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  • 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
  • The little sign in the window at 158 West Pioneer Ave., Suite F, advertises “socks, books, music.” That diverse offering sums up what you can expect when you step inside Lindianne’s Music Garden. ...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 3:56pm
  • By KYRA WAGNER FOR THE HOMER NEWS This summer has been a good one. The warmth we experienced that lasted for months rather than moments left its mark on the size and quantity of produce down at the Homer Farmers’ Market. Recently we have had more rain, but thankfully not ...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 2:28pm
  • Electric utilities in the Interior-Southcentral region known as the “railbelt” are studying plans for $1 billion in necessary upgrades to the regional electrical grid. This is in addition to $1 billion in new power generation plants that have been built or are under construction, state and utili...

    Wed, 09/25/2013 - 2:27pm

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