The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska is seen here on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly passes 2021 budget

The assembly will appropriate more than $82 million to the borough’s general fund.

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska is seen here on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Missouri woman found dead at Kachemak City home

Troopers say death was not suspicious

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Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Council selects city manager candidate for second interview

The Homer City Council is pursuing a second interview with an interim director of the development services in Eureka, California as the search for a… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

6 South Peninsula Hospital staff test positive for COVID-19

Six staff members at South Peninsula Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past three weeks, according to hospital Public Information Officer Derotha Ferraro.… Continue reading

The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Resident in Homer assisted living home, previously positive for COVID-19, now tests negative

A resident at an assisted living home in Homer who tested positive for COVID-19 last week has now had an additional two tests which have… Continue reading

The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Rep. Sarah Vance kicks off re-election campaign

On a blue bird day with American flags waving in the breeze, Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) kicked off her re-election campaign on Sunday at Karen… Continue reading

A quarantine or “Lima” flag of yellow-and-black flies from the M/V Tustumena on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Pioneer Dock in Homer, Alaska. Seven crew members tested positive for COVID-19, and as of Friday three of them remained quarantined on the state ferry. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A quarantine or “Lima” flag of yellow-and-black flies from the M/V Tustumena on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Pioneer Dock in Homer, Alaska. Seven crew members tested positive for COVID-19, and as of Friday three of them remained quarantined on the state ferry. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Resident in Homer assisted living home tests positive for COVID-19

Total number of COVID-19 cases in Homer up to 29

The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Homer Farmers Market: Options abound for fresh food

It seemed like summer took forever to get here, but it has been lovely. I’m here to remind you that it will go fast. Summer… Continue reading

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Funds for mortgage, rent relief available

These funds were allocated by the governor and approved by the Legislature as part of the CARES Act.

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A king salmon during the 67th annual Golden North Salmon Derby at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in August 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Kings sport fishing closed on Kenai River, limited on Kasilof River

Early-run king salmon emergency orders on Kenai, Kasilof Rivers to last through June 30

A king salmon during the 67th annual Golden North Salmon Derby at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in August 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

A look inside the Homer Police Department’s training, use of force policies

As locally held protests in support of the national (and international) Black Lives Matter movement come to an end, conversation about racial injustice and the… Continue reading

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Kenai Peninsula passes Fairbanks North Star Borough in COVID-19 case count

Homer still leads peninsula in number of cases per city

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Homer City Hall. (Homer file photo)

Chief medical officer talks coronavirus with council

State changes case recording for Kenai Peninsula, Zink peninsula spread is not widespread

Homer City Hall. (Homer file photo)

Kachemak Bay State Park gets belated 50th birthday party

Volunteers, supporters celebrate anniversary of Alaska’s first state park

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Council interviews city manager candidates

As the search for a new Homer city manager continues, members of the Homer City Council got to hear from three finalists this week in… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Staff from South Peninsula Hospital and Homer Public Health board the M/V Tustumena to test 35 crew members and six passengers Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Homer Ferry Terminal in Homer, Alaska. The six passengers who boarded the state ferry out of Homer were quarantined along with several crew members after a member of the crew tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday when the ship was docked in Dutch Harbor. The Tustumena docked in Homer shortly after 7 p.m. Monday and all 41 people were tested on board and only allowed to disembark if they had safe, private transportation to their final destination to quarantine. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Tustumena returns to Homer carrying COVID-19 positive crew member

6 passengers, remaining crew will all be tested and asked to quarantine

Staff from South Peninsula Hospital and Homer Public Health board the M/V Tustumena to test 35 crew members and six passengers Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Homer Ferry Terminal in Homer, Alaska. The six passengers who boarded the state ferry out of Homer were quarantined along with several crew members after a member of the crew tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday when the ship was docked in Dutch Harbor. The Tustumena docked in Homer shortly after 7 p.m. Monday and all 41 people were tested on board and only allowed to disembark if they had safe, private transportation to their final destination to quarantine. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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State announces 11th death associated with COVID-19

DHSS updates the way cases are recorded for the Kenai Peninsula

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)