catches fire Sunday night, Sept. 15, 2019, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Burning Basket makes ‘a brilliant, fiery exit’

Drenching rains on Sunday afternoon didn’t stop several hundred people from attending the 16th annual Burning Basket, “Radiate,” as the impermanent art was set on… Continue reading

“Radiate,” the 16th annual Burning Basket, catches fire Sunday night, Sept. 15, 2019, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
FILE- In this August 2009, file photo, provided by the Department of Defense, a Cook Inlet beluga whale calf, left, and an adult breach near Anchorage, Alaska. Conservation groups are suing a federal agency over rules they say could harm beluga whales and other marine mammals in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. An attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, which is challenging the rules along with Cook Inletkeeper, says the lawsuit was filed Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, against the National Marine Fisheries Service. The agency has said its analysis indicates that the rules will not contribute to or worsen the observed decline of the Cook Inlet beluga whale population. (Christopher Garner/Department of Defense via AP, File)

Groups sue over rules they say could harm belugas in Alaska

JUNEAU (AP) — Conservation groups are suing a federal agency over rules they say could harm beluga whales and other marine mammals in Alaska’s Cook… Continue reading

FILE- In this August 2009, file photo, provided by the Department of Defense, a Cook Inlet beluga whale calf, left, and an adult breach near Anchorage, Alaska. Conservation groups are suing a federal agency over rules they say could harm beluga whales and other marine mammals in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. An attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, which is challenging the rules along with Cook Inletkeeper, says the lawsuit was filed Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, against the National Marine Fisheries Service. The agency has said its analysis indicates that the rules will not contribute to or worsen the observed decline of the Cook Inlet beluga whale population. (Christopher Garner/Department of Defense via AP, File)

Borough assembly comes to Homer

With few items on the agenda for action, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting in Homer on Monday was still packed with action. Once a… Continue reading

In this file photo from Jan. 29, Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin presents the governor’s supplemental budget to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

State’s budget director Arduin is out

New director to be named soon.

In this file photo from Jan. 29, Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin presents the governor’s supplemental budget to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Absentee voting now open

Absentee voting is open to any qualified voter.

A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Friday — Volleyball team competing in West SpikeFest in Anchorage. Swimmers competing at SoHi Pentathlon in Soldotna. Saturday — Cross country borough… Continue reading

School employees, community members and members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education listen to a presentation on Voznesenka and Kachemak Selo schools during a Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 meeting of the school board at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
School employees, community members and members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education listen to a presentation on Voznesenka and Kachemak Selo schools during a Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 meeting of the school board at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30, 2019 at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Hansen-Cavasos hopes to serve community on city council

While Storm Hansen-Cavasos would be a newcomer to the Homer City Council should she be elected, she’s no newcomer to Homer. Hansen-Cavasos was born in… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30, 2019 at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kenai peninsula Borough School District administration, members from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association meet at a collective bargaining session to continue contract negotiations for employees who have been without contracts for a year, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Educators set to strike Tuesday

Educators and staff will strike, starting Tuesday, a Friday night press release from two employee associations said. Executive committees with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association… Continue reading

Kenai peninsula Borough School District administration, members from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association meet at a collective bargaining session to continue contract negotiations for employees who have been without contracts for a year, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board hears teacher concerns on contract, health care

Teachers, school staff and concerned community members flooded the Homer High School Mariner Theater with red on Monday as they attended a meeting of the… Continue reading