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  • Bristol Bay needed volume to make up for a soft market, but state biologists say there’s no reason to expect that it’s going to happen now that the season’s unofficial point of no return has passed. Not only will the run come in far less than forecast, but likely come in well less than the 20-...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:58am
  • After news of the Iranian nuclear deal was announced, members of Alaska’s Congressional delegation released announcements with their opinions. Each item is taken from an email sent by that delegate:...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:52am
  • Gorgeous weather and a great turnout made the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust’s Anchor River Celebration, “Take Me to the River,” a success. At least 250 people flocked to the Coho Campground at the Anchor River State Recreation Area for the July 9 event, the first of its kind. The land trust hel...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:27am
  • When you pull over Baycrest Hill and catch a glimpse of the Spit, it almost looks like a hook dangling in the gaping mouth of Kachemak Bay.  And then you pass the sign proclaiming Homer to be the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Last year, 2.8 million pounds of halibut came over the ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:22am
  • Safe kids, healthy families, peaceful communities – and bargain shopping. Homer Thrift strives to provide all those things, although not all are tangibly available off the shelf....

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:07am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Voznesenka Community Council Inc. have not yet reached a lease agreement for the upcoming school year for the buildings that house the village school’s students. Changes in the assessed fair market value and summer fish runs have postponed mutual...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:02am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is starting the budget process four months early for the 2016-2017 school year. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones is asking program directors to begin reviewing department expenditures and potential internal cuts. The concern is how those reductions may ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:01am
  • In the Buccaneer Oil bankruptcy case, some local businesses have been hit with a double whammy. Not only does Buccaneer still owe them money, a Houston, Texas, law firm has now sent them dunning letters asking back money Buccaneer had paid. The city of Homer and Homer Electric Association also have ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:00am
  • The Homestead Restaurant and wine director Sharlene Cline have been honored by Wine Spectator as one of 2,563 world restaurants to receive the Award of Excellence in the magazine’s 2015 Restaurant Awards. The program honors restaurants which have a wine list of 90 or more quality wine selections t...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:19am
  • An icebreaker carrying a key piece of equipment for Arctic drilling planned by Royal Dutch Shell off the northern coast of Alaska was forced to return to dock after a hole more than three feet long was discovered in its hull, the company said Tuesday. It was unclear if the mishap would delay Shell...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:17am
  • A well-known Zumba education specialist will conduct a Zumba Master Class in Homer July 24. Madalene Aponte will conduct the class from 6-7:30 p.m. July 24 at Homer High School’s gym. Cost is $20 for advance tickets or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at all local Zumba classes, online at mc...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:16am
  • Two Cook Inlet processing facilities will be added to a growing list of salmon production businesses owned by the Seattle-based North Pacific Seafoods. The acquisition, announced June 30, will add the Kenai and Kasilof plants currently owned by Inlet Fish Producers to the five shore-based processing...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:14am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education is looking to establish a minimum general fund balance for the first time. A 3 percent bottom has been proposed for inclusion in board policy. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones said the decision to establish a minimum is in response to moves made by t...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:13am
  • Gov. Bill Walker vetoed $200 million in funding for oil exploration and development tax credits in a budget action on June 30, in effect capping the program at $500 million for state fiscal year 2016 that began July 1. The program was previously budgeted at $700 million. “This has been a tough bud...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:09am
  • Alaska flocks have not yet been stricken by the largest avian influenza outbreak to hit the poultry industry in history. The risk, however, is still there for infection on a local scale. “Biosecurity measures in Alaska can reduce the risk of spreading highly pathogenic avian influenza found in the...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:08am
  • I had a dream last night that I was hunting mushrooms across Kachemak Bay. It was a great dream. The moment of finding that perfect specimen is both surprise and ingenuity, knowing where to look and when and knowing what to look for all wrapped up into the brief time that a mushroom is actually frui...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:06am
  • Hilcorp Alaska will purchase XTO Energy assets in the Middle Ground Shoal of Cook Inlet and is also studying a possible restart of a shut-in platform in the field. Two oil-producing platforms, tank facilities and an office and support facilities at Nikiski, near Kenai, are included in the purchase d...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:05am
  • Two Kenai marijuana clubhouse owners are forging ahead with a business plan that allows residents to share and use cannabis in the absence of state or local regulations. Co-owners Corey Rorem and Joshua Bird opened Green Rush Events Clubhouse in Kenai on June 20. They said they wanted to make their ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:03am
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    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:31am
  • The upcoming subsistence gillnet fishery on the Kenai River can target sockeye, but kings are off limits. ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:52am

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