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2 new COVID-19 cases on the Kenai Peninsula

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced 79 new cases of COVID-19 — 76 cases in Alaska residents and three cases in nonresidents.… Continue reading

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                                Homer High School.

Homer High School prepares for a new year

Homer High prepares for in-person and virtual start on Monday

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

Filing period ends for borough, local elections

Many races for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, the local school board and service area boards are uncontested after the candidate filing period for the… Continue reading

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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Missing canoeist’s body found

The man embarked on a canoe trip at about 4:45 p.m. on Sunday.

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Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A Homer resident casts their vote during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cox holds slim lead over incumbent Stevens in Senate race

With a few local precincts and many absentee ballots still to be counted, John Cox of Anchor Point holds a slim lead over incumbent Sen.… Continue reading

A Homer resident casts their vote during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

1 new Alaska death, 15 new COVID-19 cases reported on peninsula

An Anchorage man in his 80s is the latest and 29th death linked to COVID-19, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced in a press conference Tuesday. The… Continue reading

‘Why Vote?’ writers speak in election contest

Kenai Peninsula Votes teamed up with Friends of the Homer Library recently to sponsor an essay contest about voting and its importance. The winning pieces… Continue reading

A sign shows people where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Early voting is open for Alaska Primary

Voting is just around the corner for Alaska’s Primary Election on Aug. 18, but residents have the options of choosing mail-in ballots for absentee voting… Continue reading

A sign shows people where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Principals discuss what reopening will look like at local schools

Parents in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have three choices before them for how to educate their children at the start of this school… Continue reading

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Auctioneers Andy Kriner, left, and Rayne, Reynolds, right, celebrate a successful sale during the 4H Junior Market Livestock Auction at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
                                Auctioneers Andy Kriner, left, and Rayne, Reynolds, right, celebrate a successful sale during the 4H Junior Market Livestock Auction at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Livestock auction shifts to drive-in at rodeo grounds

4-H’ers come up with creative way to host Annual Junior Market Livestock Auction

Auctioneers Andy Kriner, left, and Rayne, Reynolds, right, celebrate a successful sale during the 4H Junior Market Livestock Auction at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
                                Auctioneers Andy Kriner, left, and Rayne, Reynolds, right, celebrate a successful sale during the 4H Junior Market Livestock Auction at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Judge dismisses Juneau man’s lawsuit over state coronavirus funds

ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Alaska judge dismissed a lawsuit that alleged the method by which the state dispersed its federal coronavirus funds was unconstitutional. The… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Succession planting keeps crops coming

My strawberries are finally starting to peter out. It’s been super abundant this year, with a couple of batches of jam and lots of healthy,… Continue reading

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School announcements

General announcements The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has mitigation plans in place for what will happen with in-person education under low, medium and high… Continue reading

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Homer students place in Caring for the Kenai contest

Last year’s local winner of the Caring for the Kenai competition took home third place this year for his continued work with converting plastics into… Continue reading

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Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

New financial relief grant programs created for Homer organizations, families

Organizations and individual families left out of Homer’s first grant relief program for small businesses will soon have opportunities to seek financial assistance, now that… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Murder trial delayed; court suspends jury trials because of pandemic

A jury trial for the man accused in a 2013 murder has been delayed until at least early November. A trial start date of Sept.… Continue reading

State reports 68 new cases, 1 new death linked to COVID-19

The state reported 68 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death associated with the disease on Wednesday, with three of the new cases on… Continue reading

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1 new COVID-19 case reported in Homer

The state of Alaska reported 59 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday — 56 resident cases and three nonresident cases. One of the new cases… Continue reading

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Filing period opens for Homer City Council, Mayor seats

The filing period for the local municipal election has opened, and interested candidates have until Aug. 17 to file. The available positions in this year’s… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)