Participants in this year's Veterans Day celebration assemble at the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Service men and women honored in annual Veterans Day celebration

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, a few dozen veterans and Homer area residents gathered on Wednesday for the annual Veterans Day celebration. The… Continue reading

Participants in this year's Veterans Day celebration assemble at the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

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Homer High School.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a virtual town hall meeting on Sept. 15. (Courtesy Photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Governor urges Alaskans to change behavior amid rising case counts

He cited virus’ impacts on the military and emergency responders.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a virtual town hall meeting on Sept. 15. (Courtesy Photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
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The Alaska State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. The state’s emergency declaration for COVID-19 ends Nov. 15, and lawmakers have asked Gov. Mike Dunleavy to call a special session to extend it. Dunleavy issued a second emergency declaration Friday but some lawmakers have said that violates state law.
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The Alaska State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. The state’s emergency declaration for COVID-19 ends Nov. 15, and lawmakers have asked Gov. Mike Dunleavy to call a special session to extend it. Dunleavy issued a second emergency declaration Friday but some lawmakers have said that violates state law.
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State reports 4 new deaths, 66 new cases on Kenai Peninsula

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 493 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday — 486 among Alaska residents and seven nonresident. Sixty-six… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Jason Davis, owner of Sweetgale Meadworks and Cider House, pours a drink for a patron on Oct. 20, 2020 at the new business on Main Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Mead flows in Homer once more

Sweetgale Meadworks and Cider House opens on Main Street

Jason Davis, owner of Sweetgale Meadworks and Cider House, pours a drink for a patron on Oct. 20, 2020 at the new business on Main Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A poll worker helps a voter with his ballot at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Republicans lead on peninsula, statewide

Alaskans won’t know the full, official results of Tuesday’s election until later this month,

A poll worker helps a voter with his ballot at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Cathy Sandeen, UAA’s new Chancellor, photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building at the University of Alaska Anchorage. (Photo courtesy University of Alaska Anchorage)

Alaska university chancellor accepts new job in California

Her last day is early next year.

Cathy Sandeen, UAA’s new Chancellor, photographed outside the Administration and Humanities Building at the University of Alaska Anchorage. (Photo courtesy University of Alaska Anchorage)

Seawatch: Fishermen call out trawler bycatch

Letter sent to NOAA about ongoing bycatch issue

"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

Health Fair presentations will be online

Online talks include presentations on blood-draw results

"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair
This compilation image shows the first quarter winners of the Mariners on the Move awards from Homer High School. (Image courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move announced

Celebration of student achievement continues, virtually

This compilation image shows the first quarter winners of the Mariners on the Move awards from Homer High School. (Image courtesy Paul Story)
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Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer News file photo
Homer High School.
Workers prepare mail-in ballots for counting, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at the convention center in Lancaster, Pa., following Tuesday’s election. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Election officials scramble to count ballots in key states

ATLANTA — Election officials in several key states furiously counted ballots Wednesday as the nation awaited the outcome of the race between President Donald Trump… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2020
  • By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press
  • Elections
Workers prepare mail-in ballots for counting, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at the convention center in Lancaster, Pa., following Tuesday’s election. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Homer High School.

School district risk levels remain high

School district COVID-19 risk levels The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has mitigation plans in place for what will happen with in-person education when different… Continue reading

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Homer High School.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State announced 413 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

42 of the new cases are on peninsula, 2 among Homer residents

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City goes to ‘orange’ alert level

City goes to ‘orange’ alert level, closes library, HERC, Harbormaster Office to public

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
A group of veterans who participated in the 23rd Veteran trip to Homer, Alaska, pose at the Kilcher Family Homestead near Homer, Alaska, on the last day of the trip on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. At far right, front, is Stellavera Kilcher, and third from right is Catkin Kilcher Burton, two of the Kilcher family members who participated in the visit. (Photo courtesy of 23rd Veteran)

Minnesota veterans find healing on Kilcher homestead

Retreat fulfills family dream of Kilcher homestead as transformative center

A group of veterans who participated in the 23rd Veteran trip to Homer, Alaska, pose at the Kilcher Family Homestead near Homer, Alaska, on the last day of the trip on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. At far right, front, is Stellavera Kilcher, and third from right is Catkin Kilcher Burton, two of the Kilcher family members who participated in the visit. (Photo courtesy of 23rd Veteran)
Voters cast their ballots in th e General Election at one of the two Homer precincts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Vance, Stevens lead in preliminary Election Night results

Official results won’t be known for weeks; thousands of absentee ballots left to count

Voters cast their ballots in th e General Election at one of the two Homer precincts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

Low-cost blood test help discover health issues

Health Fair blood test are still available

  • Oct 28, 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
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)