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  • 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
  • Maritime Helicopters celebrates 40 yearsMaritime Helicopters Inc. celebrates 40 years of service in Alaska this year. Started by Don and Mary Ann Fell with one leased helicopter in 1973, the family-owned business has steadily grown to become the only Bell Helicopter/Textron Service Center in Alaska....

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:09pm
  • JUNEAU -- Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing changing how the Department of Natural Resources approves oil and gas leases.Parnell introduced SB59 on Tuesday. In his transmittal letter, he says the measure would help streamline the state's permitting process.Currently, he says the department grants lease...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:57pm
  • John Hendrix, Apache Alaska general manager, told a crowd of energy industry representatives Friday he was frustrated by federal permitting processes that have stalled his company's seismic exploration and called for their support."This is a proven basin, but if we don't have permits to run there is...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:54pm

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