• A horrific crime brought Miriam Aarons and Mao Tosi together. On Oct. 23, the pair of community organizers will share a message of collaboration as co-keynote speakers at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage. “I never thought in a million years I would ever be an AFN co-keynote...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:36am
  • Changes to the observer program and discussion of a possible Gulf of Alaska rationalization program are back on the menu at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s October meeting. The council, which began meeting in Anchorage on Wednesday, also will approve crab fishery catches, take final...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:34am
  • It was hard to hear the announcement over the din of the 150 people who attended the 40th anniversary banquet for the United Fishermen of Alaska — but when a table mate leaned over and said “Boy that’s great,” to Jim Butler, the Kenai man knew something was up. Longtime commercial fisherman ...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:28am
  • In the 50 years of Homer News’ existence, stories about elections have figured large. From the local citizenry laying the groundwork for questions to be resolved to the actual voting, it has been the process through which issues big and small have been decided.On page one of the very first Homer N...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:37pm
  • It took two cranes, two days, a caravan of trucks and a platoon of workers, but last Thursday and Friday the new Ramp 3 went in at the Homer Harbor. Built by Bay Weld of Homer, a Homer Boat Yard truck and trailer hauled the 105-foot, 18,000-pound ramp to the harbor from Bay Weld’s shop on East End...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:27pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Organizers of Alaska’s famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel, continuing a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across rugged and sometimes unforgiving terrain....

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:23pm
  • JUNEAU — A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in Southcentral Alaska....

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:22pm
  • Alaska’s newest ferries will be the first made in the state after all.Gov. Sean Parnell announced an agreement Sept. 20 between the state and Vigor Alaska to construct two Alaska Class ferries at Vigor’s Ketchikan shipyard.Vigor Alaska estimated in a company release that the pair of 280-foot Ala...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:18pm
  • Appreciating the time and expertise of individuals serving on the city’s boards, commissions, committees and task forces, the city of Homer, Mayor Beth Wythe and the Homer City Council invited those dedicated volunteers to a recognition reception at the Elks Club last Thursday.   Mayor B...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:16pm
  • A friendly banter fills the quiet evening as people gather in the yard. Some have remembered to bring bags. Others forgot. Gravel crunches as someone walks up the driveway toward the group. Kids munch on apples from brown lunch sacks labeled “Tasty Treats,” in black marker. “I just need about ...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:11pm

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