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  • Like many seniors whose expenses often include costly medications, Homer resident Kay Jones was on the lookout for cheaper alternatives when she saw an ad that promised significant savings. Those savings turned out to be a scam that fortunately did not cost her too dearly, but did result in the loss...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 10:55am
  • For the fourth consecutive year, Bryan Zak of the Alaska Small Business Development Center in Homer has been appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The appointment was made by Dr. Patrick Gallagher, director of the Commerce Department’s National Instit...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 10:59am
  • A citizen group dissatisfied with the Legislature’s action to reduce oil taxes earlier this year handed petitions with 50,000 signatures to state election officials July 13 calling for a voter referendum to repeal the law. The signatures are more than enough needed to put a referendum on the Augus...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 10:56am
  • JUNEAU — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is hosting an open house of its Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute. NOAA says the July 26 event is being held to recognize Stevens’ contributions to Alaska’s fisheries and to celebrate Ted Stevens Day. Stevens served in the U.S. S...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 10:50am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell has appealed to Wal-Mart to encourage the retailer to continue to carry Alaska salmon. Parnell’s July 16 letter to President and CEO Michael Duke comes after Wal-Mart last month warned suppliers that they were required to retain certification from the London-based Mari...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 10:50am
  • For most of his life, William Strutz has enjoyed the fresh taste of spring water found on the 80 acres of land his parents, Louie Strutz and Jean Yenney, homesteaded on Ohlson Mountain. For the past year, Strutz and his wife, Mary Lou, have been sharing that water with a growing number of people. Si...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 10:48am
  • We have passed a milestone at the Homer Farmers’ Market. We have cauliflower.  That may not seem like a big deal to many, but every Saturday I keep track of the seasonality of the veggies at the Market and cauliflower is a landmark....

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 10:34am
  • Recent figures dissected by economists with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development show increases in the cost of living in Alaska slowed last year compared to 2011, but the state remains one of the most expensive places in the nation to live and work....

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 10:32am
  • With its opening, life for Kenai Peninsula residents living with cancer has changed for the better. The Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center officially opened its doors last week to the patients it will serve and the community as a whole. Inside, they found one of the most advanced radiation centers ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 11:35am
  • Alaska wasn’t on Curtis Burton’s radar screen when he helped start Buccaneer Energy in 2007, but it quickly became the centerpiece for the company’s growth strategy. Buccaneer, based in Houston but listed on the Australian stock exchange, is essentially a U.S. company. Its assets and people ar...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 11:28am

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