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Big king salmon wins Homer tournament for Kodiak fisherman

...arm for a tourist town that bustles during the summer and quiets once October rolls around. According to the Homer Chamber of Commerce, 1,321 anglers aboard 386 boats and seven kayaks landed 590 fish. More than $155,000 in cash was paid...
Collaboration by many boosts Homer's Old Town

...were parking up at Islands and Oceans, that would be cool, but that lot isn't big, either."One thing the Homer Chamber of Commerce did this summer was to mark its lot with access to Ohlson Lane as Old Town parking, particularly for motorhomes...
Proposed halibut quotas split tourism industry

A proposal to limit the number of fish that halibut charter boats can catch has divided Alaska tourism operators.
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Indoor climbing gym opens Friday; State chamber announces annual awards; Shell returns to Alaska with lease bids
Homer woman's business is to help other businesses map the Web world

HOMER - For small town businesses trying to lure customers from near and far, the trick always has been to get noticed. Good service, a good product, advertising and a good location have all been strategies used. In the Web world where you can get lost in a sea of search terms, Katya Kean, owner of Stray Kat Studio, wants to help businesses stand out. Literally. Pop. Flash. A shining structure on a flat map - that's Kean's strategy.
Homer promotes image as halibut fishing capital

HOMER - Visitors to Homer are welcomed by a sign at the top of Baycrest Hill proclaiming Homer the "halibut fishing capital of the world." Is it true? "There are two thoughts on that: more halibut gets moved across the fish dock or more people come here to sport fish for halibut. I would say both things," said Homer Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins. "It is the largest port for commercially caught halibut. On the other side of it, the sport-recreational side, Homer is very popular for sportfishing halibut."
Chamber in small Alaska town joins departures from US Chamber over political direction

ANCHORAGE - The chamber of commerce in a picturesque and quirky Alaska town is dumping its affiliation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the national organization's right-leaning platforms.
Tightened catch limits alarm halibut fisheries

HOMER - A southeast Alaska town's halibut fishing community is alarmed at a decision that could set catch limits at one fish per person.
After 55 years, Homer's historic movie theater switching from 35mm film to digital cinema

HOMER - After 55 years, thousands of miles of 35mm film and a projector that faithfully clicked out images at the rate of 24 frames per second, last Friday at 6 p.m.
Homer kids try entrepreneurship on 'Lemonade Day'

HOMER - Small businesses and small, as in "young," business owners are the driving force behind Lemonade Day, a national event that occurred Saturday.


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