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  • The summer of 2012 was tough for king salmon runs. Economic disasters were declared in the wake of poor returns on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, and in Cook Inlet. Users in all of those areas faced severe restrictions....

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:40am
  • South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services PRIDE Program has finally moved into its new building. Sort of.  Throughout the newly remodeled rooms of Parkside Plaza, 3665 Ben Walters Lane, cardboard boxes are stacked — some empty, some to be emptied — and furniture is in the rooms where it’...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:25am
  • The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus will receive $2.5 million for the growth and expansion of its fisheries technology degree program. The grant will foster the training and job preparation of a fisheries workforce in communities from Southeast Alaska to the Bering Sea. ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:35pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has reset the drawing for the 2013 car and ATV raffle to 6 p.m. Dec. 10. It will be held at the Best Western Bidarka Inn.  Car raffle tickets are $100 each, ATV tickets are $35 each and combo car-ATV tickets are $130 each. Every 20th car raffle t...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:35pm
  • Homer Electric Association holds its fifth annual Energy and Conservation Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at West Homer Elementary School. ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:34pm
  • Dena’ina tradition holds that each spring when the Golden Crown Sparrow warbles its distinctive three-note song the first of the five Pacific salmon runs to the Cook Inlet have arrived.  Legend has it that a man waiting on the bank of the river heard the bird sing, hurried down to the river w...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:32pm
  • By William S. Morris III Chairman and CEO/Morris Communications Co. For many years we have watched the ebb and flow of salmon in Alaska’s waters; in particular, the great king salmon and the world’s greatest salmon fishery, the Kenai River. Salmon of all types play a ma...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:19pm
  • United Cook Inlet Drift Association is holding a series of meetings to prepare its members and other upper Cook Inlet salmon fishermen for the upcoming Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings. The goal is to encourage them to sign up to give informed testimony at those meetings, which ta...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:05pm
  • Signs have been taken down, furniture moved out and the doors shut on Alaska Ferry Adventures and Tours. As of Oct. 31, the 27-year-old business has closed for good.  General manager Pat Merrill, 60, said she’s retired, but of the other seven employees, “They all went to the unemployment li...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:04pm
  • Tickets are currently on sale for the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Car and ATV raffle. Only 500 car raffle tickets will be sold. The drawing will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. Car raffle tickets are $100 each; ATV raffle tickets are $35 each. A combo ticket is $130. The...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:15pm

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