Farmers market is on tourist to-do list

This week is the peak of summer light, the solstice. I’ve been hearing people groan at the thought of the summer entering into its downhill… Continue reading

The Alaska Department of Labor building is seen in 2015. (Juneau Empire file)

Alaska job losses continue as recession enters third year

Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped a statistically insignificant 0.1 percent between April and May, according to preliminary figures from the Alaska Department of Labor,… Continue reading

The Alaska Department of Labor building is seen in 2015. (Juneau Empire file)

Electric bills to rise July 1

Homer Electric Association power bills will rise July 1, driven by the cost of the Cook Inlet natural gas that fuels about 90 percent of… Continue reading

Farmers market is on tourist to-do list

This week is the peak of summer light, the solstice. I’ve been hearing people groan at the thought of the summer entering into its downhill… Continue reading

New businesses open in town

With the start of summer and the tourist season, several new businesses have opened in town to serve seasonal tourism or offer year-round services. The… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2018
  • By Michael Armstrong and Megan Pacer
  • NewsBusiness

Vendor blamed for mistaken tsunami alert broadcast in Alaska

JUNEAU — A third-party vendor is being blamed for a mistaken tsunami alert broadcast on Alaska TV and radio stations last month. Dennis Bookey, co-chair… Continue reading

Lower peninsula has bumper crop of cukes

I have written about the Homer Farmers Market for years and I usually throw out a reminder to stock up on veggies for your canning… Continue reading

Thurmond’s Auto celebrates customer appreciation day

The sun came out just in time on the afternoon of Saturday, June 9 to herald the fourth annual Thurmond’s Far West Auto Customer Appreciation… Continue reading

Legal pot industry decries taxes, seeks changes

In a push to get Alaska voters to legalize marijuana, supporters suggested a tax on growers of $800 a pound — though they knew it… Continue reading

Less is not more at the market

At the Homer Farmers Market I had the chance to talk to Dave at his pottery booth. The potters in town recently got together and… Continue reading

Salmon runs lackluster so far across Gulf of Alaska

It’s not a great summer to be a salmon fisherman in Southcentral Alaska so far. Several major river systems are seeing paltry salmon returns. The… Continue reading

Gravel pit group chips away at bond issues

One of the key controversies with gravel pits in the borough is who is responsible for cleaning them up after the digging, crushing and hauling… Continue reading

Alaska lawmakers call for alliance with other states on Canadian mining issues

A group of Alaska lawmakers wants to team up with Montana and other U.S.-Canada border states in a push to protect Southeast watersheds they say… Continue reading

Homer’s first cannabis store opens

The grand opening of Homer’s first retail marijuana store — Uncle Herb’s — left no stoners unturned last Thursday as they filed through the door… Continue reading

Market opens with all the brass

I arrived early and only intended to be there for an hour or so. It rained. It hailed. But the opening Saturday of the Homer… Continue reading

Employment support program helps behaviorial health clients find success

If sometime in the last year you’ve had Land’s End Resort’s crab and artichoke dip — a memorable mix of crab, artichoke and cream cheese… Continue reading

Local woman wins $20,000 in Safeway Monopoly Game

When local resident Laura Norton opened up a Safeway Monopoly ticket for $20,000, she wasn’t sure it was real. Neither was her husband, Peter. Neither… Continue reading

Local produce on sale? Not just a rumor

Just a Rumor? It was almost a month ago that I heard through the grapevine that Oceanside Farm was selling asparagus to restaurants. Just a… Continue reading

Commercial marijuana business gets green light

The applicant of a marijuana cultivation facility inside Homer city limits has been given the go-ahead to proceed with his operation after a snafu with… Continue reading

Alaska Legislature adjourns after passing $10.4 billion operating budget

The Alaska Legislature adjourned its 2018 session just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning after passing a $10.4 billion state operating budget that funds ferries, health… Continue reading

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