• The Alberta-based fertilizer producer Agrium has applied for an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation permit for waste discharge from its Kenai Nitrogen Operations facility in Nikiski, a plant that closed in 2007 due to a dwindling local supply of the natural gas it uses as raw material....

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:25pm
  • The days are getting shorter. That simply means that there is more to try to cram into smaller days, right? One thing you need to cram into these shorter days is the last official Homer Farmers Market and its Harvest Meal Potluck. The Harvest Meal gives you the chance to knock out several things on ...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:25pm
  • On Friday, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers released a report about its annual dredging of approximately 9,000 cubic yards of material from Ninilchik’s small boat harbor, finding no expectations that it will impact the local environment....

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:18pm
  • Presentation to help chamber members find new partners The Homer Chamber of Commerce is hosting U.S. Commercial Service to introduce members to federal government services available that help small businesses succeed and grow. The program will be from 3-4:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the chamber off...

    Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:37pm
  • Walker to attend LNG conference in Japan Gov. Bill Walker has plans for one overseas trip, but not two. The governor is headed to the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference in Tokyo later this year. Originally scheduled for Nov. 30, the single-day meeting is now planned for Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day. “T...

    Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:36pm
  • Marijuana board issues first retail, manufacturing licenses By DJ Summers Morris news Service - Alaska Retail stores, cupcakes, caramels, cookies and candies replaced enforcement talks at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Marijuana Control Board. The meeting marked the first issuance of both manufacturing...

    Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:36pm
  • KENAI — Gov. Bill Walker reiterated a call Monday for a fix to Alaska’s budget deficit while also signing into law a tax credit designed to encourage fertilizer company Agrium to reopen its Nikiski plant. With the sponsor, Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 1:32pm
  • If you are also a big fan of the Homer Farmers Market, you probably get their e-newsletter and see that there are recipes in it every week. Some folks just know food and flavor so well that they make amazing dishes without recipes. Some, like me, only make good taste testers. But I get brave when th...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 1:31pm
  • Several organizations, including the Kenai Peninsula Borough, are opposing the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ selected route for a highway bypass around Cooper Landing....

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 1:20pm
  • JUNEAU — You can grow a 20-pound cucumber in Soldotna, but pay $5.79 for a one-pound bag of imported carrots in Kotzebue. When it comes to fruits and vegetables, Alaska varies region by region. Areas like the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Tanana Valley are great for growing, where outside farming ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 1:12pm

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