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  • Both Alaska U.S. senators and the Homer Chamber of Commerce have asked for an extension to the 45-day period for comments on a revised version of the halibut catch sharing.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service on June 28 published the proposed ...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:12pm
  • Two attempts to derail the inevitable and affirmative vote for borough-wide riparian regulations were thwarted last week as the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted 6 -3 to enact the broader protective regulations over local waters. With the vote, the assembly largely agreed that some form of proa...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:10pm
  • A year ago, volunteers young and old, locals as well as visitors turned out in force to transform Karen Hornaday Park’s aging playground into a wonderland for children of all ages. Wednesday, the spotlight was on Bayview Park, where community members gathered to work and to share ideas for improvi...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:08pm
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.  — A recent Homer High School graduate is among the second group of summer interns working in the office of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Maggie Graham of Homer is one of 10 students from across Alaska who will observe and participate in the daily operations of the U.S. Senate an...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 3:51pm
  • State seeks to advance ANWR plan dismissed by Interior Secretary JUNEAU — The state of Alaska is taking the next step in trying to advance a multiyear plan aimed at determining the oil and gas potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It’s a proposal that Interior Secret...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 2:03pm
  • Almost a year after announcing it would convert two of its vessels to liquefied natural gas, officials with Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc., or TOTE, said the modifications are on schedule. The 840-foot M/V Midnight Sun and M/V North Star, TOTE’s Orca Class containerships that operate between Anc...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 1:58pm
  • The Consumer Energy Alliance is working with private industry and state officials to raise awareness about the need for increased oil and gas development in Alaska, CEA President David Holt told the Resource Development Council June 26. Holt said his message to the rest of the country is the same as...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 1:57pm
  • JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski called on the companies seeking to develop a massive copper and gold prospect near the headwaters of a premier salmon fishery to release a mine plan soon, saying they are contributing to uncertainty surrounding the proposed Pebble mine. Murkowski, in a letter to o...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 1:55pm
  • Three new directors were named to the board of Australian independent Buccaneer Energy in a special July 2 shareholder meeting, a development that puts the company’s current focus on Cook Inlet offshore exploration in question. The board is now split three-to-three, with the three new directors ...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 1:26pm
  • “Look at those beets! This is so exciting!” I can’t help but smile when I hear someone getting all worked up about vegetables at the Homer Farmers’ Market. It lets me know that I’m not the only one who is divinely happy just because Bob Durr brought strawberries to the Market this week or ...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 1:15pm

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