• Although the ordinance allowing a sales tax to be collected in Soldotna on non-prepared food items was repealed in the Oct. 6 regular election, customers at Fred Meyer were still paying sales taxes Tuesday, a week after the proposition took effect....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:46am
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has selected Scott Kelley as the new director for the Division of Commercial Fisheries. The position has been vacant since former director Jeff Regnart stepped down at the beginning of October. ...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:45am
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature is set to convene for its third special session this year, this time to consider a buyout of one of the state’s partners on a proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:44am
  • The Juneau-based Halibut Coalition is putting out a last-minute call for people to send comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission regarding the appointment of two commissioners....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:44am
  • Homer and well-known Alaska chefs Kirsten and Mandy Dixon are featured in the season premiere of “Moveable Feast With Fine Cooking.” The show airs at 1:30 p.m. on KAKM/Alaska Public Media. ...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:41am
  • HEA schedules work  in McKeon Flats area Homer Electric crews will be making system improvements in the McKeon Flats area in October that will require scheduled power outages for residents in the Halibut Cove, Peterson Bay and China Poot Bay areas in order to c...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:37am
  • Homer photographer, author and master gardener Brenda Adams will be a featured speaker at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, the second largest garden show in the United States. The show is celebrating its 25th anniversary Feb. 17-21 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle....

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:46am
  • Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article, which appeared in the Oct. 8 edition of the Homer News, said Alaska Center for the Environment and Cook Inletkeeper filed for instream flow reservations, in addition to Chuitna Citizens Coalition. ACE and Cook Inletke...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:46am
  • Commercial fishermen operating more than three miles from shore have until today to get a mandatory dockside safety exam from the United States Coast Guard. Boats that are out of the water or tied up for the winter will need one before resuming operation next season. The dockside exams have been vol...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:42am
  • The University of Alaska Fairbanks will begin a study designed to encourage high school-age girls to consider geophysics and technology science careers through summer academies. The National Science Foundation is funding the three-year, $1.1 million project, called BRIGHT Girls — short for Budding...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:40am

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