School announcements

General Nominations for exceptional teachers are now open. Nominate your favorite teacher at BPTeachers.com by Feb. 1. Homer High School Today — Hockey game at… Continue reading

Seawatch: Some commercial fishermen critical of Dunleavy

Some Alaska fishermen are sensing an unfriendly administration as new Gov. Mike Dunleavy appoints people to top Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Department… Continue reading

Ninilchik man indicted for attempted murder

The Kenai Grand Jury last month indicted a Ninilchik man for three counts of attempted murder stemming from an incident that happened at the Ninilchik… Continue reading

A still form Corey McLean’s “Yojani: A Cuba Skate Story” about a skateboarder in Cuba. (Photo provided)

Mountainfilm Fest shows Friday, Saturday

The 18th annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Mariner Theatre. A fundraiser for Homer Community Recreation, Mountainfilm combines… Continue reading

A still form Corey McLean’s “Yojani: A Cuba Skate Story” about a skateboarder in Cuba. (Photo provided)
Carpenters with Steiner’s North Star Construction on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 work on an addition at Land’s End Resort on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Construction starts on Land’s End addition

Construction has started on a $3 million, 17,500-square-foot addition at Land’s End Resort at the end of the Homer Spit. When finished, the new wing… Continue reading

Carpenters with Steiner’s North Star Construction on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 work on an addition at Land’s End Resort on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, left, congratulates Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, and Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, right, after being sworn in on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tensions rise in discombobulated Alaska House

Until a majority is formed, the House will be at a standstill.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • By Kevin Baird Juneau Empire
  • State News
Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, left, congratulates Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, and Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, right, after being sworn in on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Outage cuts power across bay for half day

An outage on Saturday cut power for almost 12 hours to 189 Homer Electric Association members in Seldovia, Port Graham and Nanwalek. According to an… Continue reading

Government workers and their supporters hold signs during a protest in Boston, Friday, Jan.11, 2019. The workers rallied with Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and other supporters to urge that the Republican president put an end to the shutdown so they can get back to work. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Alaska receives almost 10 times more unemployment filings since shutdown began

There have been almost 10 times more unemployment filings from federal workers in Alaska than normal since the federal shutdown began. The Alaska Department of… Continue reading

Government workers and their supporters hold signs during a protest in Boston, Friday, Jan.11, 2019. The workers rallied with Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and other supporters to urge that the Republican president put an end to the shutdown so they can get back to work. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Speakman unveils the winning photo that will grace the cover of the chamber’s next visitor guide at a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 annual chamber meeting at the Best Western in Homer, Alaska. Russel Campbell of Wandering Nomad Photography took the photo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Chamber to refocus efforts on Halibut Jackpot Derby

Though the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s finances are currently healthy, the organization is going to reassess the handling of its annual Jackpot Halibut Derby, which… Continue reading

Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Speakman unveils the winning photo that will grace the cover of the chamber’s next visitor guide at a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 annual chamber meeting at the Best Western in Homer, Alaska. Russel Campbell of Wandering Nomad Photography took the photo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek waits to talk and answer the public’s questions in the back room of Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Superintendent Sean Dusek announces retirement

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District superintendent Sean Dusek announced his retirement on Monday. Dusek will be leaving the district at the end of the school… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek waits to talk and answer the public’s questions in the back room of Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo from January 2017. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Sea Watch: Rising carbon levels could affect salmon’s sense of smell

Rising carbon levels in the oceans may affect a salmon’s sense of smell, impairing their ability to find their home stream, according to a new… Continue reading

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo from January 2017. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer City Hall.

Homer council talks police station, voting

Members of the Homer City Council had plenty to discuss after a several-week break from business over the holidays. Starting out at a worksession before… Continue reading

Homer City Hall.

Homer woman flees courthouse after her arraignment hearing for fraudulent purchases

A woman from Homer attempted to evade authorities and run away from the Homer Courthouse after being charged with committing fraud on Nov. 2, 2018.… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

General: Monday, Jan. 21 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school) Nominations for exceptional teachers are now open. Nominate your favorite teacher at BPTeachers.com… Continue reading

Industry Outlook Forum highlights economic opportunities large and small

Industries both giant and small were given a spotlight at this year’s Industry Outlook Forum, put on by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and… Continue reading

Homer’s first baby enters 2019 with a bang

Homer’s first baby born in 2019 gave her family a bit of a scare when she arrived, but is otherwise happy and healthy. Sequoia Snow… Continue reading

State resumes online applications for PFD checks

Security concerns prompted closure last week.

Homer athletics director, coach, joins Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame

When Homer wrestling coach and high school athletic director Chris Perk found out last month he was about to be inducted into the Alaska Wrestling… Continue reading

Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, speaks during a legislative session at the Capitol in January 2017. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire file photo)

Anchorage rep pre-files bill on contraceptive access

On Monday, Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, filed House Bill 21, which aims to provide greater access to reproductive health care and prescription contraceptives for women… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • By BRIAN MAZUREK Peninsula Clarion
  • State News
Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, speaks during a legislative session at the Capitol in January 2017. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire file photo)

Alaska begins issuing licenses compliant with REAL ID

Residents will need to get a new one by October 2020.