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  • The eye-catching Anchor Point landmark on the corner of the Sterling Highway and North Fork Road is about to go away. On July 1, Sharon Carrico is closing the doors of Lazy Sun Tanning and Tours and the blue building, with each side covered in figures painted by Anchor Point artist Bill Cummings, wi...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:53pm
  • JUNEAU — The state of Alaska on Monday proposed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar plan aimed at determining the true oil and gas potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. State officials hope the plan will reinvigorate — and reshape — the debate over whether to drill on the refuge’s c...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:50pm
  • Despite the hold that winter seems to be exerting on us this year, it is finally time again for the opening of the Homer Farmers’ Market.   Actually, Homer producers have been defying the cold for a couple of weeks now.  Two weeks ago, Snowshoe Hollow Farm was down at the market site sel...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:49pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center board reached within its ranks for a new executive director and has named board member Jim Lavrakas to succeed current director Monte Davis after Davis leaves Homer in mid-August.  Lavrakas, 60, has been a chamber board member for three years....

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:48pm
  • A law enforcement official with more than 30 years experience told a group of Kenai Peninsula residents and business owners not to underestimate the state’s white collar criminals. “The fraud environment in Alaska is a lot deeper than you realize,” said Don Krohn, who spent 18 years with the A...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:22am
  • FAIRBANKS — Denali National Park and Preserve’s entrance area facilities opened Wednesday for the summer visitor season, despite some lingering snow cover. KUAC reports the popular sled dog demonstrations also were scheduled to begin that day, though park spokeswoman Kris Fister said officials w...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:18am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly introduced its $73.2 million fiscal year 2014 budget on May 7. The budget is contained in Ordinance 2013-19 and, if approved after a June 4 public hearing, would take effect July 1. The budget calls for $73.2 million in expenditures, an overall increase of $301,6...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:17am
  • Bidding was modest in the state’s May 8 Cook Inlet areawide lease sale, held every spring. Twenty-eight lease tracts were sold with high bids of $419,840 offered by six bidder groups, state Oil and Gas Division Director Bill Barron said. Hilcorp Energy dominated the bidding, mostly for onshore tra...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:15am
  • After launching one of the largest and fastest 3D seismic data gathering campaigns in Cook Inlet’s history, Apache Oil Corp.’s work in the area has paused — victim to slow permitting processes in key areas. The company made headlines when the work it planned to complete halted in mid-September...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:13am
  • From upscale white tablecloth restaurants to take-out sandwich shops, Homer’s creative chefs have been crafting a cuisine that, for lack of a better term, could simply be called Homer Style. It’s a food culture distinguished by an emphasis on wild seafood and locally grown vegetables, many from ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:09am

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