Attendees of Salmonfest dance to the music of Ava Earl during Salmonfest 2019 in Ninilchik, Alaska on August 2, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Fish, love and… compost? Ethical consumption at Salmonfest

Cook Inletkeeper volunteers work to eliminate waste at Salmonfest

Attendees of Salmonfest dance to the music of Ava Earl during Salmonfest 2019 in Ninilchik, Alaska on August 2, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Sailboat secures past to present with Homer to Bristol Bay trip

Standing tall among the thousands of visitors at last weekend’s Salmonfest was a 29-foot long wooden vessel with a 9-foot beam, a 25-foot mast, and… Continue reading

Back to school information

Homer High School Registration dates: Thursday, Aug. 12 — new student registration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. School start/end times: 9 a.m. to 3:45… Continue reading

Three file to run for Homer City Council seat

Current Homer City Council members Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas have filed to run for two seats that are coming open this election cycle, along… Continue reading

Homer Head Start early education program at risk for being shut down

Parents, staff and young students gathered last Thursday in front of the Homer Head Start to advocate for the school and urge people to support… Continue reading

Recall Dunleavy supporters hold signs at a Recall Dunleavy rally held on Aug. 1, 2019, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)

Recall Dunleavy effort starts with statewide rallies on Thursday

A movement to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy started on Thursday with rallies around the state, including one held at WKFL Park in Homer. Co-sponsored by… Continue reading

Recall Dunleavy supporters hold signs at a Recall Dunleavy rally held on Aug. 1, 2019, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)
As portions of the Swan Lake Fire continue to smolder in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, new forest growth has already started sprouting near Watson Lake as seen here on Wednesday, July 24. (Courtesy Eastern Area Incident Management Team)

No further growth expected for Swan Lake Fire

No increase in fire activity is expected for the Swan Lake Fire for the remainder of the season, the Eastern Area Incident Management Team said… Continue reading

As portions of the Swan Lake Fire continue to smolder in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, new forest growth has already started sprouting near Watson Lake as seen here on Wednesday, July 24. (Courtesy Eastern Area Incident Management Team)

Dorothy Drive landowners petition borough to close section-line easement

A group of Dorothy Drive property owners who had sought to have the state vacate a section-line easement in the East Skyline Drive area have… Continue reading

Emergency medical technicians help victims of a boat capsizing up the Homer Harbor load and launch ramp on Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Crews in three Good Samaritan boats, from front to back, the Torega, the Grotta Nove, and the Seabird, rescued five people from an overturned skiff near China Poot Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Five survive boat capsize near Gull Island

Five people survived an ocean dunking after their boat capsized near China Poot Bay and Gull Island on Tuesday afternoon. Except for being cold and… Continue reading

Emergency medical technicians help victims of a boat capsizing up the Homer Harbor load and launch ramp on Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Crews in three Good Samaritan boats, from front to back, the Torega, the Grotta Nove, and the Seabird, rescued five people from an overturned skiff near China Poot Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Foot, founder of Houseless Records, poses for a photo on July 18, 2019 at Camp Here: Occupy to Overcome, a sit-in on the Delany Park Strip in Anchorage, Alaska to raise awareness of the issues facing homeless people. Houseless Records is embarking on the Front Porch Tour, which brings events featuring music, art and food to various communities along with educational material on how to help the homeless population. (Photo by Matthew Meyer)

Music, art tour to support the homeless comes to Homer

“House and home are different. I’ve been houseless and felt like I had a home.”

Foot, founder of Houseless Records, poses for a photo on July 18, 2019 at Camp Here: Occupy to Overcome, a sit-in on the Delany Park Strip in Anchorage, Alaska to raise awareness of the issues facing homeless people. Houseless Records is embarking on the Front Porch Tour, which brings events featuring music, art and food to various communities along with educational material on how to help the homeless population. (Photo by Matthew Meyer)

Filing period opens Aug. 1 for borough elections

The filing period for Kenai Peninsula Borough offices opens at 8 a.m. Aug. 1 and runs through 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15. In a notice of… Continue reading

Council calls on governor, legislature to reverse vetoes

As the Alaska Legislature continued meeting this week in Juneau at Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s direction to consider funding a capital budget and an Alaska Permanent… Continue reading

About 2.5 ounces of dried marijuana in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
About 2.5 ounces of dried marijuana in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Erosion at the Anchor Point beach has grown worse since this photo was taken in April 2013 at the lower Cook Inlet community in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Charges against tractor launch operator could affect Anchor Point business

A charge against a tractor launch operation for disturbance of natural objects on Alaska State Park land at the Anchor Point beach has thrown into… Continue reading

Erosion at the Anchor Point beach has grown worse since this photo was taken in April 2013 at the lower Cook Inlet community in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A de Havilland Beaver aircraft floats upside down near the mouth of Tutka Bay, across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska, on Friday, July 19, 2019. The plane had an accident during takeoff with seven people on board. (Photo courtesy Robert Williams)

Anchorage flying service suspends operations after fatal floatplane accident near Homer

A Maryland man is dead and his child is in critical condition

A de Havilland Beaver aircraft floats upside down near the mouth of Tutka Bay, across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska, on Friday, July 19, 2019. The plane had an accident during takeoff with seven people on board. (Photo courtesy Robert Williams)
A de Havilland Beaver aircraft floats upside down near the mouth of Tutka Bay, across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska, on Friday, July 19, 2019. The plane had an accident during takeoff with seven people on board. (Photo courtesy Robert Williams)

1 killed in Tutka Bay plane accident; child in critical condition

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Joseph Patanella’s last name, which was previously spelled wrong in an Alaska State… Continue reading

A de Havilland Beaver aircraft floats upside down near the mouth of Tutka Bay, across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska, on Friday, July 19, 2019. The plane had an accident during takeoff with seven people on board. (Photo courtesy Robert Williams)

Anchorage woman arrested in Anchor Point shooting

An Anchorage woman has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man in the Anchor Point area earlier this week, according to Alaska State Troopers. The… Continue reading

A view of the back burning operations being conducted on the Swan Lake Fire as seen from Watson Lake in June 2019. (Courtesy Jessica St. Laurent/BLM Alaska Fire Medic)

Swan Lake Fire growth stalled

The latest measurement of the fire puts it at 100,812 acres.

A view of the back burning operations being conducted on the Swan Lake Fire as seen from Watson Lake in June 2019. (Courtesy Jessica St. Laurent/BLM Alaska Fire Medic)
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Addiction treatment center in search of a new location — again

A faith-based organization that’s been trying to set up an inpatient addiction treatment center in the Homer area for months is again searching for a… Continue reading

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Thirteen apply for new Homer Superior Court judgeship

Thirteen people have applied for a new Homer Superior Court position created by the passage of Senate Bill 41, which established superior court judgeships for… Continue reading

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