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  • ANCHORAGE — Joe Balash has been named as the acting commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Gov. Sean Parnell announced the appointment in a statement Tuesday. The position became vacant Tuesday when Commissioner Dan Sullivan’s resignation became effective. There is speculati...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:17pm
  • Anchorage locavore Saskia Esslinger and others who participated in the Alaska Food Challenge want more residents to think Alaska before they eat. For a year, Esslinger and her family tried to eat only Alaska food. She talked about her experiences and gave advice to others who would like to do the sa...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:11pm
  • The little sign in the window at 158 West Pioneer Ave., Suite F, advertises “socks, books, music.” That diverse offering sums up what you can expect when you step inside Lindianne’s Music Garden. ...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 4:56pm
  • By KYRA WAGNER FOR THE HOMER NEWS This summer has been a good one. The warmth we experienced that lasted for months rather than moments left its mark on the size and quantity of produce down at the Homer Farmers’ Market. Recently we have had more rain, but thankfully not ...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 3:28pm
  • Electric utilities in the Interior-Southcentral region known as the “railbelt” are studying plans for $1 billion in necessary upgrades to the regional electrical grid. This is in addition to $1 billion in new power generation plants that have been built or are under construction, state and utili...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 3:27pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — The state of Alaska wants ConocoPhillips to reopen its mothballed Kenai Peninsula liquefied natural gas plant to provide an incentive for petroleum companies to explore and invest in Cook Inlet. In a Sept. 5 letter to ConocoPhillips President Trond-Erik Johansen, Natural Resources...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:40pm
  • The REC Room will be the location of the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours (formely the Chamber Mixer) from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 19. The REC Room is located at 3957 Nielsen Circle. This is an opportunity to meet REC Room staff and youth and mingle with other business owners. The evening w...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:39pm
  • The Homer Marine Trade Association  announces its annual meeting and membership drive. The annual meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26in the downstairs meeting room at the Bidarka  Inn-Best Western. The no-host bar will open at 4:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be provided, sponsore...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:39pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Anchorage residents soon might be hearing the phrase “plus tax.” The Anchorage Daily News reports Mayor Dan Sullivan is considering a sales tax in the city to reduce the burden on property taxes. Sullivan says four “community discussions” will be set up in October and Nove...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:37pm
  • Pointing out Homer’s year-round ice-free deepwater port and its designation as a port of refuge, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe welcomed the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council to Homer last week for the CIRCAC board’s quarterly meeting. Noting harbor improvements that are planned, Wythe said,...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:37pm

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