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  • Editor’s note: This is the 10th and final part of the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”   King salmon are the lynchpin of the Cook Inlet fishery. Other runs of other salmon species are far more abundant, but the health of king ...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:46pm
  • With the expected growth of the U.S. economy and continued weakness in many other parts of the world, 2014 looks to be a rough year for seafood traders whose fortunes are tied to foreign currencies, according to a story by John Sackton at Seafoodnews.com.  For importers, a strong dollar is posi...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:35pm
  • An initiative proposing a ban on setnets in certain parts of the state was rejected Monday as a “prohibited appropriation” under the advice of Alaska’s Department of Law. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell announced Monday afternoon that the proposed initiative would not appear on the ballot. The Departm...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:33pm
  • An Anchor Point man died on Sunday of injuries from a two-car collision near Mile 155 Sterling Highway in Anchor Point on Saturday. Dale Keefer, 53, succumbed to his injuries, Alaska State Troopers said in a press release. He had been transported to an Anchorage hospital after initially being treate...

    Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:01pm
  • With today’s rainfall increasing, the decision has been made to postpone Friday Night Lights. Scheduled for today and Saturday, it will now be held next Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11. ‘That’s assuming we get some more snow,” said Molly Brann. Her husband, Dave, coordinates the event fo...

    Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:03pm
  • Rebel, a 30-year old Morgan-Arab mix horse that broke out of his Skyline Drive corral sometime before midnight on New Year’s Eve, has been found.  “He looks to be OK,” said Rebel’s owner Milli Martin. Martin suspects the cause of Rebel’s disappearance was noise from fireworks being sh...

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:23pm
  • Alaska State Troopers last week arrested an Anchor Point man for second-degree arson and fifth-degree weapons misconduct after contacting him near the scene of a trailer fire in Anchor Point. Trevor Cole, 33, also was charged with sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance....

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 11:38am
  • In spite of a fireworks ban within the Kenai Peninsula Borough and within the city of Homer, New Year’s Eve can be a noisy time. It also can be a frightening time for animals, as it proved to be for one Skyline horse. When Milli Martin went out at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to feed breakfast to her horse, Rebe...

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:22am
  •   Have a little too much mashed potatoes and gravy over the holidays? Maybe too many hours in front of the television watching football instead of getting some exercise? According to USA.gov, the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. The flip side of that is Time magazine’s ...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:44pm
  • Investigation is continuing into the armed robbery last Thursday of the Grog Shop, a Pioneer Avenue liquor store. Citing the ongoing investigation, Homer Police Chief Mark Robl declined to say if any suspects had been identified. The owner of the Grog Shop, Mel Strydom, has put up a $3,000 reward fo...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:41pm
  • A wayward Siberian bird seen last month not only caught the attention of local and Alaska birders, it brought another visitor thousands of miles just to tag it.  That sighting of a rustic bunting by Massachusetts birder Neil Hayward helped him tie the record of 748 bird species seen in one year...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:39pm
  • Buccaneer Energy “has done a little reshaping, streamlining operations,” Jay Morakis of JMR Worldwide and the media contact for the company told the Homer News late last month.  One result of the changes is that Christina Anderson, formerly Buccaneer’s environmental and stakeholder relati...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:28pm
  • During 2014, Homer will note several milestones. Some are sad, like the 50th anniversary of the March 27, 1964, Great Alaska Earthquake, and the 25th anniversary of the March 24, 1989, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Others are transformative, like the March 28, 1964, official incorporation of the city of H...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:28pm
  • JUNEAU — News that Alaska has been chosen as a test site for the integration of drones into U.S. airspace is being welcomed by state political leaders. U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, said the initiative will bring jobs, resources and a new mission to the University of Alaska system. It also will...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:26pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the ninth in the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.” Alaska’s long-lived monarch — the king salmon — has fallen from its throne. The species, which once thrived as a fabled ruler in state waters, was sought by fish...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:25pm
  • West Homer Elementary School’s spelling bee last month began with almost four dozen eager spellers and eventually  narrowed down to two: fifth-grader Peter Syth and sixth-grader Gus Roelof. One word put an even finer point on the competition, with Syth taking first place and Roelof the runner...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:57pm
  • NOAA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. President Nixon signed the ESA into law on Dec. 28, 1973. Congress understood that, without protection from human actions, many of our nation’s living resources would become extinct, according to NOAA. There a...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 3:26pm
  • JUNEAU — Several new laws are taking effect in Alaska with the new year, the biggest of which centers on the state’s oil production tax. The oil-tax cut pushed by Gov. Sean Parnell and passed by lawmakers in April was the biggest legislative story of 2013 and could be one of the biggest politica...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 3:21pm
  • The owner of the Grog Shop, Mel Strydom, has put up a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed at gunpoint the Pioneer Avenue liquor store last Thursday. CrimeStoppers also offers up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of ...

    Mon, 12/30/2013 - 1:44pm
  • A Ninilchik man died in a single-vehicle crash Christmas Day on the Sterling Highway near Happy Valley. Despite life-saving efforts of Ninilchik Emergency Medical Services, Denver Hammons, 65, died of his injuries. No one else was in the car....

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:55pm

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