• Having begun serving the Homer area in 1976, Peninsula Funeral Chapels opened Homer Funeral Home on Diamond Ridge Road in 1986.  “Just because someone lives in Homer doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get the same services we provide in Kenai,” said owner Tim Wisniewski of making available to ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:35am
  • Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, an organization that represents about 70 percent of the fleet, has launched a program to help the next generation of crabbers get into fishery. The program takes a minimum of 10 percent of any block of crab IFQs for sale and offers it to active captains a...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:31am
  • More than 1,000 Alaska fishermen will share in $7.5 million worth of payments to mitigate the 2012 fisheries disaster in Cook Inlet and on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Executive Director Randy Fisher said the checks were mailed Oct. 17....

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:30am
  • KODIAK — Candidates to represent Alaska in the U.S. House and Senate weighed in on a variety of fisheries issues at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate in Kodiak. Incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Begich and Republican challenger Dan Sullivan answered questions from a media panel, the audience and each other d...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:23pm
  • The three candidates running for lieutenant governor of Alaska outlined their platforms Tuesday during a public forum at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. Andrew Lee, running on the Libertarian ticket, commented that he has not often been asked to join public forums for the lieutenant governor ...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:23pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer No, Chyrell Richardson had never owned a business. No, she didn’t know a whole lot about hardware.  However, when she saw the need in her community, Richardson jumped in to fill it with one of Anchor Point’s newest businesses, Nut...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:13pm
  • While most drift fishermen are grumbling about the lack of quality fishing time in the Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery, the contentious new management plan hammered out last winter by the Board of Fisheries did seem to accomplish what the crafters of the plan, sport fishing interest...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:01pm
  • As America’s Baby Boomer work force ages and approaches retirement age, businesses face a challenge: How do you keep the most experienced workers in the labor force?  At last Friday’s Southern Peninsula Summit at the Homer Senior Center, speaker Sandra Heffern, owner of Effective Health Des...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:50am
  • The crew of the CGC Hickory will hold its annual Haunted Hickory and food drive at the Coast Guard pier on the Homer Spit, 4-10 p.m. Oct. 30. Attendees are encouraged to bring two nonperishable food items as the price of admission. Food is donated to the Homer Community Food Pantry to help meet the ...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:51am
  • Forty-two years of gardening in Alaska and I have never seen an October like this one. Yes, there was a touch of snow mixed with Sunday afternoon’s rain. But the flowers are still lovely, still setting buds, still thriving, still making my heart sing. This has been a growing season to remember, to...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:50am

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