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  • A retired Atlanta, Ga., firefighter has been hired to replace outgoing Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Jim Dycus.  Al Terry, former captain with the City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, will start on May 18. Dycus, also a former Atlanta firefighter, resigned March 27 a...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:02pm
  • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge announces Kara Zwickey has been hired as as the new visitor center manager at the refuge’s headquarters, Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.  She replaces Marianne Aplin, who was promoted to visitor services supervisor for the refuge.  Zwicke...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:02pm
  • Homer News staff took home 10 2015 Alaska Press Club Awards at a banquet last Saturday held in Anchorage. The awards are for work done in 2014. Former Homer News reporter McKibben Jackinsky retired with distinction with six awards, including first-place awards for education and business reporting. J...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:59am
  • With the new Homer Harbormaster’s office nearing completion, other improvements on the north side of the harbor also are coming along. The improvements are part of a $4.8 million project that included replacement of floats on the south side and construction of a new Ramp 3....

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:51am
  • JUNEAU — Despite a legislative impasse over Medicaid expansion, a Department of Health and Social Services division is working to eliminate a longstanding backlog of Medicaid applications across the state by July, the deadline Gov. Bill Walker’s administration gave early on for expansion. That w...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:47am
  • There was a record turnout for Cook Inletkeeper’s 10th Annual Homer Electronics Recycling Event held Saturday at Spenard Builders Supply....

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:34am
  • Red king crab fishermen in Nome parked their snowmachines today after a record harvest of around 95,000 pounds. That eclipses the previous record harvest of 62,000 pounds set in 2013 and is 12 times the long-term average of 6,900 pounds. The winter fishery takes place through the ice, and people rid...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:31am
  • Two consultants to the state Legislature have warned that Gov. Bill Walker’s quest for an expanded state-led natural gas pipeline could undermine the larger industry-led gas project in which the state also is a partner. “The state and its commitment has become a major risk factor for the Alaska ...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:11am
  • The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District invites Kenai Peninsula farmers to a workshop covering all aspects of using the Truax No-Till Seed Planter.  This workshop is required for anyone who wishes to rent the planter during the 2015 season. The workshop will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, M...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:06am
  • HOUSTON (AP) — Halliburton Co. has cut 9,000 jobs — more than 10 percent of its workforce — in about six months and is considering more cost-cutting moves as falling oil prices sap demand for its drilling help. Halliburton executives disclosed the job cuts Monday on a conference call with inve...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:06am

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