Wasabi’s Bistro vandalized with racist message

Editor’s note: There are descriptions of racism in this article that may be disturbing to some. Wasabi’s Bistro just outside of Homer was vandalized with… Continue reading

Women of Distinction to be honored next weekend

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the date of the Women of Distinction dinner and award ceremony. It will be held March… Continue reading

The top three fish of this year’s Winter King Salmon Tournament hang on a wall before a closing ceremony announcing the winners on March 24, 2018 on the Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Winter King Tourney set for this weekend

The annual Winter King Salmon Tournament is back and bringing more than 1,000 fishermen and women down to Homer’s harbor this weekend. Now in its… Continue reading

The top three fish of this year’s Winter King Salmon Tournament hang on a wall before a closing ceremony announcing the winners on March 24, 2018 on the Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) addresses a crowd of people at a town hall meeting Friday, March 15, 2019 at Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sen. Stevens talks education, PFD at Anchor Point town hall

Concerned parents, educators and community members flocked to Chapman School last Friday to hear from Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) in one of two town hall… Continue reading

Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) addresses a crowd of people at a town hall meeting Friday, March 15, 2019 at Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Mike Heatwole, vice president of public affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership, speaks to a crowd of people Tuesday, March 19, 2019 during a community meeting at Land’s End Resort in Homer. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Residents question Pebble Partnership in community meeting

Questions and accusations flew during a community meeting Tuesday hosted by Pebble Limited Partnership at Land’s End Resort in Homer. A Homer Police officer stood… Continue reading

Mike Heatwole, vice president of public affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership, speaks to a crowd of people Tuesday, March 19, 2019 during a community meeting at Land’s End Resort in Homer. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy forums to begin in Kenai

‘These presentations will outline our vision for Alaska’

Gov. Mike Dunleavy. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire File)

Anchor Point man killed in crash near Moose Pass

An Anchor Point man died this week when his truck crashed near Moose Pass. Alaska State Troopers report that Marc Roderick, 46, died on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary School students enjoy a celebration of their end of their read-a-thon, while dressed as pirates, on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Read up me hearties, yo ho

Paul Banks Elementary students celebrate read-a-thon

Paul Banks Elementary School students enjoy a celebration of their end of their read-a-thon, while dressed as pirates, on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
District 31 Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, waits for results to come in at an election night party at Land’s End Resort on Nov. 6, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Vance apologizes for video bashing high school students

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct a direct quote from a Facebook video posted by Rep. Sarah Vance and to correct the… Continue reading

District 31 Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, waits for results to come in at an election night party at Land’s End Resort on Nov. 6, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Sen. Sullivan touts federal support for agriculture

In a visit to the Alaska Food Festival and Conference last Friday in Homer, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan highlighted several food and environment-related matters being… Continue reading

Members of the Anchor Point community and surrounding areas flock to the new SVT Health and Wellness center located on the corner of Sterling Highway and Milo Fritz Avenue for the grand opening ceremony and reception at noon Friday, March 8, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Anchor Point celebrates new community health center

After months of anticipation, the brand new SVT Health and Wellness Anchor Point Clinic is finally open for business on the corner of Sterling Highway… Continue reading

Members of the Anchor Point community and surrounding areas flock to the new SVT Health and Wellness center located on the corner of Sterling Highway and Milo Fritz Avenue for the grand opening ceremony and reception at noon Friday, March 8, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)
Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly passes resolution supporting oil and gas property taxes

Borough asks state to modify oil and gas property tax bills

Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, introduces Senate Bill 22 to the Senate Resources Committee at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The bill would allow organizations to obtain permits and enhance the habitat of shellfish in hopes of improving the seafood industry. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sen. Stevens visits Friday

Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, visits the lower Kenai Peninsula for two Town Hall meetings at these times and locations: • Noon to 2 p.m., Friday,… Continue reading

Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, introduces Senate Bill 22 to the Senate Resources Committee at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The bill would allow organizations to obtain permits and enhance the habitat of shellfish in hopes of improving the seafood industry. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Haven House Board names Women of Distinction honorees

The South Peninsula Haven House board of directors announced last week its 2019 Women of Distinction honorees. They will be recognized at the Women of… Continue reading

Council won’t help fund addiction treatment project

The residential treatment center could still happen if organization raises funds on its own

Sharon Roufa of Two Sisters Bakery cuts dough into the shape she wants during a cooking demo on how to bake with sourdough at the Alaska Food Festival on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Alaskans talk all things food at conference

There are some days when food is the only thing on one’s mind. For those involved in Alaska’s food system and agriculture, last weekend in… Continue reading

Sharon Roufa of Two Sisters Bakery cuts dough into the shape she wants during a cooking demo on how to bake with sourdough at the Alaska Food Festival on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
An invocation is given by Debbie Hamilton at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Meeting in Soldotna on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Anchor Point residents bring unified message to borough hall: fund education

Dozens of Anchor Point residents made the trek to Soldotna on Tuesday night to give the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly a unified message: Fund education… Continue reading

An invocation is given by Debbie Hamilton at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Meeting in Soldotna on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion
                                Teachers and support staff from across the Kenai Peninsula fill the Betty J. Glick Borough Assembly Chambers during the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board meeting in Soldotna on Monday, Feb. 11.

Schools face drastic cuts

District would see increased class sizes, school closures if Dunleavy budget passes

Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion
                                Teachers and support staff from across the Kenai Peninsula fill the Betty J. Glick Borough Assembly Chambers during the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board meeting in Soldotna on Monday, Feb. 11.

Three things to watch for at the next Homer City Council meeting

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to delete incorrect information about a resolution of the city council to approve issuance of general obligation bonds… Continue reading

Firefighters douse a blaze that engulfed the old Bay View Inn on the Sterling Highway near the Baycrest Overlook on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Firefighters knock down fire at old Bay View Inn

Update: The story has been updated with new information from a Homer Volunteer Fire Department press release sent Friday morning. Firefighters from multiple agencies tackled… Continue reading

Firefighters douse a blaze that engulfed the old Bay View Inn on the Sterling Highway near the Baycrest Overlook on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)