Give ‘em shelter
The Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) and the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Network announce the inaugural class of the Young Fishing Fellows Program. Included is Homer fisherman Jamie O’Connor.
Local merchants raised about $300 and 300 pounds of food for Share the Spirit and the Homer Community Food Pantry as part of Shop, Share and Win.
The cannabis industry is coming to the city of Soldotna, but first, the rules and regulations need to be set, and this process starts in work sessions.
With less money available amid an ongoing state fiscal crisis, the various agencies providing low-cost transportation across the Kenai Peninsula are working to make the most of the funding out there.
Klukwan, Earthjustice say BLM neglected long-term impacts of mineral exploration.
A line of about 25 people waited to buy tickets for the Homer premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” about noon Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the Homer Theatre. Tickets went on sale for a gala opening night on Dec. 14 as well as shows that weekend. The opening night includes a special souvenir popcorn tub as well as door prizes. At the last Star Wars film opening, some fans attended in costumes.
Job well done
While some small businesses may be tucked away in a corner of town or generally get by on a small loyal customer base, they each get a day to shine each year with Small Business Saturday.
ANCHORAGE — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has signed a crime bill passed this month during a special legislative session.
Ensuring all the ingredients were on hand for favorite Thanksgiving recipes and anticipating a day with loved ones and friends kept many people busy last Wednesday. Not Brant “Boog” Torsen, his wife Doris and their daughter Breeanna. They spent the morning sharing hugs and tearful good-byes with customers. At noon Wednesday, Nov. 22, they closed the doors of Boog’s Automotive.
To see how state budget cuts are affecting Alaska’s legal system, head to Juneau’s courthouse and search the court calendar for misdemeanor drug crimes.
Leaders at Alaska’s veterans health care system are planning to expand the agency’s workforce in the state.
The Homer Chamber of Commerce will serve as a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25.
Though electric cars are finding enthusiastic users in Alaska’s Southeast, how they would perform on the Kenai Peninsula is largely a speculative matter.
Alaska’s alcohol control board declined to ban distilleries and breweries from hosting fundraisers and special events, but the board did vote to advance a proposal that would change the way distilleries can serve cocktails.
The Alaska Legislature’s special session will continue — without most legislators.
From free eye screenings to the dangers of smoking and everything in between, no one who attended last Saturday’s Rotary Health Fair had the chance to leave empty handed.
The Alaska Workforce Investment Board (AWIB) is soliciting nominations in three categories for the David G. Stone Award, the board said in a press release. The award was established to recognize outstanding partners in workforce development and was named in recognition of Stone’s dedication to workforce development and Alaska hire.
Most electricity used on the Kenai Peninsula has one source. Gas turbines, burning natural gas produced from Cook Inlet, make about 90 percent of the power supplied by Homer Electric Association, the utility cooperative that generates almost all the Kenai Peninsula’s electricity.