Homer News

  • On Monday, House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, introduced a bill to the state House of Representatives that would create a tax credit for ammonia producers. According to its text, House Bill 100 would entitle “a taxpayer that owns an in-state processing facility whose primary function is the m...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:09pm
  • Learn methods for establishing financial projections and how to create and evaluate financial ratios that will help measure success and be an effective tool in obtaining financing at a “How To Write A Business Plan” seminar. It will be taught by Bryan Zak of the Alaska Small Business Development...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:07pm
  • When Billy Roberson, Land’s End Resort’s former executive chef, left Homer for the Baranof Hotel in Juneau, resort management had only to look in-house for a replacement: Matt Orchard, former sous chef and PM kitchen manager.  Judging by evaluations submitted by guests a Feb. 5 “unveiling...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:05pm
  • The boats fishing for Pacific cod with pots in the central Gulf of Alaska federal season finally wrapped up their 17.9 million pound quota Monday, a few days later than last year, but the trawl fleet is still fishing with only 30 percent of their 9,600-ton quota caught. Obren Davis,...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:02pm
  • Increasing Medicaid access to 41,000 more Alaskans will save the state several million dollars per year according to Gov. Bill Walker’s administration. In the first year of expansion, fiscal year 2016, the State of Alaska will save $6.1 million based on figures in a Department of Health and Social...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:53pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula community may have a chance to make reforms in local health care. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly appropriated $200,000 for evaluating potential ways to reduce health care costs on the Kenai Peninsula at its Feb. 3 meeting. The ordinance was introduced by Borough Mayor Mike ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:14pm
  • The recall petition for Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Kelly Wolf has been denied. On Feb. 5, the borough clerk’s office released the results of the application that was submitted by Kasilof resident Chase Duncan on Jan. 26. Duncan cited “incompetent representation” as the reason he f...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:13pm
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    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:12pm
  • As the city closes in on approving a final assessment roll for the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District, the Homer City Council at a work session on Monday debated an idea that could lower property owner assessments. Should the people who helped fund the gas line get a rebate in the future ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:09pm
  • A longtime Homer man known for his infectious laughter and sense of adventure died Feb. 7 in a hiking accident in Patagonia, Argentina. According to reports from the Argentine newspaper, Chaltén Today, Michael Feraudo Jr., 60, apparently fell sometime after 12:30 p.m. local time while hiking on the...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:08pm

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