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  • Buccaneer Energy CEO Curtis Burton says he is very pleased with results so far on the company’s Cosmo No. 1 exploration well in Cook Inlet, near Anchor Point. One cloud on the horizon: The company is now concerned about where it might sell natural gas it has discovered, with Hilcorp Energy having ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:35pm
  • A new level has been reached at the Homer Farmers’ Market.  I know it’s hard to believe, but the Market can get even better. Every week I keep a tally of the veggies coming in, so that we can track the seasonality of the produce at the Market. How early can we get carrots? How late can we h...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:30pm
  • In the state and national health care debate, one issue keeps coming up. Medical providers cannot refuse to treat patients with emergencies, and yet many patients don’t have health insurance. How do hospitals, doctors and emergency medical services collect from the people who can’t or won’t pa...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:27pm
  • Homer Electric Association is hosting a series of area meetings throughout the Kenai Peninsula. The events will feature a family-style barbecue dinner followed by a short presentation on current HEA projects and activities.  The schedule for the area meetings is as follows:  • Wednesday,...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:52pm
  • Homer Electric Association is instituting new fees designed to reduce the number of late and declined payments received. The new fees will not affect any HEA members who are paying their energy bill on time or those who have special arrangements. ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:51pm
  • JUNEAU — U.S. Rep. Don Young has voted with the majority in passing legislation to reduce borrowing costs for millions of college students. The measure, which passed the House Wednesday, links student loan interest rates to financial markets. That means lower rates for most students now but higher...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:49pm
  • Alaska Air Group Inc. announced yet another quarter of profits July 25. The airline reported an adjusted net income of $105 million for the second quarter of 2013, compared to $111 million for the second quarter of 2012. That’s more than the company’s first quarter adjusted net income of $44 mil...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:49pm
  • The State of Alaska last week approved a permit to allow a Texas-based waste disposal company to store up to 10 million gallons of petroleum drilling waste at a 1.5-acre site in Nikiski’s industrial area. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation permit allows AIMM Technologies Inc. to c...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:47pm
  • Alaska’s financial institutions are seeing an increase in loan volume as the economy picks up. At the state’s banks and credit unions, loans are on the rise and other performance metrics also look strong. First National Bank of Alaska had about $1.28 billion in total loans for the second quarter...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:46pm
  • Icicle Seafoods crew on Tuesday unload an 88-inch halibut from the Dangerous Cape, a commercial halibut-fishing boat owned by Eric Velsko, John Velsko and Nick Downs. The boat’s catch also included a 91-inch flatfish. According to a halibut length-weight chart created by the International Pacific ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:44pm

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