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  • There was something for every palate — from homemade marshmallows to salmon shark sliders — at Saturday’s second Taste of Homer event held at Wasabi’s. New this year were People’s Choice Awards, which went to Land’s End Resort (for their entree); Vida’s Thai (for appetizers); Red Bird ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:57am
  • It’s a damp September morning in Homer. The front door swings open.  “Pretty little shop here,” a lady says, crossing the wide plank floor to the counter.  There’s a view of the bay from the window. Artwork by Homer artist Marjorie Scholl decorates the walls. Single nasturtiums in ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:51am
  • State expenditures on employee and retiree health care are bending downward a bit this year due to cost control steps the state is taking, but the reluctance of many specialty providers to join health care networks is undermining those efforts, Alaska Department of Administration Commissioner Curtis...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:45am
  • Marking the last official Market of the season, this weekend is the traditional Harvest Meal down at the Homer Farmers Market.   At noon you will find huge pots of veggie soup created from local produce and potluck dishes from community members.   It amazes many visitors to Alaska that our...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:41am
  • If horseman Ron Wilhoit has a business plan, it is clearly built around mythologist Joseph Campbell’s advice to “follow your bliss.” That’s exactly what the former owner of Tye Dye Trucking, a Seattle waterfront trucking business, is doing and he couldn’t be happier. With Alaska Draft Hors...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:37am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Questions have been raised about when the Legislature would get involved in approving a large-scale mine in the Bristol Bay region if a ballot initiative passes this November.The initiative says in addition to permits, a final authorization would be needed from the Legislature for an...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:25am
  • Furie Operating Alaska’s platform has arrived in Alaska from Texas.The platform was built in Ingleside, Texas, this summer. On June 4 it left Corpus Christi, Texas, traveled through the Gulf of Mexico, went through the Panama Canal, sailed north through the Pacific Ocean and arrived in Kachemak Ba...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:24am
  • Buccaneer Energy Ltd. and its family of subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy in May, leaving millions worth of unpaid bills in Alaska.The Australia-based independent’s debt in the state is more than $2.1 million, according to a list of Buccaneer’s 30 largest unsecured creditors filed with the U.S. ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:22am
  • JUNEAU — BP Alaska, a major player in the state’s oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.BP’s business in Alaska will be smaller because of the previously announced sale of its interests in four North Slope oil fields to Hilcorp,...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:19am
  • Marketing efforts for the Alaska LNG Project have formally started, passing another major milestone.State Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash accompanied BP officials to Asia on the first formal sales trip for the giant project earlier this month. “These were BP’s meetings. They set them u...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:17am

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