Small-business owners must protect their futures

If you’re a small-business owner, you think a lot about today. Is your cash flow sufficient … today? Are your products and services competitive … today? Are you confident in your marketing and advertising efforts … today? And because you are so focused on today, you may be neglecting a key aspect of tomorrow – your retirement. Specifically, do you have a good retirement plan for yourself?

Plane piloted by Alaska Dispatch News owner crashes in Halibut Cove

By Annie Zak Alaska Dispatch News A single-engine plane piloted by the owner of Alaska Dispatch News crashed Sunday night in Halibut Cove. The National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska office chief Clint Johnson said witnesses reported the single-engine plane struck a tree. The plane, a float-equipped Cessna 206, then crashed into the water and sustained […]

Hiker injured by brown bear on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Late Sunday afternoon, July 3, a lone female hiker encountered a brown bear and was bitten on the upper leg while hiking with her two dogs on the Lower Kenai River Trail on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The woman began hiking back towards the trailhead along Skilak Lake Road with one of the dogs […]


AND ADJACENT WATERS JULY 1 – 4 The Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon and adjacent water (excluding the Homer Boat Harbor) are open to snagging beginning at noon Friday, July 1 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 4. The areas open to snagging include the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon and the waters from the Homer City Dock […]

How Can You Declare Your Financial Independence?

Next week, we observe the 4th of July with sparklers, picnics and parades. And living in a country that offers so much freedom, we have a lot to celebrate. But on a more personal level, you may still be working toward another type of independence – financial independence. What can you do to speed your progress toward this goal?

HEA warns members of phone scam

PRESS RELEASE: Homer Electric Association is getting reports from businesses regarding suspicious phone calls. The fraudulent caller impersonates a utility representative and requests payment for the customer’s supposed past due bill and threatens immediate disconnection of electric service if the bill is not paid. The goal of the scammers is to obtain credit card numbers […]

Power outage impacts Homer area

PRESS RELEASE – Homer Electric Association responded to a power outage on Tuesday evening, June 21, that impacted approximately 900 HEA members in the Homer area. The outage was the result of a broken insulator on a power pole near the Homer Fire Hall on Heath Street. When the insulator broke, the wire fell to […]

Carmen Marina Loughlin Field – Beloved naturalist and educator

Carmen Marina Loughlin Field April 14, 1963 – May 31, 2016 Beloved Alaska naturalist and educator Carmen Field died May 31, 2016, peacefully at home in the arms of her husband, Conrad. She was 53. Her passion for the outdoors and the wild world around her could only be matched by her deep love for […]

David “Dave” Earl Hanrahan, 79, passes

David “Dave” Earl Hanrahan, age 79, passed away in his sleep of natural causes on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. He was born in 1937 in Dover, Delaware to George and Mildred Hanrahan. His family later moved to Oak Lawn, Illinois, near Chicago where his parents had grown up. After graduating from high school, Dave enlisted […]

From the desk of Rep. Seaton: House adjourned, special session planned

Alaska State Legislature, House District 31 From the Desk of Representative Seaton Greetings from Homer!  The House adjourned on Saturday, the 28th day of the 4th special session of the 29th Legislature, a two year term.  The first three special sessions took place in 2015.  We were unable to get a majority agreement on any […]

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