Chamber hosts ‘Tech Talk’

There will be a "Tech Talk" with Ryan Ridge of Design-PT at noon Feb. 19 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce conference room. The brown-bag… Continue reading

Hilcorp starts operation of $375 million worth of Marathon assets in Cook Inlet

After the close of a recent business deal, an oil and gas company has gained control of about 70 percent of Cook Inlet gas production… Continue reading

State seeks to address rising health care costs

JUNEAU — State officials are looking at ways to lower the growth of Alaska’s health care costs, including an alternate retiree plan and developing an… Continue reading

Murkowski unveils energy plan

ANCHORAGE -- A national energy plan should seek to lower harmful greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate warming, but not at the expense of people… Continue reading

A sign in front of the River Terrace RV Park in Soldotna is reflected in an office window. The RV park is participating in the city's storefront improvement grant program.

Soldotna helps businesses spruce up their storefronts

The city of Soldotna approached local business owner Gary Hinkle with a proposal. It requested Hinkle improve the exterior of his River Terrace RV Park;… Continue reading

A sign in front of the River Terrace RV Park in Soldotna is reflected in an office window. The RV park is participating in the city's storefront improvement grant program.

State officials: Inlet has gas

JUNEAU — Cook Inlet may have plenty of natural gas for years to come, Alaska officials are telling lawmakers. “There’s still large volumes of gas… Continue reading

Lawmakers examine Cook Inlet gas supplies

Issues with Cook Inlet gas production and looming shortages predicted by utilities received top billing in the opening days of the Alaska Legislature. But some… Continue reading

The new chef at Beluga Bar and Grill, Robert Isaly, is looking forward to marrying Beluga’s existing menu, known for its steak and burgers, with “fresh, local products from the sea and land.”-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

New chef at Beluga Bar and Grill trades Arizona desert for Homer flavors

While some winter-weary locals think of warmer climates this time of year — the desert sun in Arizona is a good example — Robert Isaly… Continue reading

The new chef at Beluga Bar and Grill, Robert Isaly, is looking forward to marrying Beluga’s existing menu, known for its steak and burgers, with “fresh, local products from the sea and land.”-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Patrick H. McGaughey

International speaker to lead workshops in Homer on Feb. 7

An international business speaker with a background of professional success in broadcasting and business association management will be in Homer on Feb. 7  Patrick H.… Continue reading

Patrick H. McGaughey

Recent decision could set in motion Augustine Island geothermal energy

By Brian Smith Morris News Service - Alaska A recently released document has given the thumbs up for companies to take the first step in… Continue reading

Buccaneer official: Still no firm date, but jack-up rig could start drilling in spring

The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig — idling at dock in Homer since late August — could start drilling after the snow melts, an official… Continue reading

Alaskaloha shirts connect Alaska, Hawaii

Alaskaloha shirts connect Alaska, Hawaii

On a blustery winter day with the temperatures dropping into the teens, the wind blowing 30 and the sun setting before 6 p.m., Alaskans look… Continue reading

Alaskaloha shirts connect Alaska, Hawaii

Industry Outlook Forum comes to Homer

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District’s “Industry Outlook Forum” is coming to town, with a two-day event at Land’s End Resort on Jan. 31-Feb. 1.… Continue reading

USDA-funded program grows bond between local farms and restaurants

By Dan Schwartz Morris News Service - Alaska Cyndi and Craig Ramm opened the Corner Café in Soldotna not long ago. They said they want… Continue reading

Dr. Ross Tanner

Diabetes, cholesterol expert to offer clinics at SPH

 Beginning in February, South Peninsula Hospital will offer monthly diabetes and cholesterol clinics by Dr. Ross Tanner of the Diabetes and Lipid Clinic of Alaska.… Continue reading

Dr. Ross Tanner
Dr. Bill Bell

Bell elected chief of staff at South Peninsula hospital

Dr. William Bell has been elected chief of staff for 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital. Bell is a family practice physician and the medical director… Continue reading

Dr. Bill Bell

Parnell pushes new oil tax revamp

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing an overhaul of Alaska’s oil tax structure, saying his new plan is simpler and aimed at making the… Continue reading

Without cuts, Alaska faces budget deficit, says new legislative report

JUNEAU — Alaska would face a budget deficit of $920 million if spending for next year matched that of the current year, a report released… Continue reading

Upper Cook Inlet Task Force Chair Tom Kluberton chats with East Side setnetter Jeff Beaudoin during the second task force meeting Monday at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai.-Photo by Rashah McChesney, Morris News Service - Alaska

Task force considers changes to Cook Inlet plan

Ten Upper Cook Inlet Task Force members met Monday to address the mountain of data generated since their last meeting, propose changes to salmon management… Continue reading

Upper Cook Inlet Task Force Chair Tom Kluberton chats with East Side setnetter Jeff Beaudoin during the second task force meeting Monday at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai.-Photo by Rashah McChesney, Morris News Service - Alaska

Old hospital debate re-ignites as CPH purchases therapy services

By Brian Smith Morris News Service - Alaska SOLDOTNA — Recent action by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will result in Central Peninsula Hospital incorporating… Continue reading

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