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  • At first glance, the Kachemak Shellfish Mariculture Center looks just like any other building on the Homer Spit.  But what’s going on inside is a far cry from the restaurants, galleries and fishing charter businesses found on the Spit. For years, most of the oyster seed, or spat, for Alaska...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:33pm
  • At first glance, the idea of a Kachemak Bay Water Trail seems bizarre. Is that a long, skinny canal like in France? Do buoys bob in the bay showing the exact path a mariner would take to go from Bear Cove to Seldovia?...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:29pm
  • ANCHORAGE — A federal judge heard oral argument earlier this week in the lawsuit regarding whether Cook Inlet should be in a federal salmon management plan. Alaska has managed its own salmon since statehood, and neither party is questioning that. But the United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Coo...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:00am
  • Taking a day off for the Memorial Day holiday, the Homer City Council held its regular meeting on Tuesday night, with a light agenda that was relatively noncontroversial and a meeting that was less than 90 minutes long.  Public testimony came from an Old Town resident thanking the city for expl...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:58am
  • Work is now underway to update the City of Homer’s Capital Improvement Plan. Community organizations are invited to contact the city manager’s office by June 30 to request that particular projects be included in the new CIP. The Capital Improvement Plan is a 6-year planning document for major ac...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:27pm
  • Sign up now to help maintain trails in Kachemak Bay State Park for Trails Day on June 7. Water taxi rides to trails across the bay are available for a reduced price of $20. Spaces are still available for most projects.  To sign up, visit HoWL Headquarters at 1554 Homer Spit Road. HoWL office ho...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:26pm
  • The city of Homer’s human resource director, Andrea Petersen, is leaving to take a job in human resources at a large corporation in Reno, Nev. In a letter to Homer May Beth Wythe and the Homer City Council, Petersen announced her resignation effective June 3. “This has been a bitter sweet decisi...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:26pm
  • Gov. Sean Parnell signed the state operating and capital budgets Wednesday and made no vetoes in either. Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said this may be the first budget ever approved by a governor without at least something being red-lined. Parnell said he ...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:26pm
  • What would make Homer healthier?  That question was addressed by 39 health-care providers, agency representatives, teachers and concerned community members earlier this month.  Actually, the focus of the meeting was much more specific. ...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:24pm
  • Homer City Manager Walt Wrede and the Homer City Council on Tuesday night discussed ways to calm traffic and reduce speeding in the historic Old Town neighborhood. With complaints of people speeding on Main Street, Ohlson Lane, Bunnell Avenue and Beluga Place — the access to Bishop’s Beach — O...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:18pm

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