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  • JUNEAU — The state Department of Revenue issued its spring oil revenue and production forecast Friday and is projecting lower North Slope oil petroleum revenues and production than were estimated in the fall forecast issued last December. A decline of almost $300 million in revenues is now project...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:27pm
  • JUNEAU — With the first session of the 28th Alaska Legislature scheduled to wrap up its business April 14, some big issues remain on the table. Still to be decided are oil taxes and two big energy projects — a plan for the state to finance trucking of liquefied natural gas from the North Slope a...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:22am
  • JUNEAU — Major North Slope producers say legislators are making big strides so far in making Alaska more competitive for new oil investment, but Senate Bill 21, which passed the Senate narrowly March 20, still needs some changes to make the state really attractive. The tax rate is too high, at 35 ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:21am
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Painter has been recognized for 30 years of service as an EMT by the board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.  To maintain his status as a nationally registered EMT, Painter had to complete biennially a comprehensive...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:20am
  • Bay Welding will host an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, celebrating the completion of its 100th boat, 39 years of being in business and 19 years of building boats. The open house will be at Bay Weld’s shops, 3301 East End Road. There will be refreshments and a tour of the facilities. The...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:19am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center is offering a free “Starting A Business” seminar from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 29 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Bryan Zak, southwest regional director of the Alaska Small Business Development Center, will answer basic questions and offer resour...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:15am
  • Homer Medical Center is holding a community open house to showcase the newly remodeled clinic and welcome new providers. The event will be at the clinic, 4136 Bartlett St., from 5-7 p.m. today. Guests will be able to tour the clinic and meet the new providers: Dr. Hillary Seger, obstetrics/gynecolog...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:14am
  • Best Beginnings Homer has collaborated with the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center to provide an online list of licensed child care providers in the Homer area. The list provides contact information, services and up-to-date availability.  People in need of child care can access the li...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:13am
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska House has passed legislation aimed at advancing an in-state natural gas pipeline project. Monday night’s 30-9 vote followed hours of debate and failed attempts led by minority Democrats to amend the bill, including to give the Regulatory Commission of Alaska authority to revi...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:12am
  • Answers for who is doing what in the project to get natural gas from Anchor Point to Homer and Kachemak City are becoming clear with the awards of contracts by Enstar Natural Gas. Geovera LLC of Homer has been selected by Enstar to survey for distribution lines in both locations, a total of 44 miles...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:10am

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