Homer Spit

Alaska Salt Company finds new home

Local Homer business Alaska Salt Company has settled into its new home on the Homer Spit, and celebrated on Friday with a grand opening ceremony.… Continue reading

 

Sports InBrief

Kevin Bell Arena opens Sept. 21 Homer’s community ice rink, the Kevin Bell Ice Arena on the Homer Spit, opens for its 10th season on… Continue reading

 

It’s a wrap

Update: The caption has been corrected on the fishhook sculpture photo properly identifying it as a circle hook. And like that, another furious tourist season… Continue reading

 

Thanks for run-ride support

We had a beautiful morning on Aug. 30 for the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s “Resiliency Run and Ride” on the Homer Spit. We thank… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Now that Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has ordered Mt. McKinley be renamed Denali, will other prominent Alaska geographic features be next? The renaming… Continue reading

Will high-tech fish freezing come to Spit?

A thawed salmon filet that tastes the same as a fresh one? Is this too good to be true? A group that calls itself Ocean… Continue reading

Life-saving tips: Learn to swim, wear a PFD

Last Monday I opened a voicemail from my compadre Turk. He was so riled up that residual smoke leaked out of the receiver. He started… Continue reading

Announcements

The Alaskan Warrior Class Community holds a #Stop22on22 Ruck March starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 22 at the base of the Homer Spit. #Stop22on22 is… Continue reading

Time, tides change Spit

I t was an idyllic childhood on the Homer Spit that Mo Hillstrand enjoyed during the summertime, when her parents, Mary and Earl Hillstrand, original… Continue reading

Less restrictive beach policy proposal to be introduced at Sept. 14 meeting

Citizens riled up about a proposed city of Homer ordinance that would ban year-round driving on Bishop’s Beach and summer driving on the Homer Spit… Continue reading

Announcements

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds it regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Diamond Ridge Fire Station, 65705 Diamond Ridge Road.… Continue reading

Nick shares recipe for salmon brine

Things have continued to roll along in the silver fishery along the east side of The Spit.  Remember last week when I hinted that if… Continue reading

Ice Plant hums with old-school technology

In this climate-changed world, there are reasons to get sentimental about ice. It is old, for one. Our local sheet — the Harding Icefield —… Continue reading

Fish while you can; time zooming by

Wow, did we somehow pick up a serious tail wind of time since this column’s seasonal debut? Come on, Aug. 6 already? It seems like… Continue reading

Announcements

The Omicron chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a service organization of women educators, holds its annual Back to School Supplies Project. Help local children start… Continue reading

To drive or not on Homer’s beaches?

Next Monday at its 6 p.m. regular meeting, the Homer City Council will go from placid tidepools to heavy surf when it considers an ordinance… Continue reading

Fishing? Know what you’re catching

I have received an unusual amount of email asking how to report angler evil-doers to the Alaska Wildlife Troopers without tying up 911.  The local number… Continue reading

Council knocks off 26-item punch list

With an agenda rivaling a contractor’s punch list of things to do before freeze up, the Homer City Council at its regular Monday night meeting… Continue reading

City ends hook’s shudders

You can’t venture onto the Homer Spit without noticing something new and interesting — totes of beautiful red rockfish just unloaded at the Fish Dock;… Continue reading

Run & Ride set for Aug. 30

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is getting ready for another fabulous 1 K and 5 K beach run and ride during low tide at Mariner… Continue reading