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  • I had a dream last night that I was hunting mushrooms across Kachemak Bay. It was a great dream. The moment of finding that perfect specimen is both surprise and ingenuity, knowing where to look and when and knowing what to look for all wrapped up into the brief time that a mushroom is actually frui...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:06am
  • Hilcorp Alaska will purchase XTO Energy assets in the Middle Ground Shoal of Cook Inlet and is also studying a possible restart of a shut-in platform in the field. Two oil-producing platforms, tank facilities and an office and support facilities at Nikiski, near Kenai, are included in the purchase d...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:05am
  • Two Kenai marijuana clubhouse owners are forging ahead with a business plan that allows residents to share and use cannabis in the absence of state or local regulations. Co-owners Corey Rorem and Joshua Bird opened Green Rush Events Clubhouse in Kenai on June 20. They said they wanted to make their ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:03am
  • DILLINGHAM — About 8 a.m. on June 17, a sportfishing guide tied his skiff to the F/V Eagle Claw and hopped onboard to join our motley crew. It was the final day of our five-day trip from Homer to Naknek via the Williamsport Road. Skipper Louie Flora, his daughter Sidney and brother Jonathan were h...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:46am
  • The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute will have to refocus some of its marketing strategies in the wake of a budget that left few Alaska state agencies unscathed. Both marketing and management for Alaska fisheries took some hits from the budget deficit and the ensuing cuts to state services....

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:40am
  • It’s true, Wednesday Farmers Markets have started.  Now you can get down there between 3 and 6 p.m. in the middle of the week and get a parking space.  And veggies.   But there are those in our community who don’t get good food even if they get a parking space. Economics can be a ...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:38am
  • JUNEAU — It took two special sessions for Alaska legislators to agree to a budget after a crash in oil prices contributed to a severe reduction in the state’s available revenue. Barring a huge rebound in oil prices, things aren’t expected to get much easier next session. While legislators made...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:36am
  • Alaska’s tourism industry leaders are among the folks trying to manage significant state budget cuts. The Alaska Tourism Industry Association’s budget was cut by more than 45 percent as of July 1, the first day of the state fiscal year, according to ATIA President and CEO Sarah Leonard. The fisc...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:34am
  • PILE BAY — It’s noon. Iliamna Lake is calm and half a dozen fishermen are sitting around in the grass outside the bathroom at Pile Bay using free wi-fi. A soon-to-be setnetter makes a Facebook page for another fisherman. His brother (and this reporter) pitch in with photos and suggestions for fr...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:04am
  • For growers in the Kenai Peninsula’s developing agriculture industries, exporting internationally is still an option. A Division of Agriculture inspector position that issues phytosanitary certifications, or phytos, which are required by some importing countries, has been restored indefinitely, af...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:04am

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