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  • JUNEAU — One of the partners in a massive and contentious proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska is pulling out, raising questions about the future of the project. London-based Anglo American PLC announced Monday that a subsidiary, Anglo American (US) Pebble LLC, is withdrawing from the Pebble Mi...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:35pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has declared this Harvest Moon Local Foods Week — a chance to explore and celebrate local food, including seafood and farming.   The Sept. 18-19 full moon is the Harvest Moon (the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox) and there is harvest indeed...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:34pm
  • Looking for something tasty to eat and drink, but can’t decide which of Homer’s top-notch spots to visit? Wonder no longer.  With samplings from 19 different participating vendors, the Taste of Homer 2013, held at Wasabi’s beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, is designed to fit the bill....

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:28pm
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — A new research ship designed for arctic waters will take longer than expected to reach Alaska. The National Science Foundation’s 261-foot Sikuliaq was to reach Seward in January. Its departure from a shipyard in Marinette, Wis., is two to three months behind schedule as builders...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:20pm
  • The REC Room will be the location of the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours (formely the Chamber Mixer) from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 19. This is an opportunity to meet REC Room staff and youth and mingle with other business owners. The evening will include refreshments, door prizes, music by ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:20pm
  • Homer residents and visitors will get the chance to find out what “from farm to table” means during Homer’s first Taste of Homer. Everyone is invited to bring their appetites to the event which will be from 4-10 p.m. Sept. 21 at Wasabi’s Restaurant....

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:19pm
  • Independent sources of Interior electricity are in the hands of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. Alaska Environmental Power LLC, a small wind farm near Delta Junction, filed an informal complaint Aug. 23 with the commission against Golden Valley Electric Association’s proposed power purchase a...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:16pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard has approved Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s annual recertification, it announced in a recent press release. Recertification allows CIRCAC to continue “representing the citizens of Cook Inlet in promoting safe marine transportation and oil facility operations...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:15pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Nearly 40 Alaska fishermen protested Sept. 4 outside an Anchorage Walmart store, upset with a decision by the company about how it buys seafood. Holding signs like “Buy American? Start with Alaska Salmon” and “Walmart should be WILD about sustainable ALASKA SALMON,” the protest...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:11pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough last week introduced an ordinance to increase the number of its employees in the 911-call center as a way to save money. The move, once negotiations with the state are complete, would allow the borough to take up to eight employees — six dispatchers and two supervisors ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:10pm

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