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  • The night before the last Market the wind howled and even snow fell, an abrupt reminder that this May was unseasonably warm and not to be taken for granted.  And though the day was brisk and windy down at the Homer Farmers Market, vendor booths were still stocked with lush greens, garlic and on...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:33pm
  • Buccaneer Energy, an independent Cook Inlet explorer with high hopes but skimpy resources, saw those hopes come crashing down May 31. The company filed for bankruptcy protection that day in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in south Texas. The company has been fighting a rear-guard action on finances almost s...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:28pm
  • Alaska needs 7,500 trained, highly skilled oil and gas workers to meet industry demand by 2018, according to a new report produced by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development....

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:08pm
  • For a small town, Homer has a big reputation for its lively arts community, its bustling fishing industry and its plethora of diverse and tasty food options. Because of the variety of choices offered by its unique eateries, many view Homer as a foodie’s paradise. Between the cafes, taverns, buffet...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:59pm
  • The Market season has started. Last weekend was a flurry of activity, great warm weather (the smoke even cleared in the afternoon) and lots of produce, starts and crafts.   There were plenty of familiar and new things to take in. Everyone got to try out the new layout and see the familiar faces...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:54pm
  • The Pebble Limited Partnership took the Environmental Protection Agency to court May 21 and claimed the agency is illegally overstepping its bounds by attempting to block a mine before the permitting process begins. In a statement released in conjunction with Pebble’s complaint filed in U.S. Distr...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:52pm
  • Correction: This story has been edited to omit a sentence that there will soon be a change in ownership of Boss Hoggz restaurant. The owners of Boss Hoggz are James and Amy Lower, who opened the restaurant in 2011....

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:00pm
  • If you’re out for dinner in a restaurant this summer, you may find the wait-time for your meal is a little longer. Seasonal employers say they are experiencing difficulties in hiring certain types of workers — kitchen staff for example — as the tourist season begins....

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 9:38am
  • You could finally see it starting last weekend, the welcome sight of the tents going up at the Homer Farmers Market.  This Memorial Day weekend the Market starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.  As the weather would suggest, things are growing like crazy so you will be able to find all kinds of eager...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 9:35am
  • Gov. Sean Parnell signed into law the bill authorizing the state of Alaska to participate financially in proposed $45 billion to $65 billion natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export project. Parnell’s May 8 signature on Senate Bill 138, approved by the state Legislature in April, will...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:55am

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