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  • Kenai Peninsula agriculture will have a new, expert pair of hands next month to help cultivate the developing industry. Casey Matney, who is currently the regional extension specialist of range management at the Colorado State University Extension Service, is filling the agriculture and horticulture...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:07am
  • Alaska oil and gas production averaged 502,000 barrels per day in Fiscal Year 2015, the state’s budget year that ended June 30, according to preliminary data compiled by the state Department of Revenue. That is less than the 508,000 barrels per day average predicted in the spring, 2015 production ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:02am
  • I have heard flowers referred to as the crystals of the plant world. In the mineral kingdom, all elements of time and space, heat and pressure, material and moisture need to be just perfect for a crystal to grow in rock.   So it is with flowers....

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:00am
  • Bristol Bay needed volume to make up for a soft market, but state biologists say there’s no reason to expect that it’s going to happen now that the season’s unofficial point of no return has passed. Not only will the run come in far less than forecast, but likely come in well less than the 20-...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:58am
  • After news of the Iranian nuclear deal was announced, members of Alaska’s Congressional delegation released announcements with their opinions. Each item is taken from an email sent by that delegate:...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:52am
  • Gorgeous weather and a great turnout made the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust’s Anchor River Celebration, “Take Me to the River,” a success. At least 250 people flocked to the Coho Campground at the Anchor River State Recreation Area for the July 9 event, the first of its kind. The land trust hel...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:27am
  • When you pull over Baycrest Hill and catch a glimpse of the Spit, it almost looks like a hook dangling in the gaping mouth of Kachemak Bay.  And then you pass the sign proclaiming Homer to be the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Last year, 2.8 million pounds of halibut came over the ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:22am
  • Safe kids, healthy families, peaceful communities – and bargain shopping. Homer Thrift strives to provide all those things, although not all are tangibly available off the shelf....

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:07am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Voznesenka Community Council Inc. have not yet reached a lease agreement for the upcoming school year for the buildings that house the village school’s students. Changes in the assessed fair market value and summer fish runs have postponed mutual...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:02am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is starting the budget process four months early for the 2016-2017 school year. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones is asking program directors to begin reviewing department expenditures and potential internal cuts. The concern is how those reductions may ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:01am

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