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  • When an oil spill occurs, one of the first reactions is to use something to mop it up. Respondents typically will use clay-based absorbents on land-based spills or polymer dispersants on water to help dissipate or collect the oil so it’s easier to remove from the spill site. However, it can be exp...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:41pm
  • Does fall always come in August? For some reason the red leaves of the fireweed are a little extra shocking to me this year. Luckily there is no reason to hibernate yet. Instead it is simply time to plan ahead. Have you gotten your fill of your favorite fresh veggies yet? It would be nice if we cou...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:46am
  • South Peninsula Hospital welcomes a new husband-and-wife medical team to the medical staff. Joining the staff and Homer community are radiologist Edson Knapp, M.D., and gynecologist Renda Knapp, M.D. Both received their medical degree at University of South Florida, Tampa, and practiced medicine in ...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:06pm
  • What is a farmer to do when the end of the Market rolls around and there are veggies left over? I have the feeling that farmers eat a lot of pickles and sauerkraut. I have a neighbor who pickles everything that gets ahead of her in her garden: turnips, peas, beans, you name it. Pickling can be swe...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:06pm
  • Deadlines have passed for proposals to the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting of the Alaska Board of Fisheries. The proposal book, now under review, is stuffed with 499 pages that largely carry over the battles fought in the 2014 meeting, when the two-week Board of Fisheries marathon gave way to ...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:06pm
  • The cutest day of the summer is upon us. The Homer Farmers Market Zucchini Festival will be this weekend. This silly festival of fun is perfect for the whole family and even celebrates one of the most maligned vegetables around....

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:22pm
  • Tutka Bay Lodge, located across the bay from Homer, attracts their employees with the same ingredients that bring in guests from around the world — thoughtful, anticipatory service and pristine Alaska wilderness. Kirsten and Carl Dixon, who own Tutka Bay Lodge and Winterlake Lodge in partnership w...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:34pm
  • Gov. Bill Walker has removed Bruce Schulte from the Marijuana Control Board. Walker’s letter gives little explanation for Schulte’s removal. “While I have appreciated your willingness to serve on the Marijuana Control Board, I have determined that your continued representation on this board is...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 1:09pm
  • The Homestead Restaurant and wine director Sharlene Cline have once again been honored by Wine Spectator as one of 3,595 world restaurants to receive the Award of Excellence in the magazine’s 2016 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant also made the 2015 list. The program honors restaurants whose wine ...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 11:50am
  • KBBI Public Radio AM 890 welcomed two new hires and said good-bye to a departing staff member at a meet-and-greet July 28 at the station on Kachemak Way. Leaving was development director Rose Grech, who plans to move to Colorado and travel abroad in the fall and winter. Replacing her is Alder Seaman...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 11:49am

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