A sign directing voters to the polling place sits outside city hall in Soldotna on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Early results show no bond for Soldotna field house

Unofficial results from Soldotna’s special election are in and the ordinance that would have allowed the city to borrow $10 million for construction of the… Continue reading

A sign directing voters to the polling place sits outside city hall in Soldotna on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Daylight saving time begins Sunday

Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10. Before going to bed late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, set clocks ahead by… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Borough introduces resolution asking for state to modify oil and gas property tax bills

Revenues from oil and gas properties provide the borough with an estimated $15 million per year

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Man with assault history arrested in Nikolaevsk fire incident

A man with criminal convictions for assault and reckless endangerment has been charged with second-degree arson in a fire at a Nikolaevsk home last Friday.… Continue reading

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) addresses hundreds of people at a town hall meeting Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Rep. Sarah Vance fields heated questions on budget at town hall

Homer area residents were restless to say the least on Saturday while they attended a town hall put on by Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) at… Continue reading

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) addresses hundreds of people at a town hall meeting Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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                                The Homer Education and Recreation Complex at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue.

City seeks third-party manager for the HERC

The city of Homer could be looking at a third-party property manager to take over much of the responsibility for the main Homer Education and… Continue reading

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                                The Homer Education and Recreation Complex at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue.
Central Peninsula Hospital CEO Rick Davis gives a presentation to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna on Feb. 19, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula Hospital CEOs give updates to Borough Assembly

The CEO of Central Peninsula Hospital gave a report on the first half of the hospital’s FY 2019

Central Peninsula Hospital CEO Rick Davis gives a presentation to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna on Feb. 19, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the Kachemak Bay Masonic Club presented Hospice of Homer with a check for $1,668.08 on Feb. 12, 2019, at the Homer Elks Lodge in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Michael Hawfield, Vern Miller, Jessica Golden, Beth Graber, Barry Haynes, Grady Svoboda, Erik Groves, Joshua Riley and Tom Stroozas. (Photo provided)

Masons raise funds for hospice

Kachemak Bay Masonic Club, in cooperation with Homer Elks #2127, held its 4th Annual Masonic Awareness Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser on Jan. 26 to benefit Hospice… Continue reading

Members of the Kachemak Bay Masonic Club presented Hospice of Homer with a check for $1,668.08 on Feb. 12, 2019, at the Homer Elks Lodge in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Michael Hawfield, Vern Miller, Jessica Golden, Beth Graber, Barry Haynes, Grady Svoboda, Erik Groves, Joshua Riley and Tom Stroozas. (Photo provided)
Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough enacts new whistleblower protection policy

Policy protects borough employees to report matters of public concern without fear of retribution

Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Community member Kalliste Edeen offers an invocation at the Jan. 8 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly OKs funds for ACLU bill

Assembly approved appropriations of $70,400 to pay toward the balance of ACLU-Alaska’s legal fees

Community member Kalliste Edeen offers an invocation at the Jan. 8 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The Fritz Creek General Store, shown here on Feb. 26, 2019 is located on East End Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Fritz Creek General Store told resident cat violates code

Alaska Department of Environmental Control food safety program received complaint

The Fritz Creek General Store, shown here on Feb. 26, 2019 is located on East End Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Firefighters from multiple agencies prepare to enter a structure with a fire burning inside it as part of a live fire exercise Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department’s fire training facility on Freight Dock Road in Homer, Alaska. Student volunteers rom Anchor Point Emergency Services, Homer Volunteer Fire Department, Ninilchik Emergency Services, and Central Emergency Services attended the drill as part of a joint Firefighter I class they are attending hosted by Anchor Point Fire and HVFD. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Firefighters from multiple agencies prepare to enter a structure with a fire burning inside it as part of a live fire exercise Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department’s fire training facility on Freight Dock Road in Homer, Alaska. Student volunteers rom Anchor Point Emergency Services, Homer Volunteer Fire Department, Ninilchik Emergency Services, and Central Emergency Services attended the drill as part of a joint Firefighter I class they are attending hosted by Anchor Point Fire and HVFD. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Legality of city giving money to faith-based addiction treatment program questioned

After lengthy debate, the Homer City Council seems to have settled on an agreement for how to help fund construction of a residential treatment center… Continue reading

Eric Pedersen, principal of Paul Banks Elementary School, speaks during a budget meeting hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Eric Pedersen, principal of Paul Banks Elementary School, speaks during a budget meeting hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Community members enjoy a free ice skating party hosted by Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay, McDonalds and the City of Homer on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Ben Walters Park and Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Local groups celebrate new park equipment with winter time bash

To celebrate an upcoming project, three local entities hosted a free ice skating party last week on the temperamental Beluga Lake. The weather and the… Continue reading

Community members enjoy a free ice skating party hosted by Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay, McDonalds and the City of Homer on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Ben Walters Park and Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A king salmon during the 67th annual Golden North Salmon Derby at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in August 2013. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)

Fish & Game puts restrictions on early run kings

If projections are realized, this year’s run would rank as the fourth lowest across 34 years.

A king salmon during the 67th annual Golden North Salmon Derby at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in August 2013. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
Local resident Betty George, 84, prepares for a ride on a helicopter on Feb. 6, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Local woman crosses helicopter ride off her bucket list

After 84 years, a local woman was able to cross a major item off her bucket list with the help of staff from South Peninsula… Continue reading

Local resident Betty George, 84, prepares for a ride on a helicopter on Feb. 6, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

City mulls funding for faith-based program that could bring addiction treatment center to Homer

The city of Homer is taking a step back after initial steps to help fund a nonprofit that wants to set up a residential treatment… Continue reading

Jeff Hayden poses at the Homer News on Feb. 12, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Hayden has been named publisher of the Kenai Peninsula Clarion and the Homer News. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Hayden named publisher of Homer News, Clarion

Sound Publishing Inc. has appointed Jeff Hayden publisher of the Homer News and the Kenai Peninsula Clarion. Hayden started his new position on Monday, Feb.… Continue reading

Jeff Hayden poses at the Homer News on Feb. 12, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Hayden has been named publisher of the Kenai Peninsula Clarion and the Homer News. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce casts doubt on LNG project

Pierce said that the mayor’s office is still looking through all the impacts to the Kenai Peninsula

Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)