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Homer High School.

Susan B. English School in Seldovia went remote this week

On Tuesday, Susan B. English School in Seldovia moved into the high-risk category under the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District protocols after a person in… Continue reading

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Homer High School.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses the public during a virtual town hall on Sept. 15, 2020 in Alaska. (Photo courtesy Austin McDaniel, Office of the Governor)

State stocks up on supplies to fight coronavirus

Governor says decision on whether emergency declaration will expire has not been made

Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses the public during a virtual town hall on Sept. 15, 2020 in Alaska. (Photo courtesy Austin McDaniel, Office of the Governor)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Members of the Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team appear together on Zoom in this undated screenshot. (Image courtesy Marjorie Dunn)

Drama, Debate and Forensics team heads into the virtual world

When southern Kenai Peninsula schools entered the high-risk category for community spread of COVID-19, in-person sports and activities had to cease. Those groups that can… Continue reading

Members of the Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team appear together on Zoom in this undated screenshot. (Image courtesy Marjorie Dunn)
U.S. Rep. Don Young, left, and Alyse Galvin square off in a debate for the sole Alaska house seat Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. The debate between the candidates for Alaska’s sole seat in Congress became contentious Thursday, with challenger Galvin saying she’s tired of Young misrepresenting her position on issues. (Jeff Chen / Pool Photo)

Galvin, Young accuse each of other of lying during debate

The debate between became contentious Thursday

U.S. Rep. Don Young, left, and Alyse Galvin square off in a debate for the sole Alaska house seat Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. The debate between the candidates for Alaska’s sole seat in Congress became contentious Thursday, with challenger Galvin saying she’s tired of Young misrepresenting her position on issues. (Jeff Chen / Pool Photo)
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
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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)