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  • Flint Hills Resources has a guaranteed supply of state royalty oil for its refinery at North Pole, east of Fairbanks in Alaska’s Interior. Gov. Sean Parnell signed legislation June 11 approving a new contract to supply royalty oil to the refinery. The contract, which is for five years, allows Flin...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:52am
  • The strange equipment visible along Seldovia’s Jakolof Bay Road isn’t a birdhouse, a UFO or a Little Chief Smoker with strips of salmon hanging inside. It’s a project by Seldovia Village Tribe’s Environmental Office to monitor summertime dust by using high-volume samplers on loan from the Al...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:51am
  • It boiled down to science vs. emotion and personal property rights vs. communist encroachment by the United Nations as scores spoke about the future of salmon habitat regulation on the Kenai Peninsula. One man, who said he was a Russian immigrant, warned of eventual gulags....

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:49am
  • Bryan Zak has worked with many small businesses owners on the Kenai Peninsula over the years, but he recently counseled the youngest entrepreneur he’s yet seen. Seven-year-old Rohan Lamb made an appointment late last month to get some sound advice for a mobile ice cream business and feedback on hi...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:39am
  • KODIAK — The federal government is putting a former Coast Guard cutter up for auction after efforts to send it to a museum in Juneau failed. The cutter Storis was listed for auction last week on the General Services Commission website at an opening bid of $60,000, Kodiak’s public radio station, ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:39am
  • JUNEAU — Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell on Tuesday announced plans to seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Mark Begich, saying Alaska would be better served with Republicans in charge. As long as Democrats control the Senate, Treadwell said serious consideration will never be given to ope...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:23am
  • You could say this has been an odd year for weather. You probably won’t hear much complaining right now, however, since everyone is so glad to see this much sun after two terribly dreary summers in a row.   At last week’s Homer Farmers’ Market I talked to some producers who take note of t...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:22am
  • A competition has emerged between Fairbanks Natural Gas Co. and the Interior Alaska Natural Gas Utility over who will serve the Fairbanks North Star Borough with natural gas. Fairbanks Natural Gas, or FNG, filed an application with the state Regulatory Commission on April 5 to expand its service are...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:19am
  • Mail found in boxes around the borough last week included the National Association of Realtors’ take on the upcoming anadromous stream ordinance public hearing. The borough mayor’s office said much of what is on the mailer is not true. ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:50pm
  • Let’s hear it for the women anglers leading the 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.  On May 27, April Saputski of Rathdrum, Idaho, hooked into a 142.2-pound halibut while fishing with Capt. Scott Glosser of Captain Scott’s Sport Fishing aboard the Mako. With the largest fish caught to date in...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:33pm

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