Homer News

  • State aviation officials and industry leaders are looking for ways to ease the burden of the state’s 247 rural airports on the general fund. Revenue from the rural airports with scheduled service and airports nearby the hubs covered less than 25 percent of their own operating cost over recent year...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:24am
  • Shell is drilling in the Chukchi Sea. The semi-submersible Polar Pioneer “spudded” the Burger J well at 5 p.m. July 29, company spokeswoman Meg Baldino said. Meanwhile, an ice-management vessel sent to Oregon for repairs is now en route after police cleared protesters that were blocking the vess...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:24am
  • BP and ExxonMobil, two of the three major Prudhoe Bay field owners, have applied to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for an increase in the allowable volume of natural gas that can be produced and sold from the North Slope field. The AOGCC, a quasi-judicial state regulatory commission ...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:22am
  • The latest buzz around the Homer Farmers Market this week didn’t necessarily have anything to do with veggies. It was about the $1 per minute massages down at the Wilderness Wellness booth. With this hectic summer, some time in Erik’s massage chair is a high commodity....

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:21am
  • JUNEAU — Alaska’s two special sessions, held earlier this year as lawmakers struggled to agree on a state budget, cost more than $886,000, according to figures provided by the Legislative Affairs Agency. Jessica Geary, the agency’s finance manager, said Tuesday that some claims could still com...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:20am
  • Shawn and Ember Jackinsky’s garden looks almost like every other northern garden. There are currants, chickens, gooseberries, carrots and kale, all protected from the vanguards of the moose by a tall fence.  But a short interview with the brother and sister duo will tell you that this garden ...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:10am
  • Next Monday at its 6 p.m. regular meeting, the Homer City Council will go from placid tidepools to heavy surf when it considers an ordinance to be introduced by council members David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds regulating motorized vehicle access to Bishop’s Beach and the Homer Spit....

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:43am
  • An Alaska Air Guard Guardian Angel team early on July 28 rescued two hikers lost near China Poot Lake on the south shore of Kachemak Bay. An Air Guard Pavehawk helicopter took Patrick King, 57, of Kenai, and Victoria Baldasarre, 55, of Amherst, N.H., to the Homer Airport. Both were uninjured. The hi...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:40am
  • Candidate filing periods opened this week for Homer City Council seats and Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, Board of Education and service area boards.  The Homer filing period ends at 5 p.m. Aug. 17; the borough filing period ends at noon Aug. 17....

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:40am
  • Fish cutters at Coal Point Seafoods notice there’s less halibut coming into the 23-year-old fish processing business on Thursdays. Clad in head nets, aprons and rubber boots, they might grumble about filleting boney pollock instead. On Thursdays, they see more pollock, as well as salmon, lingcod, ...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:36am

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