If only salmon could talk. Biologists could solve some of the age-old mysteries about these wild, wily creatures, and answer questions regarding Alaska king salmon that have become increasingly worrisome in recent years.
The Homer City Council backed away from any attempts to grant irrevocable grandfather rights to the Bay View Inn on Monday night after receiving advice from its city attorney dissuading the action.
As regulations tighten on the size of sport-caught halibut on charter boats in Alaska, sport fishermen are faced with a challenge of how to tell the size of a halibut without pulling it out of the water and applying a measuring tape. While accurate, holding up a ruler to a floundering fish can be dangerous to both the fish and the crew.
The current budget presented by city staff doesn’t include a parks and recreation needs assessment study, and that doesn’t sit well with those involved in a recent push to improve Homer’s recreation offerings.
Matt Steffy, a Homer Parks and Recreation Commission member, testified before the council about the importance of the recreation assessment at this time. The last one was done in the mid-80s, he noted, and in the absence of a comprehensive plan, the city runs a high risk of making uniformed decisions that may not be in the best interests of the community, he said.
Retired Homer High teacher Nina Faust figured her “Type-A” personality wasn’t always an asset, not when it came to relaxing and letting life come as it may.
That changed when Faust grew intrigued by the personalities of her first alpaca pets, Indigo Wheels and Gypsy, beginning in 2003.
Homer High School running coach Bill Steyer’s passion for athletics is rivaled only by his passion for adventure and volunteer work in Nepal.
At the age of 24, Steyer traveled to Nepal as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Special to the Tribune South Peninsula Hospital recently opened a specially designed treatment gym in the hospital’s pediatric therapy clinic. This versatile, kid-friendly space is complete with an adaptive climbing wall, interchangeable swings, a “jumpoline” and a one-way mirror for parents to observe their children in therapy sessions. The gym is uniquely designed to engage children […]
Homer High Senior Katherine Dolma took part in a lawsuit that argues state governments have an obligation to protect the atmosphere from excessive carbon emissions.
Phones rang briskly at the Seldovia Village Tribal Health Clinic each day last week, often holding a panicked consumer on the other end of the telephone line.
“How do I sign up for health insurance? I need to do it today,” one person told Seldovia Village Tribe Medical Clinic Emiley Sue Faris.
A brown sludgy plankton bloom slogging into small bays that rim Kachemak Bay is raising concerns on how it may impact the delicate filtration systems of shellfish and other marine life.