School employees, community members and members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education listen to a presentation on Voznesenka and Kachemak Selo schools during a Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 meeting of the school board at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

No agreement yet as educator strike looms

Two education associations rejected the district’s offer at their Thursday bargaining session.

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                                Eliza Eller with the Kenai Local Food Connection gives a class on making Kimchi at the Harvest Moon Local Food Festival at Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday.

Pies, produce and pickling

Annual Harvest Moon Local Food Festival brings farmers and foragers to Soldotna Creek Park

From left, Kendra Bailey, Emma McKay and Tristen Barnes show off their potatoes at the Montessori Farmer’s Market at the Soldotna Montessori School on Sept. 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Where children grow

Soldotna Montessori hosts farmers market featuring produce grown by students

Community gathers to show ‘You Matter’

Kenaitze Indian Tribe hosts walk to raise awareness about suicide prevention

Schools briefs for the week of Sept. 15, 2019

What’s happening this week

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Kenai peninsula Borough School District administration, members from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association meet at a collective bargaining session to continue contract negotiations for employees who have been without contracts for a year, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Educators set to strike Tuesday

Educators and staff will strike, starting Tuesday, a Friday night press release from two employee associations said. Executive committees with… Continue reading

It it what it is: Gone but not forgotten

Let’s just say that the kids’ presence is lingering.

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A group of friends makes their way through the trail leading to Tutka Lake across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska in August, 2019. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Let’s pour one out for Mother Tutka

For the two years I’ve lived in Homer, I’ve managed just two trips across Kachemak Bay that haven’t been work Continue reading...

Refuge Notebook: The Swan Lake Fire and wildlife

This summer brought one of the hottest and driest summers ever recorded on the Kenai. Large areas dominated by black Continue reading...

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A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A conversation with Doc Fest co-founder Jamie Sutton

The 16th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival begins Thursday.


Nikiski volleyball tops Homer in 5 games

The Nikiski volleyball team pulled out a 25-18, 13-25, 25-21, 23-25 and 15-11 victory in Homer on Saturday. The Bulldogs… Continue reading


Homer’s River Mann takes the ball up the field during a Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 football game against Valdez High School on the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Prep football roundup

The Nikiski football team escaped with its first win of 2019 Friday night in Ketchikan, toppling the King 9-8. The… Continue reading