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  • Dr. W. Jay Marley of Homer earned “Diplomate” status within the International Congress of Oral Implantologists on May 17, according to a press release from ICOI....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:22pm
  • It is officially summer. To grow produce for the Homer Farmers’ Market, however, you have to hit the ground running in the spring to take advantage of the short growing season. This year most of the farmers at the market planted their gardens in May. Because of the cold winter, everyone seemed to ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:20pm
  • It boiled down to science vs. emotion and personal property rights vs. communist encroachment by the United Nations, as scores spoke about the future of salmon habitat regulation on the Kenai Peninsula. One man, who said he was a Russian immigrant, warned of eventual gulags....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:18pm
  • Some businesses struggle to stay afloat. Not Zech Bennett. His focus is on staying beneath the surface. As the owner and operator of C&C Diving and Salvage, Bennett and his crew — Jim Parker, Seth Sanford, and, occasionally Cecil Cheatwood, former owner of the business — offer everything fro...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:16pm
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — Seven professors from the University of Alaska Fairbanks are helping establish an engineering school at the new American University of Mongolia. Professors are helping develop curriculum and designing classrooms at the new university, located in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 12:13pm
  • Lisa J. Roberts has been named the executive director of the Kenai Peninsula United Way. Roberts grew up in Soldotna and graduated from Kenai Central High School. She has raised three sons on the peninsula and spent 32 years in personal banking....

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 12:12pm
  • ANCHORAGE — In a June 7 speech before the Export Council of Alaska, U.S. Department of Commerce Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sanchez outlined federal efforts to improve the national export economy. U.S. exports grew by 4.5 percent in 2012 to a record $2.2 trillion, Sanchez tol...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:55am
  • A two-day oil spill containment and cleanup drill at the Valdez Marine Terminal took place June 12-13. Spill response crews practiced dealing with a simulated 90,000 barrel spill during crude oil loading at the Valdez terminal, Coast Guard Lt. Allie Ferko said. This is considered a “worst case” ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:55am
  • Flint Hills Resources has a guaranteed supply of state royalty oil for its refinery at North Pole, east of Fairbanks in Alaska’s Interior. Gov. Sean Parnell signed legislation June 11 approving a new contract to supply royalty oil to the refinery. The contract, which is for five years, allows Flin...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:52am
  • The strange equipment visible along Seldovia’s Jakolof Bay Road isn’t a birdhouse, a UFO or a Little Chief Smoker with strips of salmon hanging inside. It’s a project by Seldovia Village Tribe’s Environmental Office to monitor summertime dust by using high-volume samplers on loan from the Al...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:51am

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