Environment

EPA, Justice and Safeway settle on ozone disharge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice last week reached a settlement with Safeway to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting refrigerants nationwide, the EPA… Continue reading

Obama urges action against Syria for use of chemical weapons

STOCKHOLM (AP) — President Barack Obama says the international community and Congress’s credibility are on the line if a chemical attack on civilians in Syria… Continue reading

Ready or not, health care changes coming

Ready or not, certain changes to the health care market are on the way, and small businesses will be impacted. As some parts of the… Continue reading

AVTEC plans nation’s first ice navigation program

The White House is setting arctic policy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating locations for an arctic port. Hundreds of ships per year… Continue reading

Keystone of freedom is you, the individual

Keystone of freedom is you, the individual

A keystone in architectural terms is the very last piece put in place by the mason at the apex of an arch. It is the last… Continue reading

Keystone of freedom is you, the individual

State issues permit for Nikiski oil-waste site

The State of Alaska last week approved a permit to allow a Texas-based waste disposal company to store up to 10 million gallons of petroleum… Continue reading

In Brief

In Brief

Teen killed in ATV accident A 15-year-old died in a Clam Gulch all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday. According to a Monday Alaska State Troopers report, troopers,… Continue reading

In Brief
The new waste transfer site offers more space for haulers.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Transformation of Homer landfill nears completion

Thirty years since the Kenai Peninsula Borough converted the Homer landfill to a baling-landfill facility, the site will undergo another conversion of sorts Aug. 1,… Continue reading

The new waste transfer site offers more space for haulers.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Another hearing set on water-sewer rate changes

A proposed new water-sewer rate schedule is back on the table for the Homer City Council. At its Monday regular meeting, the council agreed to… Continue reading

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Sunday officially Hammond’s Day

Next Thursday Homer will be the host of the Governor’s Picnic when Alaska’s 10th governor, Sean Parnell visits, so it seems appropriate this Sunday that… Continue reading

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Council considers new rates on Monday

A proposed new water-sewer rate schedule comes back for reconsideration at 6 p.m. Monday for the Homer City Council’s regular meeting. Near the top of… Continue reading

TOTE’s conversion to LNG on track

Almost a year after announcing it would convert two of its vessels to liquefied natural gas, officials with Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc., or TOTE,… Continue reading

Let’s scrap the income tax, IRS now with Fair Tax bill

Let’s scrap the income tax, IRS now with Fair Tax bill

You may have noticed there’s a scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has acknowledged the targeting of conservative groups applying for IRS Code… Continue reading

Let’s scrap the income tax, IRS now with Fair Tax bill
Land’s End chief financial officer Josh Garvey testifies on water-sewer rates at the Homer City Council.

Water-sewer rate changes fail — back for reconsideration

To an observer at Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting, it might have looked like a tennis match between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams as… Continue reading

Land’s End chief financial officer Josh Garvey testifies on water-sewer rates at the Homer City Council.

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies seeks artists for ‘S.O.S.’ show

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies seeks artists for its “S.O.S.” marine debris art show. “Debris Dangles: From Marine Debris to Strands of Home from… Continue reading

Feds seek input on Arctic policy

A senior federal government group led by a top White House official was in Alaska on June 14 meeting with state and local officials on… Continue reading

Council votes for new restrictions on bycatch

JUNEAU (AP) — The Gulf of Alaska trawl fleet faces new restrictions, as fisheries managers seek to limit the number of chinook salmon it unintentionally… Continue reading

YAC grant helps kids, garden grow

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust would like to thank the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) for their recent grant award.  The grant will help fund… Continue reading

NPFMC set to take final action on trawl fleet’s king salmon bycatch limit at its June meeting

As fisheries managers throughout Alaska prepare for low king salmon returns, federal regulators are considering new limits on king bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska.… Continue reading

Announcements

The Office of Children’s Services is conducting a resource family orientation on Thursday, May 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the OCS office, 3670 Lake Street… Continue reading

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