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  • Business leaders from the central Kenai Peninsula heard from the Pebble Ltd. Partnership during a joint Kenai and Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon June 5. Matthew Fagnani, Pebble’s vice president of business development, spoke for about an hour about the proposed mining project, its benefits ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 10:48am
  • This weekend’s Homer Farmers’ Market will be the fourth one this season. That’s one month of markets already. It’s hard to believe, unless you are looking at the offerings. There are already turnips available, as well as kale, onions and a variety of greens. Did I say greens? ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 10:41am
  • Independent oil and gas explorer Buccaneer Energy says it would prefer a subsea production system for the development of Cosmopolitan, an oil and gas deposit the company is now testing in Cook Inlet. It would be the first subsea development in the inlet, where conventional platforms have operated si...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 10:29am
  • 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 - 3:22pm
  • 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 - 3:20pm
  • 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 - 3:30pm
  • 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 - 3:11pm
  • 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 - 2:58pm
  • 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 - 2:38pm
  • 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 - 2:35pm
  • In five years the annual Homer Relay for Life has become one of the town’s bigger cancer fundraisers. The overnight event starts at 5 p.m. Friday at the Homer High School parking lot with a survivor and caregiver reception. While raising money for the American Cancer Society is the big goal, Relay...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 2:31pm
  • With little fan fair the Kenai Borough Assembly on Tuesday passed the 2014 budget by unanimous consent, sending $73 million into the collective checkbook for the next fiscal year beginning July1. Very little conversation was had on the so-called "status quo budget" beyond a last-minute moving of mon...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 2:30pm
  • The Municipality of Anchorage is in the market for a project management team to oversee the stalled Port of Anchorage expansion project. At a joint meeting between the Anchorage Assembly’s Enterprise Oversight Committee and the Port of Anchorage Commission on May 23, Municipal Manager George Vakal...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:11am
  • JUNEAU — A federal demand for repayment of funds has Alaska timber communities worried that a program that relies on the money for schools and other projects could be doomed. U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell has asked 41 states to return a total of $17.9 million in timber payments as a res...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:09am
  • JUNEAU — A local Juneau carpenters union has closed after more than 70 years, part of a nationwide trend aimed at cost savings and efficiencies. Juneau’s Carpenter Union Local 2247, which represented about 150 carpenters and was in existence since 1939, has been absorbed by Anchorage’s local 1...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:06am
  • A well-utilized dead moose retrieval program is in jeopardy after the organization that runs the program was denied its $2.2 million funding request to the Alaska Legislature. The Alaska Moose Federation is soliciting private donations for its moose salvage program — which was used to pick up more...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:05am
  • JUNEAU — BP Alaska plans to bring two new drill rigs to the North Slope by 2016, part of an additional $1 billion investment the company envisions over the next five years following the state’s rollback of oil production taxes. BP is the second of the North Slope’s three major players, after C...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:03am
  • Zak to speak at Tuesday’s chamber luncheon Bryan Zak will be the featured speaker at this month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center’s luncheon.  The luncheon will be from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer Elks Lodge on Jenny Way....

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:58am
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    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:57am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center will host two workshops this month at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. There will be a free “Starting a Business” workshop from 1-3 p.m. June 17. Bryan Zak, regional director will answer basic questions and offer helpful resources to give participants t...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:38am

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