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  • All summer I have been highlighting different producers from the Homer Farmers Market. I have talked about acres under production, techniques and infrastructure.  But occasionally the Market sees a booth stocked with produce that wasn’t produced by the farmer at all.  Mike “Spoonman”...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:03pm
  • Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula. Joint Resolution No. 1 is expected to come before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly and the Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Seldovi...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:58pm
  • KENAI — U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, joined panelists at the Kenai River Classic Roundtable in a discussion about recreational fishing and the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act Aug. 22 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex....

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:38pm
  • A trade group for the nation’s big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year. If correct, the forecast would be more good news for the airlines. Nine leading U.S. carriers earned $3.8 billion in the first half of this year — ...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:35pm
  • The United States seafood industry is pushing for Russia to end its import ban on food from several countries including the U.S., but if it doesn’t, a coalition of companies wants an import ban in response. Industry groups and seafood businesses have asked for a ban on Russian seafood, including A...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:30pm
  • The Associated Press KETCHIKAN — A Canadian company is moving forward with plans for a new rare-earth metals mine at the end of Kendrick Bay on Prince of Wales Island, sending a team to drill and spending millions sampling rock and studying the area....

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:28pm
  • Cook Inlet razor clams are among the items on the Board of Fisheries menu this year. Fishermen and other stakeholders are asking the board to consider 162 proposals to change subsistence, commercial, personal-use and sport regulations in fisheries throughout the state during the 2014-2015 meeting cy...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:25pm
  • Many of today’s college-bound students are grappling with rising tuition costs, books, materials and living expenses. Some students, especially those who are the first in their family to consider attending college, find themselves asking, “Can I even afford to attend college?”  Part of th...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:20pm
  • There’s something powerful about the names of boats. Their cleverness can make you laugh. Their poetry can make you smile. They conjure up images of places far away and they raise questions about the people for whom they’re named. A new 54-foot landing craft built by ATEC followed the powerful t...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:41pm
  • Decorated with red, black and white balloons, the M/V Sanoah was easy to spot in the Homer Harbor on Sunday, as a crowd of people gathered for the 54-foot vessel’s christening. (See related story this page.) The day also marked the 50th birthday of Steve Attleson, owner and business manag...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:37pm

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