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  • JUNEAU (AP) — State officials say Alaska’s record pink salmon harvest in 2013 could create a market glut that will drive prices down for several years. KFSK-radio reports the state’s division of Economic Development sees a glut in supply after the 2013 harvest, bringing downward pressure on pr...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:28am
  • Homer Electric Association is accepting nominations from members interested in running for a seat on the cooperative’s board of directors.  The cooperative’s board is made up of nine directors, three from each of the three districts that make up the service area.  ...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:28am
  • Oil and gas companies have been making waves with developments in Cook Inlet and the Kenai Peninsula during the past year and companies are looking to continue that trend. Big projects and announcements from 2013 that look to continue progress in 2014 include moves to construct a pipeline across the...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:27am
  • Locals last Thursday got an inside view of the big mansion on Kachemak Drive near Northern Enterprises Boat Yard when the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center held its monthly After Hours Event there. Second Star gets its name from the line in J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” describing how t...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:23am
  • Homer author Tom Kizzia holds a Homer Bookstore T-shirt at an event last Saturday honoring him for his book, “Pilgrim’s Wilderness,” becoming the all-time best-seller at the bookstore. The previous best-seller was J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:12am
  • The Alaska Legislature’s failure to extend the limited entry program for weathervane scallop fishing, which expired Dec. 30, 2013, has created an open-access opportunity in state waters for the succulent mollusks. Originally developed during the 2002 legislative session and extended again in 2008,...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:04am
  • There are huge benefits for the state if Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed state participation in a North Slope gas project goes forward: as much as $2 billion to $3 billion per year in new revenues. If the project were expanded, as the partnership deal anticipates, state revenues could increase by 30 ...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:04am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — An initiative letting voters decide whether to raise the minimum wage in Alaska has met the minimum signatory requirements to be on the Aug. 19 ballot. Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai says in an email that about 6,000 votes remain to be checked before the initiative w...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:21pm
  • 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 - 2:21pm
  • 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 - 2:20pm

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