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  • I made a huge mistake at the Homer Farmers Market last week. I told a friend who was visiting from out of town that I would meet him there. And then I forgot to specify the time. I didn’t have his number so I couldn’t call and check in. I just had to see if he came and hope I saw him in the crow...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:28am
  • The 29th Alaska Legislature on Monday began its fifth special session since the gavel first sounded in January 2015, but lawmakers appear uncertain on their path forward and unsure even what the next few days will bring. Gov. Bill Walker called the special session in an attempt to balance the state...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:28am
  • In a town that so highly values local business, anytime one closes its doors, it is an event of memory and mourning. Residents hold a certain fondness for each beloved small business, and Timeless Toys is no exception to this rule. Opened by Becky Pfeil in 1997, Timeless Toys has become an icon to H...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:28am
  • The Kenai Peninsula’s economy depends even more on the ocean and rivers than is apparent on paper....

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:07pm
  • Agriculture in Homer has been evolving over the years. Before Alaska was a state, Alvin Mattox was running his cows down on the Beluga Flats (think Mattox Street), but when the dam was built to create Beluga Lake he moved to where Kachemak Selo is now so he could continue to run his cows on the mine...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:07pm
  • More residents of Soldotna’s Funny River area will soon have access to natural gas in their homes. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a resolution at its June 21 meeting forming the Funny River East Utility Special Assessment District, which will allow for the extension of an existing n...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:00pm
  • If the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Healthcare Task Force wants to make changes to how the hospitals operate, it will have to address some roadblocks in the current governance structure first....

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:46pm
  • Furie Operating Alaska is taking the first steps towards adding an oil platform to its Kitchen Lights gas development in Northern Cook Inlet. Furie Senior Vice President Bruce Webb said in an interview the company plans to re-enter the KLU-4 well roughly six miles north of the Julius R platform the ...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:46pm
  • On a trip to the Spit one can find freshly cooked seafood, gift shops, fishing charters, tourists from a variety of places and, now, gelato. Nestled in between AK Starfish Co. and Alpaca Connection, Carmen’s Gelato serves up authentic Italian gelato, made by 29-year-old Homer native Carmen Ricciar...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:38pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Facing a multibillion-dollar deficit, the Alaska governor on Wednesday cut in half the annual checks that give all residents a share of the state’s oil wealth, but he kept enough money in place to award everyone a $1,000 payout. Gov. Bill Walker had said recently that all budget-cutt...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:05pm

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