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  • Agrium Corp. is doing an assessment of facilities and equipment at its closed ammonia and urea fertilizer plant at Nikiski, and will have about 50 people at work at the facility, mostly contractor employees, through late summer and early fall. The company shut down the plant in 2007 when Cook Inlet ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:21pm
  • The Homer Farmers’ Market is a world unto itself. If you were to go back in time to the central square of the medieval village, this is what you would find: a bustling market. This little village should have a shield or a crest, right? You can see the market symbol the minute you walk up to the in...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:20pm
  • Australia-based Buccaneer Energy has encountered oil and gas-bearing zones in its Cosmo No. 1 exploration well in Cook Inlet, the company has announced.  Meanwhile, the company is fighting an attempt by two Chinese investors to take over the company. A special board meeting was planned for July...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:13pm
  • First Alaskans Institute is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2013 Elders and Youth Conference.  The conference will take place Oct. 21-23 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. This year’s theme is: “We Are Our Ancestors.”   The submission deadline for presentation proposals...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:30pm
  • Nationally acclaimed LongHouse Food Revival comes to Alaska on July 13 for a one-night-only celebration of Alaska food and poetry.  The event, which will take place at the Tutka Bay Lodge, will highlight Alaska seafood along with poetry readings by Carolyn Forché and Erin Fristad. The evening ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:30pm
  • ANCHORAGE — The organizers of a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage in Alaska have been given the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell said Monday. Treadwell, whose office oversees elections, notified the petition sponsors, former Alaska Labor Commissioners Ed F...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:28pm
  • A senior federal government group led by a top White House official was in Alaska on June 14 meeting with state and local officials on President Barack Obama’s new Arctic policy. Over the next few months the group will flesh out the policy, which was announced recently, Nancy Sutley, chair of the ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:27pm
  • A crew with Top Gear America, a show on the History Channel cable TV network, prepares to film a scene on the Homer Spit by Land’s End Resort last Wednesday. A driver in the Jeep was to drive it onto the Transporter, a landing craft owned by Ray Bellamy. The crew had been filming in Homer, elsewhe...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:25pm
  • Dr. W. Jay Marley of Homer earned “Diplomate” status within the International Congress of Oral Implantologists on May 17, according to a press release from ICOI....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:22pm
  • It is officially summer. To grow produce for the Homer Farmers’ Market, however, you have to hit the ground running in the spring to take advantage of the short growing season. This year most of the farmers at the market planted their gardens in May. Because of the cold winter, everyone seemed to ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:20pm

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