• Bagel Shop co-owner  Mikela Aramburu stands at the counter of the new espresso area in the addition to the bagel bakery and cafe on East End Road. The Bagel Shop reopened on March 1 after remodeling. The addition doubles the size of the cafe and adds more seating. The espresso counter will open...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:24pm
  • The next court battle over the value of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System won’t be for at least another five years. Two settlements over the taxable value of TAPS between the State of Alaska, its owners and municipalities along the pipeline corridor were announced March 1. The agreements fix the va...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:23pm
  • The new design center at Spenard Builders Supply on Lake Street is a result of practical thinking and artistry, brought together by design center project manager Geoff Murphy.  After deciding it was time to update the displays in the design center, Murphy came up with a plan to make the space e...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:22pm
  • Apache Corporation, which has been exploring oil and gas resources in the Cook Inlet area, announced recently that it will exit the state. The Houston, Texas-based corporation has been exploring north of Nikiski since approximately 2010. Apache’s Alaska general manager, John Hendrix, informed the ...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:18pm
  • City’s deputy clerk named communications director for statewide association Melissa Jacobsen, deputy clerk for the City of Homer, was unanimously elected to the office of communications director on the Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks Executive Board at the group’s annual ...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:18am
  • Commercial salmon fishermen in Lower Cook Inlet can expect about a quarter of 2015’s harvest in 2016, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s projection. The Lower Cook Inlet Salmon Fishery Outlook, published Friday, includes both wild runs and returns from the Cook Inlet Aquacultu...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:17am
  • The plans before the Legislature to use the Permanent Fund’s investment returns to pay for government have much in common, while their differences exemplify the priorities of their sponsors. The plan that is ultimately chosen will go a long way toward shaping the relationship Alaskans have with th...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:15am
  • Flight company ordered  to pay whistleblower pilot ANCHORAGE (AP) — An attorney for a Homer-based Bald Mountain Air Services says the company denies allegations that it improperly fired a pilot in 2012. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:40am
  • The market for Alaska’s refineries is becoming even tougher with reduced demand and increased pressure to compete with imported fuels....

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:38am
  • Kachemak Board of Realtors President Gina Pelaia poses with Darlene Hildebrand, executive director of Hospice of Homer, after presenting Hildebrand a check for $2,000 for Hospice. The Realtors raised the money during their annual Christmas Auction and Benefit. In addition to presenting Hospi...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:35am

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