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  • WILLISTON, N.D.  — North Dakota has joined the ranks of the few places in the world that produce more than a million barrels of oil per day, due in large part to the rich Bakken shale formation in the western part of the state. The April figures released June 17 by the state’s Department of...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:07am
  • The Homer Stage Line works to offer timely and affordable freight and passenger transportation prices, and guarantees the option of taking the scenic route rain or shine.  “Why fly when you could enjoy the most beautiful drive on earth?” asks Alecia Claunch, owner and part-time driver....

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:06am
  • Despite the fact that we are proud to have absolutely no fish farming allowed in Alaska, we also are proud to have a wonderful variety of fish available at the Homer Farmers Market. When it comes to seafood options, there may not be a more fun place to find what you want....

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:05am
  • The city of Seward is ready to jumpstart development that has been decades in the making. When Gov. Sean Parnell signed the fiscal year 2015 capital budget May 28, Seward was officially awarded $5.9 million from the state to complete its breakwater and begin full-scale work on what the city calls th...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:03am
  • Voters and taxes dominated a nearly four-hour Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday night. While the assembly postponed its vote on an ordinance that would require borough elections to be held by mail, it did narrowly pass an ordinance to change the 60 percent voter approval requirement t...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:11pm
  • Dan Sullivan visits Homer today. A candidate running for the Republican Party nomination for the U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, who is running for re-election, Sullivan visits at these times and places: • 3-4 p.m. today, Kachemak Board of Realtors meet and greet; Homer Elks Lodge;...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:57pm
  • Halibut Cove residents on Monday had to tie up and restrain a man Alaska State Troopers said was having “a drug induced paranoid-delusional psychotic break down.”  At about 1 p.m. June 16 troopers received multiple 911 calls from Halibut Cover residents regarding the erratic behavior of a 3...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:57pm
  • In a recent Huffington Post article by Carly Ledbetter titled “8 Quirky Spots Where You’re Free To Be You And Me,” Homer was listed first, and there’s no better time for Homer to show its true tie-dye colors than during summer solstice. ...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:56pm
  • Four years after he won the Republican Party nomination for U.S. Senate only to lose in a historic general election write-in campaign to incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowksi, Joe Miller once again is stumping for his party’s nomination to run for the U.S Senate, this time for the seat held by Sen. Mark B...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:52pm
  • The State Medical Examiner has not yet positively identified the adult killed in a house fire last Friday. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl on Wednesday said an autopsy was done Tuesday, but a comparison of dental records still needs to be done to verify the victim’s identity.  Robl said the fami...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:50pm
  • If weather can predict election outcomes, Saturday’s sunshine bodes well for Ballot Measure 1, which seeks to repeal the state’s oil and gas tax structure as established in Senate Bill 21 and approved by the Legislature in 2013. “The turnout today is phenomenal. The weather is phenomenal. Whoe...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:45pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The state announced Monday that it had reached tentative agreement on a new, three-year contract with the largest union representing Alaska Marine Highway System workers. Terms must be approved by the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific and the state Legislature. A Department of ...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:41am
  • The United Fishermen of Alaska, the largest statewide commercial fishing industry trade association representing 36 member organizations, announces the re-election of Jerry McCune of Cordova District Fishermen United as president...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:40am
  • The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust will host this month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today. The mixer will be at KHLT’s office at the end of Klondike Avenue on Poopdeck Platt’s original homestead, a 3.47-acre lot in the heart of Homer. Parking is ava...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:40am
  • A Kenai Peninsula Borough-wide bed tax may be headed to the October municipal election ballot. But first the borough assembly has to consider whether to pose the question to voters. After hearing from multiple members of the public at its Tuesday meeting, the assembly voted to hold two public hearin...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:35am
  • There are changes afoot at Homer Senior Citizens Inc. “We’re redesigning the whole kit and kaboodle,” said Executive Director Keren Kelley. “That means we’re looking at defining and strengthening activities that are presented to the participants so we can make sure we’re doing cognitive,...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:16am
  • Isis Fischer wanted to dance. She squatted, stamped her feet and arched her back, and stared at Rolly Rivas, whose bell-wrapped feet matched the rhythm of the Mount Susitna drummers and singers gathered around a skin drum in the large gathering space of the Dena’ina Wellness Center. Rivas spun aro...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:15am
  • Seeing all those plants at the Homer Farmers Market can be a real inspiration. Whether it’s the aroma of those succulent herbs, the promise of budding beauty from the flowers or your competitive side that gets going when you see all the produce like greens or cucumbers or onions that is already co...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:06am
  • If it’s summer, it’s roadwork season in Alaska. From widening to repaving, new culverts to new bike paths, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities crews are making their presence known.  Rehabilitation of East End Road, from mile 3.75-12.1, is among those projects in progr...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:01am
  • One person died in a house fire in downtown Homer this morning. When firefighters arrived, the home on Rainbow Court was fully engulfed in flames. Before firefighters arrived, a neighbor tried to get in to save the home’s single occupant, but was unsuccessful. Firefighters also were unable to save...

    Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:58am

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