Sterling Highway closed as Swan Lake Fire grows

UPDATE, 7:30 p.m. The Swan Lake Fire was 5 miles to the west and northwest of Cooper Landing, according to… Continue reading

A young volunteer chases three piglets named Mary Hamkins, Petunia and Sir Oinks-a-lot through the race Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds during the pig races on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 in Ninilchik, Alaska. Spectators place bets on their favorite swine to win and the proceeds go to support the fair. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Living the fair life

Residents enjoy weekend of pig races, fish throwing, and livestock auctions in Ninilchik

A plume of smoke rises from the Swan Lake fire area as vehicles head south on the Sterling Highway on July 18, 2019, near Skilak Lake, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Swan Lake fire flares up, again

The 102,906-acre fire has experienced substantial growth over the last few days.

Country singer Zac Brown’s lawyer Blaine Gillam speaks for his client at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission meeting, Aug. 12, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Effort to vacate Homer easement fails at planning commission

Country musician Zac Brown was one of a handful of people seeking to remove the easement.

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                                Junar Lim takes photos of Ziah Lim, left, and Arsenia Lim, all of Cavite, the Philippines, at gardens in Town Square in Anchorage Thursday. Alaska recorded its warmest month ever in July and hot, dry weather has continued in Anchorage and much of the region south of the Alaska Range.

Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely

The effects were felt from the Arctic Ocean to Alaska’s Panhandle.

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy signs SB 2002 at the Alaska Association of General Contractors in Anchorage on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Courtesy photo)

‘Disappointing’, but not devastating

Dunleavy-signed capital budget includes vetoes, partial funding for local programs

Recall Dunleavy organizers Ann Keffer, right, in hat, and Pat Cue, behind Keffer, take signatures at a Recall Dunleavy rally held on Aug. 1 at WKFL Park in Homer. At left, former Homer Rep. Paul Seaton, NP-Homer, signs a form. Seaton lost to Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, in the general election. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)

Recall Dunleavy hits, surpasses signature target

Organizers needed 28,000 signatures to apply with the state to advance the recall effort.

It is what it is: Painting, interrupted

With more than two months since I started this project, what’s taking me so long?

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Alaska Voices: Alaskans deserve a budget that reflects our values

It’s important to step back and look at what government is and what it does.

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Residents line the Sterling Highway, in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office to oppose Pebble mine on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Save Bristol Bay

Our leaders must hold the Corps of Engineers and the Pebble Partnership accountable.

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Coming into the Country: Ticks

While on a family vacation to Florida this spring we took a short walk through a lush, beautiful forest in Continue reading...

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Sports

Soldotna’s Youngren takes 2nd among women, 3rd overall at Humpy’s Marathon

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren took second for the women and third overall Sunday in the Humpy’s Marathon in Anchorage, part of… Continue reading

 

Kahakauwila, Morin, Hyman win Donald R. Morgan Memorial Club Championship titles

Kenai’s Charlie Kahakauwila, Homer’s Chris Morin and Soldotna’s Marianne Hyman won gross titles Sunday at the two-day Donald R. Morgan… Continue reading