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  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Second Star, 5620 Kachemak Drive. Second Star, named for the location of Neverland in “Peter Pan” is a luxury rental property. ...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:21pm
  • Homer Electric will award a number of academic or vocational scholarships in 2014. The scholarships are available for high school seniors, from each of Homer Electric’s three districts, and adults wishing to continue their education.  The deadline for submitting HEA scholarship applications i...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:20pm
  • JUNEAU — Mining is good for Alaska’s economy, but while the state’s six producing mines are holding up well, and some even expanding, a sharp 38 percent drop in exploration spending last year is having ripple effects. Overall, mining employed 4,600 Alaskans directly last year and the overall e...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:17pm
  • JUNEAU — In 2010, the state adopted an energy policy that, among other things, set a goal of having 50 percent Alaska’s electric generation come from renewable and alternative energy sources by 2025. The likeliest way to reach the goal is widely believed to include a major project in southcentra...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:17pm
  • Get ready for another busy tourist season in the Kenai Peninsula. Projections for 2014 have called for another 2 percent increase with an estimated 500,000 peninsula visitors, said Shanon Hamrick, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council. Hamrick said she is expecting reco...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:27pm
  • Increased oil and gas activity are driving the central Kenai Peninsula real estate market, according to local realtors. “Overall, we’re seeing an increase in productivity, we’re seeing an increase in interest,” said RE/MAX real estate agent Glenda Feeken. “We’re so much more positive tha...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:26pm
  • SVT Health and Wellness employees give a shout-out to National Wear Red Day, Feb. 7, promoting awareness of women and heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women across the country and the second leading cause of death in Alaska....

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:36pm
  • Commercial and recreational fishermen in the United States are hoping that an amendment to the Magnuson-Stevens Act will address a misnaming issue that has unjustly penalized the fishing industry. The proposed amendment is contained in the draft, called Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasi...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:33pm
  • In the fall of 2013 a wave of announcements for development in the Nikiski industrial area began making its way to shore. With Nikiski as the top choice for a liquefied natural gas plant for the Alaska LNG Project and Agrium and ConocoPhillips applying for permits to restart operations, an economic ...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:32pm
  • While job growth has risen steadily in the past few years, a state economist predicts a slight decrease in job growth for the Kenai Peninsula in 2014. Alyssa Shanks, economist for the Alaska Department of Labor, presented her projections at a Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 15. Compared t...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:27pm

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