• The Port MacKenzie rail line extension is nearly two-thirds complete, but there is currently no funding for future work. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Manager John Moosey said the borough has about $500,000 available for the approximately $303 million endeavor. “Segment 5 is close to being complete, b...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:33am
  • The Alaska Marijuana Control Board accepted draft regulatory language on Sept. 24 that would ban cannabis social clubs, unable to establish any regulations around a license type that was not specified in the ballot initiative that legalized cannabis. The existence of cannabis social clubs will now d...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:33am
  • It’s not over. The Market is not done. Well, it may officially be over, but it’s not done. The Homer Farmers Market only officially runs through September. That means that the majority of vendors are done selling there and all the entertainment and credit card machine and the Market logo stuff w...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:32am
  • “I’m not trying to buy love. I’m trying to sell gas.” So declared Gov. Bill Walker in a press conference Friday as he explained to the state’s political reporters why his call for a special session next month includes a controversial tax plan. The third special session of the Alaska Legisl...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:29am
  • Although the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation last week shut down a Halibut Cove oyster farm because of increased paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) levels, oysters sold by the Kachemak Bay Shellfish Growers Cooperative remain safe to eat, Marie Bader, the president of the Kachemak Shel...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:47pm
  • This is it. As predictable as fireweed fluff, it comes to this every year.  The last official day for the Homer Farmers Market is this Saturday. This means several important things.  First of all, it means that this is your last chance to buy a raffle ticket for the turkey dinner of local ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:45pm
  • Since its opening in 1998, K Bay Caffe has boasted “the best latte on the peninsula.” Now it can boast something else: a bright, open, south-facing location with lots of space. The new building, which opened its doors Sept. 17, is located at 378 E. Pioneer Ave., next door to the car wash on Sved...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:43pm
  • New census data shows that poverty has increased in Alaska, but it may not be as simple as the numbers make it look. Alaska’s statewide poverty rate climbed in 2014 to 11.2 percent, a 1.3 percent increase from 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey data. It wa...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:33pm
  • The price of Cook Inlet natural gas continues to trend downward as utilities and producers agree to contracts beyond 2018. Homer Electric Association has signed a gas purchase agreement with Furie Operating Alaska LLC to purchase natural gas beginning April 1, 2016, for $6.50 per thousand cubic feet...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:31pm
  • Announcement of the annual Permanent Fund dividend is one of Alaskans’ most anticipated events of the year. Dividends are clearly important to Alaska residents and also have a significant and positive effect on our economy.  This year’s record $2,072 dividend comes at the same time as Alask...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:31pm

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