Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. Remember to set clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday or early Sunday morning.

Daylight saving time starts Sunday

Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m. Remember to set clocks ahead one hour before going to bed late Saturday night or… Continue reading

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. Remember to set clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday or early Sunday morning.

State, local health officials respond to coronavirus outbreak

With nine deaths in Washington State as of Tuesday from the novel coronavirus, called COVID-19, and 27 confirmed cases in the Seattle area, Alaska health… Continue reading

Ninilchik Fire Chief David Bear moves the fire truck out of the new Ninilchik Emergency Services building on Aug. 9, 2014, to make room for visitors to the open house of the new NES building. (Homer News file photo)

Public hearing on emergency services area for Ninilchik on deck

Residents of Ninilchik and Anchor Point have a chance to weigh in on the possibility of an official emergency response services area being formed in… Continue reading

Ninilchik Fire Chief David Bear moves the fire truck out of the new Ninilchik Emergency Services building on Aug. 9, 2014, to make room for visitors to the open house of the new NES building. (Homer News file photo)

Homer area school announcements

Former graduates The following former Homer students have made the honor roll at Oregon State University with a 3.5 GPA or better: Landon W. Bunting,… Continue reading

Damage in a corner on the inside of the middle and high school building of Kachemak Selo School Nov. 12, 2019, in Kachemak Selo, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board asks to add bond to ballot

The $30 million bond package would fund capital projects in school buildings across the district.

Damage in a corner on the inside of the middle and high school building of Kachemak Selo School Nov. 12, 2019, in Kachemak Selo, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Tammie Willis, a Soldotna activist, shares her story with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at their Tuesday meeting on Feb. 25, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Hate crime resolution discussion gets heated

Resolution in support of state House Bill 198 passes 5-4 at Tuesday’s assembly meeting.

Tammie Willis, a Soldotna activist, shares her story with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at their Tuesday meeting on Feb. 25, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Seawatch: Sitka herring fishery likely won’t open

The Sitka Sound herring fishery will likely not open again this season, but at least this year it did not involve boats gearing up, traveling… Continue reading

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center on Sept. 15, 2016. Johnsen and the UA board discussed tuition increases and budget concerns Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Johnsen gives optimistic State of the University address

“It wasn’t the best deal ever, but it was a lifesaver.”

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center on Sept. 15, 2016. Johnsen and the UA board discussed tuition increases and budget concerns Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
photo by Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, meets with reporters in the House Speakers Chambers at the Capitol on Monday.
photo by Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, meets with reporters in the House Speakers Chambers at the Capitol on Monday.

Council interviews candidates for city manger position

The quest to fill the shoes of outgoing Homer City Manager Katie Koester is well underway with members of the Homer City Council and the… Continue reading

From left to right: Homer High School students Joel Manwiller, Sameah McGhee, Zach Condon, Olivia Etzwiler, Chris Landess, Mya Betts and Skyler Rodirguez hold their Mariners on the Move awards in this undated photo at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Not pictured: Lilly Smith. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move announced

The recipients of the Mariners on the Move award for the third quarter of the school year have been announced. Each quarter, a Homer High… Continue reading

From left to right: Homer High School students Joel Manwiller, Sameah McGhee, Zach Condon, Olivia Etzwiler, Chris Landess, Mya Betts and Skyler Rodirguez hold their Mariners on the Move awards in this undated photo at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Not pictured: Lilly Smith. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)
photo by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

PFDs for land? Gov introduces land vouchers bill

Alaska’s land in Alaskan hands.

photo by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.
Courtesy photo | United Tribes of Bristol Bay
                                Fishing boats in Bristol Bay.

Pebble mine opponents say process is being rushed

Opposition groups to hold town hall.

Courtesy photo | United Tribes of Bristol Bay
                                Fishing boats in Bristol Bay.

Seawatch: Board of Fisheries tips scale toward sport fishing

The Alaska Board of Fisheries wrapped up their 2020 meetings on Upper Cook Inlet salmon proposals last week with a clear indication that sport and… Continue reading

In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Meda DeWitt, left, Vic Fischer, middle, and Aaron Welterlen, leaders of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, lead about 50 volunteers in a march to the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 agreed to allow a group seeking to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy to begin a second signature-gathering phase. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Recall Dunleavy group gathering signatures for next phase of campaign

The recall group must gather 71,252 signatures.

In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Meda DeWitt, left, Vic Fischer, middle, and Aaron Welterlen, leaders of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, lead about 50 volunteers in a march to the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 agreed to allow a group seeking to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy to begin a second signature-gathering phase. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
A member of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Team holds the newest addition to the SeaLife Center, a male otter pup, in this undated photo. (Courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center welcomes rescued otter pup

The 2-week-old otter pup was found on a beach surrounded by birds with snowballs embedded in his fur

A member of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Team holds the newest addition to the SeaLife Center, a male otter pup, in this undated photo. (Courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Blue ribbons put out for missing Homer woman

As part of an awareness campaign to maintain interest in the case of missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, her family and friends have put… Continue reading

Masonic Club raises funds for hospice

Kachemak Bay Masonic Club, in cooperation with Homer Elks #2127, held its 5th Annual Masonic Awareness Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser on Jan. 25 at the Elks… Continue reading

Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, speaks at a town hall meeting last Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Rep. Sarah Vance sponsors bill to restrict abortions

Backed by 17 co-sponsors, Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, on Monday introduced House Bill 302, a bill that would prohibit abortion if a health care provider… Continue reading

Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, speaks at a town hall meeting last Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Freshman wins Flex Phoenix Award

The most recent winner of the Homer Flex Phoenix Award has been announced. Flex Freshman Jack Kain is the recipient of the Flex Phoenix Award… Continue reading