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  • TURNAGAIN ARM — What is the quintessential Alaska food? Juneau resident Marc Wheeler would like it to be rhubarb sherbet, available at most cruise ship docks in Southeast Alaska. Wheeler won the Anchorage Economic Development Corp.’s Pitch-on-a-Train event July 31 with a plan to expand his ice c...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:11pm
  • In the 1939 movie, “Babes in Arms,” Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland created one of the classic themes of cinema, “let’s put on a show,” the idea of fixing up an old barn or theater and putting on a revue.  It’s in that spirit that one day almost 12 years ago Jamie and Lynette Sutton ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:49pm
  • Dark clouds, strong wind, and a heavy rain weren’t enough to dampen spirits in Ninilchik on Saturday, as the community and visitors turned out for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Ninilchik Emergency Services building.  There were smiles all around as Dick Kapp, chairman of the NES buildi...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:45pm
  • Flowers bring even more to the Homer Farmers Market than all those flower baskets and beautiful bouquets. At this time of year we also start to see evidence of their bountiful nectar as bottles of honey start popping up at different booths. Honey is like gold and goes quick. There is no one producer...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:30pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Big corporations spend millions on branding and marketing their products in the international market. An entrepreneur doesn’t need a fancy advertising firm and a huge bank account to break into the world market. Small, local agricultural ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29pm
  • At Alaska Air Group Inc. records are indeed made to be broken. Leaders of the parent to Alaska Airlines reported a record second quarter net income of $157 million. The results reported July 24 are a 50 percent increase in profits versus the $105 million second quarter of 2013 and mark the company...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:01am
  • The state of Alaska will appeal a state Superior Court   that would permit a ballot initiative that could ban setnets in certain parts of the state. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, or AFCA, filed a ballot initiative petition in 2013 seeking to ask voters whether to ban setnets in ur...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00am
  • While she didn’t win the title, Homer Chef Mandy Dixon said competing in the Great American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans was a great experience. The cooking competition was Saturday....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:57am
  • The Alaska LNG Project LLC has purchased 120.4 acres from private landowners for a large liquefied natural gas plant at Nikiski, has an additional 97 acres under contract for purchase and also is working with the Kenai Peninsula Borough on conveyance of 29.9 areas of borough-owned lands. That’s ac...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:45am
  • I have had so much fun this summer writing about the different farmers at the Homer Farmers Market.  Some are easy to write about because they are eager to share stories, others not so much. Paul and Jen Castellani of Will Grow Farm are not the sort to talk much about themselves. Mostly they ju...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:43am

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