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  • Fisheries projects throughout the state received a boost in the budget that passed the Legislature.The budget is still subject to Parnell’s approval, so not every item is guaranteed yet.The Legislature’s fiscal year 2014 capital budget included more than $12 million to study Alaska’s fisheries...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:14am
  • The Pratt Museum will host the next Homer Chamber of Commerce mixer from 5-7 p.m. today at the museum. All the museum’s exhibits and galleries will be open to visitors during the mixer. A variety of appetizers, plus the Pratt’s famous punch, will be served during the mixer....

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:36pm
  • Bear Creek Winery recently announced it now uses only American-made products for its bottling operations. The winery now buys all of its green glass bottles through Bennu Glass in Kalama, Wash. Corks for the winery come from South Carolina and all wine labels are printed in Homer at Superior Labels....

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:36pm
  • Enstar Natural Gas has selected Utility Technologies Inc. to install the natural gas distribution mains and service lines within the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District, according to John Sims, Enstar’s manager of corporate communications and customer service. “They have installed hund...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:35pm
  • Applications are slow, but promising, for the new residence halls at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. By mid-afternoon Monday, three people had completed applications and more than 25 people were on the waiting list, said Suzie Kendrick, advancement program manager for the...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:27pm
  • JUNEAU — Republican leaders hailed the just-ended legislative session as a success in which they accomplished some of their top priorities: addressing oil taxes and energy concerns and exercising fiscal restraint. Minority Democrats, meanwhile, were much more somber in their assessment Monday. Sen...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:24pm
  • ANCHORAGE  — The U.S. Department of Energy and the state of Alaska will collaborate on future research of unconventional energy resources in the arctic, including abundant reservoirs of methane hydrate. The DOE’s acting assistant secretary for fossil energy, Christopher Smith, and Alaska De...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:23pm
  • Staff report In a community open house April 11, Wells Fargo officials presented more than $8,000 to four area nonprofits. The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank was presented with $5,000; the Homer Council on the Arts was presented with $2,000; South Peninsula Haven House, $1,000; and 4-H, ...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:22pm
  • The Kenai Borough Employees Association announced last week it had reached a tentative agreement with the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration on terms of a three-year collective bargaining agreement. Terry Bookey, Central Emergency Services captain and union negotiating team chair, said the two s...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:18pm
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature, on the last scheduled day of session Sunday, passed a multibillion-dollar oil tax cut in the hopes it will lead to more production. The 12-8 Senate vote came in spite of fears that the impacts of Senate Bill 21 aren’t well understood and will devastate Alaska’s...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:10pm

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