• Tickets are currently on sale for the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Car and ATV raffle. Only 500 car raffle tickets will be sold. The drawing will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. Car raffle tickets are $100 each; ATV raffle tickets are $35 each. A combo ticket is $130. The...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:11pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Shareholders of the Barrow-based Arctic Slope Regional Corp. will be pocketing a big dividend in December. The Alaska Native corporation in a release says the regular fall dividend will be $40 per share. The board of directors has added a $60 per share special dividend to be paid ...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:11pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Commercials encouraging tourists to visit Alaska are appearing on broadcast television for the first time in more than three decades. Four ads promoting tourism in Alaska, including a first-ever commercial dedicated solely to winter travel, are being rotated during morning and eve...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:09pm
  • A plan to build a $43 million expansion at Central Peninsula Hospital passed its first hurdle Tuesday night following a failed attempt by two assembly members to derail it....

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:08pm
  • Since opening Anchor Point Natural Foods in March, owner Tara Kain has found the need to expand her business.  So, expand she has, with a bigger location in Homer. Since Sept. 16, the store has been located at 345 Sterling Highway, Suite 105. The new location not only offers more room, but is m...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:05pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer After a much longer-than-expected absence, the M/V Tustumena was back on its route Sunday, providing service through the fall and winter to Homer, Seldovia, Port Lions, Ouzinkie and Kodiak, according to a press release issued by the Alaska...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:26pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER A longtime Homer tour and ferry booking agency could close at the end of the month, costing eight full-time jobs, if the Alaska Marine Highway System doesn’t back off a proposed change in how it pays commissions to travel agents.  Al...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:08pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell on Tuesday threatened to sue the federal government over the closure of federal refuges during the partial government shutdown. Parnell, in a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, said the state would sue unless the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reversed its s...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:25am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce October Business After Hours event, formerly the chamber mixer, will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the Homer Inn & Spa, 895 Ocean Loop Drive. The evening provides an opportunity to tour the spa, enjoy chocolates and light libations. ...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:25am
  • The Seldovia Bay Ferry has set its final sailing date of the season for Friday. On that day, the ferry is recognizing “Locals’ Day” with a special 2 p.m. departure time from Seldovia, giving Seldovians extra time in Homer to shop, recreate or have an early dinner.  Passengers also will ge...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:25am

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