Homer News

  • The Homer Marine Trade Association  announces its annual meeting and membership drive. The annual meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26in the downstairs meeting room at the Bidarka  Inn-Best Western. The no-host bar will open at 4:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be provided, sponsore...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:39pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Anchorage residents soon might be hearing the phrase “plus tax.” The Anchorage Daily News reports Mayor Dan Sullivan is considering a sales tax in the city to reduce the burden on property taxes. Sullivan says four “community discussions” will be set up in October and Nove...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:37pm
  • Pointing out Homer’s year-round ice-free deepwater port and its designation as a port of refuge, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe welcomed the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council to Homer last week for the CIRCAC board’s quarterly meeting. Noting harbor improvements that are planned, Wythe said,...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:37pm
  • KETCHIKAN — An Alaska man has developed a smartphone app to help people learn the Tlingit language. KRBD reports Simon Roberts of Klawock has developed the app for both iPhones and Android phones. Roberts says it’s the first of three levels to help people learn the southern Tlingit dialect. The ...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:36pm
  • JUNEAU — One of the partners in a massive and contentious proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska is pulling out, raising questions about the future of the project. London-based Anglo American PLC announced Monday that a subsidiary, Anglo American (US) Pebble LLC, is withdrawing from the Pebble Mi...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:35pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has declared this Harvest Moon Local Foods Week — a chance to explore and celebrate local food, including seafood and farming.   The Sept. 18-19 full moon is the Harvest Moon (the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox) and there is harvest indeed...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:34pm
  • Looking for something tasty to eat and drink, but can’t decide which of Homer’s top-notch spots to visit? Wonder no longer.  With samplings from 19 different participating vendors, the Taste of Homer 2013, held at Wasabi’s beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, is designed to fit the bill....

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:28pm
  • Acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell announced Wednesday that the 2013 permanent fund dividend (PFD) will be $900. Applications from 670,865 Alaskans were received, a decrease of approximately 7,000 applications from 2012. The first dividends will be paid Oct. 3, when approximately 507,000 appl...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:54pm
  • A harbor porpoise skeleton hangs from the ceiling at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. The Marine Mammal Camp at Peterson Bay articulated the skeleton this summer as part of learning about marine mammals. CACS also holds its annual CoastWalk kickoff at 5:30 p.m. today at its Smokey Bay Way hea...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:35am
  • ANCHORAGE — The number of plane crash fatalities in Alaska has more than tripled this year, yet the number of light plane crashes has fallen. As of Tuesday, there were 32 fatalities in crashes this year in the state. Clint Johnson, head of the Alaska region for the National Transportation Safety B...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:10am

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