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  • Greetings from the Homer Chamber of Commerce. This month we’re announcing an exciting new cash raffle. We’re calling it the “Fall DOUBLE Down Raffle,” because besides winning cash, there’s also a chance to win a Bay Weld Boat....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:37pm
  • Around the lower Kenai Peninsula as the calendar page turns to August, evidence of an early season can be seen in the hills and meadows. Fireweed flowers have bloomed almost to the end of their stalks. Blueberries, currants, raspberries and even high-bush cranberries have ripened. What’s true for ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:33pm
  • This has been a super year of weather for veggies and everyone is benefitting down at the Homer Farmers Market. With the quantity and variety available, it’s hard to believe that so few people are providing it. There is no better example of farmers manically planting massive quantities of veggies ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:30pm
  • A joint Kenai and Soldotna chamber of commerce luncheon was awash in marijuana slang and fresh-baked brownies Tuesday as the merits of a ballot measure to legalize the substance in Alaska were debated. About 30 people gathered to hear Taylor Bickford, a representative from the Campaign to Regulate M...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:26pm
  • Alaska will be represented by one of its own as the nation pushes ahead with Arctic policy development and planning. It was announced Wednesday that Fran Ulmer has been appointed as a special adviser to the Secretary of State. While she describes the role as a “slight expansion” of her current d...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:35pm
  • JUNEAU — The trans-Alaska pipeline has moved its 17 billionth barrel of oil. The operator of the 37-year-old pipeline, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., announced the milestone Monday. It has been nearly five years since the 16 billionth barrel flowed down the line, in October 2009. The 800-mile pipel...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:33pm
  • The consortium planning the big North Slope gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export project has taken another big step. An application was filed Friday for the U.S. Department of Energy export permit for the project.  North Slope producers, TransCanada Corp. and the state of Alaska asked ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:32pm
  • Homer Physical Therapy introduces its newest staff member — Maggie Goedeke.  Originally from Kansas, Goedeke is a graduate of Wichita State University’s Doctorate in Physical Therapy program. She also has a bachelor of fine arts in music theatre from Wichita State University. She also has d...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:49pm
  • The incessant noise of the crowded Sterling Highway running through Soldotna faded quickly in a gravel lot behind Pizza Boys and the Shops Around the Corner Saturday where a group of five white tents clustered around a makeshift courtyard. Ella Fitzgerald sang about bringing her sweet daddy home as ...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:04pm
  • Who would have thought that those flamboyant peonies down at the Homer Farmers Market could get you a trip to the White House? Well, Rita Jo Shoultz has never done anything half way.  Now she can add to her long list of achievements that she is a finalist for the White House Champions of Change...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:01pm

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