Megan Pacer

Homer’s River Mann is tackled by a group of Kardinals during a Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 football game against Kenai Central High School at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners won 44-6. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer, Nikiski football record wins

Homer’s Tennison proves hard to stop once again

 

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

3 new COVID-19 cases on peninsula

The state announced four new hospitalizations Wednesday.

 

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City unveils three additional financial relief programs for struggling organizations

Child care, social services and nonprofits can now apply for funds

 

Kenai’s Jayna Boonstra claims first place in the varsity girls’ 5 kilometer race Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Boonstra, Hamilton win Homer Invite

Soldotna sweeps team titles

Kenai’s Jayna Boonstra claims first place in the varsity girls’ 5 kilometer race Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A member of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department walks toward a boat fire on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 in the Homer Harbor in Homer, Alaska. Firefighters doused the blaze that caught on a 32-foot fiberglass boat that evening. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Firefighters douse boat fire

No one injured in blaze at the Homer Harbor

A member of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department walks toward a boat fire on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 in the Homer Harbor in Homer, Alaska. Firefighters doused the blaze that caught on a 32-foot fiberglass boat that evening. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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4 new COVID-19 cases on central peninsula

The state reported 69 new cases on Wednesday

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State reports 86 new COVID-19 cases, 1 in Soldotna

The state also announced Thursday an outbreak at the McLaughlin Youth Center in Anchorage.

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State announces 1 new death related to COVID-19

1 new case on the southern peninsula, 2 more in Soldotna

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Fireweed Academy Kindergarten teacher Erin Pollock holds class outside on the first day of school Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Janet Bowen, Fireweed Academy)

Lower peninsula schools open for in-person and remote education

Schools in the areas with low and medium risk can progress with in-person learning

Fireweed Academy Kindergarten teacher Erin Pollock holds class outside on the first day of school Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Janet Bowen, Fireweed Academy)

Former trooper accused of theft

The man is accused of stealing $20,000 from Anchor Point Post

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2 more COVID-19 cases in Kenai on Thursday

Kenai now has 75 total cumulative cases.

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2 new COVID-19 cases on the Kenai Peninsula

There are now a total of 4,438 resident cases of COVID-19 in Alaska

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Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Back to school

Principals discuss what reopening will look like at local schools

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
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State reports 68 new cases, 1 new death linked to COVID-19

There are two new cases in Sterling and one in “other North.”

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4 new COVID-19 cases on the Kenai Peninsula reported Friday

As of Friday, the Kenai Peninsula had a total of 312 cases, 209 of which are still active.

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State reports 59 new COVID cases, 2 on peninsula

Alaska now has 2,967 active cases and 1,191 recovered and presumed recovered people.

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Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Education commissioner talks school start

State reports 66 new COVID-19 cases

Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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State COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Cases are expected to rise given how much Alaskans are social distancing and using face coverings.

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Tsunami warning canceled

Residents are advised not to re-occupy “hazard zones” until authorities indicate it’s safe to do so.

Screenshot from the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center
Homer High School Principal Douglas Waclawski (left) stands at the entrance to the local high school while residents show up in search of higher ground in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. Homer High School is the designated evacuation location for those below the inundation zone with nowhere else to evacuate to during a tsunami warning. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer residents briefly evacuate after quake, tsunami warning

The temblor struck just after 10. p.m. Tuesday, 75 miles south of of Chignik in the Aleutian Chain

Homer High School Principal Douglas Waclawski (left) stands at the entrance to the local high school while residents show up in search of higher ground in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. Homer High School is the designated evacuation location for those below the inundation zone with nowhere else to evacuate to during a tsunami warning. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)