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  • With the Affordable Care Act beginning, all Americans must obtain health insurance. For many, navigating the new health insurance marketplace can be intimidating. That’s where Emiley Sue Faris comes in. Faris is the outreach enrollment coordinator at SVT Health & Wellness in Homer. Along with ...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:07am
  • Film industry insiders say Alaska’s film production tax credit is essential to continuing production in state, as it offsets some of the unavoidable costs associated with doing business in Alaska. “The Frozen Ground,” a feature film that depicts the 1983 manhunt for serial killer Robert Hansen...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:02am
  • As the leaves turn and snowflakes begin to replace rain in some parts of Alaska, tourism industry officials across the state are reporting a strong summer season. Though the season is not completely over, preliminary numbers indicate the predicted return to 1 million cruise passengers in the state t...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:00am
  • Gov. Sean Parnell has reappointed Susan Cushing of Homer to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, according to a Sept. 27 press release from the governor’s office. The council provides planning and coordination of services to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their ...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:58am
  • It sure is a good thing we have amazing growers in this area.  Just in case you haven’t finished putting up sauerkraut and kimchi or haven’t had your fill of cauliflower and carrots or if you still need to fill your root cellar (or just a cool space in the back of your garage) with potatoes...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:50am
  • Overall, the summer of 2013 was a good one for Homer businesses. By the end of the year, the number of visitors to the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will top 10,000 people; the number of tourists coming through Homer will be much higher. In interviews with 14 local businesses, they we...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:47am
  • JUNEAU — A May 2013 report commissioned by the Pebble Limited Partnership indicates that the proposed Pebble mine would have a substantial effect on Alaska’s economy. The partnership considers the Pebble deposit to be one of the largest of its kind in the world. Alaska economist Scott Goldsmith ...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 4:18pm
  • KODIAK — A former commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has submitted his resignation as a fisheries consultant for the city of Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Borough. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports Denby Lloyd’s last day will be Oct. 16. He will become the executive director of ...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 4:18pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Joe Balash has been named as the acting commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Gov. Sean Parnell announced the appointment in a statement Tuesday. The position became vacant Tuesday when Commissioner Dan Sullivan’s resignation became effective. There is speculati...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 4:17pm
  • Anchorage locavore Saskia Esslinger and others who participated in the Alaska Food Challenge want more residents to think Alaska before they eat. For a year, Esslinger and her family tried to eat only Alaska food. She talked about her experiences and gave advice to others who would like to do the sa...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 4:11pm

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