Droves of dipnetters crowd the beach along the Kenai River this past summer looking to fill their freezers with sockeye salmon in the personal use fishery open only to Alaska residents. The 2013 season featured a single-day record of nearly 250,000 sockeye entering the river on July 16, but many who missed out on that Tuesday bonanza had difficulty reaching their limit of 25 reds for a head of household and 10 for each additional family member.-Peninsula Clarion file photo

While kings drive news, sockeyes drive area’s economy

You must sign in or register to continue reading content.

More in News

The firefighter uniforms for Gary Thomas, a former volunteer firefighter who was killed in a water heater explosion this month, hang on an antique fire truck in the Homer Mariner Theatre during a memorial for Thomas on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Remembering a piece of the community pie

Homer area residents come together to celebrate life of volunteer Gary Thomas

Volunteers staff the kitchen and buffet line at the Jan. 24, 2018, Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The annual event gathers service providers, nonprofits and volunteers to support members of the homeless community and those in need. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Project Homeless Connect comes to Homer for first time

An annual event held around the state to help those experiencing homelessness… Continue reading

Members of the community give public testimony about a Homer City Council resolution dealing with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s proposal to repeal the ban on personal watercraft in critical habitat areas of Kachemak Bay during the Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Council weighs in on proposed jet ski ban repeal, again

After much public testimony and discussion, the Homer City Council at its… Continue reading

Women’s March on Homer draws hundreds to the streets

The Women’s March on Homer continues to draw large numbers of men,… Continue reading

Homer area school announcements

Homer High School Today — Kenai Peninsula Native Youth Leadership Meeting at… Continue reading

Low and Lower plays to support youth music groups

Students from Fireweed Academy and Paul Bank Elementary School were treated to… Continue reading

Most Read