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A crow flies over freshly painted ramp at the Homer Skate Park by the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex in Homer, Alaska. Members of the Homer Elks Lodge painted the ramps on Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Bright and shiny: Elks repair Homer Skate Park

Members of the Homer Elks Lodge on Saturday morning, July 28, took some time away from fishing to repaint the ramps at the Homer Skate… Continue reading

 

Salmon initiative would criss-cross state jurisdictions, officials say

Beyond just the cost and politics of Ballot Measure 1, state administrators have expressed concern about who would be in charge of what land. Ballot… Continue reading

 

Farmers Market: When early farmer turns 90, it’s time to party

They waited until they saw him. They knew he would be coming to the Market, of course. They had already passed a card around for… Continue reading

 

Angela Rodell, Executive Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, speaks about the positive results of the fund this year at the APFC office on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Alaska Permanent Fund continues to beat market, but returns drop slightly from last year

The investment managers at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation have once again beaten the market.

Angela Rodell, Executive Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, speaks about the positive results of the fund this year at the APFC office on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Job losses appear to be slowing across state

Alaska’s unemployment rate improved slightly in June, but detailed statistics show job losses continuing. According to figures from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce… Continue reading

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                                This May 15, 2017 photo shows a drift gillnet reel on the back of a commercial fishing vessel docked in the Homer small boat harbor in Homer.

Federal council names 5 commercial fishermen to committee

A committee of five fishermen, four of whom live on the Kenai Peninsula, will help provide advice to the council that will write a new… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Peninsula Clarion file photo</span>
                                This May 15, 2017 photo shows a drift gillnet reel on the back of a commercial fishing vessel docked in the Homer small boat harbor in Homer.

Farmers Market: Everything’s coming in at the Market

It’s all coming in. We now have cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli at the Homer Farmers Market regularly. Carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini. Potatoes have started coming… Continue reading

Borough denies Anchor Point gravel, approves two others

With the Kenai Peninsula Borough postponing efforts to rewrite its rules on the contentious subject of gravel pits, the Planning Commission approved two gravel pit… Continue reading

Cannabis ad complicates delivery of small Alaska newspaper

JUNEAU — A small Alaska newspaper is scrambling to distribute papers after the U.S. Postal Service raised questions about a marijuana ad. Jenny-Marie Stryker is… Continue reading

New physician and medical director joins SPH medical staff

South Peninsula Hospital is getting ready to welcome a new medical director into its midst. Dr. Christopher Landess will join the medical staff as its… Continue reading

Fish board denies emergency petition on hatchery permit

The Board of Fisheries declined to take up an emergency petition related to hatchery pink salmon production in Prince William Sound, though members agreed the… Continue reading

Farmers Market: Market produce inspires local chefs

A meal can be quick, rushed and solo. Think of that experience of a hurried grab at a protein bar or microwaved leftovers eaten while… Continue reading