Participants in the 2019 Women’s March on Homer gather at WKFL Park following the march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Women, men and children march on Homer for third time

The title of the Women’s March on Homer can be misleading. In the third local iteration of the national march movement started in 2016, myriad… Continue reading

 

Loaded gun goes off in Soldotna coffee shop, injures woman

A man who unintentionally discharged a firearm inside a Soldotna coffee shop on Sunday injured a 75-year-old woman, according to a statement from Lt. Duane… Continue reading

 

Kachemak Emergency Services firefighters respond to a shop fire off Basargin Road near Homer, Alaska, on Jan. 10, 2019. (Photo provided)

Firefighters respond to two fires earlier this month

Kachemak Emergency Services Area firefighters responded to two fires on Jan. 10 and 11. In an example of the breadth of the 214-square-mile service area… Continue reading

 

Ninilchik man indicted for attempted murder

The Kenai Grand Jury last month indicted a Ninilchik man for three counts of attempted murder stemming from an incident that happened at the Ninilchik… Continue reading

Deputy City Planner Julie Engebretsen explains elements of the Homer Education and Recreation Complex and plans for dealing with the devolving buildings during a Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 community meeting at City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

City answers HERC questions

The city of Homer is looking for public input as it pushes on in its quest to solve the problem of the Homer Education and… Continue reading

Deputy City Planner Julie Engebretsen explains elements of the Homer Education and Recreation Complex and plans for dealing with the devolving buildings during a Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 community meeting at City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A still form Corey McLean’s “Yojani: A Cuba Skate Story” about a skateboarder in Cuba. (Photo provided)

Mountainfilm Fest shows Friday, Saturday

The 18th annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Mariner Theatre. A fundraiser for Homer Community Recreation, Mountainfilm combines… Continue reading

A still form Corey McLean’s “Yojani: A Cuba Skate Story” about a skateboarder in Cuba. (Photo provided)

Outage cuts power across bay for half day

An outage on Saturday cut power for almost 12 hours to 189 Homer Electric Association members in Seldovia, Port Graham and Nanwalek. According to an… Continue reading

Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Speakman unveils the winning photo that will grace the cover of the chamber’s next visitor guide at a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 annual chamber meeting at the Best Western in Homer, Alaska. Russel Campbell of Wandering Nomad Photography took the photo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Chamber to refocus efforts on Halibut Jackpot Derby

Though the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s finances are currently healthy, the organization is going to reassess the handling of its annual Jackpot Halibut Derby, which… Continue reading

Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Speakman unveils the winning photo that will grace the cover of the chamber’s next visitor guide at a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 annual chamber meeting at the Best Western in Homer, Alaska. Russel Campbell of Wandering Nomad Photography took the photo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek waits to talk and answer the public’s questions in the back room of Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Superintendent Sean Dusek announces retirement

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District superintendent Sean Dusek announced his retirement on Monday. Dusek will be leaving the district at the end of the school… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek waits to talk and answer the public’s questions in the back room of Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Homer City Hall.

Homer council talks police station, voting

Members of the Homer City Council had plenty to discuss after a several-week break from business over the holidays. Starting out at a worksession before… Continue reading

Homer City Hall.

Homer woman flees courthouse after her arraignment hearing for fraudulent purchases

A woman from Homer attempted to evade authorities and run away from the Homer Courthouse after being charged with committing fraud on Nov. 2, 2018.… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meet for a work session on Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School district sees increase in OCS referrals, suicide risk assessments

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has so far this year seen an increased number of suicide risk assessments and referrals to the Office of… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meet for a work session on Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough school district unsure of upcoming budget

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is beginning to form its next budget for the fiscal year 2020, but with both the state and borough… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Industry Outlook Forum highlights economic opportunities large and small

Industries both giant and small were given a spotlight at this year’s Industry Outlook Forum, put on by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and… Continue reading

Homer’s first baby enters 2019 with a bang

Homer’s first baby born in 2019 gave her family a bit of a scare when she arrived, but is otherwise happy and healthy. Sequoia Snow… Continue reading

Homer athletics director, coach, joins Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame

When Homer wrestling coach and high school athletic director Chris Perk found out last month he was about to be inducted into the Alaska Wrestling… Continue reading

An aerial drone photo shows the extent of the explosion of a house that blew up on Dec. 27, 2018, near Mile 166 Sterling Highway in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Travis Ogden/Kachemak Emergency Services)

House explosion still under investigation; probably gas related

A natural gas explosion most likely caused a two-story log home near Mile 166 Sterling Highway to be completely destroyed on the evening of Dec.… Continue reading

An aerial drone photo shows the extent of the explosion of a house that blew up on Dec. 27, 2018, near Mile 166 Sterling Highway in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Travis Ogden/Kachemak Emergency Services)
Rep.-elect Sarah Vance, R-Homer, speaks at a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at the Homer Legislative Information Office in Homer, Alaska. Ardith Mumma, right, listens. As she headed to Juneau for the next session of the Alaska Legislature, Vance held meetings in Homer, Anchor Point, Ninilchik and Kasilof last weekend. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Ms. Vance goes to Juneau

Right before Rep.-elect Sarah Vance headed to Juneau on Monday to be sworn in Jan. 15 as District 31 Representative, she held meetings last week… Continue reading

Rep.-elect Sarah Vance, R-Homer, speaks at a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at the Homer Legislative Information Office in Homer, Alaska. Ardith Mumma, right, listens. As she headed to Juneau for the next session of the Alaska Legislature, Vance held meetings in Homer, Anchor Point, Ninilchik and Kasilof last weekend. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A sign is posted outside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center that lets residents know that due to the partial government shutdown, refuge employees and visitor services are unavailable and that visitors should enter the refuge at their own risk, on Thursday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Shutdown continues; some local agencies affected

A partial government shutdown that could extend through early 2019 has shuttered several federal operations on the Kenai Peninsula, and left other government employees working… Continue reading

A sign is posted outside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center that lets residents know that due to the partial government shutdown, refuge employees and visitor services are unavailable and that visitors should enter the refuge at their own risk, on Thursday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Caroline Venuti (left) and Rachel Lord (center) are sworn in as Homer City Council members by City Clerk Melissa Jacobsen (right) on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at the Cowles Council Chambers in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer City Clerk installed as first vice-president of state clerk organization

The Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks (AAMC) Executive Board last month installed Homer City Clerk Melissa Jacobsen as its first vice president, the AAMC announced… Continue reading

Caroline Venuti (left) and Rachel Lord (center) are sworn in as Homer City Council members by City Clerk Melissa Jacobsen (right) on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at the Cowles Council Chambers in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)