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  • After the close of a recent business deal, an oil and gas company has gained control of about 70 percent of Cook Inlet gas production and says it has eyes on increasing production to meet demand now and later....

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:59pm
  • The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, are officially over, and local cross-country skier Kinna Ledger is bringing home a bronze medal. Ledger crossed the finish line in her 50-meter event with a time of 29.65....

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:53pm
  • JUNEAU — State officials are looking at ways to lower the growth of Alaska’s health care costs, including an alternate retiree plan and developing an employee wellness program.The path the state is on isn’t sustainable, Administration Commissioner Becky Hultberg and Health Commissioner Bill St...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:46pm
  • ANCHORAGE -- A national energy plan should seek to lower harmful greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate warming, but not at the expense of people already paying high costs to keep their homes warm, according to a leading Republican senator....

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:44pm
  • The plumbing and heating contractor’s code will be discussed by Enstar Natural Gas at a meeting at Bidarka Inn Best Western from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 13.The meeting covers code requirements for converting to natural gas appliances. Individuals planning to install their own piping are encouraged to attend...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:43pm
  • "Cook Inlet -- Energy for All Alaska" was the theme of the 2013 Industry Outlook Forum, organized by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and co-sponsored by the city of Homer. Certainly, there were presentations about energy -- oil, natural gas, electricity -- but the energy level amon...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:39pm
  • The sled dogs pulled Mitch Seavey to the finish line and the veteran musher smiled. He appeared comfortable wearing a lightweight jacket. A blotch of frost covered the left side of his mustache.It was Seavey's first win at the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. The win caught him off guard, he said."I wen...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:38pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky AND MICHAEL ARMSTRONGSTAFF WRITERS "It's great being in Homer again," said homeboy John Hendrix in his opening remarks at last week's Industry Outlook Forum.That was just one of the hats the 1975 Homer High School graduate was wearing Thursday evening. Hendrix also is the gener...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:48pm
  • 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

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