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  • ANCHORAGE — Gov. Bill Walker is reaching out to community and business leaders to help guide him through some tough times with the state budget. In a speech to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Dec. 15, Walker’s first address to a major business group since taking office Dec. 1, the governor pro...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:51am
  • ANCHORAGE — The state-owned space agency on Friday named Lockheed Martin the winner of a bidding process to reconfigure a launch pad to accommodate larger rockets than what the Kodiak Launch Complex can currently handle. Lockheed Martin beat out three other bidders to reconfigure a launch pad at t...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:48am
  • Homer Chamber of Commerce Membership Coordinator Jorge Davila, left, jokes with Andy Armstrong and his wife Krystine Howell of Homer after Andy won the Chamber’s 2014 Fall “Double Down” Cash Raffle, worth $13,000. The chamber held its annual raffle drawing at the Homer Elks Club...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:48am
  • SOLDOTNA — Members of the public and private sectors have joined to address Soldotna’s potential for expansion. The Soldotna Planning Team consists of city officials, council members, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce staff and business owners. The group met Dec. 9 at the Donald E. Gilman River Cente...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:44am
  • For the second weekend in a row, the Mariner ski team was forced to be flexible when their race was rescheduled at the last minute. The team was supposed to compete in the two-day Lynx Loppet Race on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage, but soon after they arrived in Anchorage on Thursday they learned ...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:43am
  • The sign in the window of Revamped, a new clothing boutique with a colorful inventory that opened along Pioneer Avenue just over a month ago, declares that the store carries “nearly new clothing” for “divas of any age and size.”  Inside, racks of brightly patterned women’s clothing li...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:43am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Chapman School Today: Caroling, grade 2, 10 a.m. Today: Christmas party, grades 2-4, 1 p.m. Dec. 19: End of second quarter, inservice, no school. Fireweed Academy (al...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:42am
  • Spa Envy will host the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s December After Hours Event from 5-7 p.m. today. The business, which has been opened since Oct. 1, is located in the historic building next to Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant, on Pioneer Avenue near Main Street. The business offers manicures, pedic...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:41am
  • The Homer Middle School Huskies boys basketball team took fourth place in the six-team borough middle school basketball tournament over the weekend. They began the competition with a win against the Skyview Middle School team, but then lost to Nikiski, who went on to win the tournament, and lost to ...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:40am
  • If one of the presents under your tree is wrapped in a nautical chart and tied with a bow, chances are good that someone’s been shopping at the Blue Urchin.  The eclectic shop located on the Harbor Boardwalk has been open, by popular request, for limited hours between Thanksgiving and Christm...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:40am
  • Homer Middle School recently held their school-wide geography bee. Eighth-grader Levi Dabney, left, was the champion and fellow eighth-grader Dexter Lowe, right, finished as runner-up. Nearly 70 students from grades 7-8 chose to participate in the bee, which included a preliminary round paper and pe...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:38am
  • A proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries from last year to look at developing a state-waters pollock fishery is getting legs with a test fishery with seines in Kachemak Bay....

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:35am
  • ANCHORAGE — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he’s removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska’s coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling. The president said in a video announcement that Bristol Bay and nearby waters, covering an area roughly...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:30am
  • Homer Police have charged a Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson soldier in a “sexting” case last summer involving a Homer teenager under the age of 16. Michael R. Wiedemann Jr., 20, faces charges online enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography, both felonies. “Sexting” is the pr...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:06pm
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Begich bid an emotional farewell to the U.S. Senate on Dec. 11, saying he was proud of the work he had done and urging his colleagues to not let politics get in the way of doing the people’s work. While polls show low approval ratings for Congress, people still look to congres...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:04pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has retained her spot on the Senate Appropriations Committee, while incoming senator Dan Sullivan was assigned to several committees he had hoped to land. Senate Republicans announced committee assignments Monday. The assignments are subject to approval by th...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:03pm
  • Following the resignation in late October of Seldovia Police Chief Shad Haller, the city of Seldovia is seeking a new chief. The Alaska State Troopers are providing law enforcement while Seldovia seeks a new chief, said trooper spokesperson Megan Peters. Seldovia City Manager Tim Dillon said residen...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:02pm
  • On Monday as the owners and staff made final preparations for reopening Alice’s Champagne Palace, the atmosphere felt like final rehearsal week for the Nutcracker Ballet. ...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:01pm
  • The Homer High School concert choir, directed by Kyle Schneider, is joined by a special guest during the school’s winter concert Monday evening....

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:58pm
  • A 22-year veteran in Alaska municipal government has been named interim city manager for Homer.  Marvin Yoder will start after Jan. 1, and in the last two weeks of December will visit Homer, meet with outgoing City Manager Walt Wrede and get to know city departments, the city announced in a pre...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:49pm

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