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  • Most of us living here in the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea have always suspected that we are, well, a little different. Turns out state labor analysts agree. Writing in the latest issue of Alaska Economic Trends, Economist Alyssa Shanks, of the Alaska Department of Labor, confirmed what a simple look ar...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:05pm
  • Because of low king salmon runs, an emergency order issued Wednesday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game closes all sport fishing for any species of fish in the lower portions of the Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River and Stariski Creek beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The closure is i...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:54pm
  • Seldovia’s long history has been marked with highs and lows. Alaska Native groups came to the area to meet and trade. In the first half of the 1900s, fishing, mining and logging helped drive the population up to nearly 1,000. However, the opening of the Kenai Peninsula’s Sterling Highway, a decl...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:44pm
  • The Kenai Borough Assembly on Tuesday raised the 911 tax charged on area phone bills by 30 cents a month at the request of borough Mayor Mike Navarre. The previous borough tax of $1.50 per month raises about $1.2 million in revenue each year, about half of the total expense, according to Craig Chapm...

    Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:22pm
  • With many among them up for a third or fourth re-election in 2014 and 2015, members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough  Assembly are looking to remove citizen-created term limits from borough law this summer. The assembly Tuesday floated a proposed ordinance seeking to amend a 2007 citizen initiati...

    Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:20pm
  • Following a tip that an Anchorage man on parole for drug charges might be in the Homer area trying to sell drugs, Homer Police on May 29 arrested the man, Michael Delpriore Jr., 32, after stopping him near his rental condominium on the Homer Spit. They also arrested his traveling companion, Regina J...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:30pm
  • Lt. Randy Rosencrans has retired after serving with the Homer Police Department for more than 20 years and in law enforcement for 25 years. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl praised him for his service. “He’s done a great job,” Robl said. “He’s been very progressive in keeping the department up...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:11pm
  • The strong connection between Seldovia’s booming past and its quieter present is spelled out at the Seldovia Village Tribe’s Museum and Visitor Center....

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 3:58pm
  • Friday 5 p.m. Relay begins with survivor and caregiver reception 5-10:30 p.m. Luminary sales 5:45 p.m. Call Me Maybe performs 6:15 p.m. Opening ceremonies with Anchor Point VFW Color Guard, singing of National Anthe...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 3:38pm
  • The F/V Anna Lane delivers its halibut catch on Tuesday afternoon at the fish dock as workers offload and ice the big flat fish. The Anna Lane is owned by Barb Scalzi and captained by her son, Luke Scalzi. The late Drew Scalizi named the Anna Lane after his grandmother....

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 3:35pm

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