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  • The Homer office of the Division of Motor Vehicles remains on abbreviated hours. The office is open today from 8:30 a.m.-noon, is closed for lunch from noon-1 p.m., and reopens from 1-4:30 p.m. It also is open May 20 and May 22 from 8:30 a.m.-noon, is closed for lunch from noon-1 p.m., and reopens f...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:54pm
  • As the room filled to capacity, attendees willingly stood to hear updates about the proposed pipeline project to transport North Slope natural gas to a liquefied natural gas plant in Nikiski. About 90 area residents came to the former Nikiski Senior Center on Island Lake Road Monday for the Nikiski ...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:49pm
  • Bidding was modest at the state’s annual Cook Inlet and Alaska Peninsula “areawide” lease sales May 7, with bids coming from independent companies and most of those in Cook Inlet from companies already established there. A surprise, however, is that there were three bids on tracts near Port Mo...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:48pm
  • You can find almost anything on Craigslist. Used Cars. Artwork. Careers. So when Jamie Dunklin started to look for a new job opportunity for herself and her husband, Richard Dunklin, she tried Craigslist. Originally, she thought that somewhere in Colorado might be a nice change from the suburbs of H...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:47pm
  • By TONI ROSS FOR THE HOMER NEWS Redden Marine’s Kachemak Gear Shed has a new general manager. James Rushing arrived in Homer March 3 and says he’s here for a while. Rushing, a former retail manager for Lowe’s, Best Buy and most recently an Apple store in Spokane, Wash...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:44pm
  • Dock prices for Alaska’s most popular species of finfish are at the top of their historical range, partly due to a supply shortage and partly due to increasing popularity. Prices for halibut are at record highs, with current levels at around $6.50 per pound for 10-20  pound fish (smalls), $6....

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:42pm
  • Scott Goldsmith, the University of Alaska’s venerated senior economist, has stepped into the political snake pit of the oil tax repeal debate. Goldsmith is well known for his study of Alaska fiscal trends, which have been underway for almost two decades, but his new study comparing Senate Bill 21,...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:40pm
  • A small and unassuming unmanned aircraft made a short flight Monday in Fairbanks that signified a big step in aviation, Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta said.The quad-rotor Aeryon Scout’s flight of less than five minutes at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Large Animal Resear...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:23pm
  • The first liquefied natural gas tanker arrived Friday morning at the ConocoPhillips LNG plant at Nikiski, following the company’s reactivation of the plant this spring.The plant has been in a suspended status since late 2012.The Excel is owned and operated by the Belgium-based Exmar shipping group...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:22pm
  • The first cruise ship of the season, the M/V Silver Shadow, arrives about 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Deep Water Dock. The 382-passenger ship visits Homer after crossing the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo. It is the first cruise ship to visit Homer since improvements were done at the Deep Water Dock, includin...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:20pm

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