• There are two main ways that veggies show up at the Market this early in the season. Remember, most of the veggies we like to eat were not designed to grow in our climate. So that means a farmer has to baby them. The first way to get early veggies is with cover. High tunnels have been a windfall in ...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:53am
  • Mariners looking for the Homer Harbor office at its old location by Ramp 2 won’t have to search hard to find the new Harbor Office building. It’s that white building with the curved wall that looks like the Starship Enterprise.  Last Monday, the new 4,800-square-foot building opened for bus...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:27am
  • Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced May 20 that Robert Mumford has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. “I am pleased to announce Bob Mumford as my appointee to the Board of Fish,” Walker said. “His vast range of experience in multiple fields — as a commercia...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:18am
  • Despite the on-record protestations of nearly 30 people, cheered on by an audience of more than 70, the Soldotna City Council voted to move forward with a plan to spend money researching the feasibility of annexing neighboring territory — albeit with a newly narrowed focus on the economic benefits...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:43pm
  • Nine people were laid off from positions within the Homer Electric Association last week. Their departure represents about $1 million in savings for the company which has seen declining energy sales for the past several years. In 2012, the company sold 490,000 megawatt hours — a megawatt is about ...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:41pm
  • JUNEAU — If the Alaska Legislature continues to stall on passing a fully funded state operating budget, 15,000 of about 16,000 state employees will be sent layoff notices in preparation for a partial government shutdown, Gov. Bill Walker announced Monday afternoon....

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:32pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday that he doesn’t agree with legislators about moving the special session from Juneau to Anchorage but won’t take steps to block them. Walker said his highest priority is getting a funded budget, and he doesn’t want to spend valuable time blocking or figh...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:30pm
  • The Fresh Sourdough Express will host May’s Homer Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event. The networking opportunity will be from 5-6:30 p.m. May 21 at the bakery and cafe located at 1316 Ocean Drive. For more information, call the chamber at 235-7740....

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:28pm
  • A workshop on starting a business will be held from 10 a.m. to noon June 4 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required by no later than May 29 at   ...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:27pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital welcomes Teresa K. Johnson, MD, a board-certified family practice physician to its active medical staff. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and completed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center / HCA Wesley Fa...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:27pm

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