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  • You could say this has been an odd year for weather. You probably won’t hear much complaining right now, however, since everyone is so glad to see this much sun after two terribly dreary summers in a row.   At last week’s Homer Farmers’ Market I talked to some producers who take note of t...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:22am
  • A competition has emerged between Fairbanks Natural Gas Co. and the Interior Alaska Natural Gas Utility over who will serve the Fairbanks North Star Borough with natural gas. Fairbanks Natural Gas, or FNG, filed an application with the state Regulatory Commission on April 5 to expand its service are...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:19am
  • The Homer Recorder’s Office is temporarily closed for scheduled leave and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. June 20. During this time recordings for the district may be made at the Anchorage Recorder’s Office:  Anchorage Recorder’s Office ATTN: Homer/Seldovia Districts 550 West 7th Ave., Suite 120...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:04pm
  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center will host two workshops this month at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. There will be a free “Starting a Business” workshop from 1-3 p.m. June 17. Bryan Zak, regional director, will answer basic questions and offer helpful resources to give participants ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:02pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Coast Guard is offering free dockside safety exams to fishermen in Bristol Bay communities who request them. The exams began Monday and will continue through June 20. The Coast Guard is working with the state Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Marine Safety Education A...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:02pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The Gulf of Alaska trawl fleet faces new restrictions, as fisheries managers seek to limit the number of chinook salmon it unintentionally takes. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council passed a policy over the weekend that lowers its cap on bycatch of the fish. It’s expected ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:02pm
  • Gov. Sean Parnell signed a bill May 29 committing the state to finance $362.5 million of a proposed $425 million natural gas liquefaction plant on the North Slope as well as facilities in Fairbanks to “re-gasify” and store LNG trucked from the slope and to distribute gas to residential and busin...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:00pm
  • With the ground finally thawing, Ninilchik Emergency Services held the official groundbreaking at the site for its new building Saturday. “Thanks to our then legislators, Mike Chenault, Tom Wagoner and Kurt Olson, we obtained a legislative grant of $2.275 million to build a new building,” said S...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:54am
  • Business leaders from the central Kenai Peninsula heard from the Pebble Ltd. Partnership during a joint Kenai and Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon June 5. Matthew Fagnani, Pebble’s vice president of business development, spoke for about an hour about the proposed mining project, its benefits ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:48am
  • This weekend’s Homer Farmers’ Market will be the fourth one this season. That’s one month of markets already. It’s hard to believe, unless you are looking at the offerings. There are already turnips available, as well as kale, onions and a variety of greens. Did I say greens? ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:41am

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