Task force meets, talks health of salmon in inlet

The first meeting of the Upper Cook Inlet Task Force generated questions about allocation issues, marine mortality, historical catch rates and the overall health of… Continue reading

Chamber plans events

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

Booksellers, Kobo partner in ‘read freely’ philosophy

The American Booksellers Association is partnering with  Kobo to make ereaders and ebooks available at independent bookstores nationwide, including the Homer Bookstore. Kobo, a leader… Continue reading

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Miotke joins sales team at Story Real Estate

Amanda Miotke has joined the sales team at Story Real Estate. While Miotke is a new Realtor, she has a lot of experience in the… Continue reading

Amanda Miotke

CommuKnitty Stash relocates to Main Street

CommuKnitty Stash has moved off the Sterling Highway and onto Main Street — 3581 B Main St., to be exact, between Napa and Homer Hounds.… Continue reading

Healing Hands Massage expands, hosts open house

After almost three years at the East End Village location, Healing Hands Massage owner Jessi Dullinger is expanding the business by partnering with Mary Hayden… Continue reading

Winter shopping derby starts today, ends Feb. 10

The first Homer Chamber of Commerce Winter Shopping Derby starts today. Similar to last summer’s shopping derby, participants buy a $10 shopping derby ticket for… Continue reading

TSA plans for expedited security in Anchorage

The Transportation Safety Adminis-tration recently announced an expansion of its PreCheck screening system to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport for eligible travelers. Lorie Dankers, TSA… Continue reading

Losses grow in Alaska’s fisheries disasters

ANCHORAGE, — Alaska’s Commerce commissioner says the disaster from poor king salmon returns was worse than first estimated. In a letter to the state’s congressional… Continue reading

Roads to Resources effort emerging from planning stages

The Roads to Resources proposal set forth by Gov. Sean Parnell as a funding mechanism to jump start work on four surface transportation projects in… Continue reading

Malone Insurance Agency earns top independent agency award from Allstate

  Malone Insurance Agency has been named the Top Independent Allstate Agency in Alaska by Allstate Insurance Company for their achievement, high standards in customer… Continue reading

City of Homer water-wastewater treatment plant superintendent Todd Cook, left, says Jerry Lawver, right is the “go-to” guy for Homer’s water-wastewater treatment department. Lawver has been named “Water Operator of the Year” by the Alaska Rural Water Association.-Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Operator, student honored with rural water awards

Two Homer residents have been honored by the Alaska Rural Water Association. At its 14th Annual Training Conference in Anchorage in October, the association named… Continue reading

City of Homer water-wastewater treatment plant superintendent Todd Cook, left, says Jerry Lawver, right is the “go-to” guy for Homer’s water-wastewater treatment department. Lawver has been named “Water Operator of the Year” by the Alaska Rural Water Association.-Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Uncertainty in some economic sectors benefits Alaska’s financial institutions

By Molly Dischner Morris News Service - Alaska By many metrics, Alaska’s financial institutions are doing well. All of the state’s banks posted an increase… Continue reading

Conservation drill cuts load by about 1.5 percent

Officials from regional governments and utilities estimated an across-the-board energy load reduction of 1.5 percent on Oct. 30, between 6-8 p.m., during the fourth Energy… Continue reading

Chamber car raffle will go until Dec. 6

  With 200 car raffle tickets still to be sold, Monte Davis, executive director of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, has announced… Continue reading

Remote gold operations pick up pace

High gold prices have stimulated Alaska mining projects including several in remote areas. The small Nixon Fork underground gold and copper mine near McGrath on… Continue reading

AEDC predicts strong growth for Anchorage

 The Anchorage economy showing promise can be used as an indicator for the rest of Alaska, Bill Popp, president and CEO of the Anchorage Economic… Continue reading

Petco opens store in Soldotna

Store manager Anthony Havrilla carefully dipped a clear plastic Petco bag into an aquarium in the aquatic section of the new Soldotna store. After slowly… Continue reading

Alaska Air Group reports record quarterly profits

Alaska Air Group, Inc. announced record profits when its third quarter earnings were released Oct. 25. The airline company reported $150.3 million in net earnings… Continue reading

KPC anthropologists research Dena’ina, Yup’ik perspective on mining’s impact on Bristol Bay

Two Kenai Peninsula College anthropology professors concluded that a degradation of the water in Bristol Bay could have devestating nutritional, cultural and religious impacts on… Continue reading

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