Council tables discussion of future water extension process

The Homer City Council at its Monday meeting began to discuss, and then tabled, a future process for extending Homer water outside city limits. For… Continue reading

Jon Faulkner in a May 2012 file photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Faulkner leaves state job

Land’s End Resort owner Jonathan Faulkner has left his job with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development and has returned to the… Continue reading

Jon Faulkner in a May 2012 file photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

School announcements

Homer Flex School May 3 — Flex First Friday Our Employability Skills class will be taking various field trips throughout the rotation during class. Please… Continue reading

Seawatch: Board of Fisheries meets March 9

The Alaska Board of Fisheries kicks off its meeting dealing with state-wide finfish proposals on March 9 in Anchorage, covering about 20 proposals and expected… Continue reading

Seawatch: Public questions Board of Fisheries nominee

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has nominated someone who could possibly be the most divisive member ever to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, retired Superior Court judge… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary students tour birch syrup grove

Under clear, crisp skies, a troupe of Paul Banks Elementary School students climbed up a little ways into the hills on East End Road for… Continue reading

Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, speaks about his bill to allow residents to donate their Permanent Fund Dividend back to the state’s general fund during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Juneau, Alaska. Anne Weske, Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, right, also spoke to the committee. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, speaks about his bill to allow residents to donate their Permanent Fund Dividend back to the state’s general fund during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Juneau, Alaska. Anne Weske, Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, right, also spoke to the committee. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Spruce trees that were placed along the Kenai River for revetment several years ago are seen here in Kenai, Alaska on April 12, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Turning fire hazards into fish habitats

Spruce for Salmon provided black spruce trees to property owners to place along riverbanks

Spruce trees that were placed along the Kenai River for revetment several years ago are seen here in Kenai, Alaska on April 12, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Company protests state plans to award contract for ferry study

Two companies submitted proposals.

School announcements

General: The 2019 graduation ceremony for Alaska Bible Institute students will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Glacierview Baptist Church, 906 East… Continue reading

South Peninsula Hospital CEO Joseph Woodin attends an open house for the expanded and remodeled Homer Medical Clinic on March 30, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Woodin resigns as South Peninsula Hospital CEO

Just over a year as he came onboard as Chief Executive Officer for South Peninsula Hospital, Joe Woodin announced his resignation on Tuesday, April 16.… Continue reading

South Peninsula Hospital CEO Joseph Woodin attends an open house for the expanded and remodeled Homer Medical Clinic on March 30, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Senate not shying away from PFD debate

They dive into the process next week.

Homer Public Library Director Ann Dixon, left, poses for a photo with incoming Library Director David Berry, right, on April 15, 2019, at the library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

City of Homer hires new library director

The City of Homer has hired David Berry to be the new Homer Public Library Director, the city announced in a press release last Friday.… Continue reading

Homer Public Library Director Ann Dixon, left, poses for a photo with incoming Library Director David Berry, right, on April 15, 2019, at the library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Photo provided)

Former SPH nurses allege age discrimination

A group of former South Peninsula Hospital nurses have filed a civil suit alleging age discrimination by hospital managers. In a suit filed on March… Continue reading

An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Photo provided)
Audience members stand to show their support of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District during the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday, April 16 at Seward High School in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly approves additional district funding

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting was dominated by education funding Tuesday night, with the assembly passing an ordinance to increase fiscal year 2019 funds… Continue reading

Audience members stand to show their support of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District during the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday, April 16 at Seward High School in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Community members participate in an exploratory meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 to discuss the possibility of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District consolidating Homer High School and Homer Middle School, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

District considers consolidating Homer High, Homer Middle Schools

As the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District makes contingency plans in case Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed cuts to education funding go through unaltered, Homer area… Continue reading

Community members participate in an exploratory meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 to discuss the possibility of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District consolidating Homer High School and Homer Middle School, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Community members submit comments about the Draft EIS for the proposed Pebble Mine to the Army Crops of Engineers through computers set up at an April 11, 2019 public hearing at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer community weighs in on Draft EIS for Pebble Mine

People from the Homer community and beyond flocked to Homer High School last Thursday to testify on the proposed Pebble Mine project, as well as… Continue reading

Community members submit comments about the Draft EIS for the proposed Pebble Mine to the Army Crops of Engineers through computers set up at an April 11, 2019 public hearing at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
West Homer Elementary School teacher Becky Paul explains the use of a feather used by whoever’s turn it is to speak before a group a fifth and sixth grade students perform a demonstration of restorative justice on March 22, 2019 at the School in Homer, Alaska. This is a new aspect of Homer’s Youth Court program that focuses on getting restorative justice practices into local schools. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Students learn problem solving through restorative justice practices

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to add information and to clarify that Homer Flex School was the first in the district to use… Continue reading

West Homer Elementary School teacher Becky Paul explains the use of a feather used by whoever’s turn it is to speak before a group a fifth and sixth grade students perform a demonstration of restorative justice on March 22, 2019 at the School in Homer, Alaska. This is a new aspect of Homer’s Youth Court program that focuses on getting restorative justice practices into local schools. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Seawatch: Committee gets earful on Pebble

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the title of the organization Gayla Hoseth works for. It is the Bristol Bay Native Association.… Continue reading

Report finds states could share more public school information

Accessibility remains a goal for annual public reports