New executives energize Chamber of Commerce

Nov 16th 1:53 pm By Susan Braund

Homer's Chamber of Commerce is unique, according to new Executive Director Debbie Speakman. "A chamber and visitor center are not usually combined.

Statewide Stories

Opinion: Spring is perfect time to set limits for screen use in your home

May 5th 8:58 am

On Saturday, I happened to wander into the house for a minute from the sun-drenched gardens outside. It was a beautiful day, blustery, with birds singing and puddles all over the place. Inside, however, it was quiet, stone quiet, which could only mean one [...]

Salmon permit sales slump across state

May 5th 8:52 am

Buyers and sellers are still feeling hangover from last year's tough fishing season The values of Alaska salmon permits are on a downward slide, while prices for quota shares of other catches continue to skyrocket. Despite an optimistic outlook this year [...]

Regional trusts proposed for lease of fish permits

April 27th 6:37 pm

Communities could lease to fishermen who otherwise couldn't afford permits

Opinion: Education cuts will hurt, not help, economy

April 27th 5:54 pm

The current proposal by the Alaska Senate majority to cut education 5.7 percent while failing to offer up any new solutions to the state's fiscal crisis should infuriate every Alaskan, not only those with children currently in school or college in the state [...]

Tundra swans take two distinct paths to Alaska

April 27th 5:45 pm

By Ned Rozell University of Alaska Fairbanks Skiing to work over a persistent spring snowpack, I looked up to see a large white bird flapping gracefully over the spruce tops. A few gentle honks confirmed it was a tundra swan. After a long winter when all [...]

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Local youth helps students have voice in community

November 16th 1:05 pm

When Homer High School sophomore, Marina Greear sees a challenge, she faces it head on.

Mburu to meet with students, community members

November 16th 12:58 pm

Chris Mburu, an international human rights lawyer who currently serves with the United Nations as a Senior Human Rights Advisor, will be visiting the Kenai, Ninilchik, and Port Graham schools this week, according to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School [...]

Report shows fewer fishing jobs in Alaska

November 16th 1:03 pm

Fewer men and women went out fishing in Alaska last year in a familiar cycle that reflects the vagaries of Mother Nature.

New executives energize Chamber of Commerce

November 16th 12:53 pm

Homer's Chamber of Commerce is unique, according to new Executive Director Debbie Speakman. "A chamber and visitor center are not usually combined.


November 16th 1:11 pm

Clifton Roger Bennett On Nov. 4, 2017, Clifton Roger Bennett, age 98, passed away peacefully with family by his side. He was born in Meeteetse, Wyo. on March 7, 1919, to Miles William Bennett and Dorothy Siebert Bennett. His siblings included William, Louise [...]

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