Bowling event raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Pins were racked nonstop at Kachemak Bowl on Saturday, where packed lanes of young and old bowled for the "Bowl for Kids Sake" event, a… Continue reading

Homer fish, game panel seeks more community involvement

With the Alaska Board of Game meeting coming up March 15 to 19 in Kenai, the Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee's work is done… Continue reading

Trial in highway shooting postponed

The trial of an Anchor Point woman accused of shooting at an Alaska Wildlife Trooper on the Sterling Highway has been postponed to March 21.… Continue reading

Trial delayed in kidnapping case

It wasn't only that the defendant's lawyer said he wasn't ready to go to trial next week in the case of a man charged with… Continue reading

Begich addresses Legislature

JUNEAU -- U.S. Sen. Mark Begich on Monday called on the Parnell administration and state lawmakers to make strong commitments to education, give greater support… Continue reading

Business Briefs

'Through the Sausage Grinder' topic for next Homer chamber luncheon Ralph Samuels, a businessman and candidate for governor in 2010, will be the guest speaker… Continue reading

Alaska House passes Parnell’s permitting bill

JUNEAU -- The Alaska House has passed a measure critics say could hurt public participation in state permitting decisions. The 23-14 vote Monday followed debate… Continue reading

Lawmakers consider options for derelict vessels

JUNEAU -- Alaska's derelict and abandoned boats and ships may appear to be little more than an eyesore, but insufficient mechanisms to monitor and clean… Continue reading

Symphony of Seafood winners announced

A sockeye salmon product won the grand prize at the Alaska Symphony of Seafood Gala in Anchorage Feb. 23. Copper River Seafood's Zesty Grill Sockeye… Continue reading

No changes in works for Era in Homer

Contrary to what you may have heard, Era Alaska is not departing. The airline company has no intention of abandoning its service to the southern… Continue reading

No foul play suspected in Ninilchik woman’s death

The state medical examiner has ruled out foul play or anything suspicious in the case of a Ninilchik woman found dead in a field in… Continue reading

So far, there’s been no rush of customers for natural gas

Enstar Natural Gas has chosen a contractor — Chumley Inc. of Sterling — to construct a trunk line to bring natural gas from Anchor Point… Continue reading

Planning commission chair resigns

The chairperson of the Homer Advisory Planning Commission, Shelly Erickson, resigned last month. In a letter dated Feb. 20, Erickson said she resigned because she… Continue reading

‘Silver tsunami’ hits Homer

It might be a dance with live music and a floor crowded with waltzing couples. It might be a forum for political candidates with non-stop… Continue reading

Peninsula legislators invite public to town hall meetings

Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, has invited his District O constituents to two town hall meetings to be held in Homer and Soldotna this week. The… Continue reading

‘To Russia With Love’ Good reminder to all Alaskans about how one person can choose to change things

Vic Fischer had me at hello. From the moment he stepped to the microphone at a classroom on the Kachemak Bay Campus, the 88-year-old Alaska… Continue reading

Parnell bill to streamline permitting moves through Legislature

JUNEAU -- Gov. Sean Parnell's bill to streamline state permitting procedures is moving rapidly through legislative committees in Juneau.This is the second year Parnell has… Continue reading

Multi-school band celebrates ‘Music in the Schools Month’

With March named "Music In the Schools Month" by the National Association of Music Educators, Amy Christianson and her band of musicians are taking it… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2013
  • By McKibben Jackinsky

Meth lab bust reminder of danger of common products

Last Saturday, some good policing by an alert Alaska State Trooper got a potentially dangerous device off our streets. After making a routine traffic stop,… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2013

UAA students work on Tidal Energy Incubator

An idea to use the Homer Deep Water Dock as a test bed to measure and evaluate tidal energy got a boost with a city-university… Continue reading