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  • Homer got its first look at most of the Homer City Council candidates last Friday for the Friends of the Homer Public Library debate. Moderator Michael Hawfield, a Kachemak Bay Campus history professor, asked each candidate a set of questions. Audience members also submitted written questions. Issue...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:10pm
  • Although the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation last week shut down a Halibut Cove oyster farm because of increased paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) levels, oysters sold by the Kachemak Bay Shellfish Growers Cooperative remain safe to eat, Marie Bader, the president of the Kachemak Shel...

    Tue, 09/22/2015 - 10:01am
  • Homer Elks Lodge No. 2127 Exhaulted Ruler Justin Cole, second from right, and Marlena “Mo” Hodgdon PER and grant writer, second from left, dropped by the R.E.C. Room on a sunny summer afternoon to donate much-needed supplies for youth. Among the donations were XtraTuf boots for winter, a...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:47am
  • The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is offering a three-day smoked seafood school in Kodiak, Oct. 7-9. Chris Sannito, Marine Advisory seafood technology specialist, and John Springer, from Enviro-Pak in Clackamas, Ore., will lead lectures and hands-on activities. The class will be held at t...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:45am
  • ANCHORAGE — Six conservation groups have asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to use an emergency endangered species listing to protect a population of southeast Alaska wolves. The groups want hunting and trapping stopped the rest of the year for Alexander Archipelago wolves, which den in root...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:21am
  • A Funny River resident is improving after being attacked by a brown bear near his home on Sunday. Danny High underwent surgery Monday morning. “His condition is serious but improving,” his wife, Janice High, said. She declined to comment on the extent of her husband’s injuries. The 62-year-old...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:21am
  • Despite an attempted torching on Friday night and destruction of the Burning Basket early Sunday at Mariner Park, volunteers rallied Sunday afternoon to rebuild “Reach: A Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening.” The 12th annual event happened as scheduled, with about 150 people visiting the repai...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:03am
  • Homer and halibut go hand in hand. After all, anyone can see from the top of Baycrest hill that Homer is the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.”. So when the Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) was deciding on a place to hold the first annual Halibut Festival, Homer was an easy choice....

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:40am
  • Homer property owners who missed the Sept. 1 deadline to make Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District payments got a 35-day grace period. At Monday’s Homer City Council meeting, the council passed on the consent agenda a memorandum setting a new deadline without penalties for property owners...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:29am
  • At meetings in Homer and Ninilchik last week, Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck laid out the cold, hard facts. Like a sourdough looking to get through the winter with half a food cache full of moose, Alaska has a fiscal gap it has to close in three years before its savings res...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:27am

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