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  • JUNEAU — A federal demand for repayment of funds has Alaska timber communities worried that a program that relies on the money for schools and other projects could be doomed. U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell has asked 41 states to return a total of $17.9 million in timber payments as a res...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 12:09pm
  • JUNEAU — A local Juneau carpenters union has closed after more than 70 years, part of a nationwide trend aimed at cost savings and efficiencies. Juneau’s Carpenter Union Local 2247, which represented about 150 carpenters and was in existence since 1939, has been absorbed by Anchorage’s local 1...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 12:06pm
  • A well-utilized dead moose retrieval program is in jeopardy after the organization that runs the program was denied its $2.2 million funding request to the Alaska Legislature. The Alaska Moose Federation is soliciting private donations for its moose salvage program — which was used to pick up more...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 12:05pm
  • JUNEAU — BP Alaska plans to bring two new drill rigs to the North Slope by 2016, part of an additional $1 billion investment the company envisions over the next five years following the state’s rollback of oil production taxes. BP is the second of the North Slope’s three major players, after C...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 12:03pm
  • Zak to speak at Tuesday’s chamber luncheon Bryan Zak will be the featured speaker at this month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center’s luncheon.  The luncheon will be from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer Elks Lodge on Jenny Way....

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:58am
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  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center will host two workshops this month at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. There will be a free “Starting a Business” workshop from 1-3 p.m. June 17. Bryan Zak, regional director will answer basic questions and offer helpful resources to give participants t...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:38am
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    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:38am
  • I have to admit my bias towards the Homer Farmers’ Market. Sure, I have been writing weekly for ages extolling the virtues of our local market, but now I am seriously entrenched.  It won’t be secret for long that my husband now has a booth there, too.   I don’t want to show too much ...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:08am
  • As fisheries managers throughout Alaska prepare for low king salmon returns, federal regulators are considering new limits on king bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s June agenda includes final action on a king salmon bycatch cap in the Gulf of Alaska non-...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:03am

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