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  • JUNEAU -- Gov. Sean Parnell's bill to streamline state permitting procedures is moving rapidly through legislative committees in Juneau.This is the second year Parnell has sought changes. Last year the governor proposed, and lawmakers approved, House Bill 361, which made some of the most important c...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:29pm
  • An idea to use the Homer Deep Water Dock as a test bed to measure and evaluate tidal energy got a boost with a city-university collaboration. Instead of the city hiring a private firm, a group of seven University of Alaska Anchorage engineering students and their professors are doing the 35-percent ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:43pm
  • The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced nominees for two seats on the International Pacific Halibut Commision, and a Homer man and a consultant for the Kenai River Sportfishing Association are among the candidates.Kevin Delaney, a sportfishing representative for the recently concluded Up...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:34pm
  • Land’s End presents wedding, event expoLand’s End presents the Kenai Peninsula Wedding and Special Event Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be giveaways, including one of Land’s End’s get-away packages, cake tasting, wedding attire, bakers, entertainers, photogra...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:33pm
  • What is it about Anchor Point that has five new businesses opening up in the Kenai Peninsula's westernmost community? Lower utility costs because of the availability of natural gas was the first explanation given by Bryan Zak, regional director for the South West Alaska Small Business Development Ce...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:32pm
  • Winter might be a slow time for business in some places, but in Anchor Point, business owners are putting the slow-down to their advantage.Some are developing new approaches to boost business at long-time establishments. Others have identified a market not met and are hoping to meet the need. At lea...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:47pm
  • Homer Electric Association seeks opinions on the interest of members who might want to participate in a commonly owned renewable energy project. While preliminary, the idea is that a group of members would share in the cost and construction of a project, such as a wind turbine or solar panel array, ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:19pm
  • Carolyn Sapp, Homer's new postmaster, is picking up where the community's former postmaster, Robert Fimon, left off.With a 10-year postal career that began in the community where she was born and reared -- Tallahassee, Fla. -- Sapp originally had her eyes on Alaska's beautiful landscapes -- Fairbank...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:48pm
  • The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will break ground on the construction of a new $6 million visitor center in Soldotna this spring, refuge officials announced Feb. 14.The refuge visitor center sees the most visitors of the 15 other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge visitor centers in the state ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:43pm
  • In September, work by Apache in the Ninilchik area came to a sudden "pause" when the oil and gas company was unable to obtain permits needed to continue its planned seismic operation. The work camp set up in American Legion Post 18's campground was removed. The need for food services abruptly ended....

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:33pm

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