Megan Pacer

People from across the Peninsula celebrated three days of fish, love and music over the weekend at the eighth-annual Salmonfest in Ninilchik. Hosted at the… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion</span>
                                Stu Schmutzler dances at the River Stage during Rabbit Creek Ramblers’ set at the 2017 Salmonfest in Ninilchik, Alaska on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

Get ready for fish, love and music

The organizers of Salmonfest are ready to bring the people of Alaska another three days of “fish, love and music” next month, with a cause… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion</span>
                                Stu Schmutzler dances at the River Stage during Rabbit Creek Ramblers’ set at the 2017 Salmonfest in Ninilchik, Alaska on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.
Colorful blooms peek out of the green foliage in a section of the Pratt Museum’s garden Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

The Pratt’s new gardener wants you to rediscover the many uses of plants

Yarrow Hinnant has long known the many health and subsistence benefits native plants can provide. As the Pratt Museum’s new official gardener, he’s excited to… Continue reading

Colorful blooms peek out of the green foliage in a section of the Pratt Museum’s garden Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Few lower peninsula residents comment on hospital service area boundary move

Two proposals that would alter the boundaries of the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area are poised to make it onto the ballot this October.… Continue reading

Homer asks voters to approve sales tax boost to pay for new police station

The city of Homer is again asking residents to approve funding for a new police station — one the Homer Police Department says is badly… Continue reading

Homer girls beat Kenai for first time in years; boys suffer loss

Without scoring a goal, the members of Homer High School’s girls soccer team managed to beat Peninsula Conference adversary Kenai Central High School for the… Continue reading

1 dead in fatal Kenai Spur wreck

One man is dead after a fatal car accident on the Kenai Spur Highway on Monday evening. Kenai resident Michael Thomas Grisham, 50, was driving… Continue reading

Council introduces ordinance that would allow marijuana sales on Homer Spit

Retail marijuana stores making their way to the Homer Spit is once again on the table at City Hall. In a tie vote broken by… Continue reading

Nicolas Petit claims his first T200 victory, third win in a row

Musher Nicolas Petit can finally say he’s won the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. By claiming the top spot Sunday in the race that takes… Continue reading

T-200 takes off

They come in a variety of colors, sizes and abilities, but sled dogs have at least one thing in common: they love to move. The… Continue reading

First Homer baby of 2018 comes late for the New Year, early for her family

Brooke Addison Buzga has the distinction of being the first baby born in South Peninsula Hospital in the New Year. Born at 8:29 a.m. on… Continue reading

Local man starts Flying Spaghetti Monster congregation in response to borough assembly’s invocation policy

Ever since the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s controversial policy regarding invocations before meetings was updated and finalized in 2016, people across the peninsula have been… Continue reading

Homer’s Meals on Wheels program gets new Subaru after winning grant

Those who are signed up to get daily deliveries from the Homer Senior Citizens Center’s Meals on Wheels program may start seeing their food brought… Continue reading

In their first First Friday showcase, Kachemak Bay Quilters focus on giving back to others

Some people make art to have a creative outlet, something just for themselves. Others, like the Kachemak Bay Quilters, take a more altruistic approach. The… Continue reading

KESA medic treated 19 patients after Las Vegas mass shooting

A Homer-area first responder deployed by the American Red Cross to help in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting found that the best… Continue reading

Retired educator uses veterans archives to teach on WWII

HOMER — What’s the difference between a sensor and a censor? Does it mean anything if a stamp is upside down? What is the significance… Continue reading

Districts starts the budget talk

For a short time Tuesday night, schools from all corners of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District were connected by a common cause and presentation:… Continue reading

Homer residents get new program, place to exercise with SPH physicians

Dozens of residents young and old traded their boots for sneakers this past weekend for Homer’s inaugural Walk with a Doc event, a localization of… Continue reading

Preliminary report points out issues with Nikiski incorporation effort

A preliminary report to the state’s Local Boundary Commission cites a number of aspects in Nikiski’s petition to incorporate into a home-rule city that don’t… Continue reading

Local Boundary Commission extends comment period for Nikiski incorporation petition

Those with an interest in Nikiski’s petition to become a home-rule city have some more time to weigh in to the Local Boundary Commission, the… Continue reading