Stay current on HEA projects Homer Electric Association will host a series of area meetings across the Kenai Peninsula that will feature a family style barbecue dinner, followed by a short presentation on current HEA projects and activities. Schedule for South Peninsula meetings is as follows: • Wednesday, Sept. 4, Anchor Point, Chapman Elementary School, 5:30 […]
Dividend downer While the Alaska Permanent Fund hit an all-time high, Alaskans probably won’t see more than $800 of dividend heading their way in October. The fund from which annual dividends are paid grew 10.5 percent last year, reaching a new high of $44.9 billion. Growth is attributed to the performance of the U.S. stock […]
Six people escaped without serious injury after a plane crashed during take-off late Sunday afternoon near Cape Douglas in Katmai National Park.
Alaskans put repeal of oil giveaway on ballot On Friday, the Division of Elections confirmed that repeal of the oil giveaway (SB 21) will be on the 2014 primary ballot. “Vote Yes! Repeal the Giveaway” volunteers submitted more than 50,000 signatures, and the Division of Elections has confirmed a sufficient number to place repeal of SB […]
Dooroo Kim, daughter of Jeeyoung and Youra Kim of Atlanta, Ga., and William Singhose, nephew of Beaver and Jessie Nelson, were married on July 22. The outdoor ceremony was held at the Nelson home with Ron Simmons of Springfield, Ore. officiating the ceremony. The bride graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a […]
Man killed at drilling site Last Wednesday’s death of an Anchorage man working for a geophysical services company at a drilling job site west of Homer is under investigation by Alaska State Troopers. A Thursday AST dispatch indicated that troopers were called about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday by an operations supervisor with SAExploration. The supervisor reported […]
Unrest in Egypt pushes gas prices up Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have risen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.02/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 398 gas outlets in Alaska. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.7 cents per gallon in the last week to […]
Erin Walsh and Joshua Chambers were married June 29 in a ceremony at Wayfarer Farm in Langley, Wash. In attendance were Matron of honor: Taralee Adams; bridesmaids: Megan Hosch-Schmitt, Heather Hofius, Crystal O’Connor, Lauren Townsend, Natasha Phillips and Patricia Bonilla. Best man was Jason Chambers, while Graham McAninch, Travis Stanley and Ryan Walsh acted as […]
Personal-use dipnet fishery opens today The Kenai River personal-use dipnet fishery will open July 10-31. Retention of king salmon in the Kenai River personal use fishery will be prohibited in 2013. Any king salmon caught may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately unharmed. Based upon preseason forecast, the 2013 Kenai […]
While an overcast sky brought only small snippets of sunshine, the tartan at Karen Hornaday Park flowed abundantly as athletes gathered for Homer’s Highland Games on Saturday.
The wearing of the kilt and playing of the bagpipes — along with occasional fog — brought a remarkably authentic “Scottish” feel to Homer’s games; at least for someone who has never actually stepped foot into Scotland.