Homer News

  • Marilyn Parrett, one of the co-chairs of Relay for Life, Homer, takes a lap with others thanking sponsors of the event last Friday. Participants walked on Friday and Saturday in the American Cancer Society fundraiser. At least $75,000 was raised, said co-chair Tammy Ack...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:08pm
  • Most of us living here in the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea have always suspected that we are, well, a little different. Turns out state labor analysts agree. Writing in the latest issue of Alaska Economic Trends, Economist Alyssa Shanks, of the Alaska Department of Labor, confirmed what a simple look ar...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:05pm
  • Because of low king salmon runs, an emergency order issued Wednesday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game closes all sport fishing for any species of fish in the lower portions of the Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River and Stariski Creek beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The closure is i...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:54pm
  • Seldovia’s long history has been marked with highs and lows. Alaska Native groups came to the area to meet and trade. In the first half of the 1900s, fishing, mining and logging helped drive the population up to nearly 1,000. However, the opening of the Kenai Peninsula’s Sterling Highway, a decl...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:44pm
  • The Homer Recorder’s Office is temporarily closed for scheduled leave and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. June 20. During this time recordings for the district may be made at the Anchorage Recorder’s Office:  Anchorage Recorder’s Office ATTN: Homer/Seldovia Districts 550 West 7th Ave., Suite 120...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:04pm
  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center will host two workshops this month at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. There will be a free “Starting a Business” workshop from 1-3 p.m. June 17. Bryan Zak, regional director, will answer basic questions and offer helpful resources to give participants ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:02pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Coast Guard is offering free dockside safety exams to fishermen in Bristol Bay communities who request them. The exams began Monday and will continue through June 20. The Coast Guard is working with the state Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Marine Safety Education A...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:02pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The Gulf of Alaska trawl fleet faces new restrictions, as fisheries managers seek to limit the number of chinook salmon it unintentionally takes. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council passed a policy over the weekend that lowers its cap on bycatch of the fish. It’s expected ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:02pm
  • Gov. Sean Parnell signed a bill May 29 committing the state to finance $362.5 million of a proposed $425 million natural gas liquefaction plant on the North Slope as well as facilities in Fairbanks to “re-gasify” and store LNG trucked from the slope and to distribute gas to residential and busin...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:00pm
  • With the ground finally thawing, Ninilchik Emergency Services held the official groundbreaking at the site for its new building Saturday. “Thanks to our then legislators, Mike Chenault, Tom Wagoner and Kurt Olson, we obtained a legislative grant of $2.275 million to build a new building,” said S...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:54am

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