Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
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)
The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship, right, pulls into the AJ Dock in Juneau in September 2018. Emissions are among the many grievances raised by the Global Cruise Activist Network against the cruise industry. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Cruise control: Activists voice goals for cruise industry reform

Pollution, human rights and community determinism are all on their agenda.

The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship, right, pulls into the AJ Dock in Juneau in September 2018. Emissions are among the many grievances raised by the Global Cruise Activist Network against the cruise industry. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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)
In this June 23, 2016 photo, the Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes Eagle Glacier. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
In this June 23, 2016 photo, the Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes Eagle Glacier. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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)
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)
Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, talks to the media about his nomination for Speaker of the House in this February 2019 photo. Knopp died July, 31, in a plane crash near his home town. (Michael Penn/ Juneau Empire File)

Knopp’s name to remain on Aug. 18 primary ballot

Should he win, the Alaska Republican Party will be able to petition for a replacement candidate.

Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, talks to the media about his nomination for Speaker of the House in this February 2019 photo. Knopp died July, 31, in a plane crash near his home town. (Michael Penn/ Juneau Empire File)
Rep. Gary Knopp is seen in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Jayme Jones)

Lawmakers remember colleague killed in crash

State Rep. Gary Knopp, who represented Kenai-Soldotna area, was one of seven people killed Friday.

Rep. Gary Knopp is seen in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Jayme Jones)

Rep. Gary Knopp killed in plane crash

The mid-air plane crash occurred in Soldotna Friday morning.

Photos by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion
                                Nekoda Cooper, right, and Elijah Cooper, left, sell produce as part of Nekoda’s Caring for the Kenai Project, “Imperfect Produce,” during Progress Days in Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday.

Soldotnans turn out for toned-down Progress Days

Soldotna’s chamber joined forces with Wednesday Market to celebrate the town while avoiding crowds.

Photos by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion
                                Nekoda Cooper, right, and Elijah Cooper, left, sell produce as part of Nekoda’s Caring for the Kenai Project, “Imperfect Produce,” during Progress Days in Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday.
The Alaska Bar Association and Alaska Legal Services Corporation will offer a free hotline for noncriminal legal advice for coronavirus related issues on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6-8 p.m. (Courtesy photo | Nordwood Themes)

Law group launches free coronavirus legal advice hotline

The noncriminal advice hotline will be available three days a week.

The Alaska Bar Association and Alaska Legal Services Corporation will offer a free hotline for noncriminal legal advice for coronavirus related issues on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6-8 p.m. (Courtesy photo | Nordwood Themes)
Screenshot from the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center

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)
This screenshot shows the areas of Alaska under a tsunami warning following a 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck off the Aleutian Chain Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Screenshot from National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration)
This screenshot shows the areas of Alaska under a tsunami warning following a 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck off the Aleutian Chain Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Screenshot from National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration)