Beluga whale

Photo by Michael Armstrong; Homer News

Not Over Yet

Fireweed is close to fully blooming at Beluga Slough last Thursday. According to folklore, when the fireweed blooms reach the top, winter is six weeks… Continue reading

 

Firefighters keep Tyonek blaze away from oil and gas facilities

Firefighters have kept the wind-driven Tyonek fire on Cook Inlet’s west side away from the Beluga gas field and Chugach Electric Association’s Beluga power plant… Continue reading

 

Thea Person snuggles with a baby goat in Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center’s outdoor amphitheater during Saturday’s Earth Day celebration.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Busy weekend, Homer style

Earth Day celebrations spreading from Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, along Beluga Slough Trail and to Bishops Beach drew a crowd on Saturday, as… Continue reading

 

Ice racers during the first Homer Winter Carnival in 1955.-Photo provided by Ray Kranich from the Wythe family collection

Beluga Lake Ice Racing going on 60 years

Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. One activity that has been part… Continue reading

Ice racers during the first Homer Winter Carnival in 1955.-Photo provided by Ray Kranich from the Wythe family collection

Lake users should beware of hole

People skating or driving on Beluga Lake should be aware of a large hole in the ice off Mattox Street left behind after a Chevrolet… Continue reading

Kim McNett kayaks in a gentle surf off the Homer Spit last week. McNett and partner Bjorn Olsen took advantage of a sunny day to practice their kayak skills.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

The other night while driving home from the word mines, the Betster stopped by Beluga Lake to gaze at the rising full moon. With a… Continue reading

Kim McNett kayaks in a gentle surf off the Homer Spit last week. McNett and partner Bjorn Olsen took advantage of a sunny day to practice their kayak skills.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Cook Inlet RCAC board meets in Homer Friday

The U.S. Coast Guard has approved Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s annual recertification, it announced in a recent press release. Recertification allows CIRCAC to… Continue reading

Apache’s Hendrix speaks of frustrating permitting delays, inlet beluga lawsuit

John Hendrix, Apache Alaska general manager, told a crowd of energy industry representatives Friday he was frustrated by federal permitting processes that have stalled his… Continue reading

Despite slight increase, Cook Inlet belugas ‘are not recovering’

ANCHORAGE — The beluga whales that swim in Cook Inlet are continuing to struggle and appear headed for extinction if nothing changes, a government official… Continue reading

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