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  • Marine Trades group  to attend Seattle expo Homer Marine Trades Association recently sent its members renewal forms and cooperative marketing forms for 2016. The association “is looking forward to another great year promoting Homer and our port as the best pl...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:00am
  • A small creek is causing big trouble for Chuitna mine developers and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, or DNR, heard arguments from Chuitna Citizens Coalition, Cook Inletkeeper, the Alaska Center for the Environment and PacRim Coal in the latest ...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:58am
  • Bering Straits Native Corp. is now in the hardware business. The Western Alaska Native regional corporation announced its purchase of Alaska Industrial Hardware Aug. 3. BSNC President and CEO Gail Schubert said in a release the sale was evaluated for nearly a year. “We determined that AIH is a sol...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:57am
  • Like a gold rush, Alaska’s upcoming green rush will bring stacks of specie and currency, along with a version of the Pinkertons to guard the loot....

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:56am
  • From shiny pepper mills to smooth cutting blocks, one of Homer’s newest shops testifies to its name. The Classic Cook, a kitchen boutique, opened its doors July 18, and so far, it’s been a hit. Janie Buncak is the owner and sole employee — for now — and can be found daily at 158 W. Pioneer A...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:51am
  • On Monday, as the price of West Texas crude oil dipped below $39 per barrel for the first time in six years, state revenue commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee that the decline is exacerbating the state’s budget problems. The state’s budget is based on an average...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:40am
  • At last week’s Zucchini Festival, Dave Aplin gave a sincere moment of gratitude to the main sponsors of the Homer Farmers Market: The Sun and The Precipitation.  Then, he warned the audience of the upcoming thrills and spills of the Zucchini Races. Then, he introduced the Zucchini Queenie, Be...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:36am
  • Alaska’s agriculture industry has one of the highest rates of direct-to-consumer sales in the nation. Increasingly, producers are taking advantage of farmers markets and word-of-mouth marketing to move surplus produce off of small farms and onto local tables without any middlemen....

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:34am
  • Work is resuming on the Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project under spending guidelines put in place by Gov. Bill Walker’s administration. The overall cost for the proposed 705-foot dam in the upper reaches of the Susitna River has been pegged at $5.6 billion in 2014 dollars by the Alaska Energy Au...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:13am
  • To help inform coastal Alaska residents about ocean acidification and its effects on communities, the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and Cook Inletkeeper are launching an innovative kiosk in Homer’s harbor. The interactive, weatherproof kiosk features video testimony from experts, fishermen an...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:10am

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