The state ferry M/V Tustumena pulls into the Homer Harbor on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. It carried 41 people — six quarantined passengers and 35 crew members, one of whom tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday when the ship was docked in Dutch Harbor. Six additional employees who were aboard the ship have now also tested positive and will quarantine on the boat. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

6 more Tustumena crew test positive for COVID-19

The 7 total employees will quarantine on the ship; all 6 passengers tested negative

The state ferry M/V Tustumena pulls into the Homer Harbor on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. It carried 41 people — six quarantined passengers and 35 crew members, one of whom tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday when the ship was docked in Dutch Harbor. Six additional employees who were aboard the ship have now also tested positive and will quarantine on the boat. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The M/V Tustumena comes into Homer after spending the day in Seldovia in 2010. (Homer News file photo)
The M/V Tustumena comes into Homer after spending the day in Seldovia in 2010. (Homer News file photo)
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Homer still has most COVID-19 cases on peninsula as statewide count continues to grow

Homer’s tally of COVID-19 cases grew to 17, the state announced Friday, as daily case increases continue. There have been no new deaths from the… Continue reading

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Revised travel mandates to begin Friday

Those arriving from outside the state must self-quarantine, but revisions allow for exceptions.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

First day of Homer Farmers Market looks a little different

Homer’s annual Farmers Market inched ahead this summer with a cautious reopening amid the ongoing social distancing caused by the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. Most… Continue reading

People hold signs at a protest on Sunday, May 30, 2020, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska, in support of people of color who have been the subject of police violence, including George Floyd, a man who died May 25, 2020, in a police encounter in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Locals organize multiple demonstrations on racial injustice

Three separate events to delve into the discussion of racial injustice in America have been organized in Homer as locals join a movement that has… Continue reading

People hold signs at a protest on Sunday, May 30, 2020, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska, in support of people of color who have been the subject of police violence, including George Floyd, a man who died May 25, 2020, in a police encounter in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Nikiski Fire Station #2, seen here on July 15, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer leads peninsula cities in number of COVID-19 cases

Borough announces three Nikiski Fire personnel have tested positive, 11 crew members quarantined

Nikiski Fire Station #2, seen here on July 15, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer Farmers Market: Keeping the Market safe

The first Homer Farmers Market of the season in the new COVID-19 reality is over and a lot was learned. It was similar to the… Continue reading

Seafood companies plan to merge parts of their operations

Comapny shares plans to merge parts of their operations.

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

Borough begins reopening

The reopenings are part of phase one of the borough’s approach to reopening responsibly.

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

Paul Banks Elementary School principal honored with statewide recognition

Between advocating for his students to the local Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Directors and kissing pigs during school assemblies, Eric Pederson doesn’t… Continue reading

Public Health nurse receives prestigious fellowship

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses with the Alaska Division of Public Health have found a place to shine during the fight against… Continue reading

Registered Nurse Cathy Davis (left) and Chief Nursing Officer Dawn Johnson (right) work at a table to get COVID-19 tests ready for the public Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Boat House Pavilion on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Expanding testing available on southern peninsula

Health care organizations on the southern Kenai Peninsula are taking part in the efforts to expand testing capabilities in Alaska. South Peninsula Hospital announced last… Continue reading

Registered Nurse Cathy Davis (left) and Chief Nursing Officer Dawn Johnson (right) work at a table to get COVID-19 tests ready for the public Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Boat House Pavilion on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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Homer Farmers Market: Market opens — with changes

The first Homer Farmers Market is coming up this weekend. This is the big one that farmers work toward, planting specifically so that they will… Continue reading

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A graph by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services created on its Coronavirus Datahub on Sunday, May 31, 2020, shows the number of positive COVID-19 cases acquired by day since the first cases were recorded in March. The increase of 27 cases on May 31 marks the largest single jump in one day in Alaska. (Graphic courtesy of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)

Alaska sees biggest jump in COVID-19 cases yet

With 27 new cases, Alaska on Sunday saw its biggest increase in positive cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in March. According… Continue reading

A graph by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services created on its Coronavirus Datahub on Sunday, May 31, 2020, shows the number of positive COVID-19 cases acquired by day since the first cases were recorded in March. The increase of 27 cases on May 31 marks the largest single jump in one day in Alaska. (Graphic courtesy of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)

Two new COVID-19 cases for Kenai Peninsula

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has two new positive cases of COVID-19, according to Saturday’s update from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. That… Continue reading

Registered Nurse Cathy Davis (left) and Chief Nursing Officer Dawn Johnson (right) work at a table to get COVID-19 tests ready for the public Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Boat House Pavilion on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. South Peninsula Hospital is now offering free COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic people with no appointments necessary at the Boat House Pavilion through June 6. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

1 new COVID-19 case in Homer as hospital offers free testing on the Spit

Additional COVID-19 cases announced in Soldotna and in a nonresident visitor to the peninsula

Registered Nurse Cathy Davis (left) and Chief Nursing Officer Dawn Johnson (right) work at a table to get COVID-19 tests ready for the public Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Boat House Pavilion on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. South Peninsula Hospital is now offering free COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic people with no appointments necessary at the Boat House Pavilion through June 6. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

COVID-19 impacting local fitness centers

In the small town of Homer, Alaska residents are finding ways to stay active while fitness facilities begin to reopen On March 23, Mary Jo… Continue reading

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7 new cases of COVID-19 on Kenai Peninsula

5 of the new cases are on the southern peninsula, and Nikiski has its first case

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