Alaska fishing groups concerned about the impacts that large-scale development projects could have on salmon habitat are pushing to reform the state’s permitting requirements through a voter initiative on the 2018 ballot.
One of the things I love about a visit to the Homer Farmers Market (besides chatting with friends and eating good food) is seeing all the options for food production here. Local food is always fresher and more nutritious, but there is one kind of food you simply can’t buy off the grocery store shelves.
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft has one very clear message: the country needs more icebreakers.
Alaska Dispatch News owner Alice Rogoff’s attorney is proposing to hold an auction for the sale of the newspaper at an upcoming bankruptcy hearing Sept. 11, and spelled out a path forward for employees at the deal’s conclusion.
SOLDOTNA — Sportfishing groups and advocates want to see the federal government separate the management of sport and commercial fishing in the upcoming renewal of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Alaska seasonally adjusted unemployment rate hit 7 percent in July according to the state Labor Department.
After October, only two of the five members of the Seldovia Recreational Service Area Board will be elected. The other three will be appointed by Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre.
While the State of Alaska is still mired in a damaging cycle of multibillion-dollar budget deficits, it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which its biggest financial asset could be doing better.
In the 18 months since Alaska started the licensing process for legal, commercial cannabis, only three Homer area licenses have been issued. All are for cultivation facilities and outside city limits and in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. If a retail pot shop goes as planned, though, the city of Homer could see its first commercial enterprise by the holidays.
KENAI — The United Cook Inlet Drift Association’s lawsuit against the federal government has finally reached its conclusion, though its repercussions are far from over.
All the recent rain may get some folks down, but it also signals moose hunting season. And for those who prefer to hunt with a knife rather than a gun, it brings on thoughts of mushroom hunting.
Residents in the most rural areas of the western peninsula may get access to much better internet connections in the next few years.
One of the things I love about local food issues is how it crosses all borders. I haven’t found anyone, regardless of creed, religion, race, or political view, who doesn’t like to eat. Every day.
With a mariachi band, one of Homer’s oldest restaurants, Don Jose’s, celebrated its 35th anniversary on Sunday. Carmen Ramos and her husband and the restaurant’s namesake, Jose Ramos, started the Pioneer Avenue restaurant in March 1982. They met in Los Angeles and came to Homer in 1980 before settling into the restaurant business. Over the years the Ramos family has opened restaurants in Homer, Soldotna, Kodiak, Kenai and Anchorage, but now runs the Homer and Anchorage restaurants. They also own the Harbor Grill on the Spit and have invested in local real estate.
South Peninsula Hospital CEO Bob Letson is leaving Homer after nearly a decade. What he’ll remember most from his time here are all the expanded medical services he brought on board to make it easier for Homer residents to get the help they need, he said.
JUNEAU (AP) — The design and funding for a new Alaska ferry are ready to go, but the federal government is not.
The Alaska Energy Authority board of directors unanimously approved a $46.4 million expansion of the Bradley Lake hydroelectric plant at its Aug. 10 meeting in Anchorage.
After several delays, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced on Tuesday in a press release that the M/V Tustumena has returned to service for communities in the Kenai Peninsula, Southwest Alaska and the Aleutian chain. The Tustumena arrived in Homer on Tuesday.
Normally I like to banter on about how wonderful our farmers and our Farmers Market are. Anyone at last week’s Zucchini Festival would know that I do not exaggerate. But in all the fun a mayhem last week, I saw one character deserving of attention who was fairly ignored.