Homer News cover price, subscription rates increase

Effective with the first issue of 2019 on Jan. 3, the newsstand price of the Homer News will increase from 75 cents to $1.

The last time the Homer News raised its cover price was in April 1992, when it increased from 50 cents. In 1992, George Herbert Walker Bush was president of the United States, Harry Gregoire was Homer Mayor, the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend was $915.84 and “Wayne’s World” played at the Homer Family Theatre.

According to the Consumer Price Index inflation calculator, if the Homer News cover price had been increased to keep up with inflation, it would now cost $1.36.

Homer area subscriptions will increase from $40 to $50 a year, other Alaska subscriptions will increase from $50 to $62.50 a year, and out-of-state subscriptions will go from $60 to $75 a year. All print subscriptions include free digital access.

The online subscription deal is available through Jan. 21. A digital-only subscription is 99 cents for four weeks and $3.99 a month after that. Mail subscriptions are 77 cents a week for the first 52 weeks locally or 96 cents a week for the first 52 weeks. To subscribe online, visit https://www.homernews.com/subscribe.