The Homer Tribune Offering news of the people, places and events of Homer and the lower Kenai Peninsula en-us 2017 Alaska Newspapers, Inc. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:04:30 CDT 1440 The Homer Tribune Tennessee angler now leads Jackpot Derby The 2017 Jackpot Halibut Derby found itself with a new name atop its leaderboard this past weekend. And the new leader did it with ease. Dominique Brooks vaulted to the top of the annual halibut derby's list on Friday when he landed a 229-pound behemoth. The Maryville, Tenn., resident landed the second-largest halibut caught in tournament action in the region on June 16 while fishing aboard the Nautilus 2 with Captain Chris Andrews. Tue, 27 Jan 476725 01:15:25 CST Seldovia summer music festival underway Music and art will fill the lives of everyone in Seldovia this weekend when the 2017 Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival get under way. The event, now in its 17th year, will get under way today and run through Sunday, June 25. A wide cast of accomplished performers will be performing at this year's festival. The headlining act, Alex DePue and Miguel DeHoyos, will be performing Friday and Saturday evenings. Seven other groups who will be performing either Friday or Saturday. Thu, 15 Jan 476725 14:15:25 CST Walker calls second special session in budget crisis JUNEAU mdash; The Alaska Legislature on Friday finished its first special session and began the next one hours later, as Gov. Bill Walker brought legislators back to resolve unfinished business. But for this second session, Walker set aside the proclamation for the full deficit reduction package that he made for the first to instead focus on just a budget that would avert a state government shutdown July 1. Tue, 6 Jan 476725 16:22:05 CST BP marks 40 years of production in Prudhoe Bay ANCHORAGE - The BP-operated Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska has reached 40 years of production, a milestone highlighting its historic contribution to U.S. energy security and ongoing role as a key economic engine for the region and nation.  Sat, 3 Jan 476725 07:48:45 CST FYI - News briefs & announcements - June 22 American Legion to host July 4 carnival Thu, 4 Dec 476724 16:42:05 CST J. Kate Burkhart named Alaska's new ombudsman The Alaska State Legislature selected J. Kate Burkhart of Juneau to be the state's new ombudsman. Burkhart has been executive director of the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Alaska Mental Health Board and since December 2007, and the executive director of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council since 2010. Governor Bill Walker signed the appointment on June 15. Mon, 24 Nov 476724 20:35:25 CST Don't let your investments take a 'vacation' It's summer again - time for many of us to take a break and possibly hit the open road. But even if you go on vacation, you won't want your investments to do the same - in summertime or any other season. How can you help make sure your portfolio continues to work hard for you all year long? Here are a few suggestions: Fri, 21 Nov 476724 17:35:25 CST Incumbents survive Homer City Council recall effort Final results announced Friday evening after Homer elections officials spent the afternoon recounting ballots Sun, 9 Nov 476724 19:28:45 CST Quiet isn't always better with Baby Mal This may surprise some people, but I used to allow my granddaughter, Mallorie, to pretend to be a beautician on my head. Here's the deal, when it comes to Baby Mal, I admit, I am perhaps the biggest pushover on the planet. I cave every time she asks for something. I must say it is something my children hate. The quot;Master of Noquot; has become a huge softie, they claim. Wed, 5 Nov 476724 01:35:25 CST Where we stand on Alaska's fiscal plan This week, in the absence of a true and complete fix to the state's fiscal crisis from the Alaska Senate, the House passed, with bipartisan support, an amendment funding a full Permanent Fund dividend as provided by law. This was not some bargaining tactic or political maneuver; instead, it was us saying that we are fighting for you, hardworking Alaskans, and your money. Thu, 30 Oct 476724 01:08:45 CST