Harrison Smith, South Peninsula Hospital Facilities Manager, stands by medical oxygen tanks on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at the hospital in Homer, Alaska.  Smith, a certified medical gas technician, has been involved with the med-gas system management at South Peninsula Hospital for 18 years. (Photo by Derotha Ferraro / South Peninsula Hospital)

Two southern peninsula residents die of COVID-19

South Peninsula Hospital has adequate reserves for medical oxygen despite increased demand.

Workers on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, paint the fog or right side lane lineon the Homer Bypass at Lake Street as reconstruction winds down for the summer inHomer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Lake Street work almost done

Signal upgrades will be done once poles arrive.

Alaskans pick up and turn in Permanent Fund Dividend applications at the Department of Revenue office in the State Office Building in March 2011. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Dividend payments expected in 30 days

The bill passed, when do you get a check or deposit?

The 2021 elections will be held Oct. 5.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board Q&A

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 9 and the… Continue reading

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The 2021 elections will be held Oct. 5.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Q&A

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 9 and the… Continue reading

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The 2021 elections will be held Oct. 5.

Homer City Council candidate Q&A

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 9 and the… Continue reading

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Nathan Erfurth speaks before the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education on Monday, July 12, in Soldotna.

School board approves employee contracts, pay raises for school nurses

88% of KPEA’s voting members approved their contract and 99% of KPESA’s voting members approved their contract.

The afternoon sun makes birch leaves glow yellow on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the Hidden Lake Campground in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Sterling, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Fall in Alaska is subtle but fabulous

On my mother’s side I come from a long line of New Englanders, the kind of people for whom fall Continue reading...

Kim Terpening's "Wetands Daydream" is part of the Homer Drawdown Peatland exhibit showing at the Pratt Museum & Park through Oct. 10, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Peatlands exhibit at Pratt merges art and conservation

In its exhibits, the Pratt Museum & Park has used artistic expression to explore scientific concepts like plankton, the tides Continue reading...

Seasoned spinach, sauteed mushrooms and onion, acorn jelly, seasoned mung bean sprouts, stir-fried dried anchovies and peanuts, pickled radish, fried zucchini, fried shrimp pancakes, and beef and radish soup were featured in the author’s celebration of Chuseok. The traditional Korean harvest festival dates to antiquity and pays homage to Korea’s ancient farming roots and was celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Sharing a harvest feast

Chuseok, a traditional Korean harvest festival, dates to antiquity and pays homage to Korea’s ancient farming roots.

Homer Foundation 30 years logo.

In past years, foundation overcame challenges

New executive director, board and investment strategy put Homer Foundation on a steady track.

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Sports

Sports in brief

Football The Sept. 24 junior varsity football game vs. Redington was canceled. Upcoming games: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24: Varsity… Continue reading

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Homer quarterback Carter Tennison tries to avoid the tackle of Kenai Central’s Talon Whicker on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai football holds off Homer

The Kenai Central football team held off a Homer comeback for a 27-23 victory Friday in Mid Alaska Conference play… Continue reading

 

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds up a graph showing the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund during a new conference at the Alaska State Capitol on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Lawmakers have asked the governor to amend the call of the special session, allowing them to address the budget which remains only partially funded. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Lawmakers, governor spar over direction of special session

Lawmakers return to the capital city.

 

Members of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific picket in front of the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The union called a strike on Wednesday over failed negotiations with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Ferry workers strike continues; State says strike ‘illegal’

Ferry workers strike, and the state strikes back

 

Opinion
Greg Sarber. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Vaccine mandates are political theater

Last Thursday Joe Biden announced new vaccine mandates on 2.1 million federal employees, contractors, and 17 million employees of health… Continue reading

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Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Sept. 23, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

To the Community of Homer, The Homer City Council strongly encourages businesses, schools, nonprofits, and government agencies within the city… Continue reading

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Community

Town Crier

Update: Town Crier has been updated with new information on closures at Homer Senior Citizens. Information in the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

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Lione Rae Bell

Lione Rae Bell was born at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 26, 2021, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage to… Continue reading

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No one wants toenail fungus; it is appalling and can be hard…
September 24, 2021
Nowadays, more and more people are working towards bettering themselves, especially health-wise.…
September 23, 2021
The stereotype of the “aging body” is omnipresent. After reaching a certain…
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Glucoswitch is a revolutionary new dietary supplement designed to support blood sugar…
September 23, 2021
Obituaries
Mick Colgrove

Mick Colgrove

Mick Colgrove passed away peacefully in his home in Osage on Monday, Aug. 30 at the age of 81 surrounded… Continue reading

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Sylvester "Sandy" Mazen

Sylvester David Kiyonuk “Sandy” Mazen

Sylvester David Kiyonuk “Sandy” Mazen March 16, 1928 — Sept. 6, 2021 Sylvester David Kiyonuk “Sandy” Mazen, 93, of Homer… Continue reading

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