Michael Wojciak stands in front of the middle and high school building of Kachemak Selo School Nov. 12, 2019, in Kachemak Selo, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

K-Selo sticking point on KPBSD project bond package

The amount of money requested for the project — $5.39 million — reflects the 35% local match the borough would need to provide

Michael Wojciak stands in front of the middle and high school building of Kachemak Selo School Nov. 12, 2019, in Kachemak Selo, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A Kenai Peninsula Resident walks in to the Soldotna Prep School for her vaccine appointment during a clinic hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Soldotna Professional Pharmacy in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 23, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

State urges vaccine sign-ups

Hundreds of appointments remain open across the state

A Kenai Peninsula Resident walks in to the Soldotna Prep School for her vaccine appointment during a clinic hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Soldotna Professional Pharmacy in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 23, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
This photo shows a sign outside the Division of Motor Vehicles office in Juneau. The agency plans to update its electronic screening system after issuing personalized license plates reading "FUHRER" and "3REICH" and later recalling them because of complaints, officials announced Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Alaska plans screening changes after ‘3REICH’ license plate

An Alaska agency plans to update its electronic screening system

  • Feb 3, 2021
  • By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
  • State News
This photo shows a sign outside the Division of Motor Vehicles office in Juneau. The agency plans to update its electronic screening system after issuing personalized license plates reading "FUHRER" and "3REICH" and later recalling them because of complaints, officials announced Friday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: IPHC raises halibut quota in all areas

Area 3A, the central Gulf of Alaska, gets 8.95 million pounds for the commercial sector and 1.95 million pounds for the charter sector.

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Terry Umatum of Anchorage takes a deep breath after landing his Anchor River king salmon on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska.

Fish and Game issues preemptive restrictions on king salmon fishing

Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game has issued several preemptive restrictions on king salmon fishing in Cook Inlet waters in an attempt to protect the… Continue reading

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Terry Umatum of Anchorage takes a deep breath after landing his Anchor River king salmon on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska.
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Middle, high schoolers return to in-person learning full time

Elementary school students were already attending 5 days a week

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
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Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer News file photo
Homer High School.
Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News 
Members of the Krewe of Gambrinus march down Pioneer Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Parade in Homer, Alaska.

Chamber of Commerce prepares for scaled back Winter Carnival

Businesses are being encouraged to offer deals, host activities

Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News 
Members of the Krewe of Gambrinus march down Pioneer Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Parade in Homer, Alaska.
Kachemak Bay State Park logo. (Image provided)

Applicants sought for state park citizen advisory board vacancies

The Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Region of the Department of Natural Resources is looking for applicants to fill vacancies on two citizen advisory boards for… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park logo. (Image provided)
The entrance to the Homer Electric Association office is seen here in Kenai, Alaska on May 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

HEA work at Stonehocker Creek presents challenges

HEA to do remediation work in Stonehocker Creek area near Halibut Cove.

The entrance to the Homer Electric Association office is seen here in Kenai, Alaska on May 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports 226 new COVID-19 cases as vaccinations continue

Kenai Peninsula moves down to intermediate alert level

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Sanitization equipment is seen inside of a classroom at Kenai Middle School on Friday, Jan. 8 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Sanitization equipment is seen inside of a classroom at Kenai Middle School on Friday, Jan. 8 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
The state ferry M/V Tustumena pulls into the Homer Harbor on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

DOT&PF accepting comments on summer ferry schedule

The Tustumena will run May through September

The state ferry M/V Tustumena pulls into the Homer Harbor on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Commercial fishing vessels are seen on the Kenai River on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough to ask feds for fishery disaster declaration

The year saw fewer and smaller fish, as well as lower-priced fish

Commercial fishing vessels are seen on the Kenai River on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Sen. Lisa Murkowki, R-Alaska, in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Lisa Murkowski's office)

Murkowski announces new chief of staff, other appoints in D.C. and Soldotna.

Former legislative aide Jane Conway is special assistant for senator’s Kenai Peninsula office.

Sen. Lisa Murkowki, R-Alaska, in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Lisa Murkowski's office)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: B.C. open-net salmon pens to be phased out

First Nations pressured Canadian government to move salmon farming to closed, land based systems

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
This photo shows a sign marking the Division of Motor Vehicles office in the Mendenhall Valley area of Juneau. Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka announced Monday that she was ordering a review of Division of Motor Vehicles’ processes to determine how plates reading “3REICH” were issued. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

State to investigate issuance of offensive license plate

An Alaska department plans to investigate the issuance of “3REICH” personalized license plates.

  • Jan 27, 2021
  • By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
  • State News
This photo shows a sign marking the Division of Motor Vehicles office in the Mendenhall Valley area of Juneau. Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka announced Monday that she was ordering a review of Division of Motor Vehicles’ processes to determine how plates reading “3REICH” were issued. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer News file photo
Homer High School.
A man enters the Homer Post Office on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. On Jan. 20, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an executive order directing that federal employees and people in federal buildings should all wear masks. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Federal agencies on peninsula are reviewing Biden’s executive order on masks

The order requiring mask wearing will mainly affect local federal buildings

A man enters the Homer Post Office on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. On Jan. 20, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an executive order directing that federal employees and people in federal buildings should all wear masks. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Council reaffirms respect with ‘civility’ resolution

‘It’s always occurred to me that it’s far better to collaborate your way through life’

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)