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  • Last year was a record one for conventions held in Anchorage. The estimated economic impact from conventions for 2012 was $104.8 million, an all-time high according to Visit Anchorage President and CEO Julie Saupe. That was nearly $5 million more than in 2011, when the impact was estimated at $99 mi...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:51pm
  • Buckets. It’s time to bring buckets with you when you come to the Homer Farmers’ Market. Sure, it’s nice if you remember to bring your own shopping bag, but at this time of the year you might as well bring your five-gallon buckets.   Or Lori Jenkins is selling tie-dyed bags that can hold ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:45pm
  • Homer has been named Google’s Alaska’s eCity for 2013. “The city of Homer is proud to be recognized as the strongest online business community in Alaska,” wrote Mayor Mary E. Beth Wythe in a statement announcing the designation. “The hardworking small business owners in Homer have found th...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:18pm
  • With the closing of the filing period for city of Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough candidates in the upcoming Oct. 1 election, four Homer residents have thrown their hats into the ring for two city council openings. Seldovia resident Sunni Hilts will be running unopposed for re-election to KPB Scho...

    Fri, 08/16/2013 - 9:51am
  • Homer residents may catch a whiff of an unusual smell on Friday: the pungent scent of rotten eggs. On Friday morning, Enstar Natural Gas and its contractors start the process of injecting natural gas into a 17-mile, 8-inch-diameter section of the Anchor Point to Homer natural gas trunk line. As part...

    Thu, 08/15/2013 - 4:24pm
  • The founder of  SOA Watch will speak in Homer Saturday during an event planned for 1-3 p.m. at WKFL Park. “SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas, under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviole...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:24pm
  • Staff from the office of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will visit Homer and Ninilchik on Friday to expand constituent outreach and response across. During mobile office hours members of Murkowski’s staff will meet with constituents and community leaders to collect casework requests and listen to ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:23pm
  • Homer City Council member Bryan Zak has filed as a city council candidate in the upcoming Oct. 1 election. Two council seats are on the ballot, each a three-year term: the seat currently held by Zak and the seat currently held by James Dolma. Also declaring their candidacy for the two council seats ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:22pm
  • There’s been a lot of talk about green dots lately — and red dots. The phrase “green dot” might sound like social-worker speak, but the message of the concept really comes down to one thing. Starting now, starting today, starting with a group of civic leaders, there is a new attitude in town...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:22pm
  • After a year of work by a citizen task force, the Homer City Council on Monday passed a resolution changing the water-sewer rates to what’s largely a commodity based model — everyone pays the same rate for a gallon of water and a gallon of treated sewage.  The new rates take effect Jan. 1.&...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:18pm

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