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  1. Approved by borough, peninsula marijuana growers now in final permittingRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2016 | Homer News

    After the state issued its first marijuana growing permits on June 9 and 10, nine local cultivators were approved by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday. Many expect to have crops ready by the end of the year.


  2. Questions remain in hospital service area boundary moveRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2016 | Homer News

    An invisible line near Clam Gulch Tower means the landowners on the north side are likely paying a few dollars in property taxes each year and those on the south side are likely paying hundreds to the borough's two hospitals. The common boundary line between the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area was drawn at the northern boundary of the Ninilchik Precinct after the borough voted to establish the service areas in 1969, a few years before Soldotna's Central Peninsula Hospital opened.


  3. Hammond chooses fish over oil in bayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Homer News

    Editor's Note: This month marks the 40th anniversary of the jack-up rig George Ferris being "stuck firmly in 82 feet of clay just off the Homer Spit," as the Homer News reported it on May 13, 1976. The incident proved to be the catalyst for the state to buy back oil leases that had been sold in Kachemak Bay.


  4. Robust sockeye run forecast for InletRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | Homer News

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's recently released outlook is predicting a relatively robust sockeye salmon run for Upper Cook Inlet this season. That's coupled with a fairly strong Kenai king salmon run, which should allow the department to more closely follow the management plan and loosen restrictions of recent years, especially for the setnetters.


  5. It was a good day of catchingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | Homer News

    The top three winners in Homer's 23rd Annual Winter King Salmon Tournament show off their fish to the crowd. From left are Colt Belmonte who placed third with his 24.8-pound king, winning $16,588; Kelly Grose, who placed second and won $21,112 with his 25.25-pound king; and Eric Holland, who took first place with his 26.45-pound king.


  6. Alaska Democrats hold caucus SaturdayRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2016 | Homer News

    Members of the Alaska Democratic Party get their chance to vote for their party's presidential candidate when the party holds meetings statewide on Saturday morning. Unlike the Republican Party's presidential preference poll, held on March 1 in which party members voted on a ballot, Democrats select their candidate through a caucus.


  7. Ohlson Mountain: all about the waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Homer News

    The artwork of Kachemak Bay Campus student Mirimia Kuzmin is featured on the 20-ounce bottles of water from Ohlson Mountain Mineral Springs H20. Liz Doan gets bottles ready to head down a conveyor belt where they will be filled with water, capped and labeled.


  8. HEA board nomination period openRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | Homer News

    Homer Electric Association is accepting nominations from members interested in running for a seat on the cooperative's Board of Directors. The cooperative's board is made up of nine directors, three from each of the three districts that make up the service area.


  9. Borough's Marijuana Task Force debating additional restrictionsRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2016 | Homer News

    With less than two months before the state will accept marijuana business applications, the Kenai Peninsula Borough's Marijuana Task Force is still debating whether to set additional restrictions. The task force has not yet reached a set of recommendations for the borough assembly.


  10. It's expensive for fishermen to participate in BOF meetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | Homer News

    After 18-plus years of holding Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings involving mostly Kenai and Kasilof River salmon fishing issues anywhere but near the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers, the BOF has once again voted to hold the next round of meetings, which will be held in early 2017, in Anchorage. Gov. Walker campaigned with Upper Cook Inlet commercial salmon fishermen before the election with assurances that he would do all he could to ensure the next meeting would be held on the Kenai Peninsula.


  11. Kasilof special use plan blastedRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2015 | Homer News

    Several organizations and activists are voicing opposition to the Department of Natural Resources Division of Mining, Land and Water plan to build a parking lot near the mouth of the Kasilof River. The department, which manages the Kasilof River Special Use Area, proposed a development plan in late October that includes two parking lots on the north side of the river mouth.


  12. Peninsula mayors offer $60,000 in services to host fish board meetRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2015 | Homer News

    If Alaska fishermen want coffee at the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting, the Alaska Board of Fisheries might have to change the location to the Kenai Peninsula. In a Nov. 16 letter to the Board of Fisheries, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and Soldotna Mayor Pete Sprague offered the board more than $60,000 in service savings if the board were to hold its 2017 Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting on the peninsula instead of Anchorage.


  13. Numbers tell sad story of seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | Homer News

    The total harvest of 3.1 million salmon was 15 percent less than the most recent 10-year average, and the ex-vessel value of around $24 million was 20 percent below the previous 10-year average, even though the total run was 7 percent above forecast. According to the Anchor Point offshore test boat data, the mid-point of the run occurred July 25, the latest ever since the beginning of the test boat program, and the latest fishermen that have been fishing Upper Cook Inlet since the 1960s can remember.


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