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  • Alaska once again led the nation’s seafood output in 2014, according to a recently released report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. According to the administration, or NOAA, Alaska led all states in sheer volume of U.S. seafood landings with 5.7 billion pounds valued at $1...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:52am
  • Seafood producers were hoping U.S. consumers would have cheaper salmon this year, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.  The $8.99 per pound of Alaska sockeye the U.S. consumer pays at a minimum in Anchorage isn’t making its way back down the chain to the fishermen, whose overall pay has be...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:49am
  • A group of Bristol Bay fishermen have started a petition to have a mediator from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development intervene between Bristol Bay fishermen and the processors to negotiate a fair price prior to next season after being paid a base price of 50 cen...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:48am
  • There is a good chance the 63 unhoused students at Kachemak Selo School will get a new building. The K-12 Kachemak Selo replacement school is ranked as the top priority on the Alaska Department of Early Education and Development preliminary FY17 school construction grant money list. The initial agen...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:38am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Last spring, third- through tenth-graders took a new assessment, Alaska Measures Progress, for the first time. AMP replaces the Standards Based Assessments and tests language arts and math skills. District and school results were releas...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:38am
  • As they went to Anchorage to compete in a tournament at West Anchorage High School last weekend, each member of the Homer High School DDF team had three words on his or her mind: drama, debate, and forensics. DDF is a statewide competitive activity that tests high school students’ ability to perfo...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:37am
  • If your Saturday night plans are still up in the air, Hospice of Homer’s annual “Preparing for the Holidays” auction promises a trifecta of attractions: a good time, plus a way to get ahead on your holiday gifts and help out the community at the same time....

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:19am
  • A man witnesses said dressed like a pirate and acted strangely in a Sept. 25 incident at the Homer Ferry Terminal won’t be prosecuted on a charge of second-degree terroristic threatening, a felony. In court documents filed Oct. 28, assistant district attorney Craig Sparks dismissed the charge agai...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:15am
  • It’s not easy to be homeless in Alaska in November. That was the verdict among approximately a dozen people who spent Saturday night in WKFL Park as part of Homer High student Casey Marsh’s senior project, “The Triple H’s of Homer.” Temperatures sank to 28 degrees and the activists working...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:14am
  • How much has the city of Homer spent this year on bullets? Bandages? Beautification? Toilet paper? A new online tool released this week, Open Budget, allows citizens to probe into the 2015 budget and see where taxpayer dollars go. The tool looks at the operating budget by department and even section...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:12am
  • Homer Mayor Mary E. “Beth” Wythe has filed a letter of intent to run for representative of House District 31 in the Alaska Legislature, the lower Kenai Peninsula House district, and the seat now held by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer.  Seaton also has declared that he will run for re-election to...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:11am
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    Wed, 11/11/2015 - 1:50pm
  • Homer Mayor Mary E. “Beth” Wythe has filed a letter of intent to run for representative of House District 31 in the Alaska Legislature, the lower Kenai Peninsula House district, and the seat now held by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer. Seaton also has declared that he will run for re-election to an ei...

    Mon, 11/09/2015 - 2:36pm
  • JUNEAU — Alaska’s natural gas megaproject is moving forward. With a 39-0 vote, the Alaska House approved spending $161.25 million to advance the AKLNG project, which promises to bring natural gas from the North Slope to an export terminal at Cook Inlet. Much of that figure will be used to end ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 3:03pm
  • Seven students successfully completed their Alaska Emergency Medical Technician II practical test on Oct. 24. The students were in a class jointly held by Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and taught by Kate Andrews and Terry Kadel.  After more tha...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:18am
  • ANCHORAGE — Apache Alaska has received a prestigious Pinnacle Award for the logo design of its signature fundraising event, the Apache Rainbow Challenge. Apache has raised more than $150,000 from the fly-fishing tournament on the Kenai River. The funds benefit the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race, the ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:09am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development center will conduct a record-keeping workshop Nov. 12 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. The class, which will be from 12:30-4 p.m.,  is designed for small business owners who need basic guidance on how to set up, maintain and prepare their business financia...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:07am
  • Workers on Monday raised the beams for Grace Ridge Brewery, a new brewery under construction on Ocean Drive. The building will include a brewery, tasting room and also space for United Parcel Service, said Donald Stead, Grace Ridge brewmaster and owner. Steve Schulz is the general contractor...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:04am
  • Contractors last month moved nine cabins from property at the corner of Heath Street and the extension of Waddell Way. The city purchased the property and sold the cabins to Guy Rossi, the highest bidder, who paid $93,000 for all the cabins. Selling and moving the cabins ope...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:02am
  • Steve Veldstra is and isn’t new to Wagon Wheel.  He is in the sense that he and his wife, Stacey, and their six children, bought the garden and pet supply business from Barbara Walker in May.  He isn’t in the sense that he worked for Walker at Wagon Wheel from 1984 to 1997. He is quick...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:56am

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