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  • I used to work in a small South American country for Peace Corps. I worked with a group of rural farmers who worked together to raise tomatoes commercially.  Their carefully picked tomatoes were loaded onto a big market truck that they waved down as it went by on the road. The driver would pay ...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 1:42pm
  • The Alaska Legislature has approved a cut to oil and gas drilling subsidies that promises millions in savings but fails to close a loophole that led to an explosion in the amount the state owes oil companies. House Bill 247 preserves a “net operating loss” tax credit intended for smaller oil pro...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 1:33pm
  • The Pratt Museum announced on Tuesday that executive director Diane Converse has resigned to focus on family obligations. “It has been an honor to serve as the Pratt Museum’s director/CEO since the fall of 2009,” Converse said in a statement in the museum’s newsletter. “Balancing life and ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:58pm
  • The South Peninsula Haven House Board of Directors announced last Monday that it has named Melissa (Missi) White as its new executive director effective June 1. White brings a wealth of collaborative experiences to Haven House reflecting two decades of military service, academic excellence and volun...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:57pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital and Homer Medical Center announce the full-time obstetrics and gynecology practice of Katie Ostrom, M.D.  Dr. Ostrom attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and completed her residency at the University of New Mexico. She practiced for the last 10 years i...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:56pm
  • KENAI — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, visited Kenai Tuesday to hold a field hearing for the Senate Resources Committee on how federal management conflicts with local management on the Kenai Peninsula.  Wildfire management drove much of the conversation, but federal land management that limit...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:53pm
  • By KYRA WAGNER FOR THE HOMER NEWS The Homer Farmers Market was bustling on opening day. The sun was shining, marimbas were playing and the booths were all full. The Homer Farmers Market is such an icon of this town that it may seem like it has been here forever. (For ph...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:44pm
  • Panama Reds Indoor Gardening Supply opened in Homer in the last weeks of May, bringing soils, plant fertilizers and other gardening equipment for both indoor and outdoor gardening.  The shop is located next to Cycle Logical in the East Village shopping center, Mile 3.6 East End Road. The store ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:34pm
  • This month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event will be hosted by Alaska Ultimate Safaris. The mixer will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Alaska Ultimate Safaris headquarters, 3589 Brown Bear Loop on Beluga Lake, next to McDonald’s. This is the perfect stop to enjoy some...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:19am
  • AUGUSTA, GA — Deedie McKenzie, vice president of operations for Morris Publishing Group, or MPG, has been named publisher of the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai and group publisher of Alaska Media Partners, overseeing the MPG properties in Anchorage and Juneau.  The announcement was made Tuesday b...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:19am

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