Recent News Stories

A community-wide celebration of summer was held recently when Homer Council on the Arts sponsored its annual Street Faire. Crowds strolled along Hazel Avenue to enjoy the festivities.

 

A Peninsula-wide bed tax dominated discussion at the most recent Borough Assembly meeting. But, the Assembly also voted to make some changes that will appear on ballot proposals later this year.

 

The first riders to finish the 2014 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge arrived Sunday in Homer. It’s for die-hard Harley and American bike fans and last came to Homer in 2010.

 

Commercial salmon fishing in Lower Cook Inlet is in full swing. The returns aren’t keeping up with some of last year’s banner runs. But it still seems to be a strong season.

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly debated the bed tax issue for the third consecutive meeting. The conversation was less about the pros and cons of putting the question before voters and more about the merits of a new tax stream.

A Superior Court Judge in Anchorage ruled the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance can begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative, so voters can decide about the value of commercial set net fishing in Cook Inlet.

Candidates are hitting the campaign trail in preparation for the August 19 primary elections. Bob Williams is running for Lieutenant Governor on the democratic ticket. He was in Homer July 23 for a candidate meet-and-greet.

A revised draft of the Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization legislation is available for public comment. It's the federal law that governs the management of marine fisheries in United States waters.

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