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  • I have heard flowers referred to as the crystals of the plant world. In the mineral kingdom, all elements of time and space, heat and pressure, material and moisture need to be just perfect for a crystal to grow in rock.   So it is with flowers....

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:00am
  • Bristol Bay needed volume to make up for a soft market, but state biologists say there’s no reason to expect that it’s going to happen now that the season’s unofficial point of no return has passed. Not only will the run come in far less than forecast, but likely come in well less than the 20-...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:58am
  • The Homestead Restaurant and wine director Sharlene Cline have been honored by Wine Spectator as one of 2,563 world restaurants to receive the Award of Excellence in the magazine’s 2015 Restaurant Awards. The program honors restaurants which have a wine list of 90 or more quality wine selections t...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:19am
  • An icebreaker carrying a key piece of equipment for Arctic drilling planned by Royal Dutch Shell off the northern coast of Alaska was forced to return to dock after a hole more than three feet long was discovered in its hull, the company said Tuesday. It was unclear if the mishap would delay Shell...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:17am
  • A well-known Zumba education specialist will conduct a Zumba Master Class in Homer July 24. Madalene Aponte will conduct the class from 6-7:30 p.m. July 24 at Homer High School’s gym. Cost is $20 for advance tickets or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at all local Zumba classes, online at mc...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:16am
  • Two Cook Inlet processing facilities will be added to a growing list of salmon production businesses owned by the Seattle-based North Pacific Seafoods. The acquisition, announced June 30, will add the Kenai and Kasilof plants currently owned by Inlet Fish Producers to the five shore-based processing...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:14am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education is looking to establish a minimum general fund balance for the first time. A 3 percent bottom has been proposed for inclusion in board policy. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones said the decision to establish a minimum is in response to moves made by t...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:13am
  • Gov. Bill Walker vetoed $200 million in funding for oil exploration and development tax credits in a budget action on June 30, in effect capping the program at $500 million for state fiscal year 2016 that began July 1. The program was previously budgeted at $700 million. “This has been a tough bud...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:09am
  • Alaska flocks have not yet been stricken by the largest avian influenza outbreak to hit the poultry industry in history. The risk, however, is still there for infection on a local scale. “Biosecurity measures in Alaska can reduce the risk of spreading highly pathogenic avian influenza found in the...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:08am
  • I had a dream last night that I was hunting mushrooms across Kachemak Bay. It was a great dream. The moment of finding that perfect specimen is both surprise and ingenuity, knowing where to look and when and knowing what to look for all wrapped up into the brief time that a mushroom is actually frui...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:06am

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