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  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Marine Highway System was thrown a life preserver April 18 when a committee restored $1.75 million in spending. The conference committee, responsible for patching together a final budget from House and Senate versions, effectively reversed a cut to the ferry system made in the ...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:50am
  • Livestock for sale and slaughter is a growing market on the Kenai Peninsula. The interest in organically grown, healthy meat is a national trend that locals are picking up on, said Heidi Chay, district manager for the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District. “They are healthier products, you kn...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:48am
  • A small group of dedicated Alaskan growers are cultivating a production industry for Rhodiola rosea, also known as king’s crown. Alaska Rhodiola Products, an 11-member cooperative statewide network of small-scale operations that currently totals roughly five acres, is working to become a supplier ...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:46am
  • A collapse of the bluff along the west end of Kachemak Drive has closed the Homer Spit end of the road. The road is closed indefinitely from about a half-mile in from the Homer Spit Road to the top of the hill by the old airport. Kachemak Drive remains open from the other entrance by East End Road a...

    Sun, 04/19/2015 - 12:50pm
  • The city of Homer and Ken Castner have agreed to a stay of a judge’s order enforcing a decision in Castner’s favor regarding the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District. On April 3, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet ordered the city to cease its method for assessing condominium o...

    Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:27pm
  • Whether it’s dog poop, loose dogs, birds, driftwood, bonfires, coal picking and off-road cruising, since last fall the Homer Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission has been meeting almost every two weeks and contemplating those issues. At 5:30 p.m. today and a final meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 4, t...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:51pm
  • In addition to making an estimated 5,830 Kenai Peninsula residents eligible for Medicaid, the Medicaid expansion being debated in the Alaska Legislature could have behind-the-scenes effects on a health care system currently dealing with 9,239 unprocessed applications....

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:46pm
  • At an emergency meeting on April 8, the Homer City Council said it will petition the Alaska Supreme Court to review an April 3 judicial order that it cease its method for assessing condominium owners in the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District. ...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:45pm
  • The Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna Public Library is hoping to relieve hunger and financial stress. For the third year, the library is celebrating National Library Week by offering the “Food for Fines” program. During the week of April 12-18, people with overdue items at the library can reduc...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:33pm
  • Through May 31, Alaskans can use their binoculars to help birds — by reporting sightings of Rusty Blackbirds for the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz. This is the second year of the three-year project.  Researchers across North America are teaming up with citizen scientists to help solv...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:32pm

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