• The Alaska Marine Highway System launched its newly rebuilt website Tuesday. The new website, a product of the AMHS marketing department, is “streamlined” and “more educational” than the previous one, according to marketing director Danielle Doyle. “In the marketing world, you have to keep...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:19am
  • Alaska utilities will not have to comply with new federal standards requiring cleaner power production. The state is currently exempted from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, announced in its final form by President Barack Obama Aug. 3. Proposed in June of last year, the ulti...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:17am
  • Nothing makes me more grateful for living in Alaska than August.  My freezer is loaded up with fish and berries of all kinds.   Nothing makes me think of abundance more than a day in the berry patch. Then, there is the squash going nuts in the high tunnel. The basil and tomatoes overflow i...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:15am
  • Wells Fargo names  Martin its Alaska  volunteer of the year Wells Fargo has named Homer business relationship manager Cinda Martin as its Alaska Volunteer of the Year for 2015. Wells Fargo will donate $1,000 to the Homer Community Food Pan...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:43am
  • AUGUSTA, Ga. – William S. (Will) Morris IV has been named chief executive officer of Augusta-based Morris Communications Co., the parent company of the Homer News. The appointment was announced Aug. 1 by his father, William S. (Billy) Morris III, 80, and is effective immediately. Will Morris succe...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:41am
  • Alaska veterans and active service members have a new option for seeking treatment of the invisible scars inflicted by combat. Taya Kyle, widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle, helped dedicate the Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital in Anchorage July 28....

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:40am
  • State aviation officials and industry leaders are looking for ways to ease the burden of the state’s 247 rural airports on the general fund. Revenue from the rural airports with scheduled service and airports nearby the hubs covered less than 25 percent of their own operating cost over recent year...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:24am
  • Shell is drilling in the Chukchi Sea. The semi-submersible Polar Pioneer “spudded” the Burger J well at 5 p.m. July 29, company spokeswoman Meg Baldino said. Meanwhile, an ice-management vessel sent to Oregon for repairs is now en route after police cleared protesters that were blocking the vess...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:24am
  • BP and ExxonMobil, two of the three major Prudhoe Bay field owners, have applied to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for an increase in the allowable volume of natural gas that can be produced and sold from the North Slope field. The AOGCC, a quasi-judicial state regulatory commission ...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:22am
  • The latest buzz around the Homer Farmers Market this week didn’t necessarily have anything to do with veggies. It was about the $1 per minute massages down at the Wilderness Wellness booth. With this hectic summer, some time in Erik’s massage chair is a high commodity....

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:21am

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