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  • ANCHORAGE — A federal judge ruled to allow additional information to be filed in the lawsuit regarding federal oversight of Cook Inlet salmon management. United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund, who brought the lawsuit forward in February 2013, want federal oversight ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:50am
  • WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft. Drone maker AeroVironment of Monrovia, Calif.,...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:49am
  • JUNEAU — Adventure runs in the Janes family, so when Bob Janes found his father’s age affected his ability to be active outdoors, something had to be done. So Bob invented the Access Hybrid, a trike with an assistive electric motor, meant to provide all the fun of a bicycle and all the function ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:47am
  • I love all the booths at the Homer Farmers Market, brimming with flowers and vegetables, crafts and food.  That’s why it takes me so long to walk through. There could be a pulled pork sandwich hiding behind the coffee and teas, some morels behind the strawberry plants, cucumbers hidden by the...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:44am
  • KBBI and KDLL Public Radio News Director Aaron Selbig leaves Homer at the end of this month to take a job as news reporter at Interlochen Public Radio, Interlochen, Mich., in the northwest lower region near Traverse City. Selbig and his wife, Nova Stubbs, are both originally from Michigan and have f...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:35am
  • Local firefighters fought a Diamond Ridge house fire and a McNeil Canyon area wildfire on Thursday. In an early morning fire, Kachemak Emergency Service firefighters could not save the home of Alan Parks on Nearly Level Avenue at the bottom of Rucksack Drive near Diamond Ridge Road. Parks, a Homer f...

    Fri, 06/06/2014 - 1:35pm
  • Two apparently drunk men beat up and robbed a New York visitor in an attack Wednesday afternoon near Mile 21 East End Road. The assailants stripped the 19-year-old man of everything but his boxer shorts and left him on the side of the road. The victim suffered minor injuries, including a head injury...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:34pm
  • In the June 5th edition of the Homer News, we printed the previous week's tide chart -- oops!  Please take a look at the attached chart for the tides during the month of June, 2014. ...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:20am
  • The Promoting Health Among Teens, or PHAT, team of peer educators learned the value of their own voices through the process of brainstorming, planning, organizing and executing the community project of “Bonfire on the Bay: Shining Light on Stress, Anxiety and Depression.” “I realized that alth...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:32am
  • On a visit last week to Homer, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre and Human Resources Director Stormy Brown sat down for a short interview with the Homer News at the borough annex. Navarre and Brown were in town for informal discussions with southern Kenai Peninsula residents. Brown also met...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:12am
  • After a making few amendments at its Tuesday meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed the fiscal year 2015 budget. Funding debates focused on three areas: education, non-departmental organizations and the assembly budget....

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:10am
  • A man in dark glasses and wearing a hoody entered South Peninsula Hospital on Tuesday carrying a “weapon” — a sign that said “This is a drill. I have a weapon. Please respond accordingly.”  Of course, it was not an actual weapon, and no one was injured in an exercise designed to test ...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:49pm
  • With the Funny River fire now 60-percent contained, firefighting and support crews continue to be downsized. The fire size is now calculated to be 193,597 acres. Fire crews are being demobilized and released to other assignments in Alaska and the lower 48 states. Isolated smoke columns have been see...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:49pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Rumblings under Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano have diminished, but scientists are keeping an eye on the state’s most active volcano in case it sends up another ash cloud. The volcano sent an ash plume to 22,000 feet Monday, and it drifted east about 50 miles, prompting the Alaska Volcano...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:47pm
  • With 19 teams representing more than 100 individuals signed up and two new event chairs, the 2014 Relay for Life of Homer, an event supporting the American Cancer Society, is in its final stages of preparation before the annual event occurs June 13-14. Michelle Drake and Michelle Geagel are co-chair...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:41pm
  • The trial date for two brothers charged with sexual assault has been rescheduled. In a hearing held May 28 at the Kenai Courthouse, Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman set a new trial the week of Aug. 4 in Homer for Anthony Resetarits, 22, and Joseph Resetarits, 19. The trial had been set to start this...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:39pm
  • 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 - 3:33pm
  • 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 - 3:29pm
  •   ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 191-foot fishing boat suspected of using an illegal high seas drift net to catch a half-ton of salmon in the North Pacific was detained by the U.S. Coast Guard last week and turned over Tuesday to Chinese authorities. The Yin Yuan was spotted by a Canadian aircraft h...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:24pm
  • BETHEL (AP) — The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. has begun employee layoffs that were announced in May. KYUK says corporation officials began notifying employees on Monday. Corporation officials have said 100 workers will be laid off and another 50 open positions will not be filled. Another 50 posit...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:23pm

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