Homer News

  • Alaska’s path to financial stability will be neither short nor easy, and local residents will have the chance to weigh in on the issue before the state forms its final plan of action. Randall Hoffbeck, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue, addressed area residents in a presentation cal...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:30am
  • You can’t venture onto the Homer Spit without noticing something new and interesting — totes of beautiful red rockfish just unloaded at the Fish Dock; dark gray seabirds, shearwaters, among the scores of kittiwakes and gulls off the tip of the Spit; the 90-year-old wooden halibut schooner, the G...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:30am
  • Eighteen riders and horses practice their jumps at Mariner Beach Friday. It was the wrap-up to a five-day clinic in which instructor Jim Briggs of Washington taught dressage, show jumping and cross-country jumping....

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:25am
  • Driving in downtown Homer traffic can be a hassle. Is it better to drive all the way around to avoid turning left? Residents and the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT) have pondered upgrades for years....

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:14am
  • The city of Homer convened a town-hall meeting Monday evening. Part of agenda was to discuss the city budget. But the focus was on a bigger issue: What services does the city need to provide and how will it pay for them over the long term? The crux of the matter is that the public, based on past vot...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:13am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center will host a two-day workshop on how to build a website next month. The fee is $50 and the online registration deadline is on Aug. 10. Prepayment and preregistration is required through an online credit card system or by submitting cash or check at Alaska ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:12am
  • Alaska’s oil and gas explorer and small producer tax credit program has been capped for this year but the program is still on the books and applications for credits are still being accepted, state Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck said. There is $500 million in the budget for the program and tha...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:08am
  • Kenai Peninsula agriculture will have a new, expert pair of hands next month to help cultivate the developing industry. Casey Matney, who is currently the regional extension specialist of range management at the Colorado State University Extension Service, is filling the agriculture and horticulture...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:07am
  • Alaska oil and gas production averaged 502,000 barrels per day in Fiscal Year 2015, the state’s budget year that ended June 30, according to preliminary data compiled by the state Department of Revenue. That is less than the 508,000 barrels per day average predicted in the spring, 2015 production ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:02am
  • I have heard flowers referred to as the crystals of the plant world. In the mineral kingdom, all elements of time and space, heat and pressure, material and moisture need to be just perfect for a crystal to grow in rock.   So it is with flowers....

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:00am
  • Bristol Bay needed volume to make up for a soft market, but state biologists say there’s no reason to expect that it’s going to happen now that the season’s unofficial point of no return has passed. Not only will the run come in far less than forecast, but likely come in well less than the 20-...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:58am
  • After news of the Iranian nuclear deal was announced, members of Alaska’s Congressional delegation released announcements with their opinions. Each item is taken from an email sent by that delegate:...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:52am
  • Gorgeous weather and a great turnout made the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust’s Anchor River Celebration, “Take Me to the River,” a success. At least 250 people flocked to the Coho Campground at the Anchor River State Recreation Area for the July 9 event, the first of its kind. The land trust hel...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:27am
  • When you pull over Baycrest Hill and catch a glimpse of the Spit, it almost looks like a hook dangling in the gaping mouth of Kachemak Bay.  And then you pass the sign proclaiming Homer to be the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Last year, 2.8 million pounds of halibut came over the ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:22am
  • Safe kids, healthy families, peaceful communities – and bargain shopping. Homer Thrift strives to provide all those things, although not all are tangibly available off the shelf....

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:07am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Voznesenka Community Council Inc. have not yet reached a lease agreement for the upcoming school year for the buildings that house the village school’s students. Changes in the assessed fair market value and summer fish runs have postponed mutual...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:02am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is starting the budget process four months early for the 2016-2017 school year. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones is asking program directors to begin reviewing department expenditures and potential internal cuts. The concern is how those reductions may ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:01am
  • In the Buccaneer Oil bankruptcy case, some local businesses have been hit with a double whammy. Not only does Buccaneer still owe them money, a Houston, Texas, law firm has now sent them dunning letters asking back money Buccaneer had paid. The city of Homer and Homer Electric Association also have ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:00am
  • The Homestead Restaurant and wine director Sharlene Cline have been honored by Wine Spectator as one of 2,563 world restaurants to receive the Award of Excellence in the magazine’s 2015 Restaurant Awards. The program honors restaurants which have a wine list of 90 or more quality wine selections t...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:19am
  • An icebreaker carrying a key piece of equipment for Arctic drilling planned by Royal Dutch Shell off the northern coast of Alaska was forced to return to dock after a hole more than three feet long was discovered in its hull, the company said Tuesday. It was unclear if the mishap would delay Shell...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:17am

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