The Homer Tribune Offering news of the people, places and events of Homer and the lower Kenai Peninsula en-us 2017 Alaska Newspapers, Inc. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:47:53 CDT 1440 The Homer Tribune Talk-show host to speak at Garden Club gala 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, garden-gate entry into some of Homer's finest gardens, and, to cap things off, a lively reception at the Bear Creek Winery. Thu, 7 Feb 477489 02:42:09 CST Former Alaskan battles rare flesh-eating skin disease 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. Thu, 17 Jan 477489 23:22:09 CST Organizers aim for waste-free Salmonfest 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 Jewel. Along with some of the nation's top acts, organizers will also be debuting some new mdash; a quot;zero wastequot; goal. Zero Waste stations will be strategically placed during the event in an effort to help reduce the annual show's impact on the environment. Sun, 23 Dec 477488 23:22:09 CST FYI - News briefs & announcements - July 20 Homer Medical Center to offer free sports physicals Mon, 10 Dec 477488 13:08:49 CST Pilot crashes into wildlife refuge, walks away uninjured 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. quot;It was pretty much a miracle,quot; said Chris Johnson, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge supervisory law enforcement officer. Wed, 28 Nov 477488 23:22:09 CST Match short- and long-term goals with the right investments Not all investments are created equal. Some are better suited for short-term goals, while others can help you build resources for objectives far in the future. As an investor, then, one of your biggest challenges will be to match your short- and long-term goals with the appropriate investment vehicles. How should you proceed? Sat, 24 Nov 477488 11:02:09 CST The alphabet sidetracked my sports career Being an avid sports freak, you can probably only imagine how thrilled I am high school sports is returning next week. I can hardly wait to watch the football, cross country and volleyball athletes begin working out. Much like spring in the harbinger of the return of life, the fall sports is the beginning of a heartbeat for me. Sat, 17 Nov 477488 17:55:29 CST How action in Juneau creates hope and a path to solving Alaska's deficit The passage Saturday of a bill ending cash subsidies to the oil industry creates legitimate hope for a solution to Alaska's fiscal crisis. The change itself doesn't fill much of the gap between the state's income and spending mdash; perhaps $75 million to $100 million of the $2.5 billion deficit, according to Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck mdash; but it is a first sign that legislators can solve something without a gun to their heads. Sun, 11 Nov 477488 17:28:49 CST Alaska salmon prices looking up for 2017 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 board. Prices paid to Alaska salmon fishermen depend on the region, the species, the type of fishing gear and, most importantly, global market conditions. Salmon prices also reflect bonuses for iced fish, dock deliveries and other agreements between a buyer and seller. As a fishing season unfolds, details can be sketchy as buyers watch the strength of the salmon runs. Until the fish are actually sold at the wholesale level, prices are in flux, and it's tough to determine what a final outcome will be. Mon, 5 Nov 477488 11:28:49 CST Letters - July 20 Thank you HCOA Sun, 21 Oct 477488 13:08:49 CST