Homer News

  • Editor’s note: This is the eighth in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.” Each spring, as the early-run king salmon start returning to the Kenai River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game begins a fou...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 4:02pm
  • ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Energy to resume LNG exports from Alaska, a company spokeswoman said Dec. 12. The company plans to reopen its mothballed liquefied natural gas plant at Nikiski, on the Kenai Peninsula, to operate on a seasonal basis, spo...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 3:19pm
  •  The New Year — 2013 — began with Homer preparing to take a step many longtime residents thought might never be taken: bringing natural gas to the southern Kenai Peninsula. “I remain skeptical from a history of about 40 years of hearing about natural gas to Homer,” said former Homer May...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 2:57pm
  •  The New Year — 2013 — began with Homer preparing to take a step many longtime residents thought might never be taken: bringing natural gas to the southern Kenai Peninsula. “I remain skeptical from a history of about 40 years of hearing about natural gas to Homer,” said former Homer May...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 2:57pm
  • Halibut fishermen, both charter and commercial, will see changes in 2014 under the likely catch limits. Managers are looking at another year of lower catch limits due to a decline in the exploitable halibut stock, and in 2014 for the first time, charter operators will face a paired cut in their allo...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 2:29pm
  • Re-authorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, or MSA, governing federal fisheries, is slowly making its way through the system, with House Committee on Natural Resources Chair Doc Hastings, R-Wash., releasing a draft copy for public perusal and comment....

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 2:23pm
  • After worries last week that there would be a shortfall of gift donations for Share the Spirit, Homer’s elves came through. By Friday morning, all the “ornaments” — gift wish-lists for families hung on trees around town — had been picked up, said Share the Spirit co-coordinator Shari Daugh...

    Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:11pm
  • After worries last week that there would be a shortfall of gift donations for Share the Spirit, Homer’s elves came through. By Friday morning, all the “ornaments” — gift wish-lists for families hung on trees around town — had been picked up, said Share the Spirit co-coordinator Shari Daugh...

    Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:10pm
  • Through Dec. 24:  Gift wrapping by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 at Ulmer’s; contact 235-3262. Salvation Army Red Kettle program at Safeway and Ulmer’s; to volunteer call 235-2609. Dec. 19: Christmas sweater day, Chapman School. Skating...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:40pm
  • The Homer City Council earlier this month unanimously passed a resolution expressing and formalizing the city’s position and policy that “oil and gas drilling rigs and support vessels operated by Buccaneer Energy or other companies are welcome and encouraged to use the city of Homer port and har...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:27pm

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