Surgeon general tours Dena’ina Wellness Center as part of statewide tour

The federal official tasked with providing health advice to the nation last week lauded the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s holistic approach to health care. In a… Continue reading

 

Farmers Market: Homer continues to win accolades

More accolades. In a recent article in Policygenius Magazine that labeled the best farmers market to visit in each state, the Homer Farmers Market was… Continue reading

 

State agency seizes political campaign signs in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Alaska Department of Transportation seized several political campaign signs last week in Anchorage, sparking protests and outrage from candidates and campaign… Continue reading

 

A lot on Lakeshore Drive west of Landings Street has been cleared in preparation for construction of a floatplane base and cabins. In this photo taken July 31, 2018, in Homer, Alaska, construction was still waiting on permits from the Homer Advisory Planning Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

CUP approved for new floatplane lodges

The Homer Advisory Planning Commission at its regular meeting last Wednesday, Aug. 1, approved a conditional use permit, or CUP, for a proposed floatplane office… Continue reading

A lot on Lakeshore Drive west of Landings Street has been cleared in preparation for construction of a floatplane base and cabins. In this photo taken July 31, 2018, in Homer, Alaska, construction was still waiting on permits from the Homer Advisory Planning Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News</span>
                                Crews with Clark Management of Anchor Point work on the Greatland Street extension near Sav-U-More on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The almost $600,000 project will connect Pioneer Avenue and the Homer Bypass through Greatland Street.

Greatland Street work continues

Crews with Clark Management of Anchor Point work on the Greatland Street extension near Sav-U-More last Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The almost… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News</span>
                                Crews with Clark Management of Anchor Point work on the Greatland Street extension near Sav-U-More on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The almost $600,000 project will connect Pioneer Avenue and the Homer Bypass through Greatland Street.
The new Homer News website platform, as seen in this screenshot, offers a cleaner, simpler look.

Homer News gets a new look with website update

As part of the transition of the Homer News to new owner Sound Publishing, the Homer News moved its website to a new platform last… Continue reading

The new Homer News website platform, as seen in this screenshot, offers a cleaner, simpler look.
A crow flies over freshly painted ramp at the Homer Skate Park by the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex in Homer, Alaska. Members of the Homer Elks Lodge painted the ramps on Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Bright and shiny: Elks repair Homer Skate Park

Members of the Homer Elks Lodge on Saturday morning, July 28, took some time away from fishing to repaint the ramps at the Homer Skate… Continue reading

A crow flies over freshly painted ramp at the Homer Skate Park by the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex in Homer, Alaska. Members of the Homer Elks Lodge painted the ramps on Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Farmers Market: When early farmer turns 90, it’s time to party

They waited until they saw him. They knew he would be coming to the Market, of course. They had already passed a card around for… Continue reading

Job losses appear to be slowing across state

Alaska’s unemployment rate improved slightly in June, but detailed statistics show job losses continuing. According to figures from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce… Continue reading

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                                This May 15, 2017 photo shows a drift gillnet reel on the back of a commercial fishing vessel docked in the Homer small boat harbor in Homer.

Federal council names 5 commercial fishermen to committee

A committee of five fishermen, four of whom live on the Kenai Peninsula, will help provide advice to the council that will write a new… Continue reading

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                                This May 15, 2017 photo shows a drift gillnet reel on the back of a commercial fishing vessel docked in the Homer small boat harbor in Homer.

Farmers Market: Everything’s coming in at the Market

It’s all coming in. We now have cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli at the Homer Farmers Market regularly. Carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini. Potatoes have started coming… Continue reading

Borough denies Anchor Point gravel, approves two others

With the Kenai Peninsula Borough postponing efforts to rewrite its rules on the contentious subject of gravel pits, the Planning Commission approved two gravel pit… Continue reading

Sales tax initiative won’t go to ballot this year

Kenai Peninsula voters won’t have to decide on a half-percent increase in the sales tax this October, though they still may in 2019. A citizen… Continue reading

Cannabis ad complicates delivery of small Alaska newspaper

JUNEAU — A small Alaska newspaper is scrambling to distribute papers after the U.S. Postal Service raised questions about a marijuana ad. Jenny-Marie Stryker is… Continue reading

New physician and medical director joins SPH medical staff

South Peninsula Hospital is getting ready to welcome a new medical director into its midst. Dr. Christopher Landess will join the medical staff as its… Continue reading

Fish board denies emergency petition on hatchery permit

The Board of Fisheries declined to take up an emergency petition related to hatchery pink salmon production in Prince William Sound, though members agreed the… Continue reading

Farmers Market: Market produce inspires local chefs

A meal can be quick, rushed and solo. Think of that experience of a hurried grab at a protein bar or microwaved leftovers eaten while… Continue reading

Borough mayor’s vetoes on school, tourism funding stand

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council will have to live with less money than the assembly originally approved… Continue reading

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                                Emissions from cruise ships cloud up the Gastineau Channel on July 5.

As blue haze rises, so do cruise ship complaints

Complaints over cruise ship emissions are rising, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, partly due to excessive blue haze from cruise ship exhaust stacks.… Continue reading

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                                Emissions from cruise ships cloud up the Gastineau Channel on July 5.

Chef at market is unsung jewel

Most of us know that all parts of Swiss chard are edible, but many recipes direct you to cut off the thick stalks. Most beet… Continue reading