Al Gross, right, an independent in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, holds a document during a debate with Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan last Friday, in Anchorage. Sullivan participated remotely, as the Senate prepares to vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee in Washington. (Jeff Chen / Alaska Public Media)

Sullivan, Gross trade barbs in broadcast debate

The race has drawn national attention as the parties vie for control of the Senate.

Al Gross, right, an independent in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, holds a document during a debate with Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan last Friday, in Anchorage. Sullivan participated remotely, as the Senate prepares to vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee in Washington. (Jeff Chen / Alaska Public Media)
Seawatch: Alaska Supreme Court hears challenge to fish tax

Seawatch: Alaska Supreme Court hears challenge to fish tax

If fish landing tax is overturned, ports could lose millions

Seawatch: Alaska Supreme Court hears challenge to fish tax
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City council approves additional emergency relief programs

Housing, commercial fishermen will receive financial aid

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
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)

Get ready for Election Day

‘Every eligible vote is going to counted,’ elections spokesperson says

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)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Borough seeks board members for new fire, EMS service area

Western Emergency Service Area board of directors will be appointed by borough mayor

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Participants gather at a rally to commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Rally held to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Small crowd protests quick confirmation process for Amy Coney Barrett

Participants gather at a rally to commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Rep. Don Young speaks during a campaign event Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Rep. Don Young visits Homer on campaign trail

In a small campaign event with supporters in Homer, Rep. Don Young touted his years of experience and spoke of November’s upcoming election as a… Continue reading

Rep. Don Young speaks during a campaign event Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Sen. Gary Stevens. (Photo by Clark James Mishler, courtesy of Doug Letch)

Candidate Q&A: Gary Stevens

Incumbent senator states views on budget, taxes, PFD and other issues

Sen. Gary Stevens. (Photo by Clark James Mishler, courtesy of Doug Letch)
Alaska Senate candidate Greg Madden. (Photo courtesy Greg Madden)

Candidate Q&A: Greg Madden

Senate candidate states views on budget, PFD, taxes

Alaska Senate candidate Greg Madden. (Photo courtesy Greg Madden)
"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

Free clinic is part of effort to encourage flu vaccine during COVID-19 pandemic

Getting the flu makes people more susceptible to other illnesses, including COVID-19

  • Oct 21, 2020
  • By Lori Evans For the Homer News
  • Local News
"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair
cares photo illustration
cares photo illustration
Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna.

Assembly unanimously approves construction of communications towers

Four towers will be constructed to expand internet access following an assembly vote Tuesday.

Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna.
Seawatch: North Council looks to tie bycatch to halibut abundance

Seawatch: North Council looks to tie bycatch to halibut abundance

If passed, limits would lower bycatch allocation when halibut stocks fall

Seawatch: North Council looks to tie bycatch to halibut abundance
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports 204 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

15 of them are on Kenai Peninsula, 2 in Homer

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Eve Dickman hands out candy at the home of Sean and Sandra Perry for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Halloween events on deck

Where to look for tricks and treats in the Homer area this year

Eve Dickman hands out candy at the home of Sean and Sandra Perry for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)

Local legislative aide fired after arrest

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) has fired one of her aides after he was arrested for alleged assault earlier this month. Adam Hykes of Homer was… Continue reading

The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)
Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)

Homer woman indicted for murder of Soldotna man

Keith Huss of Soldotna was found shot to death in late September, troopers say

Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)
A screenshot from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s COVID-19 dashboard shows current case trends and threat levels as of Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Screenshot courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

Southern peninsula schools go to remote learning after increase in COVID-19 cases

Increase in COVID-19 cases pushes Southern Kenai Peninsula into high-risk category

A screenshot from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s COVID-19 dashboard shows current case trends and threat levels as of Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Screenshot courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
A biker leads a line of cars driving off the Homer Spit at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Homer, Alaska after a tsunami evacuation order was issued for low-lying areas in Homer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer New)

National Weather Service downgrades warning to ‘advisory’

Update: As of 2:45 pm. the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management has issued an all-clear notice for Homer and the Kenai Peninsula. The… Continue reading

A biker leads a line of cars driving off the Homer Spit at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Homer, Alaska after a tsunami evacuation order was issued for low-lying areas in Homer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer New)
Nanwalek School teacher Jim Reinseth, in April 18, 2018. (Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

Award-winning Nanwalek teacher dies in house fire

James Reinseth had taught at the remote school since 2007

Nanwalek School teacher Jim Reinseth, in April 18, 2018. (Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)