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  • The proposed Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee is another step closer to reality. After writing and receiving comments on a draft charter, the group’s convening committee is searching for another essential organizational element: members....

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:28pm
  • BY DJ SUMMERS Morris News Service - Alaska  The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation released financial results for the month ending March 31 at its quarterly meeting in Anchorage on May 19. The corporation’s fiscal year ends June 30. The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporati...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:27pm
  • Pebble Limited Partnership and the Environmental Protection Agency finally agree on one thing: their court fight should move forward. Each side filed seven-page briefs May 14 requesting Alaska U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland continue with an oral argument hearing in Pebble’s lawsuit ag...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:27pm
  • There are all kinds of ways to judge the return of spring and summer. The arrival of sandhill cranes. The shorebird migration. Fish runs. The end of school. The first cruise ship. And the opening of the Homer Farmers Market. The Market’s first day was Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sa...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:53am
  • There are two main ways that veggies show up at the Market this early in the season. Remember, most of the veggies we like to eat were not designed to grow in our climate. So that means a farmer has to baby them. The first way to get early veggies is with cover. High tunnels have been a windfall in ...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:53am
  • Mariners looking for the Homer Harbor office at its old location by Ramp 2 won’t have to search hard to find the new Harbor Office building. It’s that white building with the curved wall that looks like the Starship Enterprise.  Last Monday, the new 4,800-square-foot building opened for bus...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:27am
  • Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced May 20 that Robert Mumford has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. “I am pleased to announce Bob Mumford as my appointee to the Board of Fish,” Walker said. “His vast range of experience in multiple fields — as a commercia...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:18am
  • Despite the on-record protestations of nearly 30 people, cheered on by an audience of more than 70, the Soldotna City Council voted to move forward with a plan to spend money researching the feasibility of annexing neighboring territory — albeit with a newly narrowed focus on the economic benefits...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:43pm
  • Nine people were laid off from positions within the Homer Electric Association last week. Their departure represents about $1 million in savings for the company which has seen declining energy sales for the past several years. In 2012, the company sold 490,000 megawatt hours — a megawatt is about ...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:41pm
  • JUNEAU — If the Alaska Legislature continues to stall on passing a fully funded state operating budget, 15,000 of about 16,000 state employees will be sent layoff notices in preparation for a partial government shutdown, Gov. Bill Walker announced Monday afternoon....

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:32pm

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