Gov. Bill Walker averted an impending shutdown of the Alaska Marine Highway System and the state’s Medicaid health insurance program on Tuesday by signing a $110.2 million fast-track supplemental appropriations bill.
Soldotna may see an influx of reusable grocery totes this November, with the introduction of a new ordinance banning plastic shopping bags.
Plans for the construction of an Aspen Hotel on the Sterling Highway in Homer are advancing, and the project is slated to break ground in May.
Sportfishing groups are raising a hue and cry about Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed appointee to the Board of Fisheries.
Staff at Land’s End Resort won six awards at the Alaska Hotel &Lodging Association’s 20th annual “Stars of the Industry” awards ceremony in Anchorage. The program honors those throughout the Alaska hospitality industry who show outstanding accomplishment in their fields. Land’s End had 15 nominees out of 135 state-wide nominees. Winning awards are:
Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) members will see a slight decrease in their monthly bills beginning April 1. HEA proposes a decrease to the Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) rate of about from $0.07077 per kilowatt hour (kWh) to $0.06701 kWh, which is a drop of 5.32 percent.
South Peninsula Hospital hosts the Homer Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 15.
Western Kenai Peninsula residents can now get to Homer, Kenai or Ninilchik by shuttle, courtesy of the Ninilchik Traditional Council.
Central Kenai Peninsula fishermen will get to stay at home for the 2020 Board of Fisheries meeting.
Leglislators are debating a bill to exempt utilities from legal liability for chemicals used to treat wooden poles, prompted by possible soil contamination around Homer Electric Association (HEA) powerline poles following the Kenai Spur Highway north of Sterling.
House Bill 195 will allow insurance companies to take credit scores into account when setting rates.
Homer Medical Center recently expanded its primary care clinic, South Peninsula Hospital announced in a press release this week.
District 38 Democrats nominate three for vacancy opened by Fansler’s resignation.
The Alaska House of Representatives has voted unanimously to legalize hemp farming in Alaska.
One-third of the way to 90 days, analyzing the biggest pothole to a finished session.
The Homer News has a new publisher.
As Alaska’s largest private employer, the maritime sector is arguably one of the most important and productive industries in the state. According to the 2014 Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan, more than 70,000 people across the state work within the scope of the maritime sector, including vessel repair and maintenance, boat building, commercial fishing, marine research and marine transportation.
A group of scientists is coming together to share information related to harmful algal blooms in Alaska.
The recent denial of Alaska Loven It’s license to cultivate cannabis raises a question not often discussed in Alaska’s growing marijuana industry. How do legal commercial grows get plants to begin farming pot?