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  • United Fishermen of Alaska has released an updated comprehensive look at commercial fishing statewide with an interactive map detailing the specifics for the year 2013 for towns, boroughs and census areas from the Yukon-Koyukuk area to the western Aleutians. UFA details how Alaskaâ€...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:45am
  • On the last day of 2012, the oil-drilling rig Kulluk ran aground on Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak. The weather was foul, the location remote, and the timing unfortunate. But responders had a new tool that let them scope out the weather, sea bottom, navigation threats, endangered environmental resour...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:43am
  • On the last day of 2012, the oil-drilling rig Kulluk ran aground on Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak. The weather was foul, the location remote, and the timing unfortunate. But responders had a new tool that let them scope out the weather, sea bottom, navigation threats, endangered environmental resour...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:38am
  • A Kenai Peninsula resident known for his habitat advocacy has applied to be on Alaska’s Board of Fisheries. Robert Ruffner, outgoing founder and executive director of the Soldotna-based Kenai Watershed Forum, applied for the board in February....

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:06pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — A Senate committee has advanced legislation that would eliminate daylight saving time and allow for consideration of another time zone in Alaska. The bill would exempt Alaskans from advancing their clocks each spring. It would also direct the governor to ask the U.S. Department of Tr...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:03pm
  • The experimental fishery to determine the feasibility of a seine fishery for pollock in state waters has finished up with mixed results. The Gulf of Alaska pollock workgroup held its final meeting last month to discuss adding a limited entry state pollock fishery to Alaska waters for both trawl and ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:02pm
  • The state of Alaska Homer Recorder’s Office closed for scheduled leave beginning March 2. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 12. Alternate recording will be done in Anchorage.  Mail recordings to: Anchorage Recorder’s Office   ATTN: Homer/Seldovia Districts 550 W. Seventh...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:02pm
  • Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, will be in Homer Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, March 9, from 5-6:30 p.m., he will host a Town Hall Meeting at the Homer LIO offices.  At 7 p.m. Monday, he will provide a brief update to the Homer City Council and visitors on the legislative session. On Tuesday, Mar...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:01pm
  • SVT Health & Wellness has hired Renae Blanton, a family nurse practitioner with experience in holistic and integrative medicine. Her specialties include family medicine, women’s health and bio-identical hormone replacement, and treatment of chronic illness including chronic fatigue, diabetes, ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:00pm
  • SOLDOTNA — At Peninsula Radiation Oncology in Soldotna, a new therapy is available to help patients cope with cancer treatment. Her name is LC, a 12-year-old English Setter. As a certified therapy dog, LC is regularly present in the building’s lobby to help patients relax and relieve stress befo...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:58pm

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