Community members participate in an exploratory meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 to discuss the possibility of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District consolidating Homer High School and Homer Middle School, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

District considers consolidating Homer High, Homer Middle Schools

As the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District makes contingency plans in case Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed cuts to education funding go through unaltered, Homer area… Continue reading

Community members participate in an exploratory meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 to discuss the possibility of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District consolidating Homer High School and Homer Middle School, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Community members submit comments about the Draft EIS for the proposed Pebble Mine to the Army Crops of Engineers through computers set up at an April 11, 2019 public hearing at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer community weighs in on Draft EIS for Pebble Mine

People from the Homer community and beyond flocked to Homer High School last Thursday to testify on the proposed Pebble Mine project, as well as… Continue reading

Community members submit comments about the Draft EIS for the proposed Pebble Mine to the Army Crops of Engineers through computers set up at an April 11, 2019 public hearing at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
West Homer Elementary School teacher Becky Paul explains the use of a feather used by whoever’s turn it is to speak before a group a fifth and sixth grade students perform a demonstration of restorative justice on March 22, 2019 at the School in Homer, Alaska. This is a new aspect of Homer’s Youth Court program that focuses on getting restorative justice practices into local schools. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Students learn problem solving through restorative justice practices

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to add information and to clarify that Homer Flex School was the first in the district to use… Continue reading

West Homer Elementary School teacher Becky Paul explains the use of a feather used by whoever’s turn it is to speak before a group a fifth and sixth grade students perform a demonstration of restorative justice on March 22, 2019 at the School in Homer, Alaska. This is a new aspect of Homer’s Youth Court program that focuses on getting restorative justice practices into local schools. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School district to host meeting to discuss school consolidation

In considering ways to deal with proposed cuts to education at the state level, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is seeking input from Homer… Continue reading

100 Women Who Care donates $10,000 to OPUS music program

The Homer chapter of 100 Women Who Care (100WWC) voted to award nearly $10,000 to Orchestral Programs Unified Steering, the umbrella organization for three local… Continue reading

Anchor Point Fire & EMS and Ninilchik Emergency Services firefighters respond to a chimney fire at a Long Gone Avenue home after 7:15 p.m. April 5, 2019, near Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Anchor Point firefighters save home in chimney fire

Anchor Point Fire & EMS firefighters saved a home from a chimney fire last Friday. According to a press release, firefighters and Alaska State Troopers… Continue reading

Anchor Point Fire & EMS and Ninilchik Emergency Services firefighters respond to a chimney fire at a Long Gone Avenue home after 7:15 p.m. April 5, 2019, near Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Lifelong, youth learners to be honored

The time’s come again for the Friends of the Homer Public Library to recognize two community members for their dedication to learning through the years.… Continue reading

Local demonstrators stand at WKFL Park on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in Homer, Alaska, joining protests done nationally to prompt the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Local demonstrators stand at WKFL Park on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in Homer, Alaska, joining protests done nationally to prompt the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Ordinance extending Homer water to Kachemak City lot stands

The City of Homer will indeed allow a lot in Kachemak City to hook up to Homer water, something prohibited by city policy. An effort… Continue reading

Homer council to revisit issue of extending water to Kachemak City lot

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the date of the next Homer City Council meeting. The date is Monday, April 8. The… Continue reading

New Homer Foundation executive director Michael Miller. (Photo provided)

Former Alaska resident appointed new Homer Foundation director

The Homer Foundation has appointed Michael “Mike” Miller, who formerly resided in Alaska, to succeed Joy Steward as its new executive director. Miller will assume… Continue reading

New Homer Foundation executive director Michael Miller. (Photo provided)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with Clarion reporters Brian Mazurek, left, and Victoria Petersen on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. The governor answered questions on a wide range of topics, including public safety, education, industry and his proposed budget. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with Clarion reporters Brian Mazurek, left, and Victoria Petersen on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. The governor answered questions on a wide range of topics, including public safety, education, industry and his proposed budget. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Council votes to extend water service to Kachemak City lot

Mayor Ken Castner on Tuesday night broke his campaign promise that he would not vote to break a tie on the Homer City Council. Castner… Continue reading

Community rallies around Wasabi’s Bistro after racist vandalism

When Wasabi’s Bistro just outside of Homer was vandalized with a racist message sometime between last Wednesday night and Thursday morning, some in the Homer… Continue reading

Growers fear agriculture cuts could curb industry growth

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

Chicago transplant creates Homer podcast

Alex Trokey is convinced everyone in Homer, Alaska, has a story worth telling, and he’s on a mission to hear as many as he can… Continue reading

Mayor Ken Castner addresses a crowd of people at a Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Homer Chamber of Commerce meeting during a “State of the City” address at the Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Mayor, city manager give update on city

Things outside Homer don’t look great, but the city will continue to weather the storm well. That’s according to Mayor Ken Castner and City Manager… Continue reading

Mayor Ken Castner addresses a crowd of people at a Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Homer Chamber of Commerce meeting during a “State of the City” address at the Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Members of the Kachemak Bay Campus Student Association march down Pioneer Avenue in a whale costume Feb. 9, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Parade in Homer, Alaska. The student association is among the organizations that would sustain major cuts under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budgets. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Local college at risk in face of governor’s proposed budget

Fear and uncertainty lace the atmosphere at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kachemak Bay Campus in response to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s state budget proposal, released on Feb.… Continue reading

Members of the Kachemak Bay Campus Student Association march down Pioneer Avenue in a whale costume Feb. 9, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Parade in Homer, Alaska. The student association is among the organizations that would sustain major cuts under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budgets. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Police forward charges after altercation between person, driver in Homer

Homer Police are forwarding charges and evidence to the District Attorney’s Office after investigating an altercation between two family members Tuesday in Homer. A video… Continue reading

People participate in a workshop revisiting the Exxon Valdez oil spill on Feb. 20, 2019 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaksa. (Photo courtesy Alaska Sea Grant)

Revisiting features of the Exxon Valdez oil spill

Considering future impacts of oil and vessel distress in Alaska marine water

People participate in a workshop revisiting the Exxon Valdez oil spill on Feb. 20, 2019 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaksa. (Photo courtesy Alaska Sea Grant)