Kenai Peninsula

Protesters stand outside the Cannery Lodge in Kenai, Alaska, ahead of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s presentation about his proposed budget on March 26, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Dunleavy kicks off roadshow in Kenai

Gov. Mike Dunleavy launched his statewide roadshow on Monday with a presentation and panel discussion at the Cannery Lodge in Kenai. Dunleavy and several members… Continue reading


Growers fear agriculture cuts could curb industry growth

The governor’s proposed budget would reduce funding to the state Division of Agriculture


In victory for not taxing food, Prop 1 passes by wide margin

Proposition 1, a controversial ballot initiative to remove from some cities the right to tax groceries year-round, passed in a landslide Tuesday night, with overwhelming… Continue reading


Dunne defeats Slaughter in assembly race

In the District 9 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly race between two political novices, Willy Dunne, 60, handily defeated Dawson Slaughter, 25, with 56.26 percent to… Continue reading

Dunne wins District 9 assembly race

In the District 9 Kenai Peninsula Borough District 9 Assembly race between two political novices, Willy Dunne, 60, handily defeated Dawson Slaughter, 25, with 56.26… Continue reading

Homer runs to team titles at Region III cross-country event

Morris News Service - Alaska The Kenai Peninsula claimed three of the four team titles and three of the four individual crowns Saturday at the… Continue reading

Political novices competing for assembly District 9 seat

Of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s assembly districts, District 9 on the lower peninsula is one of the largest. At 3,400 square miles, as a Supercub… Continue reading

First Friday events

Alaska Marketplace 1130 Ocean Drive mAKers First Friday by various artists 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Alaska Marketplace’s mAKers First Friday continues with a… Continue reading

School Events

Chapman School Oct. 3: Kenai Peninsula Borough community meeting at 3 p.m. Contact Michele Turner at 714-2165. Oct. 8: Homer Electric Association community barbecue at… Continue reading

Walkers to speak at Senior Summit

Gov. Bill Walker and First Lady Donna Walker are the featured speakers at the Southern Peninsula Senior Summit, to be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct.… Continue reading

Q & A with Candidates for Homer City Council

1. What do you see as the top-3 core services provided by the city of Homer?  Donna Aderhold: Public safety (police, fire, and EMS), public… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

In the past week, the weather has ranged from toasty warm to rain with a chance of seagulls to just a light touch of mid-elevation… Continue reading


The first Little Kids (0-5) “Shwopping” Event is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the Homer High School Commons. The event is sponsored by Sprout and… Continue reading

Mariners run to first-place Borough finish

It was mariners-type weather, and a Homer Mariners-type meet. The Homer girls and boys cross-country teams swept the team title at the Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading


The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at Station 2, 65705 Diamond Ridge Road.  The agenda will… Continue reading

Kudos to Kenai Peninsula Orchestra

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra performance here on Aug. 8 was simply stupendous. This assemblage of dedicated, all-volunteer performers seems to get better each year. I… Continue reading

Assembly OKs bonds for Soldotna hospital

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted on Tuesday to move forward with issuing more than $3 million in bonds to fund a Central Peninsula Hospital… Continue reading

Local peonies grace Obama hotel suite

Though President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to Alaska this week didn’t bring him to the lower Kenai Peninsula, he got a scent of Homer when… Continue reading

Seward trip provides close-up view of climate change effects

Standing at the bow of the Viewfinder, President Barack Obama gripped the steel railing as the boat cut through the deep blue water of Resurrection… Continue reading


The Homer Native Plant Society field trip on mushroom identification scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled. “Return of the Bark Beetle? The Changing Forest of… Continue reading