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  • Changes to big game hunting regulations, Permanent Fund Dividend donations and Alaska’s refineries tax breaks were finalized Tuesday as Gov. Sean Parnell continues his bill-signing tour of the state. Elected officials, representatives of organizations and companies as well as affected members of t...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:47pm
  • Greetings from the Homer Chamber of Commerce. This month we’re announcing an exciting new cash raffle. We’re calling it the “Fall DOUBLE Down Raffle,” because besides winning cash, there’s also a chance to win a Bay Weld Boat....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:37pm
  • Around the lower Kenai Peninsula as the calendar page turns to August, evidence of an early season can be seen in the hills and meadows. Fireweed flowers have bloomed almost to the end of their stalks. Blueberries, currants, raspberries and even high-bush cranberries have ripened. What’s true for ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:33pm
  • This has been a super year of weather for veggies and everyone is benefitting down at the Homer Farmers Market. With the quantity and variety available, it’s hard to believe that so few people are providing it. There is no better example of farmers manically planting massive quantities of veggies ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:30pm
  • A joint Kenai and Soldotna chamber of commerce luncheon was awash in marijuana slang and fresh-baked brownies Tuesday as the merits of a ballot measure to legalize the substance in Alaska were debated. About 30 people gathered to hear Taylor Bickford, a representative from the Campaign to Regulate M...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:26pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Voters could to be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision made Wednesday. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, or AFCA, filed a ballot initiative petition in November seeking to ask voters whether to ban setnets in urban parts of...

    Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:26am
  • Long hours of fishing near the Barren Islands over the Fourth of July weekend and a 4 a.m. arrival back in the Homer Small Boat Harbor meant a late — or early, as the case may be — start time for Mike Flyum to get on the Sterling Highway and head back to his home in Wasilla. By the time his boat...

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:05pm
  • Long hours of fishing near the Barren Islands over the Fourth of July weekend and a 4 a.m. arrival back in the Homer Small Boat Harbor meant a late — or early, as the case may be — start time for Mike Flyum to get on the Sterling Highway and head back to his home in Wasilla. By the time his boat...

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:05pm
  • With a 5-4 vote, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed an ordinance at its Tuesday meeting to ask voters on the Oct. 7 ballot if a borough-wide bed tax should be implemented. But that could change. After assembly president Hal Smalley announced the ordinance passed — assembly members Kelly W...

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:56am
  • Alaska will be represented by one of its own as the nation pushes ahead with Arctic policy development and planning. It was announced Wednesday that Fran Ulmer has been appointed as a special adviser to the Secretary of State. While she describes the role as a “slight expansion” of her current d...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:35pm

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