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  • Two Homer residents have been honored by the Alaska Rural Water Association. At its 14th Annual Training Conference in Anchorage in October, the association named Jerry Lawver of Homer the “Water Operator of the Year” for an area with a population of more than 1,000 and chose Fiona Hatton, a thi...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:12pm
  • By Molly Dischner Morris News Service - Alaska By many metrics, Alaska’s financial institutions are doing well. All of the state’s banks posted an increase in total assets for the second quarter of 2012 compared to the second quarter of 2011. First National Bank Alaska ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:08pm
  • Officials from regional governments and utilities estimated an across-the-board energy load reduction of 1.5 percent on Oct. 30, between 6-8 p.m., during the fourth Energy Watch conservation drill. “Southcentral Alaska consumes approximately 70 BCF (Billion Cubic Feet) annually. ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:51pm
  •   With 200 car raffle tickets still to be sold, Monte Davis, executive director of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, has announced the drawing of the winning ticket has been postponed until Dec. 6. The drawing was scheduled for Nov. 8; however with 200 of the raffle’s 500 tic...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:50pm
  • High gold prices have stimulated Alaska mining projects including several in remote areas. The small Nixon Fork underground gold and copper mine near McGrath on the upper Kuskokwim River continued operations in 2012, according to its owner, Canada-based Fire River Gold Corp. In late October, the min...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:48pm
  •  The Anchorage economy showing promise can be used as an indicator for the rest of Alaska, Bill Popp, president and CEO of the Anchorage Economic Development Corp., told the Society for Marketing Professional Services at an Oct. 23 luncheon. Job growth, or lack thereof, is one of the first indi...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:39pm
  • Store manager Anthony Havrilla carefully dipped a clear plastic Petco bag into an aquarium in the aquatic section of the new Soldotna store. After slowly filling the bag with water, Havrilla took the easy route and went for the snail first, leaving the fish chasing to one of his employees. He gently...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:38pm
  • Alaska Air Group, Inc. announced record profits when its third quarter earnings were released Oct. 25. The airline company reported $150.3 million in net earnings for the quarter, compared with $131.1 million in the third quarter of 2011. Total revenue for the quarter was $1.3 billion. “This is th...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:28pm
  • Two Kenai Peninsula College anthropology professors concluded that a degradation of the water in Bristol Bay could have devestating nutritional, cultural and religious impacts on the villages in the region. Their study, part of a larger impact assessment carried out by the Environmental Protection A...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:23pm
  •   Homer Electric Association is offering its members an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in energy-saving appliances, home improvements and alternative energy.   HEA will host its fourth annual Energy and Conservation Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at West Homer Elem...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:21pm

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