Kachemak Bay

Bears, humans both win

Nobody likes to get in a fight over food with a bear; the bear usually wins. To help prevent this bear vs. human tug of… Continue reading

7 file for 2 council positions

A last-day filing by three candidates on Monday boosted the Homer City Council election from four candidates last Friday to seven as of 5 p.m.… 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

The Homer Gym hosts open house, martial arts exhibition on Saturday

The Homer Gym invites the public to its martial arts exhibition and open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The gym is located… 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

Scholarship helps student pursue dream of nursing career

I would like to give an honored and blessed thank you to the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. I graduated from our beloved Homer High School… Continue reading

Reality TV stars plead not guilty to hunting violations

A Discovery Channel reality TV star facing a charge of using a helicopter in a bear hunt suffered injuries from a fall about 6 a.m.… Continue reading

Council dilemma: Public divided on beach policy

In his 1968 essay, “The Tragedy of the Commons,” philosopher Garrett Hardin posed a dilemma. When someone uses a commonly held resource, it’s in the… 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

Splash Bash celebrates good work

On behalf of Cook Inletkeeper’s board and staff, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who came out to Bishop’s Beach last Thursday… 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

Hikers rescued near China Poot Lake

An Alaska Air Guard Guardian Angel team early on July 28 rescued two hikers lost near China Poot Lake on the south shore of Kachemak… Continue reading

Beyond halibut:

Fish cutters at Coal Point Seafoods notice there’s less halibut coming into the 23-year-old fish processing business on Thursdays. Clad in head nets, aprons and… Continue reading

Nature of the Spit

In 1966, when Daisy Lee Bitter, then a middle school science teacher in Anchorage, first brought a school group down to Homer for a daylong… Continue reading

Four charged in alleged oyster poaching

Alaska State Troopers on July 24 charged a fourth person in an alleged theft of about $200 in oysters from a Little Jakolof Cove oyster… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Less than 24 hours after the Homer City Council held its longest meeting in recent memory — 4 hours and 8 minutes, but who’s counting?… Continue reading

Christopher S. Dawson

Homer resident Christopher S. Dawson, 53, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Soldotna. There was a small family wake for Chris and his ashes were… 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

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

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