Environment

Pike poisoning under way in Soldotna

SOLDOTNA — They couldn’t have timed it better. As the last of the interagency team of invasive northern pike killers stepped off Derks Lake on… Continue reading

Larry Persily, federal coordinator in the Federal Office for Alaska Gas Line Projects, speaks Tuesday in Soldotna about the environmental assessment needed for the Alaska LNG project to progress.-Photo by Rashah McChesney, Morris News Service -Alaska

Federal requirements for Alaska LNG project laid out during lunch meeting

The first time the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published an environmental impact statement under its current process, the proposed project was based in Nikiski —… Continue reading

Larry Persily, federal coordinator in the Federal Office for Alaska Gas Line Projects, speaks Tuesday in Soldotna about the environmental assessment needed for the Alaska LNG project to progress.-Photo by Rashah McChesney, Morris News Service -Alaska

Opportunity means better future

This winter, our local Big Brothers Big Sisters program will have the opportunity to work on developing a new revenue development plan through a Foraker… Continue reading

11th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival Sept. 25-Oct. 2

11th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival Sept. 25-Oct. 2

The festival runs for a full week and the individual movies are scheduled so that attendees can see them all. Festival Discount passes are $55… Continue reading

11th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival Sept. 25-Oct. 2
Mike Navarre

Navarre: Health care tops his concerns

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is no stranger to campaigns. All told, this is his tenth, including his years in the Alaska State Legislature… Continue reading

Mike Navarre
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Bill Smith, District 8-Homer, speaks at a June meeting of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Smooth sailing for assembly’s Homer visit

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly moved smoothly and quickly through the agenda of its regular meeting held in Homer on Tuesday. The biggest attention-getter of… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Bill Smith, District 8-Homer, speaks at a June meeting of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies CoastWalk

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies CoastWalkSeptember-OctoberSign up at CACS, Smokey Bay WayOr call 235-667Started: November 1984Beaches first walked: Anchor Point to Diamond Creek gulch; McKeon… Continue reading

Canadian firm eyes new mine in Alaska

The Associated Press KETCHIKAN — A Canadian company is moving forward with plans for a new rare-earth metals mine at the end of Kendrick Bay… Continue reading

Judge rules NMFS made mistake in implementing observer program

A federal judge has ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment for the revised marine observer program that was implemented… Continue reading

Don Felton and Joan Splinter, with helpers Henry and Schnitzel, have spent little more than a year creating their garden on West Hill.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Gardeners’ Weekend: A perennial event

One has only to look as far as the Homer Garden Club for a definition of “perennial.” The club’s roots can be found in a… Continue reading

Don Felton and Joan Splinter, with helpers Henry and Schnitzel, have spent little more than a year creating their garden on West Hill.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Anna Stewart, left, and Sarah Bodary, right, sell peonies and other flowers at the Homer Farmers Market last August.            -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Early blooms don’t hurt peony growers

Around the lower Kenai Peninsula as the calendar page turns to August, evidence of an early season can be seen in the hills and meadows.… Continue reading

Anna Stewart, left, and Sarah Bodary, right, sell peonies and other flowers at the Homer Farmers Market last August.            -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Farmers’ Market Rita Jo Shoultz champions agriculture

Who would have thought that those flamboyant peonies down at the Homer Farmers Market could get you a trip to the White House? Well, Rita… Continue reading

Recreational saltwater fishing policy in the works

The National Marine Fisheries Service is working on a draft policy that could incorporate more consideration of marine recreational fishing in management actions. The agency,… Continue reading

City settles with two in sewage backup

The city of Homer has settled with two of three property owners who filed claims in a sewer line backup that pushed raw sewage into… Continue reading

Dan Sullivan, left, speaks with Bob and Jan Goehringer at a campaign appearance by Sullivan last Thursday at the Kachemak Community Center. Sullivan is running for the Republican Party nomination for U.S. senator.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Sullivan: Campaign based on optimisim

Less than a week after one of his primary opponents, Joe Miller, spoke in Homer for Father’s Day, last Thursday Dan Sullivan visited town for… Continue reading

Dan Sullivan, left, speaks with Bob and Jan Goehringer at a campaign appearance by Sullivan last Thursday at the Kachemak Community Center. Sullivan is running for the Republican Party nomination for U.S. senator.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
In this photo taken June 7 and released by BP Alaska, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology using an AeroVironment Puma drone is given a pre-flight checkout in preparation for flights by BP at its Prudhoe Bay operations. -Photo provided

FAA OKs commercial drone flights over land

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the… Continue reading

In this photo taken June 7 and released by BP Alaska, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology using an AeroVironment Puma drone is given a pre-flight checkout in preparation for flights by BP at its Prudhoe Bay operations. -Photo provided
Weeding, watering: Opportunities to see what’s happening

Weeding, watering: Opportunities to see what’s happening

I was recently asked a very simple question: What is the best thing happening in your garden right now? Without missing a beat I replied:… Continue reading

Weeding, watering: Opportunities to see what’s happening

21,000-plus pounds of electronic waste kept out of landfills

In April, dozens of local citizens, businesses, non-profits and government agencies came together to participate in the Ninth Annual Electronics Recycling Event, a program of… Continue reading

Homer Middle School students are using marine debris to create a sculpture of their school’s mascot.-Sarah Richardson

Middle School art students create Husky sculpture from marine debris

Homer Middle School art students are learning a powerful lesson about environmental footprints and collaboration with a giant art project destined to become a permanent… Continue reading

Homer Middle School students are using marine debris to create a sculpture of their school’s mascot.-Sarah Richardson

Annual recycling event scheduled for Saturday

Cook Inletkeeper announces the Ninth Annual Homer Electronics Recycling Day will take place from 10 a.m.-3p.m. Saturday at Spenard Builders Supply. Electronic waste is the… Continue reading

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