• It looks like Southcentral Alaskans will have a new way to get their sugar fix, thanks in part to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority. The state economic development corporation’s board approved participation in a $6.9 million loan Sept. 24 to finance an East Anchorage retail ce...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:38am
  • Alaska Realtors holding convention at Land’s End  Members of the Alaska Association of Realtors are in Homer this week for the group’s annual convention. The convention theme is “Charting Your Cosmic Course.” Convention events are happening at Land’s End Resort and go...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:37am
  • Gov. Bill Walker and First Lady Donna Walker are the featured speakers at the Southern Peninsula Senior Summit, to be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Homer Senior Center. The Walkers speak at 2 p.m....

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:35am
  • Area residents armed themselves with the legal information they’ll need as they age during an elder law clinic on Tuesday at the Soldotna Public Library. Greg Peters, an elder law program director for Alaska Legal Services, travels all over the state to give presentations to Alaska’s aging popul...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:34am
  • The Port MacKenzie rail line extension is nearly two-thirds complete, but there is currently no funding for future work. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Manager John Moosey said the borough has about $500,000 available for the approximately $303 million endeavor. “Segment 5 is close to being complete, b...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:33am
  • The Alaska Marijuana Control Board accepted draft regulatory language on Sept. 24 that would ban cannabis social clubs, unable to establish any regulations around a license type that was not specified in the ballot initiative that legalized cannabis. The existence of cannabis social clubs will now d...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:33am
  • It’s not over. The Market is not done. Well, it may officially be over, but it’s not done. The Homer Farmers Market only officially runs through September. That means that the majority of vendors are done selling there and all the entertainment and credit card machine and the Market logo stuff w...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:32am
  • “I’m not trying to buy love. I’m trying to sell gas.” So declared Gov. Bill Walker in a press conference Friday as he explained to the state’s political reporters why his call for a special session next month includes a controversial tax plan. The third special session of the Alaska Legisl...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:29am
  • Although the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation last week shut down a Halibut Cove oyster farm because of increased paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) levels, oysters sold by the Kachemak Bay Shellfish Growers Cooperative remain safe to eat, Marie Bader, the president of the Kachemak Shel...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:47pm
  • This is it. As predictable as fireweed fluff, it comes to this every year.  The last official day for the Homer Farmers Market is this Saturday. This means several important things.  First of all, it means that this is your last chance to buy a raffle ticket for the turkey dinner of local ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:45pm

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