Former Alaskan battles rare flesh-eating skin disease

Jul 20th 6:26 pm By For the Homer Tribune

When Joe Nash was living and working in Alaska, he enjoyed working as a dog handler for Iditarod musher Aaron Burmeister, playing basketball and spending hours fishing. Now, he just hopes to walk to another sled dog race or see another salmon pulled from the water.

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 [...]

Most Popular Stories

Pilot crashes into wildlife refuge, walks away uninjured

July 20th 5:19 pm

A pilot in an Alaska Air Taxi plane walked away uninjured after crashing into a heavily forested wildlife preserve on the Kenai Peninsula while en route from Seldovia to Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage in early July, officials said. "It was pretty [...]

Organizers aim for waste-free Salmonfest

July 20th 5:22 pm

Salmonfest 2017 will be getting help from Cook Inletkeeper and ReGroup to minimize waste at this year's festival, which is scheduled for Aug. 4 to 6 in Ninilchik. The three-day event will feature some of the country's top musicians, including Homer's own [...]

Alaska salmon prices looking up for 2017

July 20th 5:15 pm

As predicted, Alaska fishermen are getting higher prices for their salmon this year. It's good news following a 2016 season that saw lackluster catches in all regions but Bristol Bay, a failure of pink salmon runs, and paltry pay checks nearly across the [...]

FYI - News briefs & announcements - July 20

July 20th 5:20 pm

Homer Medical Center to offer free sports physicals Homer Medical Center is offering free sports physicals at a one-day clinic on Saturday for high school students who need a physical for participation in school sanctioned activities. Appointments are not [...]

Talk-show host to speak at Garden Club gala

July 20th 5:29 pm

Nothing celebrates summer quite like Gardeners' Weekend. This year's Gardeners' Weekend, sponsored by the Homer Garden Club, is this weekend, July 29 and 30. As in year's past, the festivities include a nationally-recognized and inspirational keynote speaker, [...]

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