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  • 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
  • With its face toward the sea, it makes sense marine trades would be firmly anchored in Homer. “There’s really nothing you can’t get done in Homer,” said Eric Engebretsen of Bay Weld Boats. “You can build a world-class vessel in Homer.” Bay Weld does everything from simple half-hour repai...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:40am
  • Visitors to Alaska reached an all-time high of 1,966,700 visitors between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014, according to a report recently released by the Alaska Division of Economic Development.  The Interim Visitor Volume Report 2013-14 shows that visitation exceeded the previous peak of 1,961...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:56pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Voters could be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision made July 23. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, or AFCA, filed a ballot initiative petition in November seeking to ask voters whether to ban setnets in urban parts of the ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:55pm

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