Public health offers guidance on coronavirus

The state of Alaska and local communities are beginning to implement closures of public buildings and events and encouraging social distancing to prevent the spread… Continue reading

Signs at the Kenai Recreation Center in Kenai, Alaska, announce the closure of the building. Public buildings are being closed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

State, local orgs prepare for coronavirus

Public buildings are being closed and events canceled locally and across the state.

Signs at the Kenai Recreation Center in Kenai, Alaska, announce the closure of the building. Public buildings are being closed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Winter King Salmon Tournament postponed

Along with the many entertainment, recreational and community events being rescheduled or canceled while Alaska works to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19,… Continue reading

The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)

Homer man accused of attempted murder and assault

A Homer man has been accused of attempted murder and several counts of assault following a violent incident near the Fritz Creek area on Monday.… Continue reading

The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)

Paul Banks celebrates end of reading challenge

There isn’t much Paul Banks Elementary School Principal Eric Pederson won’t do for his students, as evidenced last week when he puckered up and kissed… Continue reading

Homer welcomes its first Superior Court judge

After years of bringing in traveling judges to hear felony cases, Homer has its own superior court judge, and she’s excited to get to work.… Continue reading

Randy Robertson, a candidate for the Homer city manager position, interviews in front of the Homer City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. The council voted 4-2 to offer the position to Robertson. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Candidate declines city manager job; council urges him to reconsider

After the Homer City Council voted 4-2 last Wednesday to offer the job of Homer City Manager to Randy Robertson, in an email to current… Continue reading

Randy Robertson, a candidate for the Homer city manager position, interviews in front of the Homer City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. The council voted 4-2 to offer the position to Robertson. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Kirko, center, speaks to the Homer City Council about the novel coronavirus outbreak at its regular meeting on Monday, March 9, 2020, in Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. Also joining the presentation were South Peninsula Hospital spokesperson Derotha Ferraro, left, and Alaska Public Health nurse Lorne Carroll, right, team leader for the Homer Public Health office. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Health team: City is prepared in case coronavirus comes to the peninsula

Local public health and emergency medical services officials spoke to the Homer City Council at its Monday meeting on how Homer agencies will handle the… Continue reading

Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Kirko, center, speaks to the Homer City Council about the novel coronavirus outbreak at its regular meeting on Monday, March 9, 2020, in Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. Also joining the presentation were South Peninsula Hospital spokesperson Derotha Ferraro, left, and Alaska Public Health nurse Lorne Carroll, right, team leader for the Homer Public Health office. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Lifelong Learners to get awards

The Friends of the Homer Library last month announced the recipients of its annual Lifelong Learner Awards, according to a press release. New for this… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School March 9-13 — Spring Break, no school. Tuesday, March 17 — Boys Soccer Parent Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the staff lounge.… Continue reading

Paul Banks celebrates annual reading challenge

As schools across the state seek ways to entice their young students to read, youngsters at Paul Banks Elementary School got one heck on an… Continue reading

Trauma talk to be held for missing woman

The friends and family of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since late 2019, will hold another community community conversation, “Responding to Trauma.” The… Continue reading

Randy Robertson, a candidate for the Homer city manager position, interviews in front of the Homer City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. The council voted 4-2 to offer the position to Robertson. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer offers city manager position to Randy Robertson

The Homer City Council will offer the position of city manager to Randy Robertson, the next step in finding a replacement for outgoing City Manager… Continue reading

Randy Robertson, a candidate for the Homer city manager position, interviews in front of the Homer City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. The council voted 4-2 to offer the position to Robertson. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. Remember to set clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday or early Sunday morning.

Daylight saving time starts Sunday

Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m. Remember to set clocks ahead one hour before going to bed late Saturday night or… Continue reading

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. Remember to set clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday or early Sunday morning.

Homer area school announcements

Former graduates The following former Homer students have made the honor roll at Oregon State University with a 3.5 GPA or better: Landon W. Bunting,… Continue reading

Council interviews candidates for city manger position

The quest to fill the shoes of outgoing Homer City Manager Katie Koester is well underway with members of the Homer City Council and the… Continue reading

From left to right: Homer High School students Joel Manwiller, Sameah McGhee, Zach Condon, Olivia Etzwiler, Chris Landess, Mya Betts and Skyler Rodirguez hold their Mariners on the Move awards in this undated photo at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Not pictured: Lilly Smith. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move announced

The recipients of the Mariners on the Move award for the third quarter of the school year have been announced. Each quarter, a Homer High… Continue reading

From left to right: Homer High School students Joel Manwiller, Sameah McGhee, Zach Condon, Olivia Etzwiler, Chris Landess, Mya Betts and Skyler Rodirguez hold their Mariners on the Move awards in this undated photo at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Not pictured: Lilly Smith. (Photo courtesy Paul Story)
In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Meda DeWitt, left, Vic Fischer, middle, and Aaron Welterlen, leaders of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, lead about 50 volunteers in a march to the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 agreed to allow a group seeking to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy to begin a second signature-gathering phase. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Meda DeWitt, left, Vic Fischer, middle, and Aaron Welterlen, leaders of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, lead about 50 volunteers in a march to the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 agreed to allow a group seeking to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy to begin a second signature-gathering phase. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
A member of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Team holds the newest addition to the SeaLife Center, a male otter pup, in this undated photo. (Courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center welcomes rescued otter pup

The 2-week-old otter pup was found on a beach surrounded by birds with snowballs embedded in his fur

A member of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Team holds the newest addition to the SeaLife Center, a male otter pup, in this undated photo. (Courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Blue ribbons put out for missing Homer woman

As part of an awareness campaign to maintain interest in the case of missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, her family and friends have put… Continue reading

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