Seawatch: Fishermen concerned about option to close salmon fishery in federal waters

Upper Cook Inlet fishermen alarmed at proposal to close salmon fishery in Economic Exclusive Zone

 

The kitchen area of a unit in the East End Cottages affordable housing complex, seen here on Nov. 12, 2020 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

New affordable housing project available in Kachemak City

Area residents in need of affordable housing now have one more option, located in Kachemak City. East End Cottages, an affordable housing complex, is nearing… Continue reading

 

Seawatch: ADFG: 2021 Bristol Bay run will be smaller

Bristol Bay is looking at a smaller sockeye season for 2021, but still in respectable territory. The projected run of 51 million sockeye would allow… Continue reading

 

This screenshot from the Ravn Travel website details how Ravn Alaska’s public charter service works. (Screenshot image by Homer News)

Ravn Alaska starts public charter service on Friday

Company is still waiting on final DOT approval

This screenshot from the Ravn Travel website details how Ravn Alaska’s public charter service works. (Screenshot image by Homer News)
Locals wait in line to eat from the BFDfoodtruck (breakfast for dinner) on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 at Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. The food truck was in town along with four others as part of the Food Network show "The Great Food Truck Race." (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Food Network show brings new bites to Homer

‘The Great Food Truck Race’ stops in town on its way through Alaska

Locals wait in line to eat from the BFDfoodtruck (breakfast for dinner) on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 at Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. The food truck was in town along with four others as part of the Food Network show "The Great Food Truck Race." (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Seawatch: Fishermen call out trawler bycatch

Letter sent to NOAA about ongoing bycatch issue

Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna.

Assembly unanimously approves construction of communications towers

Four towers will be constructed to expand internet access following an assembly vote Tuesday.

Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna.
Seawatch: North Council looks to tie bycatch to halibut abundance

Seawatch: North Council looks to tie bycatch to halibut abundance

If passed, limits would lower bycatch allocation when halibut stocks fall

Seawatch: North Council looks to tie bycatch to halibut abundance
An at-home COVID-19 test is seen. (Courtesy photo)

At-home COVID-19 test kits for sale at Safeway pharmacies

At-home COVID-19 saliva test kits are now available for purchase at Safeway pharmacies.

An at-home COVID-19 test is seen. (Courtesy photo)
Seawatch: Fisheries asking for disaster relief

Seawatch: Fisheries asking for disaster relief

Five legislators ask Dunleavy for disaster declaration

Seawatch: Fisheries asking for disaster relief
The new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Homer Community Based Outpatient Clinic as seen on Aug. 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. The clinic opened for patients on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

New VA clinic opens in Homer

Homer VA clinic returns to in-patient service after pandemic hiatus

The new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Homer Community Based Outpatient Clinic as seen on Aug. 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. The clinic opened for patients on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
Terry Yager, left, poses with new Kachemak Group Realty owner Valerie Buss, far right, and her husband, Bryce Buss, center, on Tuesday, Sept, 15. 2020, at the agency’s office on West Pioneer Avenue in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer raised woman buys Kachemak Group

Homer raised woman, Valerie Buss, returns and buys Kachemak Group

Terry Yager, left, poses with new Kachemak Group Realty owner Valerie Buss, far right, and her husband, Bryce Buss, center, on Tuesday, Sept, 15. 2020, at the agency’s office on West Pioneer Avenue in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Cosmic Cannabis Company sits ready for customers on East Bunnell Avenue in Old Town on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s second marijuana retail store opens

Cosmic Cannabis Company to hold grand opening in Old Town

Cosmic Cannabis Company sits ready for customers on East Bunnell Avenue in Old Town on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Let them eat schmear

Let them eat schmear

The Bagel Shop aims to reopen this week

Let them eat schmear
Homer gets new electric recreation vehicles company
Homer gets new electric recreation vehicles company
Erin Thompson / Peninsula Clarion                                Cook Inlet can be seen through the window of a Ravn aircraft in October 2019. RavnAir Group declared bankruptcy in April.

Peninsula gets a new Ravn

CEO aims to have flights by September

Erin Thompson / Peninsula Clarion                                Cook Inlet can be seen through the window of a Ravn aircraft in October 2019. RavnAir Group declared bankruptcy in April.
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

Relief grants for small Homer businesses now available

Using a portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding it has received, the City of Homer is extending a hand… Continue reading

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Anglers stand by a rack of halibut on the Irish as the North Country Charters boat returned to Homer in July 2017. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News file photo)

Halibut regulations updated for charters

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has provided clarification on recent revisions to regulations for halibut charter fishermen. In part of his response to the… Continue reading

Anglers stand by a rack of halibut on the Irish as the North Country Charters boat returned to Homer in July 2017. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News file photo)
Fishing charters ask for modified regulations during COVID-19 pandemic

Fishing charters ask for modified regulations during COVID-19 pandemic

With their regular stream of out-of-state tourists significantly dried up, fishing charter operations are looking to lure Alaskans back onto their boats in hopes of… Continue reading

Fishing charters ask for modified regulations during COVID-19 pandemic
Seawatch: UFA holds seminar on new health mandates

Seawatch: UFA holds seminar on new health mandates

United Fishermen of Alaska, with some financial help from Icicle Seafoods, held an informative webinar last week on the state’s mandate No. 17, which is… Continue reading

Seawatch: UFA holds seminar on new health mandates
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