Environment

Announcements

The Seldovia Chamber of Commerce holds its fifth annual Human Powered Fishing Derby on Memorial Day weekend. The derby runs from 8 a.m. Friday to… Continue reading

Biking good for you, the planet

Homer Cycling Club believes that riding your bike is environmentally friendly, healthy and enjoyable. May is National Bike to Work Month, and HCC will be… Continue reading

A wet patch of lawn at the Bishop’s Beach park gives off an odor typical of an intense, rancid smell many people in Homer have been reporting this spring.                              -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer holds nose at spring scent

If the print edition of today’s Homer News had scratch ’n’ sniff ink, an eau de Homer this spring would have a recipe like this:… Continue reading

A wet patch of lawn at the Bishop’s Beach park gives off an odor typical of an intense, rancid smell many people in Homer have been reporting this spring.                              -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Renewable energy projects not waiting for some future time

Last year as the merits of natural gas coming to Homer were discussed, there were a couple of recurring questions: Why aren't we talking about… Continue reading

WWOOFers: new immigrant class

Every spring, young people called WWOOFers flock to Homer to work in our greenhouses and high tunnels, gardens and homesteads. Whether you call it Worldwide… Continue reading

Online registration underway for 20th winter king tourney

The countdown to the 20th annual Winter King Salmon Tournament, sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, has begun. With online registration… Continue reading

Homer fisherman one of 13 candidates for 2 IPHC seats

The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced nominees for two seats on the International Pacific Halibut Commision, and a Homer man and a consultant for… Continue reading

HEA seeks opinions on commonly owned energy project

Homer Electric Association seeks opinions on the interest of members who might want to participate in a commonly owned renewable energy project. While preliminary, the… Continue reading

Cruise ship bill on wayto governor

JUNEAU, -- A bill that would change how Alaska regulates cruise ship wastewater is on its way to the governor's desk.The state Senate passed HB80… Continue reading

Company explores wave energy power at Yakutat

JUNEAU (AP) -- The community of Yakutat is trying to turn ocean waves into a source of renewable energy.KENI-radio reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission… Continue reading

Buccaneer official: Still no firm date, but jack-up rig could start drilling in spring

The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig — idling at dock in Homer since late August — could start drilling after the snow melts, an official… Continue reading

Alaska delegation earns thanks

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) recently approved a restructured observer program that extends observer coverage to Alaska’s small boat fleet.  With the National… Continue reading

Focus Pocus: Don’t let people say you don’t care if you don’t support this cause or that one

I t’s all about the salmon, it’s all about saving the environment, or it’s all about equality. Pick an issue and you’ll find a concerted… Continue reading

Borough officials place solution for landfill fluids on priority list

One of the items Kenai Peninsula Borough officials hope to have state lawmakers include in the state’s capital budget is infrastructure needed to create a… Continue reading

Hayley Norris

A cyclist pleads: Come on, community, work with me

I ride my bicycle year-round. In the winter, I layer up for my ride despite the snow or the cold for many reasons, but mainly because… Continue reading

Hayley Norris
South Peninsula Haven House Executive Director Jessica Lawmaster, left, and victims services coordinator Rachel Romberg, right, hold up the Homer Thrift sign at the store on East End Road-Photos by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer thrift: more than a second-hand store

For women and children staying at South Peninsula Haven House, the domestic violence shelter has an in-house second-hand clothing supply. Called “My Sister’s Closet,” it’s… Continue reading

South Peninsula Haven House Executive Director Jessica Lawmaster, left, and victims services coordinator Rachel Romberg, right, hold up the Homer Thrift sign at the store on East End Road-Photos by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Arts Briefs

Ellis Paul and Radoslav Lorkovic play together in Homer on Friday  Longtime friends and internationally touring folk-blues musicians Ellis Paul and Radoslav Lorkovic perform for… Continue reading

Chance to meet Vic Fischer Friday

We are fortunate to be able to meet Victor Fischer, one of Alaska’s Founding Fathers, at the college this Friday evening, Nov. 2. Vic Fischer… Continue reading

COAST GUARD PUTS ANOTHER LOG ON THE FIRE

The U.S Coast Guard’s motto, “semper paratus,” means always being ready. That means being ready no matter what the role — search and rescue, homeland… Continue reading

American voters too smart to fall for Romney’s lies

What a window Mitt Romney provided at the first debate with President Obama into the very mindset that brought us liar loans and toxic mortgages;… Continue reading

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