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  • 1. The Load and Launch Ramp will be closed Sept. 15-Dec. 15. 2. Rebar sticks out of the current concrete launch ramp because of degradation, erosion has undercut areas in the lowest part of the ramp and tripping hazards exist on the float system. 3. Total project cost is about $3.5 million, with app...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:19am
  • Update: The caption has been corrected on the fishhook sculpture photo properly identifying it as a circle hook. And like that, another furious tourist season draws to a close — or nearly so — on the Homer Spit. A great blue heron was among the Labor Day weekend visitors. Like many others on the...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:17am
  • Members of the Indonesian Coast Guard and navy began two weeks of training at the Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward Aug. 24. The training for the group of 15 is focusing on the U.S. Coast Guard-approved Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, an international emergency response networ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:03am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has announced the recent approval from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for constructing an informational kiosk at the Baycrest pullout....

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:03am
  • With political campaign season under way, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, or ADOT&PF, has issued a reminder about the laws regarding political advertising. In 1998, Alaskans overwhelmingly voted to keep the state free from all signs or forms of outdoor advertising....

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:02am
  • The Alaska Marine Highway System, or AMHS, recently announced the release of its 2015-16 winter schedule. Reservations are now available for booking at FerryAlaska.com, by calling 1-800-642-0066 or visiting ferry terminal staff throughout the system. Coinciding with release of the winter schedule, A...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:59am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted on Tuesday to move forward with issuing more than $3 million in bonds to fund a Central Peninsula Hospital project. The bonds, which were originally proposed to fund medical equipment purchases for the Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, will be extende...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:58am
  • Alaska’s forthcoming cannabis regulations might stop homegrown bud businesses from seeing a dime from the hot-ticket marijuana investment scene developing in the Lower 48. Outside investment raises both industry and regulatory hackles in the Alaska cannabis scene, either as the surefire road to a ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:55am
  • ANCHORAGE — The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday that exploratory drilling off Alaska’s northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days. In an interview with The Associated Press, Marvin Odum said he expects further ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:52am
  • ANCHORAGE — The White House on Tuesday praised the decision by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to expand Medicaid to thousands of residents over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the “right decision.” Alaska on Tuesday became the 29th state to expand Medicaid, opening up health ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:50am

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