Homer News

  • The glimpse at Kodiak’s king crab fishery currently on exhibit at the Pratt Museum has opened the door on a slice of Homer’s history and a glimpse at what the future may hold. At a related event beginning at 5 p.m. today, Megan Murphy will describe related research in Kachemak Bay. Two Alaska De...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:28pm
  • After 12 years of owning and operating Echo Lake Superior Meat and Processing, located on Kalifornsky Beach Road, Jim and Sharon Clark, along with business partner Randy Yost of Anchorage, have added a new location: Ninilchik Trading, formerly Ninilchik General Store....

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:41pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the seventh in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”    It’s a lesson every elected official in Alaska learns firsthand sooner or later, and Gov. Sean Parnell got a fresh reminder...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:09pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries wrapped up its meeting last week on Lower Cook Inlet issues with a change in boundaries for the Port Dick salmon seine fishery, a couple of tweaks to the groundfish fishery and an awareness-raising discussion about the state’s response to federal plan...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 3:59pm
  • The oil tax law touted as guaranteeing Alaska a bigger slice of the profits pie when oil prices rise may well have boomeranged. A “progressivity” formula in the current law, known as ACES, ratchets up tax rates on oil profits sharply when prices rise. But it works the other way too. When oil val...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 3:55pm
  • Homer Police on Tuesday increased the reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who murdered Mark Matthews last summer. Matthews, 61, was found dead July 28 by the side of the Poopdeck Trail between Hazel Avenue and Pioneer Avenue. The reward earlier had be...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:36pm
  • The Women’s Missionary League of Faith Lutheran Church is raising funds to purchase an “all-terrain-chair” for a wounder soldier. The chairs cost $13,000-$17,000 and come with a lifetime warranty. The fundraising campaign runs through Dec. 31. Make checks payable to The Independence Fund Inc. ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:19pm
  • Lacking a mechanism to allow grazing on the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s 2,500 islands comprising 3.5 million acres, the refuge is asking for public input on how to end cattle grazing on two of those islands, Chirikof and Wosnesenski. Two open-house meetings are scheduled to gather p...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:18pm
  • With hopefuls standing by, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center announced Dec. 10 that Homer resident Peggy Brown was the winner of the annual truck raffle.  Doug Waclawski, principal of Homer High School, won the ATV raffle.  Nyla Lightcap also was a winner, taking home $1,000...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:18pm
  • North to Ninilchik, south to Seldovia and everywhere in between, neighbors are reaching out to neighbors in the holiday spirit of joy and giving. Maybe it’s a visit with Santa, complete with a stocking of goodies. Maybe it’s leaving a dollar or more in a collection kettle. Maybe it’s making a ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:17pm

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