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  • By Brian Smith Morris News Service - Alaska Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre last week released a draft packet of the borough’s top state capital project funding priorities it will send with local legislators to Juneau. At the top of that wish list includes majo...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:57am
  • Three local entrepreneurs receive business boost Ideas for a baby caregiver network, unique home furnishings and a business that creates molding from scraps of sawmill cut logs are the winning entries in the BIZ-Idea 2012 Contest.   A cooperative effort between the Friends of t...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:18am
  • For the second year in a row, thousands of people visiting the three-day Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle got to hear about Homer, thanks to a collaborative effort between the city of Homer and the Homer Marine Trades Association."It went really well, said Bryan Hawkins, Homer's harbormaster. "Homer d...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:40am
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the availability of long-term, low-interest loans for people affected by chinook salmon fishery disaster declaration. However, some local fishermen say they are uninterested in taking out loans to recover from last season.Businesses in affected ar...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:37am
  • After serving for 23 years as the district conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office (formerly the Soil Conservation Service) in Homer, Mark Kinney is putting away his Xtratufs, and retiring. His last day in the office was Nov. 30....

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:36am
  • Debbie Dauphinais has been settling into her job as the new Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival coordinator, taking over from Christina Whiting. A former volunteer with the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Dauphinais took over duties as the shorebird coordinator in August. Dauphinais said W...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:33am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has several events planned:* The annual car raffle drawing is today at 6 p.m. Car raffle tickets are $100 each; ATV raffle tickets are $35 each; or both can be purchased for $130. The money collected from ticket sales goes to putting on the Fourth of ...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:32am
  • Where Southcentral will get its energy in the near future was up for debate between the Anchorage mayor and the governor at the Resource Development Council’s annual conference. “Everyone needs affordable energy,” said Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan during his opening remarks Nov. 14, and added ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:48pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he will propose $30 million over five years to study king salmon abundance. Parnell says the first installment will be $10 million in the fiscal year 2014 budget. Low chinook salmon returns this year resulted in fishing closures or l...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:45pm
  • Catherine Knott and Alan Boraas, Kachemak Bay Campus and Kenai River Campus professors of anthropology, will present a talk at 6:30 p.m. today on their recent research for the Environmental Protection Agency about the cultural importance of salmon to the people of Bristol Bay. The presentation will ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:44pm

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