Joshua Hinds, principal of Chapman School, stands in his office in this undated photo at the school in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Joshua Hinds)

A conversation with Chapman principal Joshua Hinds

Chapman School Principal Joshua Hinds may be the new kid on the block in Anchor Point, but he’s a seasoned education administrator who’s been bringing… Continue reading

 

New council members sworn in; council calls for investigation into candidate’s eligibility

Two new members were sworn onto the Homer City Council during the body’s Monday meeting, and council members unanimously voted to certify the full results… Continue reading

 

Soldotna doctor arrested on narcotics charges

Authorities say Lavern Davidhizar illegally distributed large amounts of opioids and other narcotics

 

Lemon Creek Correctional Center pictured on April 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska prisoners to be sent out of state

Prisons are almost at capacity.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center pictured on April 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Empire file photo, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire in April 2016. Attending the interview with Johnsen is University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Empire file photo, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire in April 2016. Attending the interview with Johnsen is University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Seawatch: Salmon Task Force efforts falter at NPFC meeting

The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council held its October meeting in Homer this month after a 36-year absence, the first since Clem Tillion’s last stint… Continue reading

Students get fishy with annual egg take event

Could you name the five different kinds of salmon and their nicknames by the time you were in second grade? A handful of local students… Continue reading

Ed Berg, right, accepts the Land at Heart Award from Nina Faust (left) and Marie McCarty (center) during the annual gala fundraiser event for the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Wasabi’s Bistro in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Ed Berg honored with Land at Heart award

Ecologist Ed Berg is this year’s recipient of the Land at Heart Award from the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. Given out annually since 2014 at… Continue reading

Ed Berg, right, accepts the Land at Heart Award from Nina Faust (left) and Marie McCarty (center) during the annual gala fundraiser event for the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Wasabi’s Bistro in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Football Awards Banquet in Commons and Mariner Theater at 7 p.m. – Come Celebrate the 2019 Be Better Effort. Friday… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association Anne McCabe speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education in support of approving employee contracts negotiated last month, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board finalizes its priorities

The board unanimously passed their 2020 state and federal legislative priorities.

Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association Anne McCabe speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education in support of approving employee contracts negotiated last month, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The original van of the Fresh Sourdough Express Bakery and Cafe marks the business’ origins. The landmark business closed last month in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Sourdough closes for good as Maltzes move on to next chapter in lives

The founding of Fresh Sourdough Express Café and Bakery and how owner Donna Maltz came to settle in Homer starts with the classic turning-the-corner on… Continue reading

The original van of the Fresh Sourdough Express Bakery and Cafe marks the business’ origins. The landmark business closed last month in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Cash only? Bill could change the way Southeast’s marijuana businesses work

SAFE Banking Act might be the end of cash-only operations.

Homer Tribune’s Thursday edition was its last

HOMER — A small Alaska weekly newspaper is ceasing publication. The Homer Tribune announced on its front page and online that Thursday’s edition would the… Continue reading

EPA sued after it withdraws proposed restrictions on mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency improperly withdrew proposed restrictions on mining activity in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by critics… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2019
  • By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
  • State News

Seawatch: Crabbers will see mixed bag of quotas

Bering Sea crab fishermen once again have a mixed bag of quotas to look forward to for the 2019-2020 season. The opilio snow crab quota… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Stroozas contests winning candidate’s eligibility

A Homer City Council member and candidate who was defeated in his race for re-election has filed an affidavit claiming one of the winning candidates… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in a pile of scrap vehicles on Greenfield Road on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services)

Fire crews douse large vehicle fire in Anchor Point over weekend

Firefighters from Anchor Point and Ninilchik doused a large vehicle fire in Anchor Point on Sunday, according to the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services.… Continue reading

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in a pile of scrap vehicles on Greenfield Road on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services)
Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association Anne McCabe speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education in support of approving employee contracts negotiated last month, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board OKs agreement

The agreement for a three-year contract will be effective between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2021.

Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association Anne McCabe speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education in support of approving employee contracts negotiated last month, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Cross-country running Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday — Fiesta Night Wrestling Dinner Fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. in the Commons… Continue reading

New commander takes helm of USGC Hickory

A time honored U.S. Coast Guard tradition played out last Friday as a new captain of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory took command. Lt. Cmdr.… Continue reading