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Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Flu shots are just one part of the Hope Health Fair as seen on March 20, 2019, in Hope, British Columbia, Canada. (Black Press file photo)

Public health: Get flu shot by end of month

Dr. Anne Zink said anyone over the age of 6 months should get their flu shot.

Flu shots are just one part of the Hope Health Fair as seen on March 20, 2019, in Hope, British Columbia, Canada. (Black Press file photo)
Voting stations sit ready in Homer City Hall during the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer mayoral, city council races too close to call

This story has been updated with comments from Homer City Council candidate George Hall. The races for Homer Mayor and two Homer City Council seats… Continue reading

Voting stations sit ready in Homer City Hall during the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
People hold signs at the intersection of Main Street Loop and Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Charlie Pierce leading in borough mayor race

In the race for Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor, Charlie Pierce is leading the vote count after election night with 5,777 of the votes cast. Linda… Continue reading

People hold signs at the intersection of Main Street Loop and Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Residents cast their votes in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Voters turn down hybrid election system

Ballot measure to create service area for Ninilchik, Anchor Point is passing

Residents cast their votes in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)

Homer woman charged in murder of Soldotna man

The victim, Keith Huss, 57, was found in Turnagain Pass

Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)
Associated Press                                In this March 2017 photo, volunteer handlers guide teams out of the dog yard and down the chute to the starting line of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska. The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021, and officials are preparing for every potential contingency now for what the coronavirus and the world might look like in March when the Iditarod starts.

Iditarod preps for any scenario as 2021 race plans proceed

The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021.

Associated Press                                In this March 2017 photo, volunteer handlers guide teams out of the dog yard and down the chute to the starting line of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska. The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021, and officials are preparing for every potential contingency now for what the coronavirus and the world might look like in March when the Iditarod starts.
The new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Homer Community Based Outpatient Clinic as seen on Aug. 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. The clinic opened for patients on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

New VA clinic opens in Homer

Homer VA clinic returns to in-patient service after pandemic hiatus

The new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Homer Community Based Outpatient Clinic as seen on Aug. 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. The clinic opened for patients on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
Troopers search for Homer woman in connection with suspected homicide

Troopers search for Homer woman in connection with suspected homicide

A Homer woman is being sought by the Alaska State Troopers in connection to a suspected homicide. Investigators are looking for Sarah Dayan, 35, after… Continue reading

Troopers search for Homer woman in connection with suspected homicide
Mayoral, council candidates share views in forum

Mayoral, council candidates share views in forum

Residents in person and at home were given the chance to see candidates for local elected positions weigh in on questions relevant to Homer during… Continue reading

Mayoral, council candidates share views in forum
Linda Farnsworth Hutchings, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, right, participate in a mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Farnsworth-Hutchings emphasizes team work

The race for Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor

Linda Farnsworth Hutchings, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, right, participate in a mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Proposition 2: What you need to know

Hybrid voting system on the table in regular election

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce is photographed at the Kenai Peninsula Clarion office in Kenai, Alaska, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce is photographed at the Kenai Peninsula Clarion office in Kenai, Alaska, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News                                One of the two buildings used to teach elementary school children in Kachemak Selo sits on the outer edge of the village Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in the village at the head of Kachemack Bay.

State grant to build school in K-Selo extended

Mayor considering ‘new direction’ for school facility maintenance

  • Sep 30, 2020
  • By Victoria Petersen For the Peninsula Clarion
  • Schools
Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News                                One of the two buildings used to teach elementary school children in Kachemak Selo sits on the outer edge of the village Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in the village at the head of Kachemack Bay.
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City council approves second round of funding program for small businesses

Small business relief program still has $2 million left after initial application period closed

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Moving day: Homer Police Department settles into new station

Moving day: Homer Police Department settles into new station

New building includes more room, several upgrades

Moving day: Homer Police Department settles into new station
Homer News file photo                                Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer News file photo                                Homer High School.
Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

1 new COVID-19 case in Homer

Hospital to move testing location, further relax visitation rules

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

COVID-19 relief program for residents now available

City launches Household Economic Relief Grant program

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)