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  • Editor’s note: This is the seventh in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”    It’s a lesson every elected official in Alaska learns firsthand sooner or later, and Gov. Sean Parnell got a fresh reminder...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 3:09pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries wrapped up its meeting last week on Lower Cook Inlet issues with a change in boundaries for the Port Dick salmon seine fishery, a couple of tweaks to the groundfish fishery and an awareness-raising discussion about the state’s response to federal plan...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 2:59pm
  • The oil tax law touted as guaranteeing Alaska a bigger slice of the profits pie when oil prices rise may well have boomeranged. A “progressivity” formula in the current law, known as ACES, ratchets up tax rates on oil profits sharply when prices rise. But it works the other way too. When oil val...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 2:55pm
  • Homer Police on Tuesday increased the reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who murdered Mark Matthews last summer. Matthews, 61, was found dead July 28 by the side of the Poopdeck Trail between Hazel Avenue and Pioneer Avenue. The reward earlier had be...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 11:36am
  • The Women’s Missionary League of Faith Lutheran Church is raising funds to purchase an “all-terrain-chair” for a wounder soldier. The chairs cost $13,000-$17,000 and come with a lifetime warranty. The fundraising campaign runs through Dec. 31. Make checks payable to The Independence Fund Inc. ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:19pm
  • Lacking a mechanism to allow grazing on the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s 2,500 islands comprising 3.5 million acres, the refuge is asking for public input on how to end cattle grazing on two of those islands, Chirikof and Wosnesenski. Two open-house meetings are scheduled to gather p...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:18pm
  • With hopefuls standing by, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center announced Dec. 10 that Homer resident Peggy Brown was the winner of the annual truck raffle.  Doug Waclawski, principal of Homer High School, won the ATV raffle.  Nyla Lightcap also was a winner, taking home $1,000...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:18pm
  • North to Ninilchik, south to Seldovia and everywhere in between, neighbors are reaching out to neighbors in the holiday spirit of joy and giving. Maybe it’s a visit with Santa, complete with a stocking of goodies. Maybe it’s leaving a dollar or more in a collection kettle. Maybe it’s making a ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:17pm
  • In a unanimous vote, the Homer Advisory Planning Commission last week approved a conditional-use permit to allow a 160-foot microwave tower to be built on Easy Street off Skyline Drive. The commission initially had voted 4-2, one vote shy of the supermajority city code requires to approve conditiona...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:16pm
  • After listening to public testimony and making a handful of amendments, the Homer City Council, minus council member Beau Burgess who was excused, passed the city’s 2014 budget on Monday.  The amendments included: • $19,000 for the Homer Foundation, to come from budget surplus; • $20,000 ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:15pm
  • Homer area residents, both young and old, gathered at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center tree-lighting last week, to visit with Santa and let him know what they wanted to find under the tree come Christmas morning. ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:13pm
  • The sometimes polarized communities of the Kenai Peninsula came together this week to oppose House Bill 77. During a hearing in Soldotna on Monday, without exception, the public expressed displeasure for two portions of HB77: the removal of public input on permits and the loss of personal access to ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:05pm
  • Homer Middle School’s band — including (from left) Spencer Warren, Emily Baylink, Nick Gilliam, Hunter Henley, Joel Carroll and Saul Arrazcaeta — perform at South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care Unit on Dec. 5....

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 2:34pm
  • School Events KPBSD Dec. 20, 23-Jan. 3: No school.   Chapman School Dec. 16: Winter concert, 7 p.m.   Fireweed Academy (grades K-6) Dec. 18: Grinch Party...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 2:33pm
  • With a dozen schools participating in the Dimond High DDF Tournament at Anchorage’s Dimond High School, Homer High School’s Drama Debate and Forensics team brought home an impressive handful of awards: Second place, duo interpretation: Jonas Noomah and Evan Boyer; Fourth...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 2:32pm
  • In up-to-the-end excitement, the Homer Middle School Robotics team, Your Mama’s Llamas, took first place in the Kenai Peninsula competition Saturday. “They did really well,” said Margi Blanding, advisor for the HMS team. “(Competition) went right up to the end. It was really touch and go.”...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 2:31pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”   In the continuing saga of Kenai River king salmon management during the current period of low abundance, counting the number of fish coming into the river...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 1:35pm
  • Halibut fishermen are bracing for another huge quota cut after the International Pacific Halibut Commission staff presented a rather grim stock assessment at their interim meeting in Seattle last week. While there is no longer a “staff recommendation,” staff members do present a...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 1:24pm
  • The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Monday that Southeast and Southcentral Alaska halibut fishermen will be managed under new allocation rules in 2014. Under the new catch sharing plan, or CSP, commercial and charter operators in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska will have a combined cat...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 1:15pm
  • The Homer High School Mariner hockey game with Wasilla scheduled for today has been canceled due to weather conditions. Icy roads and freezing rain have resulted in closed some schools across Southcentral Alaska, including the Mat-Su Borough and Anchorage. The following hockey games at the Kevin Bel...

    Thu, 12/05/2013 - 3:05pm

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