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  • High tunnels are here to stay. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced last month the High Tunnel Cost Share grant program is no longer an interim practice. “The program has been tested and proven in the last four or five years,” said Meg Mueller, the NRCS Kenai district conser...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:14pm
  • The University of Alaska Southeast is offering an online, self-paced course in marine electrical systems for fishermen who want to be able to work on their own boats and know when to call the pros. “It’s geared toward people like commercial fishermen, people who own a boat and w...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:08pm
  • The first time the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published an environmental impact statement under its current process, the proposed project was based in Nikiski — now, federal regulators have returned, nearly 40 years later, to evaluate the latest mega-project in Alaska’s pipeline histor...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:05pm
  • On Sunday, Two Sisters Bakery saw the usual morning commotion, but this time it was happening away from the counter line....

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:55pm
  • The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, or ASMI, once again invites photographers from Alaska and beyond to enter their photographs in our Alaska Fishing Families Photo Contest. The Fan Favorite Grand Prize winner, which will be decided by ASMI’s Facebook fans, will win two round-trip tickets on A...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:53am
  • For the second year a row, Google has named Homer the eCity for the state of Alaska. The award recognizes the strongest online business communities in each of the 50 states, businesses that have embraced the Web to find new customers, connect with existing clients and fuel the local economy, accordi...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:53am
  • JUNEAU — After receiving an influx of written public comments asking it to hold an upcoming meeting in Kenai, the Board of Fisheries has scheduled a day of public comment during a work session. The board will meet in the Kenai and Soldotna area for its work session from Oct. 18-20, 2016, it decide...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:52am
  • By the time the Alaska Board of Fisheries holds its next meeting on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries, it will have been nearly 20 years since its members have chosen to do so on the Kenai Peninsula. During the last day of the board’s work session in Juneau, members set the schedule for its next cycle of...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:51am
  • Health care spending leveled off for the state of Alaska in the last fiscal year, bucking a trend of dramatic cost increases over the previous decade. “We’re expecting the (health care) cost trend for fiscal year 2014 will be pretty flat and we’re hoping that will continue into 2015 with even ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:47am
  • Having begun serving the Homer area in 1976, Peninsula Funeral Chapels opened Homer Funeral Home on Diamond Ridge Road in 1986.  “Just because someone lives in Homer doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get the same services we provide in Kenai,” said owner Tim Wisniewski of making available to ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:35am

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