Dollynda Phelps discusses current issues in the cannabis industry with local business owners on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Cannabis industry meeting raises concerns over Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

Cannabis cultivators, retailers and consumers squeezed into a small Kenai living room Wednesday night, Sept. 12, to discuss ongoing problems within the marijuana industry and… Continue reading

 

Farmers Market: Plenty of food as Market winds down

There are two Saturday Markets and one Wednesday Market left and Bob Durr is getting anxious. How does one get rid of all the food… Continue reading

 

The wall of the Red Chris tailings pond is a little less than 350 feet, or about the height of a 35-story building. It follows the same design as the Mount Polley tailings dam, which broke in 2014, sending 24 million cubic meters of toxic mine tailings into the Fraser River watershed. It is designed, however, to hold 305 million cubic meters of mine waste — seven times more than Mount Polley. Both mines are owned by Imperial Metals. (Courtesy Photo | Garth Lenz via Salmon State)

Transboundary mine faces $200-million cash crunch

With a strike, falling copper prices and more than $554-million ($723 million Canadian) soon due to lenders, Canadian mine owner Imperial Metals, which operates the… Continue reading

 

Farmers Market: Market returns to locals

You just got to love this town. Last Saturday was a perfect example of what Homer looks like when the tourists start thinning out. Homerites… Continue reading

Repairs start on Anchor River Bridge

Repairs on the Anchor River Bridge, situated between the Kenai Peninsula Borough Waste Transfer site and Anchor Point Road, began on Monday, Sept. 10 in… Continue reading

HAARP opens doors, but some minds prove hard to change

GAKONA (AP) — HAARP has an image problem that’s proving hard to shake. Short for High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program, HAARP has been the subject… Continue reading

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                                The Holland America cruise ship Zaandam towers over the Homer Harbor on Tuesday, July 24 at the Deep Water Dock in Homer. The Zaandam visits every other week in Homer during the summer.

Homer to host harbormaster conference Sept. 11-14

The city of Homer will be the host of the 44th Semi-Annual Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers Conference, to be held Sept.… Continue reading

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                                The Holland America cruise ship Zaandam towers over the Homer Harbor on Tuesday, July 24 at the Deep Water Dock in Homer. The Zaandam visits every other week in Homer during the summer.

Farmers Market: Countdown to end of Market begins

The countdown has begun. There are four more Saturday Homer Farmers Markets. You can tell as everyone seems to be mentioning that feel of fall… Continue reading

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                                A collection of signs confiscated in Juneau is seen at an Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities facility on July 24, 2018 in this image provided by the DOT.

Signs of trouble: ACLU and pro-Dunleavy campaign launch lawsuit against state

They’re the signs of the times, and they’re causing problems. On Thursday, the Alaska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union joined the group Dunleavy… Continue reading

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                                A collection of signs confiscated in Juneau is seen at an Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities facility on July 24, 2018 in this image provided by the DOT.
Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotarians pose for a photo after working at Ben Walters Park on Aug. 11, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Tom Early, David Brann, Bernie Griffard and Kathy Hill. (Photo provided)

Rotarians clean up Ben Walters Park

Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club members continued work this summer on its adopted city park, Ben Walters Park on Beluga Lake near McDonald’s Restaurant. Rotarians adopted… Continue reading

Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotarians pose for a photo after working at Ben Walters Park on Aug. 11, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Tom Early, David Brann, Bernie Griffard and Kathy Hill. (Photo provided)

Farmers Market: Variety is key to fall market

As we enter into the last month of the Market, we enter into my favorite part of the season. Labor Day weekend is often the… Continue reading

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                                The new building for the business Cycle Logical, shown here on Dec. 20, 2017 at 302 East Pioneer Avenue, has undergone improvements since owners Derek and Catriona Reynolds bought it last year. The bike sales, repair and rental business opened in May, and holds its grand opening at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Cycle Logical holds grand opening on Friday

Cycle Logical bicycle shop holds its grand opening celebration Friday at its new location on Pioneer Avenue. A formal Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor… Continue reading

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                                The new building for the business Cycle Logical, shown here on Dec. 20, 2017 at 302 East Pioneer Avenue, has undergone improvements since owners Derek and Catriona Reynolds bought it last year. The bike sales, repair and rental business opened in May, and holds its grand opening at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Clouds and smoke curl around the top of Augustine Volcano on Sunday, June 4, 2017 on Augustine Island, Alaska. The remote island in Cook Inlet is composed of little more than the volcano and its surrounding debris. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

State seeks geothermal energy land nominations

The state is looking for takers to explore new energy — specifically, geothermal energy. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Oil and Gas… Continue reading

Clouds and smoke curl around the top of Augustine Volcano on Sunday, June 4, 2017 on Augustine Island, Alaska. The remote island in Cook Inlet is composed of little more than the volcano and its surrounding debris. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
A sign at the Homer/Baycrest KOA Holiday office on Aug, 18, 2018, announces that the park looking out over Kachemak Bay near Baycrest Hill in Homer, Alaska is now a Kampgrounds of America facility. KOA added the business to its network this summer, KOA announced this month in a press release. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Baycrest RV Park is now a KOA facility

Baycrest RV Park is now a Kampgrounds of America facility, KOA announced in press release earlier this month. Owned by Shelly and Jeff Erickson, the… Continue reading

A sign at the Homer/Baycrest KOA Holiday office on Aug, 18, 2018, announces that the park looking out over Kachemak Bay near Baycrest Hill in Homer, Alaska is now a Kampgrounds of America facility. KOA added the business to its network this summer, KOA announced this month in a press release. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Farmers Market: It’s time of abundance for Market

This is the time of abundance. I was just talking to my neighbor about an experiment she did with rhubarb butter where she added watermelon… Continue reading

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                                Cruise ships dock in downtown Juneau in May 2015.

Measles found on Alaska cruise ship

A teenager visiting Alaska on a cruise ship last week had the measles, health officials say, prompting concern that passengers may spread the rarely-seen virus… Continue reading

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                                Cruise ships dock in downtown Juneau in May 2015.

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)