Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Back to school

Principals discuss what reopening will look like at local schools

 

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.

 

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)
A sign detailing the store’s mask policy is seen here outside Safeway in Soldotna on July 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

From ‘stupid’ to ‘a very good idea’

Local customers bring a variety of opinions to new face-mask policies at retailers.

A sign detailing the store’s mask policy is seen here outside Safeway in Soldotna on July 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Landmark gets ‘new hat’

Church gets new roof, cupolas, crosses for 125th anniversary

The governor and Department of Public Safety condemned Google in a news release after the company would not allow Alaska State Troopers to pay for further distribution of an ad, July 17, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Governor, Department of Public Safety blast Google after company cancels ad

Google says advertising company needs to be verified for the U.S.

The governor and Department of Public Safety condemned Google in a news release after the company would not allow Alaska State Troopers to pay for further distribution of an ad, July 17, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
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)
Ninilchik Fire Chief David Bear moves the fire truck out of the new Ninilchik Emergency Services building on Aug. 9, 2014, to make room for visitors to the open house of the new NES building. (Homer News file photo)

Combined fire, EMS service area will go to the voters

The new entity would be called the Western Emergency Service Area.

Ninilchik Fire Chief David Bear moves the fire truck out of the new Ninilchik Emergency Services building on Aug. 9, 2014, to make room for visitors to the open house of the new NES building. (Homer News file photo)
A sign announcing the closure of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools at K-Beach Elementary can be seen on March 26, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board to vote on 1st day for students

Smart Start plan for KPBSD will be sent to Department of Education by the end of this month

A sign announcing the closure of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools at K-Beach Elementary can be seen on March 26, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Hospital adds new COVID-19 rooms

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

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 young volunteer chases three piglets named Mary Hamkins, Petunia and Sir Oinks-a-lot through a race during the pig races at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai Peninsula Fair canceled this year

Cotton candy, carnival rides and racing pigs will have to wait for another summer, according to the board of directors for the Kenai Peninsula Fair.… Continue reading

A young volunteer chases three piglets named Mary Hamkins, Petunia and Sir Oinks-a-lot through a race during the pig races at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)