With the start of summer and the tourist season, several new businesses have opened in town to serve seasonal tourism or offer year-round services.
JUNEAU — A third-party vendor is being blamed for a mistaken tsunami alert broadcast on Alaska TV and radio stations last month.
I have written about the Homer Farmers Market for years and I usually throw out a reminder to stock up on veggies for your canning and preserving purposes in August. Well, it’s June and I have to say, if you want to make some pickles, you should stock up now at Bob Durr’s booth.
The sun came out just in time on the afternoon of Saturday, June 9 to herald the fourth annual Thurmond’s Far West Auto Customer Appreciation Day in Anchor Point.
In a push to get Alaska voters to legalize marijuana, supporters suggested a tax on growers of $800 a pound — though they knew it would be unworkable in the long run.
It’s not a great summer to be a salmon fisherman in Southcentral Alaska so far.
At the Homer Farmers Market I had the chance to talk to Dave at his pottery booth. The potters in town recently got together and had a studio tour. Dave summed it up the same way as other potters I knew.
The grand opening of Homer’s first retail marijuana store — Uncle Herb’s — left no stoners unturned last Thursday as they filed through the door from far and wide, out of the darkness and into the open of a regulated market.
A group of Alaska lawmakers wants to team up with Montana and other U.S.-Canada border states in a push to protect Southeast watersheds they say are threatened by rapid Canadian mining development.
One of the key controversies with gravel pits in the borough is who is responsible for cleaning them up after the digging, crushing and hauling are done.
I arrived early and only intended to be there for an hour or so. It rained. It hailed. But the opening Saturday of the Homer Farmers Market featured Homer’s new brass band. How could I miss that?
When local resident Laura Norton opened up a Safeway Monopoly ticket for $20,000, she wasn’t sure it was real. Neither was her husband, Peter. Neither were the staff at Homer’s Safeway, who all checked the ticket multiple times.
Just a Rumor?
If sometime in the last year you’ve had Land’s End Resort’s crab and artichoke dip — a memorable mix of crab, artichoke and cream cheese covered with parmesan cheese and served piping hot with slices of freshly baked bread — chances are it was made by Sung Linder.
The applicant of a marijuana cultivation facility inside Homer city limits has been given the go-ahead to proceed with his operation after a snafu with too many plants led to intervention by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board.
After six years of work, the Alaska Legislature on Saturday afternoon approved a statewide ban on smoking in most public places across Alaska.
The Alaska Legislature adjourned its 2018 session just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning after passing a $10.4 billion state operating budget that funds ferries, health care and everyday services through summer 2019.
The 778-foot Holland America cruise ship Amsterdam calls on Homer at 8 a.m. Tuesday, the first cruise ship of the season. The Amsterdam visits 10 times, calling every other Tuesday through Sept. 18. The 14-day cruise takes the ship from Seattle to Anchorage and back, with stops in Homer, Kodiak, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria, B.C.
In a pair of landmark votes Tuesday, the Alaska Legislature agreed to harness the Alaska Permanent Fund to the needs of state government.
Of the attendees who drove from the central Kenai Peninsula to Homer for Homer Electric Association’s annual member meeting on Thursday, at least two made the trip in electric cars.