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  • “Would you tell me please which way I ought to go from here?” Alice asks the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” to which the Cheshire Cat replied, “That depends a good deal on where you want to go.”  That’s the question the Homer Advisory Planning Commission ...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:20am
  • A formal ceremony that celebrated the end of an era also served as a bon voyage party for the 17 crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island.  She set sail Wednesday morning on a 7,000-nautical mile journey from Homer to Baltimore, Md., to the Coast Guard yard where she will be decommiss...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:16am
  • Homer residents who listen to public radio will hear no reporting from Fairbanks after July 1. On Monday, public radio station KUAC-FM announced it is leaving the Alaska Public Radio Network due to the cost of the service and large budget cuts from the state. KUAC is partially funded by the Universi...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:57am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has hired Jan Knutson as its new visitor center manager and events coordinator. Knutson, 72, has been visiting and consulting in Alaska since the 1970s. ...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:53am
  • The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 6-3 on Sunday afternoon in Sitka to cut by 25 percent the amount of halibut that pollock and cod trawlers can catch in the Bering Sea. On paper, that’s good news for halibut fishermen, who have been demanding a cut in halibut bycatch. In reality, ...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:51am
  • Alaska Airlines grew its reach again in May, but also watched its on-time performance continue to slip. The mainliner under Seattle-based Alaska Air Group Inc. reported a 10.3 percent increase in traffic on a 12.1 percent year-over-year capacity increase, according to Air Group’s May operational r...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:47am
  • It’s steady as she goes for the first quarter of 2015 at Alaska’s financial institutions, with consistent gains in total asset and net income growth for all but a few of the state’s leading banks and credit unions. Like 2014, interest rates are low in the first quarter of 2015, and consumers w...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:46am
  • Longtime Homer gardener Steven Veldstra is the new owner of the Wagon Wheel at 1506 Ocean Drive. Veldstra, who was 14 when he started, worked at the Wagon Wheel for 15 years. He then started and grew the Dutch Boy Landscaping business for 19 years.  After selling Dutch Boy Landscaping, he and h...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:32am
  • The future of Alaska’s certified seed potato production is up in the air following this year’s legislative session. The Plant Materials Center’s Potato Program through the Alaska Division of Agriculture was approved for one time increment funding, and will require legislative  action to c...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:30am
  • The effects of state funding cuts will crop up in student meals across the Kenai Peninsula during the upcoming school year. The Alaska Division of Agriculture’s Farm to School program and the Alaska Department of Commerce’s Nutritional Alaskan Foods in Schools programs will receive little to no ...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:29am

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