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HEA energy fair set for Saturday

  Homer Electric Association is offering its members an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in energy-saving appliances, home improvements and alternative energy.  … Continue reading

Learning the latest

Borough considers fisheries economic study

While scientists, managers and stakeholders gathered in Anchorage to identify gaps in the state’s king salmon data at a symposium, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly… Continue reading

Shara Sutherlin, director of patient care services at South Peninsula Hospital, and Jane Nollar, acute care charge nurse at SPH, exchange information. As baby-boomers grow older, their need for health-care services is increasing, sparking growth in

Demand for health care means stable, high-paying job opportunities in industry, say state economists

As members of the baby-boom generation age into Medicare at 65, for those inspired to care for the elderly, Alaska’s health-care industry will blossom like… Continue reading

Shara Sutherlin, director of patient care services at South Peninsula Hospital, and Jane Nollar, acute care charge nurse at SPH, exchange information. As baby-boomers grow older, their need for health-care services is increasing, sparking growth in

Symposium yields no easy answers on season’s low king salmon counts

 Salmon researchers, managers, and users gathered in Anchorage Oct. 22 and 23 to talk about what happened to chinook salmon around Alaska this summer.The simplest… Continue reading

Southcentral utilities plan to import gas to meet projected 2014 shortfall

Like it or not, new gas supplies will have to be imported into Southcentral Alaska to deal with pending shortages. They won’t be cheap, either.… Continue reading

School district earns two financial reporting awards

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has earned two financial reporting awards: a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting and the Meritorious Budget Award. One… Continue reading

Rock and Mineral Show scheduled for Nov. 9-11

The 11th annual Rock and Mineral Show put on by the Chugach Gem and Mineral Society and sponsored by the  Alaska Miners Association will be… Continue reading

Last day to buy tickets for car raffle is Nov. 8

The last day to buy tickets for the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center car and Honda ATV raffle is Nov. 8. Tickets can… Continue reading

Friends join forces to create new business

Having known each other for at least a decade and after operating businesses practically next door to each other, Lynne Sergeant and Cindy Smith are… Continue reading

U. S. may soon become world’s top oil producer

NEW YORK — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer. Driven… Continue reading

Several oyster farms operate in Halibut Cove, across Kachemak Bay from Homer. Many see shellfish farming as a way to reinforce the economies of small coastal communities, like Halibut Cove.-Photo by Saira Bradner

Alaska’s mariculture industry small, but growing; state’s oysters command top-of-the-line price

A small mariculture industry for Alaska — oyster farming for the most part — has been developing in fits and starts for years, and a… Continue reading

Several oyster farms operate in Halibut Cove, across Kachemak Bay from Homer. Many see shellfish farming as a way to reinforce the economies of small coastal communities, like Halibut Cove.-Photo by Saira Bradner

Kodiak workshop to teach seafood smoking, salting

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center is planning a workshop for those who would like to learn how to smoke… Continue reading

Scientists offer advice for state salmon study

ANCHORAGE — State researchers looking for answers to Alaska’s diminishing king salmon returns were urged Tuesday to take a look at the critical days after… Continue reading

Contest deadline for new business ideas Nov. 1

The Friends of the Homer Library, with support from the Homer Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Small Business Development Center, announces BIZ-Idea 2012, a… Continue reading

HEA energy, conservation fairs slated for November

Homer Electric Association is offering its members an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in energy saving appliances, home improvements, and alternative energy.  … Continue reading

Maura’s Cafe adds new ingredient: Melissa Josephs

It’s been just about 10 years since Maura Brenin opened Maura’s Café next to Bunnell Street Art Center in Homer’s Old Town. Now, after a… Continue reading

Forecasters predict lots of ice, snow

Bering Sea crab fishermen need to prepare for another bad ice year, according to Kathleen Cole, ice forecaster for the National Weather Service. “I hate… Continue reading

Alaska college savings plan earns high marks

BOSTON — College savings plans offered through the states of Alaska, Maryland, Nevada and Utah earned top marks from Morningstar Inc. in the company’s annual… Continue reading

The University of Alaska Fairbanks unveiled its newest housing development, the Sustainable Village on Oct. 3 on the UAF campus. Unlike the generic dorms scattered across most campuses, these four units, which house 17 students and were built in cooperation with the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, form a living research project that supporters say could reshape construction techniques in the North.

UA Fairbanks unveils cold weather housing experiment

FAIRBANKS (AP) — The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ grand experiment in sustainable student housing has officially begun. UAF unveiled its newest housing development, the Sustainable… Continue reading

The University of Alaska Fairbanks unveiled its newest housing development, the Sustainable Village on Oct. 3 on the UAF campus. Unlike the generic dorms scattered across most campuses, these four units, which house 17 students and were built in cooperation with the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, form a living research project that supporters say could reshape construction techniques in the North.

Streams ordinance in crosshairs

A familiar subject — the anadromous streams ordinance — overshadowed the Oct. 9 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, again. Three residents, including Fred Braun, a… Continue reading

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