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  • Planning on taking advantage of Cook Inlet’s minus tides to fill the freezer with razor clams? Already pinpointed the -4.1 tide on May 16 as a time to pack up the family and join the shovel-toting, bucket-carrying crowd on the beach in front of Ninilchik?   Better change your plans....

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:42pm
  • On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound —  “fetched up,” in the words of its captain, Joe Hazelwood.   After 8,700 oil tanker transits through the sound since the first tanker loaded in 1977, Alaskans had become complacent — some of them. Just the...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:41pm
  • Celebrating its 21st year, the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament is all set for Saturday, with hooks in the water at 9 a.m., out of the water by 4 p.m. and fish weighed at the Coal Point tournament headquarters on the Spit by 6 p.m. “We’re really excited that it’s going to be a great event,...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Dear USPS employee,  I am sorry if I upset you. I just came in to mail some very important packages today. I don’t mean to offend you by bringing you my packages, but I have been a loyal customer of the USPS for many years, and you have just treated me like I am public enemy number one. I wou...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:19pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound on March 29, 1989, some have commemorated Alaska’s biggest human-made, technological disaster with a look at how oil spill response has improved — more skim...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:18pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer As word spread that the belly of the Exxon Valdez, a tanker carrying Alaska oil from Valdez to Long Beach, Calif., had been ripped open and its contents were pouring into Prince William Sound, Homer-area residents were filled with an urgen...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:17pm
  • In two separate cases and in the same week last month, two lower Kenai Peninsula men have been charged with felony assault under a “three strikes” provision of Alaska’s assault law.  Jamie L. Mosquito, 24, Port Graham, and Kenneth W. Kvasnikoff, 43, Ninilchik, both were charged with third...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:50pm
  • “Winging it is not an emergency plan,” is the theme of a current Federal Emergency Management Agency campaign. Sadly, national statistics indicate less than 20 percent of households are prepared for emergencies. March 27, 1964 is proof that disasters happen and in a big way in Alaska....

    Mon, 03/17/2014 - 4:52pm
  • Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton and asked that trading of its shares on the Australian stock exchange be suspended while a restructuring of the company’s finances is accomplished. The events appea...

    Mon, 03/17/2014 - 4:27pm
  • Homer’s Church on the Rock has a singular purpose: “To do what we can to help strengthen homes,” said Pastor Aaron Weisser. “It’s a conviction of mine that strong homes make for a strong community.” That’s the reason the church invited internationally known relationship expert, Dr. Gar...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:44pm

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