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  • A friendly banter fills the quiet evening as people gather in the yard. Some have remembered to bring bags. Others forgot. Gravel crunches as someone walks up the driveway toward the group. Kids munch on apples from brown lunch sacks labeled “Tasty Treats,” in black marker. “I just need about ...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:11pm
  • Remarks from state legislators representing the Kenai Peninsula during an Alaska LNG Project update focused on local impact and project finances.Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash and Alaska LNG Project Manager Steve Butt provided an update on the project at a joint publi...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:39pm
  • Even though the Homer Farmers Market had its last official market last weekend, you will most definitely be seeing crisp fresh veggies offered by dedicated vendors down at the Market this Saturday as well. This has been a productive year and vegetables don’t follow the calendar.  But that sum...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:33pm
  • A Soldotna man is the top prize winner in the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council’s Ram 1500 Stay & Play Raffle. Winners were drawn Sept. 16 at a joint Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce luncheon. The top prize, a 2012 Ram 1500 truck from Stanley Chrysler, went to Mike Erstrom. Erst...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:00pm
  • There is a new suitor for Buccaneer Energy’s Alaska assets and a tangled web of legal challenges continue for the bankrupt independent producer. Miller Energy Resources Inc. announced its intent to spend $40 million to $50 million on “substantially all” of Buccaneer’s Alaska holdings in a Se...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:59pm
  • There was something for every palate — from homemade marshmallows to salmon shark sliders — at Saturday’s second Taste of Homer event held at Wasabi’s. New this year were People’s Choice Awards, which went to Land’s End Resort (for their entree); Vida’s Thai (for appetizers); Red Bird ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:57pm
  • It’s a damp September morning in Homer. The front door swings open.  “Pretty little shop here,” a lady says, crossing the wide plank floor to the counter.  There’s a view of the bay from the window. Artwork by Homer artist Marjorie Scholl decorates the walls. Single nasturtiums in ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:51pm
  • State expenditures on employee and retiree health care are bending downward a bit this year due to cost control steps the state is taking, but the reluctance of many specialty providers to join health care networks is undermining those efforts, Alaska Department of Administration Commissioner Curtis...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:45pm
  • Marking the last official Market of the season, this weekend is the traditional Harvest Meal down at the Homer Farmers Market.   At noon you will find huge pots of veggie soup created from local produce and potluck dishes from community members.   It amazes many visitors to Alaska that our...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:41pm
  • If horseman Ron Wilhoit has a business plan, it is clearly built around mythologist Joseph Campbell’s advice to “follow your bliss.” That’s exactly what the former owner of Tye Dye Trucking, a Seattle waterfront trucking business, is doing and he couldn’t be happier. With Alaska Draft Hors...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:37pm

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