Homer Tribune’s Thursday edition was its last

HOMER — A small Alaska weekly newspaper is ceasing publication. The Homer Tribune announced on its front page and online that Thursday’s edition would the… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Stroozas contests winning candidate’s eligibility

A Homer City Council member and candidate who was defeated in his race for re-election has filed an affidavit claiming one of the winning candidates… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in a pile of scrap vehicles on Greenfield Road on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services)

Fire crews douse large vehicle fire in Anchor Point over weekend

Firefighters from Anchor Point and Ninilchik doused a large vehicle fire in Anchor Point on Sunday, according to the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services.… Continue reading

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in a pile of scrap vehicles on Greenfield Road on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Cross-country running Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday — Fiesta Night Wrestling Dinner Fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. in the Commons… Continue reading

New commander takes helm of USGC Hickory

A time honored U.S. Coast Guard tradition played out last Friday as a new captain of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory took command. Lt. Cmdr.… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30 at the Homer News. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer election finalized; Hansen-Cavasos wins council seat by 7 votes

Political newcomer Storm Hansen-Cavasos has unseated Homer City Council incumbent Shelly Erickson by seven votes, according to the final election results after the Canvass Board… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30 at the Homer News. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Supporters wave signs in support of Proposition A, to ban single-use plastic bags, and for Homer City Council candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, and WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer voters approve plastic bag ban; Evensen to serve on council

Homer has a new city council member in political newcomer Joey Evensen, and voters have approved a ban on retailers providing thin, single-use plastic bags… Continue reading

Supporters wave signs in support of Proposition A, to ban single-use plastic bags, and for Homer City Council candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, and WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Monday, Oct. 7 — Big Booster Club Meeting in the staff lounge at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 — Volleyball v. Soldotna… Continue reading

Homer Flex Phoenix Award winner: Kaitlynn Dawsey

Sophomore Kaitlynn Dawsey is the recipient of the September Flex Phoenix Award. This award is given monthly to the student who represents the Homer Flex… Continue reading

A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The ads were paid for by AlaskaYes, according to a disclaimer on the sign. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Props 1, 2 failing by wide margin

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters considered two propositions on Tuesday’s ballot that in preliminary results appeared to be losing by wide margins by the time preliminary… Continue reading

A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The ads were paid for by AlaskaYes, according to a disclaimer on the sign. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Preliminary results: Kenai Peninsula Borough election

Polls closed at 8 p.m. across the Kenai Peninsula and results are starting to trickle in. Below are the unofficial results as they stand at… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Candidates for Homer City Council talk economy, quality of life and more at forum

The four candidates running for two open seats on the Homer City Council got a chance to address constituents and speak their mind on a… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Council passes utility, public assessments code rewrite

Members of the Homer City Council put a lid on a code rewrite that was months in the making at their Monday meeting at Homer… Continue reading

Homer students rally for climate change action

Advocating for action and raising their young voices over concerns about the growing climate change crisis, students from Homer High School walked out of their… Continue reading

Sammy Crawford, a board member with the League of Women Voters, asks assembly and school board candidates questions at a forum held in on Thursday, Sept. 19 in Soldotna, ahead of the Oct. 1 municipal election. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

League of Women hosts candidate forum

Audience members raised questions about candidate absences

Sammy Crawford, a board member with the League of Women Voters, asks assembly and school board candidates questions at a forum held in on Thursday, Sept. 19 in Soldotna, ahead of the Oct. 1 municipal election. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Homecoming Pep Rally at 3 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gym Friday — Homecoming Parade, bonfire and games at 7:30… Continue reading

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner Jason Schuler, left, of Wahpeton, North Dakota, poses with his 224.2-pound fish on July 12, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. To the right of the fish is Captain Daniel Donich of Daniel’s Personalized Guide Service. Schuler caught the fish on Donich’s boat, the Optimist. (Photo provided)

Homer Chamber of Commerce ends halibut derby

The 2019 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner got a prize of $13,160.50 for his 224.2-pound barn door, but Jason Schuler also can add a footnote… Continue reading

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner Jason Schuler, left, of Wahpeton, North Dakota, poses with his 224.2-pound fish on July 12, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. To the right of the fish is Captain Daniel Donich of Daniel’s Personalized Guide Service. Schuler caught the fish on Donich’s boat, the Optimist. (Photo provided)

Sport programs end for Russian Old Believer schools

Effective this year, the schools in three Russian Old Believer villages at the head of Kachemak Bay no longer have athletic programming. Michael Wojciak, principal… Continue reading

Cafe Cups closes its doors

Homer residents and visitors may soon notice a little something missing when they drive down Pioneer Avenue — the iconic, Alice in Wonderland-esque tea cups… Continue reading

High speed chase through Homer ends in arrest

One man is in custody after Alaska State Troopers pursued him in a high speed chase from Anchor Point to Homer. Sgt. Daniel Cox of… Continue reading

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