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  • Springtime in Alaska brings green-up and road construction. Cautionary road-work signs are blooming like flowers along Kenai Peninsula highways. Major projects will affect area drivers for months. Repaving and road rehabilitation are underway out East End Road and on the Sterling Highway between Nin...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:19am
  • His Majesty King Harald V of Norway visited Homer and Kachemak Bay on Tuesday as part of his visit to Alaska. An enthusiastic crowd of about 100 greeted him at the Homer Harbor load-launch ramp, many waving Norwegian flags and wearing Norwegian sweaters. Several fishing boats also hung Norwegian fla...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:23pm
  • Rents for some residents of Kenai’s Vintage Pointe senior housing will rise, as well as fees at the city boat launch during the personal-use fishery. The Kenai City Council passed, with several amendments, a resolution to implement fee schedule changes recommended by city administrators in Kenai...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:32pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a fuel spill near Port Graham on Saturday. Several agencies responded to an area in southeastern Cook Inlet after getting a report of a landing craft with a punctured fuel tank on board, according to a Saturday media release. The 116-foot landing craft was being pil...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:31pm
  • Homer Electric will be working in Homer and Soldotna this summer on a project that will improve the reliability and extend the life of underground cable....

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:30pm
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska House Finance committee introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow a multibillion-dollar draw from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve as a stepping stone to a complete operating budget. The earnings reserve is where Permanent Fund Dividend checks come from. A deputy commission...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:29pm
  • The proposed Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee is another step closer to reality. After writing and receiving comments on a draft charter, the group’s convening committee is searching for another essential organizational element: members....

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:28pm
  • BY DJ SUMMERS Morris News Service - Alaska  The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation released financial results for the month ending March 31 at its quarterly meeting in Anchorage on May 19. The corporation’s fiscal year ends June 30. The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporati...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:27pm
  • Pebble Limited Partnership and the Environmental Protection Agency finally agree on one thing: their court fight should move forward. Each side filed seven-page briefs May 14 requesting Alaska U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland continue with an oral argument hearing in Pebble’s lawsuit ag...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:27pm
  • There are all kinds of ways to judge the return of spring and summer. The arrival of sandhill cranes. The shorebird migration. Fish runs. The end of school. The first cruise ship. And the opening of the Homer Farmers Market. The Market’s first day was Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sa...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:53pm

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