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  • JUNEAU — The state is expected to pay about $100 million more in tax credits to oil and gas producers than it receives in production taxes this year amid low oil prices, Gov. Bill Walker said. In an opinion piece published in Alaska newspapers, Walker said he supports the philosophy behind tax inc...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:46am
  • The halibut crisis in the Bering Sea and the potential for much stricter bycatch limits has the factory longliners and at-sea processing trawlers weighing in with comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which meets Jan. 26-30. That’s something they have not previously done. The d...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:46am
  • Having opened Home Run Oil in 2000, Jeff and Shelly Erickson are now providing more than fuel for home and vehicle. The new owners of Home Run Short Stop, formerly Baycrest Fuel and C Store near the top of Baycrest Hill, the Ericksons and their crew offer a wide selection of convenience items, a kit...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:42am
  • While Homer talks about being open for business, expanding the harbor, upgrading streets and all the things that allow a city to meet the needs of its residents, 160 acres to the east, along the Fox River Flats, has been safeguarded since 1997 at the request of its former owner, Thomas Boblick. ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:26pm
  • A Homer High Student-to-Student College Fair will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in the HHS commons. It is an opportunity for high school students to hear current college students speak about their colleges and “lessons learned” through the admission process. Organizer Elise Nacht Boyer said about ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:14pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Jan. 12: School board meeting, Soldotna, 7 p.m. Jan. 19: Vacation day. Chapman School Jan. 17: Wrestling, 10 a.m. Jan. 19: Vacation day. Homer High Sc...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:13pm
  • An Anchor Point man who Homer Police said lost his drug kit on New Year’s Eve at a gas station recovered the kit only to then get arrested by police. Levi Tangman, 27, was charged with one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a felony, for possession of methamphetami...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:12pm
  • Homer’s Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held Dec. 20, and it was a beautiful, warm, calm day. There were 67 species seen that day and an additional eight species recorded for the Count Week (three days before and three days after).  A total of almost 9,500 birds were counted. The final repor...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:12pm
  • For six weeks before the holiday break, 15 girls from Voznesenka, Kachemak Selo and Razdolna schools set sparks flying.  From 4-9 p.m., two days a week for a total of 60 hours, they hid their beautiful long dresses beneath unbecoming, but protective ensembles of coveralls, leather jackets, glov...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:11pm
  • The city of Homer now has more applicants for city manager than stars on the American flag as four more people have applied for city manager. As of Tuesday, 53 people have applied for the position, with the latest application received on Sunday. The city advertises the position on its website, and a...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:55pm

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