• Walker to attend LNG conference in Japan Gov. Bill Walker has plans for one overseas trip, but not two. The governor is headed to the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference in Tokyo later this year. Originally scheduled for Nov. 30, the single-day meeting is now planned for Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day. “T...

    Thu, 09/15/2016 - 12:36pm
  • Marijuana board issues first retail, manufacturing licenses By DJ Summers Morris news Service - Alaska Retail stores, cupcakes, caramels, cookies and candies replaced enforcement talks at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Marijuana Control Board. The meeting marked the first issuance of both manufacturing...

    Thu, 09/15/2016 - 12:36pm
  • KENAI — Gov. Bill Walker reiterated a call Monday for a fix to Alaska’s budget deficit while also signing into law a tax credit designed to encourage fertilizer company Agrium to reopen its Nikiski plant. With the sponsor, Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:32pm
  • If you are also a big fan of the Homer Farmers Market, you probably get their e-newsletter and see that there are recipes in it every week. Some folks just know food and flavor so well that they make amazing dishes without recipes. Some, like me, only make good taste testers. But I get brave when th...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:31pm
  • Several organizations, including the Kenai Peninsula Borough, are opposing the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ selected route for a highway bypass around Cooper Landing....

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:20pm
  • JUNEAU — You can grow a 20-pound cucumber in Soldotna, but pay $5.79 for a one-pound bag of imported carrots in Kotzebue. When it comes to fruits and vegetables, Alaska varies region by region. Areas like the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Tanana Valley are great for growing, where outside farming ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:12pm
  • After a bidding battle between a chain of two Pacific Northwest commercial fishing supply stores, LFS of Bellingham, Wash., made the top offer in a receivership sale and has purchased Redden Marine, including its Homer store, Kachemak Gear Shed. Englund Marine & Industrial Supply Co. of Astoria,...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:05pm
  • Visitor center extends hours The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is extending its hours through September to meet increased demand, staying open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The move to stay open longer, later into the season will ensure that the Vis...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 1:52pm
  • Anchor Point has a new dentist. Dr. Brandon Astin began working with Dr. Ryan Abbott, at the dental clinic at 34115 Sterling Highway, earlier this summer. He began seeing patients full time Sept. 1. Abbott is leaving the area for specialty training in dental prosthetics, or prosthodontics. The chang...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:18pm
  • Maritime apprenticeship offers job opportunities The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is revitalizing a job training initiative to place Alaskans in credentialed positions in the U.S.-flag commercial maritime fleet....

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:00am

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