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  • The Bering Sea crab fleet hits the grounds this week with the Bristol Bay red king crab quota the only one not taking a significant hit, while the quota for the bread-and-butter opilio crab season is down 25 percent, and the St. Matthew Island blue king crab quota is down 31 percent. As expected, th...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:44am
  • The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 10-1 to recommend a halibut catch sharing plan at its meeting in Anchorage Oct. 5. The motion recommends a combined catch limit for the commercial and charter sectors, with each receiving a portion of the allowed harvest, beginning in 2014. The exac...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:42am
  • A lot of miles separate London from the remote stretch of beach known as Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. Brown bear guide Simyra Taback-Hlebechuk of Hallo Bay Bear Camp has bridged that gap and then some. As proof, at an Oct. 4 awards ceremony of the Royal Geographic Society in London, Taback-Hle...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:25am
  • Bryan Zak, southwest regional director of the Alaska Small Business Development Center, has been awarded the “State Star,” the highest honor for the state in America’s Small Business Development Centers. The Alaska SBDC is part of the nationwide association. “I cannot tell you how proud we a...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:21am
  • SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines said flights were running close to normal late Monday after a fiber-optic outage shut down its ticketing system for more than four hours, causing the airline and its regional carrier to cancel 78 flights, affecting nearly 7,000 customers. More than 130 other flights depar...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:16am
  • The two brothers charged with sexual assault of a drunk boy at a Sept. 8 East End Road teen drinking party were released from jail Tuesday and Wednesday. Joseph Resetarits, 18, left the Homer Jail Tuesday in the custody of his father, Douglas Resetarits. His brother, Anthony Resetarits, was released...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:12am
  • Following the arrest last week of two brothers for second-degree sexual assault at a Sept. 8 teenage drinking party, Homer confronted the larger issue of underage and adult binge drinking and sexual violence in meetings of parents, teenage children and health professionals....

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:08am
  • Buccaneer Energy’s jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence will leave the Homer Deep Water Dock and Kachemak Bay by Oct. 31, said Buccaneer vice president Mark Landt. Landt spoke Monday at a Homer City Council meeting on the West Eagle Drilling Program, another Buccaneer project off East End ...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:05am
  • The Alaska Small Business Develop-ment Center has scheduled three workshops for October at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center building....

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 9:36am
  • Homer Inn and Day Spa will host the next chamber mixer. It will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the inn and spa, 895 Ocean Drive Loop. For more information or to host a future mixer, contact Debbie at the chamber: 235-7740 or debbie@homeralaska.org...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 9:34am
  • The state of Alaska Homer Recorders Office will be temporarily closed beginning Monday and reopening Oct. 15 at 8:30 a.m. Alternate recording will be done in Anchorage. Mail recordings to: Anchorage Recorders Office Attn: Homer/Seldovia Districts  550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1200...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 9:34am
  • Land’s End will host its fourth annual Business, Marketing and Technology Conference Oct. 15-16 at Land’s End Resort. The conference is co-sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Economic Development District. Tickets are $99 f...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 9:32am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Oct. 10: Parent group meeting, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Connections Ongoing: Registration, call 226-1880. Fireweed Academy The Academic Policy Committee, the governing body of F...

    Thu, 10/04/2012 - 2:53pm
  • If you think only the edible parts of halibut are valuable, think again. Throughout the summer and into Alaska Pacific University's current school year, Dr. Bradley Harris, assistant professor of marine biology, and students in Harris' fisheries ecology class and in APU's applied fisheries science l...

    Thu, 10/04/2012 - 2:50pm
  • What a beautiful Saturday to have the Harvest Party. The crisp air filled with sun, the vendors’ booths overflowing with veggies, music from the stage, a line of people getting a taste of the Homer Farmers’ Market minestrone, stew, salads, breads and desserts.  And Westley Newcomb announced...

    Thu, 10/04/2012 - 1:03pm
  •     JUNEAU — One researcher has withdrawn and another has been excused from participation in the upcoming review of studies released by the group behind a massive mine project in southwest Alaska. Both David Montgomery's withdrawal and Daniel Schindler's dismissal came last month,...

    Thu, 10/04/2012 - 1:01pm
  • Driving to the funeral of a Copper Center teenage girl whose death was alcohol-related, Ken Johns, of the Glennallen area wondered what he could do to curb the use of alcohol among young people. "The song 'Staying Alive' came on the Anchorage radio and I thought maybe I would try to use that song to...

    Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:59pm
  • By    JUNEAU — A federal appeals court panel has halted work on a railroad extension project in southcentral Alaska, pending a full hearing on the case. Monday's decision is a win for conservationists, who argued that they — and the natural environment — would su...

    Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:56pm
  •   The University of Alaska Anchorage Culinary Arts Department hosted the 20th annual Celebrity Chef Invitational Sept. 19 at the Lucy Cuddy Hall. This year, for the first time, an Alaska chef — Chef Kirsten Dixon — created the menu featuring all Alaska ingredients. Ten UAA Cul...

    Thu, 10/04/2012 - 10:52am
  •   The state of Alaska Homer Recorders Office will be temporarily closed beginning Monday and reopening Oct. 15 at 8:30 a.m. Alternate recording will be done in Anchorage. Mail recordings to: Anchorage Recorders Office Attn: Homer/Seldovia Districts  550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1200 Anchorage,...

    Thu, 10/04/2012 - 10:46am

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