Anchor River Bridge to be closed for repairs

The Anchor River Bridge, or Bridge No. 910, will be closed starting next Monday for repairs to the bridge abutment. In a press release, the… Continue reading

 

In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 file photo, packs of cigarettes are offered for sale at a convenience store in Helena, Mont. Tobacco companies have made claims about cigarettes since the 1950s, all later proven false. In some cases the introduction of these products, such as filtered and cigarettes, propped up cigarette sales and kept millions of Americans smoking. Although the adult smoking rate has fallen to an all-time low of 15 percent in 2017, smoking remains the nation’s leading preventable cause of death and illness, responsible for about one in five U.S. deaths. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly unanimously votes down cigarette tax

A cigarette and tobacco products tax was voted down unanimously by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly last Tuesday, but residents may see it on the… Continue reading

 

HPD Officer Stading dies after illness

Homer Police Officer Edward Stading died Sept. 3, 2018, after an illness, according to his a web page set up by family members. Stading was… Continue reading

Several wooden boats rest on display Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Several wooden boats rest on display Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Jenya Anichenko waves as her daughter Tatiana Rogers rows a boat during the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival is this weekend

The Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society holds its 26th annual festival from Thursday to Sunday in Homer. The highlight of the festival will be the… Continue reading

Jenya Anichenko waves as her daughter Tatiana Rogers rows a boat during the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Planning commission holds hearing on new medical clinic

The Homer Advisory Planning Commission holds a public hearing on a conditional use permit application for a new meidcal clinic to be built on Danview… Continue reading

Area residents wait in a line that snakes around Karen Hornaday Park for some grilled salmon during a barbecue for Wild Alaska Salmon Day, held Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 at the park in Homer, Alaska. (File Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Council kicks park safety measure back to commission for further review

A proposal to improve safety and access at Karen Hornaday Park is being kicked back for review to the Parks, Art, Recreation and Culture Advisory… Continue reading

Area residents wait in a line that snakes around Karen Hornaday Park for some grilled salmon during a barbecue for Wild Alaska Salmon Day, held Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 at the park in Homer, Alaska. (File Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer man charged with stealing $85K in frozen seafood

A Homer man allegedly made off with approximately $85,000 in frozen seafood from a Ninilchik business. Alaska State Troopers arrested Garrett Fitzgerald, 53, on Friday… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2018
  • By ELIZABETH EARL Peninsula Clarion
  • Local News

Hands of Peace trains offenders in alternatives to violence

Since 1975, a Homer mother and daughter, Karen and Lisa Cauble, have been working in prisons with a simple and hopeful mission: teach some of… Continue reading

Clouds and smoke curl around the top of Augustine Volcano on Sunday, June 4, 2017 on Augustine Island, Alaska. The remote island in Cook Inlet is composed of little more than the volcano and its surrounding debris. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

State seeks geothermal energy land nominations

The state is looking for takers to explore new energy — specifically, geothermal energy. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Oil and Gas… Continue reading

Clouds and smoke curl around the top of Augustine Volcano on Sunday, June 4, 2017 on Augustine Island, Alaska. The remote island in Cook Inlet is composed of little more than the volcano and its surrounding debris. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
Bumppo Bremicker leans on his 1992 Subaru Loyale on Aug. 10, 2018 in the Homer Public Library parking lot in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)

Homer’s Subaru love: More than a test drive

“Everybody in Homer has a Subaru story.” This is according to Chase Warren, proud holder of a more than a few Subaru stories himself. As… Continue reading

Bumppo Bremicker leans on his 1992 Subaru Loyale on Aug. 10, 2018 in the Homer Public Library parking lot in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)
A gate on Aug. 18, 2018, blocks the bridge to the Glanville family homestead near Mile 164 Sterling Highway north of Homer, Alaska. Alaska State Troopers on Aug. 16 found a squatter, Keith Evans, 57, on the property when they went to serve a writ of assistance to evict him. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Troopers charge squatter with trespassing

Alaska State Troopers last week charged a Homer man with second-degree criminal trespassing after finding him at an Anchor River homestead he had been evicted… Continue reading

A gate on Aug. 18, 2018, blocks the bridge to the Glanville family homestead near Mile 164 Sterling Highway north of Homer, Alaska. Alaska State Troopers on Aug. 16 found a squatter, Keith Evans, 57, on the property when they went to serve a writ of assistance to evict him. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
John Wise, left, and Nathan Wise, right, in backhoe, make repairs of the Glacier Drive-In on the Homer Spit, on Aug. 16, 2018, after a series of storms that eroded the beach last week during high tides in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Erosion increases on the Homer Spit

A series of storms and high tides last week sucked tons of sand and gravel out into Kachemak Bay from the middle of the Homer… Continue reading

John Wise, left, and Nathan Wise, right, in backhoe, make repairs of the Glacier Drive-In on the Homer Spit, on Aug. 16, 2018, after a series of storms that eroded the beach last week during high tides in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Auctioneer Andy Kriner keeps track of bidders during the 4-H JML auction Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: Fun at the fair

Livestock lovers and fans of deep fried foods flocked once again to the Kenai Peninsula Fair last weekend in Ninilchik. Held at the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

Auctioneer Andy Kriner keeps track of bidders during the 4-H JML auction Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Two file for Homer mayor, three for city council seats

Editor’s note: Mayoral candidate Ken Castner said that in 1977 he did not challenge Homer’s 1-year residency requirement to run for office, but code then… Continue reading

Alaska Rep. Paul Seaton (right) grills salmon with the help of his son, Rand, (left) and daughter-in-law, Lauren during a barbecue at Karen Hornaday Park for Alaska Wild Salmon Day on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Alaska Rep. Paul Seaton (right) grills salmon with the help of his son, Rand, (left) and daughter-in-law, Lauren during a barbecue at Karen Hornaday Park for Alaska Wild Salmon Day on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Alaska opioid deaths increased by 77 percent in last decade, report says

The rate of Alaskans who died from opioid overdoses increased 77 percent over the last decade, with the highest overall rate of deaths reported in… Continue reading

Air ambulances save lives

Like many Alaskans, Milli Martin thrives on physical activity. She hikes, skis, horseback rides, picks berries and gardens. When Martin needs more than that, she… Continue reading

At a change of command ceremony on July 18, 2018 command of the USCGC Hickory is handed from Commander Andrew Passic (left) to Lt. Commander Adam Legget (second to right) at the Homer Boat House in Homer, Alaska. Overseeing the change of command is Capt. Patrick Hilbert (second to left) and Chaplain Lt. Gary Pepper (right). The ceremony took place in the new Homer Boat House at the Homer Harbor. (Photo by PO2 Andrew Keenan, Marine Safety Detachment Homer, United States Coast Guard)

New hands take US Coast Guard Cutter Hickory’s helm

With the Alaska sun shining, the blue waters of Kachemak Bay sparkling, and boats going in and out of Homer’s small boat harbor, U.S. Coast… Continue reading

At a change of command ceremony on July 18, 2018 command of the USCGC Hickory is handed from Commander Andrew Passic (left) to Lt. Commander Adam Legget (second to right) at the Homer Boat House in Homer, Alaska. Overseeing the change of command is Capt. Patrick Hilbert (second to left) and Chaplain Lt. Gary Pepper (right). The ceremony took place in the new Homer Boat House at the Homer Harbor. (Photo by PO2 Andrew Keenan, Marine Safety Detachment Homer, United States Coast Guard)