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  • Enstar Natural Gas has selected Utility Technologies Inc. to install the natural gas distribution mains and service lines within the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District, according to John Sims, Enstar’s manager of corporate communications and customer service. “They have installed hund...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:35pm
  • Applications are slow, but promising, for the new residence halls at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. By mid-afternoon Monday, three people had completed applications and more than 25 people were on the waiting list, said Suzie Kendrick, advancement program manager for the...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:27pm
  • JUNEAU — Republican leaders hailed the just-ended legislative session as a success in which they accomplished some of their top priorities: addressing oil taxes and energy concerns and exercising fiscal restraint. Minority Democrats, meanwhile, were much more somber in their assessment Monday. Sen...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:24pm
  • ANCHORAGE  — The U.S. Department of Energy and the state of Alaska will collaborate on future research of unconventional energy resources in the arctic, including abundant reservoirs of methane hydrate. The DOE’s acting assistant secretary for fossil energy, Christopher Smith, and Alaska De...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:23pm
  • Staff report In a community open house April 11, Wells Fargo officials presented more than $8,000 to four area nonprofits. The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank was presented with $5,000; the Homer Council on the Arts was presented with $2,000; South Peninsula Haven House, $1,000; and 4-H, ...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:22pm
  • The Kenai Borough Employees Association announced last week it had reached a tentative agreement with the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration on terms of a three-year collective bargaining agreement. Terry Bookey, Central Emergency Services captain and union negotiating team chair, said the two s...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:18pm
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature, on the last scheduled day of session Sunday, passed a multibillion-dollar oil tax cut in the hopes it will lead to more production. The 12-8 Senate vote came in spite of fears that the impacts of Senate Bill 21 aren’t well understood and will devastate Alaska’s...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:10pm
  • Anyone who works with patterns knows it’s an exact science. Metal, wood, fabric, it’s all the same. A slip of a cutting tool here, an incorrect measurement there and headaches begin mounting, projects back up, scrap piles grow and costs go through the ceiling. Since she began cutting patterns in...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:05pm
  • The Alaska Small Business Develop- ment Center is offering a free “Starting A Business” seminar from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 29 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:42pm
  • The eighth annual Homer Electronics Recycling Event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at Spenard Builders Supply on Lake Street. Accepted items include computers, electronics and batteries.  Smoke detectors, vacuums, PCBs, audio tapes and video tapes will not be accepted....

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:41pm

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