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The cast and crew of “Knife Skills” poses for a photo at Pier One Theatre during a recording session in August in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Sheppard, Theodore Castellani, Chloë Pleznac, Joshua Krohn (sitting, at sound board), Darrel Oliver, Helen-Thea Marcus and Ingrid Harrald. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Schneider)

KBBI broadcasts new radio play on Friday

‘Knife Skills’ was written and directed by Homer playwright Lindsey Schneider

The cast and crew of “Knife Skills” poses for a photo at Pier One Theatre during a recording session in August in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Sheppard, Theodore Castellani, Chloë Pleznac, Joshua Krohn (sitting, at sound board), Darrel Oliver, Helen-Thea Marcus and Ingrid Harrald. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Schneider)
A crashed Piper 22-135 single-engine airplane lies on the mud flats of Mariner Park Slough at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, after it crashed about 45 minutes earlier on takeoff near the Homer, Alaska, Airport. The pilot and only person on board suffered minor injuries. (PHoto by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pilot suffers minor injuries in Sunday plane crash

Piper PA 22-135 plane crashed after takeoff from airport

A crashed Piper 22-135 single-engine airplane lies on the mud flats of Mariner Park Slough at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, after it crashed about 45 minutes earlier on takeoff near the Homer, Alaska, Airport. The pilot and only person on board suffered minor injuries. (PHoto by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Vow to hold a civil election

Vow to hold a civil election

Reject violent protest as we head into fall elections

Vow to hold a civil election
The Bayside Buskers perform from noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska, as part of the Alaska World Arts Festival. (Photo by Aaron Christ)

Alaska World Arts Festival returns

For 2020, most of the festival will be virtual — and sometimes live

The Bayside Buskers perform from noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska, as part of the Alaska World Arts Festival. (Photo by Aaron Christ)
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula                                The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula                                The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska.
Melissa Shaginoff, right, speaks with Rika Mouw, left, and Asia Freeman, center, at “Land Acknowledgement in Action: Sign Installation” last Saturday at the Bishop’s Beach pavillion — the area known by the Dena’ina people as “Tuggeht,” or “at the water’s edge.”                                Michael Armstrong / Homer News

Sign making looks at land acknowledgment

Artists made signs to recognize that Indigenous people have long been stewards of lands we call home

Melissa Shaginoff, right, speaks with Rika Mouw, left, and Asia Freeman, center, at “Land Acknowledgement in Action: Sign Installation” last Saturday at the Bishop’s Beach pavillion — the area known by the Dena’ina people as “Tuggeht,” or “at the water’s edge.”                                Michael Armstrong / Homer News
The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club performs in an edited sequence of recorded video performances. (Screenshot courtesy of Homer String Orchestra Club)

Young musicians release video of socially distanced music

The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club released a video showing them performing outdoors.

The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club performs in an edited sequence of recorded video performances. (Screenshot courtesy of Homer String Orchestra Club)
The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska is seen here on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Filing period ends for borough, local elections

The election for both the borough and peninsula municipalities is on Oct. 6.

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska is seen here on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on Aug. 18, 2020, held in Anchorage, Alaska while a sign-language interpreter, lower left, signs. (Livestream screenshot courtesy Office of the Governor)

1 new death, 16 peninsula COVID cases reported

Cases include 14 on central peninsula, one in Homer and one nonresident

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on Aug. 18, 2020, held in Anchorage, Alaska while a sign-language interpreter, lower left, signs. (Livestream screenshot courtesy Office of the Governor)
Sun dapples the mountains near the U.S. Forest Service Trail River Campground on July 22, 2020, near Moose Pass, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

COVID camping is about slowing down and relaxing

Recreating during a pandemic presents some challenges. Is the great outdoors great enough? How do you social distance on a narrow wilderness trail? How toxic… Continue reading

Sun dapples the mountains near the U.S. Forest Service Trail River Campground on July 22, 2020, near Moose Pass, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Murder trial delayed; court suspends jury trials because of pandemic

Murder trial delayed; court suspends jury trials because of pandemic

Henry is accused of killing Mark Matthews, who at 61 years old was found dead on July 28, 2013.

Murder trial delayed; court suspends jury trials because of pandemic
Painted signs posted at the candlelight vigil held for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska, affirm love for Murnane and beseech her safe return. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Virtual birthday party to be held for missing Homer woman

Anesha “Duffy” Murnane has been missing since Oct. 17, 2019.

Painted signs posted at the candlelight vigil held for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska, affirm love for Murnane and beseech her safe return. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)
Pratt Museum Curator Savanna Bradley discusses “Entangled: Exploring Natural History Collections from Kachemak Bay,” on July 13, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pratt Museum unveils new ‘Entangled’ exhibit

Last month, the Pratt Museum reopened on a scaled-back basis with its summer show, “Entangled: Exploring Natural History Collections from Kachemak Bay.” Put together by… Continue reading

Pratt Museum Curator Savanna Bradley discusses “Entangled: Exploring Natural History Collections from Kachemak Bay,” on July 13, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Two more Alaskans die with COVID-19

There were 104 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska, of which 98 are residents and 6 are nonresidents.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Visitors camp on Friday, July 3, 2020, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska, in a vegetated area closed to camping between the Homer Shores Boardwalk, seen here in the background, and the Central Charters Boardwalk. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Visitors camp on Friday, July 3, 2020, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska, in a vegetated area closed to camping between the Homer Shores Boardwalk, seen here in the background, and the Central Charters Boardwalk. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A mural by David Pettibone and Austin Parkhill is part of the 1% for art work on the new Homer Police Station, as seen here on June 25, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Artist establishes roots in Homer

The large figurative and landscape paintings are part of a narrative, “Eat, drink and be merry …”

A mural by David Pettibone and Austin Parkhill is part of the 1% for art work on the new Homer Police Station, as seen here on June 25, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Hospital adds new COVID-19 rooms

Hospital adds new COVID-19 rooms

The hospital has made several changes or modifications to its facilities.

Hospital adds new COVID-19 rooms
A Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technician, left, assists a person who was involved in a boat capsizing, center, as they walk up the load-launch ramp on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at the Homer Harbor in Homer, Alaska. The crew of the F/V Captain Cook helped rescue the person. The crew of the F/V Casino rescued the other two people who were aboard the 14-foot skiff when it capsized near the entrance of China Poot Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

1 dead, 2 rescued after boat capsizes near China Poot Bay

A 14-foot skiff carrying three people overturned near Gull Island in the mouth of China Poot Bay.

A Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technician, left, assists a person who was involved in a boat capsizing, center, as they walk up the load-launch ramp on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at the Homer Harbor in Homer, Alaska. The crew of the F/V Captain Cook helped rescue the person. The crew of the F/V Casino rescued the other two people who were aboard the 14-foot skiff when it capsized near the entrance of China Poot Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A chart produced by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services shows four risk factors in being infected by COVID-19. (Graph courtesy Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)

17th Alaskan dies of COVID-19

There were 23 new positive cases of COVID-19 announced Tuesday.

A chart produced by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services shows four risk factors in being infected by COVID-19. (Graph courtesy Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
COVID-19. (Image CDC)

Case count dips after 5 record days of positive cases

Alaska has had 1,338 cases of the disease since the state began tracking the pandemic in March.

COVID-19. (Image CDC)