• The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has several events planned:* The annual car raffle drawing is today at 6 p.m. Car raffle tickets are $100 each; ATV raffle tickets are $35 each; or both can be purchased for $130. The money collected from ticket sales goes to putting on the Fourth of ...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:32am
  • Where Southcentral will get its energy in the near future was up for debate between the Anchorage mayor and the governor at the Resource Development Council’s annual conference. “Everyone needs affordable energy,” said Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan during his opening remarks Nov. 14, and added ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:48pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he will propose $30 million over five years to study king salmon abundance. Parnell says the first installment will be $10 million in the fiscal year 2014 budget. Low chinook salmon returns this year resulted in fishing closures or l...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:45pm
  • 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

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