School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Chapman School Oct. 16: Basketball, Ninilchik at Chapman, 4 p.m. Oct. 18: Basketball, Nikolaevsk at Chapman, 4 p.m. Oct. 18:… Continue reading

Wrede submits ‘treading water’ budget to council

At the Homer City Council on Monday, the council put on its agenda the most important item of the year: setting the fiscal year 2013… Continue reading

FCE group continues tradition of service

If you are waiting at the Homer Airport for a flight, you will see a 1937-41 photograph of a group of strong-minded women.  Looking at… Continue reading

Bering Sea crab season opens Oct. 15

The Bering Sea crab fleet hits the grounds this week with the Bristol Bay red king crab quota the only one not taking a significant… Continue reading

NPFMC recommends catch sharing plan

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 10-1 to recommend a halibut catch sharing plan at its meeting in Anchorage Oct. 5. The motion recommends… Continue reading

Hallo Bay guide wins international award

A lot of miles separate London from the remote stretch of beach known as Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. Brown bear guide Simyra Taback-Hlebechuk… Continue reading

Zak wins recognition for work with SBDC

Bryan Zak, southwest regional director of the Alaska Small Business Development Center, has been awarded the “State Star,” the highest honor for the state in… Continue reading

Alaska Airlines flights return to normal

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines said flights were running close to normal late Monday after a fiber-optic outage shut down its ticketing system for more than… Continue reading

Resetarits brothers released on bail

The two brothers charged with sexual assault of a drunk boy at a Sept. 8 East End Road teen drinking party were released from jail… Continue reading

Teen assault stuns community

Following the arrest last week of two brothers for second-degree sexual assault at a Sept. 8 teenage drinking party, Homer confronted the larger issue of… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2012
  • By Michael Armstrong and McKibben Jackinsky
  • Local News

Buccaneer’s jack-up rig to leave by Oct. 31

Buccaneer Energy’s jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence will leave the Homer Deep Water Dock and Kachemak Bay by Oct. 31, said Buccaneer vice president Mark… Continue reading

Three business workshops scheduled for October

The Alaska Small Business Develop-ment Center has scheduled three workshops for October at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center building. • There will… Continue reading

Homer Inn and Day Spa to host chamber mixer

Homer Inn and Day Spa will host the next chamber mixer. It will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the inn and spa, 895… Continue reading

Homer Recorders Office will reopen on Oct. 15

The state of Alaska Homer Recorders Office will be temporarily closed beginning Monday and reopening Oct. 15 at 8:30 a.m. Alternate recording will be done… Continue reading

Business conference set for Oct. 15-16 at Land’s End

Land’s End will host its fourth annual Business, Marketing and Technology Conference Oct. 15-16 at Land’s End Resort. The conference is co-sponsored by the Kenai… Continue reading

Overcoming violence: A time to unite

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and I can't think of a better time to address our community.  Haven House has been providing crisis intervention,… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2012
  • By Jessica Lawmaster

Will new travel brochures show drilling rigs in Kachemak Bay?

Anyone coming over Baycrest Hill these days encounters a stark new addition to the Kachemak Bay skyline: Buccaneer Oil's jack-up drilling rig "Endeavour." For some,… Continue reading

Teen incident tells us: It’s time for a change

Homer revels in its image as the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea and its reputation, as the bumper sticker goes, of being a "quaint drinking… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2012

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Oct. 10: Parent group meeting, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Connections Ongoing: Registration, call 226-1880. Fireweed Academy The Academic Policy Committee,… Continue reading

Local student, now professor, brings students home

If you think only the edible parts of halibut are valuable, think again. Throughout the summer and into Alaska Pacific University's current school year, Dr.… Continue reading