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  • The city of Soldotna approached local business owner Gary Hinkle with a proposal. It requested Hinkle improve the exterior of his River Terrace RV Park; it would help by reimbursing $5,000 of the project's total cost.At first, Hinkle had reservations about the Soldotna Storefront Improvement Program...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:46pm
  • The city of Homer's insurance provider won't pay for damages to homes hit by a mid-January sewage flood. An insurance adjuster for the Alaska Municipal League told the city the event was "an act of God" -- a legal term for a natural disaster no one could have prevented. A third-party engineering rep...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:34pm
  • Once asked by an interviewer for the most important piece of advice she had for caregivers, Kate Mulgrew, the actress who played the part of Capt. Kathryn Janeway in the TV series “Star Trek” and is a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association, offered the followi...

    Fri, 02/15/2013 - 4:06pm
  • Homer High School teacher Francie Roberts has been appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell to the Professional Teaching Practices Commission, according to a Jan. 30 press release from the governor’s office. Roberts will serve a three-year term that expires March 1, 2016. “(Roberts) consistently maintains...

    Fri, 02/15/2013 - 4:03pm
  • JUNEAU — Cook Inlet may have plenty of natural gas for years to come, Alaska officials are telling lawmakers. “There’s still large volumes of gas and oil, we believe, to be discovered,” said Dan Sullivan, commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Sullivan said companies are planni...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:46pm
  • Issues with Cook Inlet gas production and looming shortages predicted by utilities received top billing in the opening days of the Alaska Legislature. But some lawmakers expressed dismay about tussles concerning how much gas is really in the basin, how much is immediately producible, and what the re...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:40pm
  • While some winter-weary locals think of warmer climates this time of year — the desert sun in Arizona is a good example — Robert Isaly has done the opposite. Formerly of Jerome, Ariz., Isaly has recently taken up a Homer address and, as the new chef at Beluga Bar and Grill, he’s brought the ta...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:39pm
  • An international business speaker with a background of professional success in broadcasting and business association management will be in Homer on Feb. 7 ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:37pm
  • By Brian Smith Morris News Service - Alaska A recently released document has given the thumbs up for companies to take the first step in a potential geothermal energy project on Augustine Island, which hosts the volcano of the same name. A Jan. 14 document from Alaska Depar...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:33pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough officials are asking for the public’s help picking out which state lands the borough should gain ownership of as part of its long-standing municipal entitlement land grant. To help, borough residents are being encouraged to use an online mapping tool and survey that will al...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:21pm

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