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  • JUNEAU — As the sun creeps into the sleeping quarters of the Tustumena, passengers who take a second to look out the window wake up to volcanic topography, sky blue lakes and wildlife that looks extraterrestrial even to most Alaskans. That ethereal experience only lasts a few seconds; the berth’...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:03pm
  • Prince William Sound is a busy place these days with three ongoing fisheries that are open entry, not requiring IFQ ownership or a limited entry permit. Shrimp fishing with pots entered its third four-day period this week, with the first two periods producing about 11,500 pounds of ...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:59pm
  • Homer Eye Care will have a Designer Frame Trunk Show from 10 a.m.-7p.m. May 2 at its office in the Point of View Plaza, 3726 Lake St., Suite A.The show follows Dr. Andrew Peter’s visit in mid-March to the International Vision Expo and Conference in New York and will bring new European vendors not ...

    Fri, 04/26/2013 - 11:26am
  • Homer Electric Association will provide  public tours of its new Nikiski Combined Cycle Conversion Project from 1-4:30 p.m. May 1. The tours will be approximately 30-minutes long and provide the public with an opportunity to get an up-close look at the new power generation facility. The pl...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:02pm
  • BANCHORAGE — A new non-partisan group seeking repeal of an oil tax cut says the measure approved by state legislators was a massive giveaway that will benefit major oil companies and hurt Alaskans.Members of Vote Yes! Repeal the Giveaway on April 18 announced the referendum’s prime sponsors are ...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:01pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Just days after the Alaska Legislature lowered taxes on the oil industry, ConocoPhillips announced plans to boost investment on North Slope fields.ConocoPhillips is planning to bring an additional rig to the Kuparuk field this spring and working with co-owners to fund a new drill site ...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:00pm
  • Kenai Peninsula residents want more agricultural use out of their public lands, according to a recent Kenai Peninsula Borough land use survey.Of the 1,172 surveys the borough received, 158 residents responded that they wanted public lands to be allocated for agriculture uses, said Marcus Mueller, bo...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:43am
  • As any boat owner knows, they are expensive. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s venture into large boat ownership gets more expensive by the day with no easy way out.The borough released a statement March 29 that it received a bid of $751,000 from a Dutch company to purchase the M/V Susitna. With it ...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:42am
  • On May 1, 2003, when Sallie Rediske started Homer Physical Therapy in a rented space on Pioneer Avenue in what’s now Refuge Chapel, she took a lunch break and walked across the street to another new business that also opened May 1, 2003, Cosmic Kitchen.“I remember thinking ‘I hope we both make...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:39am
  • The Kenai Peninsula’s Small Business Development Center will offer three workshops in Homer in May. They will be taught by Bryan Zak, director of the center.• There will be a free “Starting a Business” seminar from 1-3 p.m. May 8 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Zak will answer basic questi...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:19am

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