Ben Dickson, November winner of the Homer Flex Phoenix Award. (Photo courtesy Beth Schneider/Homer Flex School)

November Homer Flex award winner announced

The November winner of the monthly student award given out by Homer Flex School is Ben Dickson, a freshman. Each month, teachers and staff at… Continue reading

Ben Dickson, November winner of the Homer Flex Phoenix Award. (Photo courtesy Beth Schneider/Homer Flex School)
This undated map shows three wildlife enhancement projects on the southern Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, planned or done by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (Map courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and Game)

Three projects on southern Kenai Peninsula aim to benefit moose habitat

Cut willow bushes will regenerate into higher protein browse for moose

This undated map shows three wildlife enhancement projects on the southern Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, planned or done by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (Map courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and Game)
A statue of Brother Asaiah rests under a protective wooden structure on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 outside KBBI Public Radio in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Statue of famed local finds new home at public radio station

Brother Asaiah Bates statue had to move after previous location changed ownership

A statue of Brother Asaiah rests under a protective wooden structure on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 outside KBBI Public Radio in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Appointments for next local vaccine clinic go live next week

Where to get a vaccine locally, and how to sign up

The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State: 179 new COVID-19 cases

Peninsula remains at intermediate alert level

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Homer News file photo
Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer News file photo
Homer High School.
Homer Police Chief Mark Robl (third from left) stands with some of the Homer Police Department officers including Jim Knott (center) and Larry Baxter (far right) during a groundbreaking ceremonies on May 24, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer Police Department bids farewell to 2 officers

The Homer Police Department is in search of new officers after two long time members of the department moved on last month. Sergeant Larry Baxter… Continue reading

Homer Police Chief Mark Robl (third from left) stands with some of the Homer Police Department officers including Jim Knott (center) and Larry Baxter (far right) during a groundbreaking ceremonies on May 24, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
This map shows a proposed road and gravel pad that are part of Hilcorp Alaska’s application to drill gas exploration wells near Anchor Point, Alaska. (Image courtesy Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas)
This map shows a proposed road and gravel pad that are part of Hilcorp Alaska’s application to drill gas exploration wells near Anchor Point, Alaska. (Image courtesy Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members Richard Derkevorkian (left) and Jesse Bjorkman (right) participate in the assembly’s Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 meeting at the borough assembly chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. The assembly voted Tuesday to fund 13 new positions for four fire and EMS service areas. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Fire and EMS service areas get additional personnel

This includes the 5 positions already slated for the new Western Emergency Services

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members Richard Derkevorkian (left) and Jesse Bjorkman (right) participate in the assembly’s Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 meeting at the borough assembly chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. The assembly voted Tuesday to fund 13 new positions for four fire and EMS service areas. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

State leads nation in COVID-19 vaccination

Where to get a vaccine locally, and how to sign up

The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State: 37 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Southern peninsula moves down into low risk

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The George A. Navarre Kenai Peninsula Borough building. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Borough assembly to consider adding 15 fire and EMS positions

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will vote on a resolution during its Tuesday meeting that would add 15 new positions to various fire and emergency… Continue reading

The George A. Navarre Kenai Peninsula Borough building. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Bonita Banks, nurse manager for the Medication for Addiction Treatment program at Homer Medical Center, prepares to remove a dose of the Moderna vaccine from a vial Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 during a vaccination clinic for seniors put on by the hospital and the City of Homer at Christian Community Church in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

State offers vaccines to next eligible group

Vaccine extended to teachers, those 50 and older with health risks or essential jobs, and more

Bonita Banks, nurse manager for the Medication for Addiction Treatment program at Homer Medical Center, prepares to remove a dose of the Moderna vaccine from a vial Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 during a vaccination clinic for seniors put on by the hospital and the City of Homer at Christian Community Church in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer News file photo
Homer High School.
A boarding team member from Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur holds up an allegedly illegally-retained halibut aboard vessel Currency about 12 miles west of Cape Barnabas, Alaska, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Chandeleur’s boarding team discovered a total of eight allegedly illegally-retained halibut aboard the boat, seized them, and handed them over to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration representative in Kodiak. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Cutter Chandeleur)

Coast Guard issues violation to Homer fishermen for catching halibut out of season

Homer boat was fishing for Pacific cod when Coast Guard patrol found halibut on board

A boarding team member from Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur holds up an allegedly illegally-retained halibut aboard vessel Currency about 12 miles west of Cape Barnabas, Alaska, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Chandeleur’s boarding team discovered a total of eight allegedly illegally-retained halibut aboard the boat, seized them, and handed them over to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration representative in Kodiak. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Cutter Chandeleur)
The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack up rig is seen here in early April 2013, at the Cosmopolitan site in lower Cook Inlet near Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Smith/Peninsula Clarion)

Comment period, public meetings for oil and gas lease sale are canceled

With Biden’s order pausing oil and gas lease sales, lower Cook Inlet sale is on hold

The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack up rig is seen here in early April 2013, at the Cosmopolitan site in lower Cook Inlet near Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Smith/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City addresses ongoing burn piles

In its Monday night meeting, members of the Homer City Council and city staff addressed concerns surrounding the ongoing land clearing and burning in the… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
The Homer Police Station as seen Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Police investigating Gear Shed burglary

Money was stolen from the store’s ATM

The Homer Police Station as seen Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Health & Wellness Educator Bonita Banks, a nurse at South Peninsula Hospital, prepares to remove a dose of the Moderna vaccine from a vial Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 during a vaccination clinic for seniors put on by the hospital and the City of Homer at Christian Community Church in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Additional vaccines being offered this weekend

Definition of health care worker has been expanded

Health & Wellness Educator Bonita Banks, a nurse at South Peninsula Hospital, prepares to remove a dose of the Moderna vaccine from a vial Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 during a vaccination clinic for seniors put on by the hospital and the City of Homer at Christian Community Church in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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