Candidates meet in chamber-sponsored debate

With the general election quickly approaching, the two candidates for House District 30 met Tuesday in a debate sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce… Continue reading

Parnell joins community discussion

Gov. Sean Parnell offered his support and community members young and old came up with an action plan at the “Voices Over Violence” meeting sponsored… Continue reading

City takes heat on gas line info

What kind of information do city residents need before voting on formation of Homer’s Natural Gas Distribution System Special Assessment District? What kind do they… Continue reading

U. S. may soon become world’s top oil producer

NEW YORK — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer. Driven… Continue reading

Alaska’s mariculture industry small, but growing; state’s oysters command top-of-the-line price

A small mariculture industry for Alaska — oyster farming for the most part — has been developing in fits and starts for years, and a… Continue reading

Kodiak workshop to teach seafood smoking, salting

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center is planning a workshop for those who would like to learn how to smoke… Continue reading

Scientists offer advice for state salmon study

ANCHORAGE — State researchers looking for answers to Alaska’s diminishing king salmon returns were urged Tuesday to take a look at the critical days after… Continue reading

Contest deadline for new business ideas Nov. 1

The Friends of the Homer Library, with support from the Homer Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Small Business Development Center, announces BIZ-Idea 2012, a… Continue reading

HEA energy, conservation fairs slated for November

Homer Electric Association is offering its members an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in energy saving appliances, home improvements, and alternative energy.  … Continue reading

Is Buccaneer prepared to handle emergencies?

Troubling questions about Buccaneer Energy were raised in recent opinion pieces. Buccaneer seems to be operating by the seat of their pants, letting things slide… Continue reading

Riders deliver amazing show

On Sept. 27, more than 450 students in grades 3-6 filled Homer High School’s Mariner Theatre for a rollicking one-hour assembly with the great cowboy… Continue reading

Homer internship unforgettable

I would like to thank the KLEPS Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Homer Foundation, and the Mountaineers Foundation of Seattle for supporting my summer… Continue reading

Artist helps students out of bubble

  The students and the staff would like to give great thanks for allowing us to participate in the “Artist in the Schools Program.” I… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2012

What’s in a name?

Definition from Webster’s Tenth Edition: Buccaneer (circa 1690) 1: any of the freebooters preying on Spanish ships and settlements especially in the West Indies in… Continue reading

Cook Inlet oil, gas development focus of film, panel discussion

Some liken increasing oil and gas activity on the Kenai Peninsula and in Cook Inlet to a renaissance. A new Dark Ages may be more… Continue reading

Things Americans should know

The Federal Reserve, the Fed, is a private, for profit, conglomeration of banks, including international banks that stem from the Rothschild empire. The word “federal”… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2012

Rounds for the Rink helps arena

In spite of wind, rain and a power outage, they came, they played, and they raised money for a great cause during the first Rounds… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2012

Recent teen tragedy evidence of illness, but there are cures

Hearing of the teen drinking party where no one moved to help the unconscious young man, but did video his brutal rape, I was reminded… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2012

Homer’s entertainment can’t be beat

Wow — it was an evening of total electric energy at the Down East Saloon last Saturday night with the magical sounds of Meg Mackey.… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2012

Bycatch must be addressed first

According to the Oct. 11, 2012, Homer News article “NPFMC recommends catch sharing plan” the issue of the 13,686,000 pounds of commercial fishing bycatch and… Continue reading