• 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
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce has several events planned in the next few weeks: nThe next chamber mixer will be from 5-7 p.m. today. It is hosted by North Wind Home Collections, 173 W. Pioneer Ave. For more information, contact Debbie Speakman at 235-7740. The public is invited....

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:43pm
  • Welcome to Drs. Carl and Hillary Seger, two recent additions to South Peninsula Hospital. The community is invited to meet the Segers and other new SPH providers at a Homer Chamber of Commerce mixer in January.  “Dr. Carl Seger is filling a much-needed position in the ER,” said Derotha Ferr...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:42pm
  • Substance abuse pervades communities throughout Alaska, and the Kenai Peninsula is no exception. The cost to the state’s economy was estimated at about $1.2 billion in 2010, according to a new report from the McDowell Group research and consulting firm. The report identifies productivity losses as...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:38pm
  • For the first time in its 20-year history, the Kenai River Classic will target silver salmon instead of king salmon. After two years of catch-and-release chinook salmon fishing, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association changed the annual three-day fishing invitational from July to August in an effor...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:37pm
  • K-Bay Caffe & Roasting, the coffee roasting and drive-through espresso company, opened a new downtown café on Nov. 16 at 397 Pioneer Ave. next to the Refuge Chapel and the Grog Shop. A grand opening party is at 7 p.m. Friday with live music by Uplift! and complimentary samples of coffee availab...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:35pm
  •  ANCHORAGE — State officials and the University of Alaska Fairbanks will again host an Alaska Strategic and Critical Minerals Summit. The event is scheduled for Friday in Fairbanks. The Department of Natural Resources says the focus will be on the state’s strategy for exploring, developing ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:31pm
  • Staff report Public radio station KBBI recently has filled two key staff positions. Rose Grech has been hired as KBBI’s development director. Ariel Van Cleave has been hired as the new reporter and host of “Morning Edition” for KBBI and KDLL. ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:30pm
  • Tutka Bay Lodge has been recognized as a 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards winner in the Trip of a Lifetime category.  Representing a “complete escape,” Tutka Bay Lodge is located at the southern end of Kachemak Bay. It was chosen from 4,000 nominations based on high style, ...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:10pm
  • In an area that knows what it means to “mug up” — a phrase describing the coffee break of hardworking fishermen and cannery workers — Coletta Walker of Ivory Goose Antiques and Tea Emporium is introducing the fine art of enjoying tea....

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:01pm

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