• Since its opening in 1998, K Bay Caffe has boasted “the best latte on the peninsula.” Now it can boast something else: a bright, open, south-facing location with lots of space. The new building, which opened its doors Sept. 17, is located at 378 E. Pioneer Ave., next door to the car wash on Sved...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:43pm
  • New census data shows that poverty has increased in Alaska, but it may not be as simple as the numbers make it look. Alaska’s statewide poverty rate climbed in 2014 to 11.2 percent, a 1.3 percent increase from 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey data. It wa...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:33pm
  • The price of Cook Inlet natural gas continues to trend downward as utilities and producers agree to contracts beyond 2018. Homer Electric Association has signed a gas purchase agreement with Furie Operating Alaska LLC to purchase natural gas beginning April 1, 2016, for $6.50 per thousand cubic feet...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:31pm
  • Announcement of the annual Permanent Fund dividend is one of Alaskans’ most anticipated events of the year. Dividends are clearly important to Alaska residents and also have a significant and positive effect on our economy.  This year’s record $2,072 dividend comes at the same time as Alask...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:31pm
  • It appears a fall special session is back on after Gov. Bill Walker met with a small group of legislators Sept. 21 to discuss issues key to the Alaska LNG Project. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said in an interview that the governor wants a 30-day special session to begin on or about Oct. ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:30pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce will have an open house for members and prospective members from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today.  People are invited to stop in and learn more about the chamber’s member benefits and how chamber programs can help promote their business. Chamber staff will be available to a...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:27pm
  • Homer New York Life agent Trygstad honored for 33 years of service In recognition of his 33 years of service, Paul Trygstad of Homer has been named a Senior NYLIC of New York Life.     Trygstad joined New York Life on Sept. 1, 1982. He beg...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:02am
  • ANCHORAGE — An initiative group is gathering signatures in an attempt to link voter registration to Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend applications. PFD Voter Registration is trying to get a question on the ballot asking voters if they’d like registration to come automatically when they apply for th...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:00am
  • ANCHORAGE — Business leaders across Alaska are publicly making suggestions for how the Legislature could possibly handle the state’s fiscal crisis ahead of next year’s legislative session. The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce in a draft letter addressed to Gov. Bill Walker and sent to the stat...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:59am
  • Gov. Bill Walker has persuaded the state’s industry partners in the Alaska LNG Project to consider a larger pipe size that would be capable of shipping more North Slope natural gas, the governor said in a Sept. 4 interview with the Alaska Journal of Commerce. Sources among North Slope producers co...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:58am

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