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  • Icicle Seafoods crew on Tuesday unload an 88-inch halibut from the Dangerous Cape, a commercial halibut-fishing boat owned by Eric Velsko, John Velsko and Nick Downs. The boat’s catch also included a 91-inch flatfish. According to a halibut length-weight chart created by the International Pacific ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 12:44pm
  • Despite a dry summer, area farmers’ fields are lush with green crops. Bob Durr’s farm in Nikolaevsk is bursting with radishes, peas, zucchinis, beets, kohlrabi, broccoli, purple and lime green cauliflower, romanesco, cucumbers, potatoes and more, mostly in rows more than 100 feet long....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 12:41pm
  • This is the best time of the year for visiting farms and gardens. Last weekend’s Homer Garden Club garden tours had more than 300 visitors. With everything growing, it’s hard to resist a peek....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 12:24pm
  • Make that one more delay for the M/V Tustumena, the 49-year-old, 296-foot vessel of the Alaska Marine Highway System that provides service between Homer, Seldovia and Kodiak Island communities. Between April and October, the Tustumena also makes stops at Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, Fal...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 12:22pm
  • Buccaneer Energy Limited this week announced the latest results for its Cosmopolitan well site in lower Cook Inlet off Stariski Creek. According to a July 30 press release, the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence has drilled into two oil zones in the Tyonek formation totaling 86 feet betwee...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:16am
  • Alaska’s two major in-state telecoms have joined forces. Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. and General Communication Inc. announced July 23 that they had combined their wireless infrastructure into the Alaska Wireless Network, or AWN. The AWN transaction closed shortly after the Federal Com...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:16am
  • Developers of a potential large copper and gold mine at the Pebble prospect say they are focused on completing their plan for the project and applying for permits by the end of the year. “It’s our top priority,” said Mike Heatwole, spokesman for the Pebble Limited Partnership, a joint-venture ...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:12am
  • New gas contracts are being signed with Southcentral electric utilities, alleviating concerns that there could be near-term gas shortages. Hilcorp Energy has concluded new gas contracts with two Southcentral Alaska utilities and negotiations are continuing with a third, Hilcorp and the utilities con...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:09am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:05am
  • Tomatoes have started showing up at the Homer Farmers’ Market.  Even some artichokes and pumpkin. The summer is in full swing. But vegetables aren’t the only aspect of diversity at the Market.   The craft vendors never cease to impress me with their skill and diversity. Last weekend I ...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 10:56am

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