Parnell rolls out $12.8 billion budget

ANCHORAGE — Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday announced a proposed state budget that would limit growth in operating costs to less than 1 percent. At… Continue reading

Karen Shealy, center, owner and operator of Sea Glo Skin Care and Cosmetic Boutique, poses with receptionist Antonina Martushev, left, and masseuse Melissa Mika. The boutique recently moved to a new location in Old Town.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Sea Glo boutique basks in new Old Town location

An atmosphere of peace and tranquility, a hint of pampering and an interior décor reflecting the skill of local crafters — from cabinetry to fabrics… Continue reading

Karen Shealy, center, owner and operator of Sea Glo Skin Care and Cosmetic Boutique, poses with receptionist Antonina Martushev, left, and masseuse Melissa Mika. The boutique recently moved to a new location in Old Town.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Assembly to mull capital projects

By Brian Smith Morris News Service - Alaska Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre last week released a draft packet of the borough’s top state… Continue reading

Business Breifs

Three local entrepreneurs receive business boost Ideas for a baby caregiver network, unique home furnishings and a business that creates molding from scraps of sawmill… Continue reading

Homer Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins, left, and Mike Stockburger, owner of the Homer Boat Yard and a founding member of Homer Marine Trades Association, team up at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle last month.-Photo Provided

Seattle event gives good exposure to Homer’s harbor, marine trades

For the second year in a row, thousands of people visiting the three-day Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle got to hear about Homer, thanks to… Continue reading

Homer Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins, left, and Mike Stockburger, owner of the Homer Boat Yard and a founding member of Homer Marine Trades Association, team up at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle last month.-Photo Provided

Loans available to assist with king fishing disaster

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the availability of long-term, low-interest loans for people affected by chinook salmon fishery disaster declaration. However, some local… Continue reading

Mark Kinney and Brandon Moonin sample water quality at Port Graham.-Photo provided

Mark Kinney retires after 23 years in Homer’s conservation service office

After serving for 23 years as the district conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office (formerly the Soil Conservation Service) in Homer, Mark… Continue reading

Mark Kinney and Brandon Moonin sample water quality at Port Graham.-Photo provided
Debbie Dauphinais works the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival booth last Saturday at the Nutcracker Faire-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Debbie Dauphinais is new shorebird coordinator

Debbie Dauphinais has been settling into her job as the new Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival coordinator, taking over from Christina Whiting. A former volunteer with… Continue reading

Debbie Dauphinais works the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival booth last Saturday at the Nutcracker Faire-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Chamber’s car-ATV raffle drawing is today at 6 p.m.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has several events planned:* The annual car raffle drawing is today at 6 p.m. Car raffle tickets… Continue reading

Parnell: Gas imports are ‘last resort’

Where Southcentral will get its energy in the near future was up for debate between the Anchorage mayor and the governor at the Resource Development… Continue reading

Parnell proposes king research

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he will propose $30 million over five years to study king salmon abundance. Parnell says the first… Continue reading

Profs present Bristol Bay studies

Catherine Knott and Alan Boraas, Kachemak Bay Campus and Kenai River Campus professors of anthropology, will present a talk at 6:30 p.m. today on their… Continue reading

Chamber plans events

The Homer Chamber of Commerce has several events planned in the next few weeks: nThe next chamber mixer will be from 5-7 p.m. today. It… Continue reading

Drs. Carl and Hillary Seger and their son, Fritz, moved to Homer from Soldotna in October.

SPH adds two new doctors

Welcome to Drs. Carl and Hillary Seger, two recent additions to South Peninsula Hospital. The community is invited to meet the Segers and other new… Continue reading

Drs. Carl and Hillary Seger and their son, Fritz, moved to Homer from Soldotna in October.

Substance abuse cost state more than $1.2 billion in 2010

Substance abuse pervades communities throughout Alaska, and the Kenai Peninsula is no exception. The cost to the state’s economy was estimated at about $1.2 billion… Continue reading

KRSA plans big changes to fish event

For the first time in its 20-year history, the Kenai River Classic will target silver salmon instead of king salmon. After two years of catch-and-release… Continue reading

K-Bay Caffe Owner Michael McGuire fills an order at his new Pioneer Avenue location. The East End Road drive-through coffee stand remains open. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

K-Bay Caffe now open on Pioneer

K-Bay Caffe & Roasting, the coffee roasting and drive-through espresso company, opened a new downtown café on Nov. 16 at 397 Pioneer Ave. next to… Continue reading

K-Bay Caffe Owner Michael McGuire fills an order at his new Pioneer Avenue location. The East End Road drive-through coffee stand remains open. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
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KBBI hires new development director, reporter

Staff report Public radio station KBBI recently has filled two key staff positions. Rose Grech has been hired as KBBI’s development director. Ariel Van Cleave… Continue reading

Rose Grech
Tutka Bay Lodge has been recognized as a 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards winner in the Trip of a Lifetime category.

Tutka Bay Lodge recognized in ‘Trip of Lifetime’ category

Tutka Bay Lodge has been recognized as a 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards winner in the Trip of a Lifetime category.  Representing a “complete escape,”… Continue reading

Tutka Bay Lodge has been recognized as a 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards winner in the Trip of a Lifetime category.
Offering more than 150 flavors of tea, Coletta Walker, owner and operator of Ivory Goose Antiques and Tea Emporium, is introducing Homer to the world of tea.-Photo  by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

It’s now teatime at the Ivory Goose

In an area that knows what it means to “mug up” — a phrase describing the coffee break of hardworking fishermen and cannery workers —… Continue reading

Offering more than 150 flavors of tea, Coletta Walker, owner and operator of Ivory Goose Antiques and Tea Emporium, is introducing Homer to the world of tea.-Photo  by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
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