Homer News

  • There are all kinds of ways to judge the return of spring and summer. The arrival of sandhill cranes. The shorebird migration. Fish runs. The end of school. The first cruise ship. And the opening of the Homer Farmers Market. The Market’s first day was Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sa...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:53pm
  • There are two main ways that veggies show up at the Market this early in the season. Remember, most of the veggies we like to eat were not designed to grow in our climate. So that means a farmer has to baby them. The first way to get early veggies is with cover. High tunnels have been a windfall in ...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:53pm
  • Mariners looking for the Homer Harbor office at its old location by Ramp 2 won’t have to search hard to find the new Harbor Office building. It’s that white building with the curved wall that looks like the Starship Enterprise.  Last Monday, the new 4,800-square-foot building opened for bus...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:27pm
  • Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced May 20 that Robert Mumford has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. “I am pleased to announce Bob Mumford as my appointee to the Board of Fish,” Walker said. “His vast range of experience in multiple fields — as a commercia...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:18pm
  • Homer Community Food Pantry needs canned goods: fruit, vegetables, beans, chili, Spahgetti-O’s, ravioli, soups, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, refried beans and volunteers. Contact:Food Pantry at 235-1968  ...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:54am
  • Regan Baker, left, hands a Spit Sisters flier to Norma Gardner, right, of Bonbonniere, Ill., at the Deep Water Dock on Tuesday, after the M/V Statendam docked. Regan was helping out her family’s business on the Spit. The Holland American ship was the first cruise ship to dock in Homer. It next vis...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:27am
  • Debate over the value of marketing, small business development and the Kenai Peninsula’s economic development district dominated budget discussion May 19 as Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members worked to cut spending.  The FY 2015-16 budget proposal for the borough went through a second r...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:34am
  • Connections Home School Program Principal Lee Young left the school along with the 2015 graduating class. At the commencement ceremony held at Soldotna High School, Young sent off his last group of students before heading into retirement from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. “It was a ...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:18am
  •  Eight graduates turned their tassels the evening of May 18 in the Ninilchik School gymnasium. The group of friends, who have studied, shared classrooms and participated in extracurriculars together for more than a decade, huddled with arms around each other’s shoulders after their principal ...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:15am
  • This year’s halibut sport fishery has begun with both tradition and change. The tradition is the successful Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, and the change is a set of new regulations. May 15 marked the official start and the 30th anniversary of the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s popular halibut derby....

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 8:57am

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