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  • Individuals and families in the Kenai Peninsula Borough who sustained flood damages to their primary residence and-or personal property earlier this year can obtain information about state disaster assistance by calling 1-855-445-7131 between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by v...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:34pm
  • Eighteen-year-old Jakob Easton isn’t your typical teenager. This could be seen in his broad spectrum of hobbies — dance, longboarding, motorcycles and surfing — and also witnessed in his entrepreneurial business adventures in his later teen years, which included selling fishing lures he collec...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:33pm
  • The glimpse at Kodiak’s king crab fishery currently on exhibit at the Pratt Museum has opened the door on a slice of Homer’s history and a glimpse at what the future may hold. At a related event beginning at 5 p.m. today, Megan Murphy will describe related research in Kachemak Bay. Two Alaska De...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:28pm
  • After 12 years of owning and operating Echo Lake Superior Meat and Processing, located on Kalifornsky Beach Road, Jim and Sharon Clark, along with business partner Randy Yost of Anchorage, have added a new location: Ninilchik Trading, formerly Ninilchik General Store....

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 3:41pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the seventh in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”    It’s a lesson every elected official in Alaska learns firsthand sooner or later, and Gov. Sean Parnell got a fresh reminder...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 3:09pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries wrapped up its meeting last week on Lower Cook Inlet issues with a change in boundaries for the Port Dick salmon seine fishery, a couple of tweaks to the groundfish fishery and an awareness-raising discussion about the state’s response to federal plan...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 2:59pm
  • The oil tax law touted as guaranteeing Alaska a bigger slice of the profits pie when oil prices rise may well have boomeranged. A “progressivity” formula in the current law, known as ACES, ratchets up tax rates on oil profits sharply when prices rise. But it works the other way too. When oil val...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 2:55pm
  • Homer Police on Tuesday increased the reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who murdered Mark Matthews last summer. Matthews, 61, was found dead July 28 by the side of the Poopdeck Trail between Hazel Avenue and Pioneer Avenue. The reward earlier had be...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 11:36am
  • The Women’s Missionary League of Faith Lutheran Church is raising funds to purchase an “all-terrain-chair” for a wounder soldier. The chairs cost $13,000-$17,000 and come with a lifetime warranty. The fundraising campaign runs through Dec. 31. Make checks payable to The Independence Fund Inc. ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:19pm
  • Lacking a mechanism to allow grazing on the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s 2,500 islands comprising 3.5 million acres, the refuge is asking for public input on how to end cattle grazing on two of those islands, Chirikof and Wosnesenski. Two open-house meetings are scheduled to gather p...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:18pm

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