A poll worker helps a voter with his ballot at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Republicans lead on peninsula, statewide

Alaskans won’t know the full, official results of Tuesday’s election until later this month,

A poll worker helps a voter with his ballot at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Cathy Sandeen, UAA’s new Chancellor, photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building at the University of Alaska Anchorage. (Photo courtesy University of Alaska Anchorage)

Alaska university chancellor accepts new job in California

Her last day is early next year.

Cathy Sandeen, UAA’s new Chancellor, photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building at the University of Alaska Anchorage. (Photo courtesy University of Alaska Anchorage)

Seawatch: Fishermen call out trawler bycatch

Letter sent to NOAA about ongoing bycatch issue

"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

Health Fair presentations will be online

Online talks include presentations on blood-draw results

"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair
This compilation image shows the first quarter winners of the Mariners on the Move awards from Homer High School. (Image courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move announced

Celebration of student achievement continues, virtually

This compilation image shows the first quarter winners of the Mariners on the Move awards from Homer High School. (Image courtesy Paul Story)
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Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

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Homer High School.
Workers prepare mail-in ballots for counting, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at the convention center in Lancaster, Pa., following Tuesday’s election. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Election officials scramble to count ballots in key states

ATLANTA — Election officials in several key states furiously counted ballots Wednesday as the nation awaited the outcome of the race between President Donald Trump… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2020
  • By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press
  • Elections
Workers prepare mail-in ballots for counting, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at the convention center in Lancaster, Pa., following Tuesday’s election. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Homer High School.

School district risk levels remain high

School district COVID-19 risk levels The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has mitigation plans in place for what will happen with in-person education when different… Continue reading

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Homer High School.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State announced 413 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

42 of the new cases are on peninsula, 2 among Homer residents

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City goes to ‘orange’ alert level

City goes to ‘orange’ alert level, closes library, HERC, Harbormaster Office to public

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
A group of veterans who participated in the 23rd Veteran trip to Homer, Alaska, pose at the Kilcher Family Homestead near Homer, Alaska, on the last day of the trip on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. At far right, front, is Stellavera Kilcher, and third from right is Catkin Kilcher Burton, two of the Kilcher family members who participated in the visit. (Photo courtesy of 23rd Veteran)

Minnesota veterans find healing on Kilcher homestead

Retreat fulfills family dream of Kilcher homestead as transformative center

A group of veterans who participated in the 23rd Veteran trip to Homer, Alaska, pose at the Kilcher Family Homestead near Homer, Alaska, on the last day of the trip on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. At far right, front, is Stellavera Kilcher, and third from right is Catkin Kilcher Burton, two of the Kilcher family members who participated in the visit. (Photo courtesy of 23rd Veteran)
Voters cast their ballots in th e General Election at one of the two Homer precincts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Vance, Stevens lead in preliminary Election Night results

Official results won’t be known for weeks; thousands of absentee ballots left to count

Voters cast their ballots in th e General Election at one of the two Homer precincts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

Low-cost blood test help discover health issues

Health Fair blood test are still available

  • Oct 28, 2020
  • By Lori Evans For the Homer News
  • Local News
"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair
Eve Dickman hands out candy at the home of Sean and Sandra Perry for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Halloween events on deck

Where to look for tricks and treats in the Homer area this year

Eve Dickman hands out candy at the home of Sean and Sandra Perry for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Homer High School.

Susan B. English School in Seldovia went remote this week

On Tuesday, Susan B. English School in Seldovia moved into the high-risk category under the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District protocols after a person in… Continue reading

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Homer High School.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses the public during a virtual town hall on Sept. 15, 2020 in Alaska. (Photo courtesy Austin McDaniel, Office of the Governor)

State stocks up on supplies to fight coronavirus

Governor says decision on whether emergency declaration will expire has not been made

Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses the public during a virtual town hall on Sept. 15, 2020 in Alaska. (Photo courtesy Austin McDaniel, Office of the Governor)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Members of the Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team appear together on Zoom in this undated screenshot. (Image courtesy Marjorie Dunn)

Drama, Debate and Forensics team heads into the virtual world

When southern Kenai Peninsula schools entered the high-risk category for community spread of COVID-19, in-person sports and activities had to cease. Those groups that can… Continue reading

Members of the Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team appear together on Zoom in this undated screenshot. (Image courtesy Marjorie Dunn)
U.S. Rep. Don Young, left, and Alyse Galvin square off in a debate for the sole Alaska house seat Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. The debate between the candidates for Alaska’s sole seat in Congress became contentious Thursday, with challenger Galvin saying she’s tired of Young misrepresenting her position on issues. (Jeff Chen / Pool Photo)

Galvin, Young accuse each of other of lying during debate

The debate between became contentious Thursday

U.S. Rep. Don Young, left, and Alyse Galvin square off in a debate for the sole Alaska house seat Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. The debate between the candidates for Alaska’s sole seat in Congress became contentious Thursday, with challenger Galvin saying she’s tired of Young misrepresenting her position on issues. (Jeff Chen / Pool Photo)