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  • The 2014 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery wrapped up last weekend with the fleet of 48 seiners going slightly over the 16,333 ton quota. It was a sharp contrast to the 2013 season when more than half the quota was left in the water because the biomass had spawned out; those herring are harvested ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:33pm
  • A Homer business known for its fleece clothing, outdoor gear, upholstery and fisheries products and a full-service boat shop has been named Made in Alaska’s “2013 Manufacturer of the Year.”  NOMAR, located on Pioneer Avenue, will be honored in Anchorage later this month at the same time t...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:32pm
  • The Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fish and Game on Wednesday restored $175,000 in operating funds for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The budget now goes to the Senate Finance Committee. That committee holds hearings today at 4 p.m. at the Homer Legislative Information Office on the Operating Bu...

    Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:54am
  • At an awards banquet last Friday at the Homer Elks Lodge, South Peninsula Haven House honored four people. “We are so honored to celebrate some of the most devoted, inspiring and passionate leaders in our community,” said Jessica Lawmaster, Haven House executive director.  Receiving awards ...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:05pm
  • The Homer Legislative Information Office will hold the following teleconferences on Saturday. Public testimony will be taken at each. The LIO is located at 270 W. Pioneer Ave.  For more information, contact Charlene at 235-7878. 9 a.m.: Initiative hearing on “An Act to Tax an...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:02pm
  • More than 800 people fill the Homer High School gymnasium for One Lord Sunday, which took place March 16. Dr. Gary Chapman was the guest speaker. He spoke on “Dealing Effectively with Our Failures,” from his book, “When Sorry Isn’t Enough.” Chapman, an internationally known relationship ex...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:02pm
  • The Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fish and Game last week restored $175,000 in operating funds for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The budget now goes to the Senate Finance Committee.  That committee held hearings last week at the Homer Legislative Information Office on the Operating Budget...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:00pm
  • A gift of a bronze bust of Brother Asaiah Bates was withdrawn by donor John Nazarian on March 14, but a resolution remained on the Homer City Council agenda to accept it. As a formality, the council at its Monday regular meeting voted 6-0 to reject the offer. Nazarian, 76, of Los Angeles, was a frie...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:59pm
  • It’s been a dozen years since Homer annexed the upper hillside in the Skyline Drive area, but finally the area got one of the things the city promised new residents when it expanded city limits: better fire protection.  In an ordinance that passed without objection, the Homer City Council at ...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:58pm
  • Alaskans can double their Permanent Fund Dividend this year when they share part of their PFD through the Pick.Click.Give program. The deadline to apply for the dividend is Monday. Thanks to the Alaska Community Foundation’s 2014 Double Your Dividend Sweepstakes, 10 lucky Alaskans who share part o...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:52pm

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