In this June 28, 2018, photo, Democrat Mark Begich, a candidate for governor in Alaska and a former U.S. senator, poses outside a downtown office building in Juneau, Alaska. Begich is seeking to ease concerns some have about his entry into the race, saying he would not be running if he did not think he could win. The race is shaping up to be a three-way, general election contest between Begich, independent Gov. Bill Walker and the eventual Republican nominee. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Ex-US senator’s entry causes angst in Alaska governor’s race

JUNEAU — Mark Begich is a star in Alaska Democratic politics, a former U.S. senator and mayor of the state’s largest city, but his campaign… Continue reading

In this June 28, 2018, photo, Democrat Mark Begich, a candidate for governor in Alaska and a former U.S. senator, poses outside a downtown office building in Juneau, Alaska. Begich is seeking to ease concerns some have about his entry into the race, saying he would not be running if he did not think he could win. The race is shaping up to be a three-way, general election contest between Begich, independent Gov. Bill Walker and the eventual Republican nominee. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
The sign for the Ocean Shores RV Park on the Sterling Highway, Homer, Alaska, as seen on June 29, 2018. The longtime campground formerly known as Ocean View RV Park reopened last month under its new owner, Michael Warburton, who also owns Ocean Shores Motel next door. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Longtime RV park reopens under new owner

After a few year’s hiatus, one of Homer’s first recreational vehicle campgrounds has come back to life. With a new name, but some familiar faces,… Continue reading

The sign for the Ocean Shores RV Park on the Sterling Highway, Homer, Alaska, as seen on June 29, 2018. The longtime campground formerly known as Ocean View RV Park reopened last month under its new owner, Michael Warburton, who also owns Ocean Shores Motel next door. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Governor calls for halt of Pebble mine review

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to suspend its environmental review of a proposed copper-and-gold mine… Continue reading

Cool temps don’t faze farmers

Basking in the sun last Saturday at the Homer Farmers Market, you would think we had never seen it before. Everyone was smiling and chatting… Continue reading

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                                Community members enjoy free food during the grand opening of the Chevron gas station Saturday, June 23, 2018 on Homer Bypass Road in Homer, Alaska. In converting the Essential One station to Chevron, four new pumps were added to the property.

Chevron station hosts grand opening; customers can use their Safeway cards

Ever been jealous of those Soldotna residents up the road who get gasoline discounts with a store discount card? Well, Homerites can now be on… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News</span>
                                Community members enjoy free food during the grand opening of the Chevron gas station Saturday, June 23, 2018 on Homer Bypass Road in Homer, Alaska. In converting the Essential One station to Chevron, four new pumps were added to the property.
<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News</span>
                                Community members enjoy free food during the grand opening of the Chevron gas station Saturday, June 23, 2018 on Homer Bypass Road in Homer, Alaska. In converting the Essential One station to Chevron, four new pumps were added to the property.

Chevron station hosts grand opening; customers can use their Safeway cards

Ever been jealous of those Soldotna residents up the road who get gasoline discounts with a store discount card? Well, Homerites can now be on… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News</span>
                                Community members enjoy free food during the grand opening of the Chevron gas station Saturday, June 23, 2018 on Homer Bypass Road in Homer, Alaska. In converting the Essential One station to Chevron, four new pumps were added to the property.

Farmers in awe at success of crops

I have heard that visitors from out of state marvel at the veggies we are able to grow here. Just hang out by the gardens… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Peninsula Clarion file photo</span>
                                Sockeye salmon caught in a set gillnet wait to be set to the a processor on July 11, 2016 near Kenai.

Tariffs ding commercial fishing industry

Fishermen and seafood harvesters may take a major trade hit with the announcement of new tariffs from China, though the details still aren’t clear. The… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Peninsula Clarion file photo</span>
                                Sockeye salmon caught in a set gillnet wait to be set to the a processor on July 11, 2016 near Kenai.

Cook Inlet Energy fined over well pressure at Osprey platform

Cook Inlet Energy has received fines totaling $50,000 from the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) — $25,000 for failing to test a new… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Peninsula Clarion file photo</span>
                                Sockeye salmon caught in a set gillnet wait to be set to the a processor on July 11, 2016 near Kenai.

Tariffs ding commercial fishing industry

Fishermen and seafood harvesters may take a major trade hit with the announcement of new tariffs from China, though the details still aren’t clear. The… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Peninsula Clarion file photo</span>
                                Sockeye salmon caught in a set gillnet wait to be set to the a processor on July 11, 2016 near Kenai.

Farmers in awe at success of crops

I have heard that visitors from out of state marvel at the veggies we are able to grow here. Just hang out by the gardens… Continue reading

Cook Inlet Energy fined over well pressure at Osprey platform

Cook Inlet Energy has received fines totaling $50,000 from the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) — $25,000 for failing to test a new… Continue reading

The Alaska Department of Labor building is seen in 2015. (Juneau Empire file)

Alaska job losses continue as recession enters third year

Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped a statistically insignificant 0.1 percent between April and May, according to preliminary figures from the Alaska Department of Labor,… Continue reading

The Alaska Department of Labor building is seen in 2015. (Juneau Empire file)

Electric bills to rise July 1

Homer Electric Association power bills will rise July 1, driven by the cost of the Cook Inlet natural gas that fuels about 90 percent of… Continue reading

Farmers market is on tourist to-do list

This week is the peak of summer light, the solstice. I’ve been hearing people groan at the thought of the summer entering into its downhill… Continue reading

The Alaska Department of Labor building is seen in 2015. (Juneau Empire file)

Alaska job losses continue as recession enters third year

Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped a statistically insignificant 0.1 percent between April and May, according to preliminary figures from the Alaska Department of Labor,… Continue reading

The Alaska Department of Labor building is seen in 2015. (Juneau Empire file)

Electric bills to rise July 1

Homer Electric Association power bills will rise July 1, driven by the cost of the Cook Inlet natural gas that fuels about 90 percent of… Continue reading

Farmers market is on tourist to-do list

This week is the peak of summer light, the solstice. I’ve been hearing people groan at the thought of the summer entering into its downhill… Continue reading

New businesses open in town

With the start of summer and the tourist season, several new businesses have opened in town to serve seasonal tourism or offer year-round services. The… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2018
  • By Michael Armstrong and Megan Pacer
  • NewsBusiness

Vendor blamed for mistaken tsunami alert broadcast in Alaska

JUNEAU — A third-party vendor is being blamed for a mistaken tsunami alert broadcast on Alaska TV and radio stations last month. Dennis Bookey, co-chair… Continue reading

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