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  • Since the early days when the Peterson Bay Field Station opened in 1983, visitors to the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies environmental education center started their trip off with a little exercise. After arriving by boat from Homer, visitors got off at a floating dock and then onto a raft. Hauli...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:35pm
  • Eileen Becker was clear about her reason for organizing Tuesday’s debate between Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller, Dan Sullivan and Mead Treadwell. “As a staunch Republican, my main objective is to get rid of (U.S. Senator Mark) Begich. I’m up front about that,” said Becker....

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:30pm
  • JUNEAU — More than 100 Juneau residents filled the Mendenhall Valley Public Library Monday evening for a question and answer session with four state leaders on the oil tax referendum voters will decide on next month....

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:33pm
  • This time of the year is full of color with flowers in blossom everywhere. When cutting flowers from outside, or better yet the ones you get from the Homer Farmers Market, let me tell you how to make flowers last better in a vase. First, recut the stems, making sure to cut them at an angle so there ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:25pm
  • NOME (AP) — Volunteers are in the process of building a new corral for a reindeer herd on St. Michael Island.The first fence posts were put up July 10, about three miles from the community of St. Michael. Construction is expected to completed by late July, KNOM reported.The herd is jointly owned b...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:24pm
  • FAIRBANKS — A cooperative market in Fairbanks has received national recognition.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Co-Op Market Grocery and Deli was named the co-op startup of the year in 2013.General manager Mary Christensen accepted the award at the Consumer Cooperative Management Associ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:23pm
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — The state of Alaska is agreeing to share the preliminary costs to explore a water-system expansion in North Pole, where a refinery spill decades ago continues to contaminate groundwater.The agreement covers the expense of developing the design, cost estimate and construction sched...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:21pm
  • ANCHORAGE — An Alaska state House-Senate committee has approved a $500,000 budget for new furniture at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office that is being remodeled, but lawmakers themselves will make do with old furniture from storage and state surplus when they move in next year.The budge...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:19pm
  • After strong years of expansion, rehabilitation and construction projects, Soldotna is planning to devise a new list of improvements for its airport.This summer, the city received a Federal Aviation Administration grant for updating the list of capital projects with a new master plan.Soldotna Munici...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:17pm
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Gov. Sean Parnell named the members of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board last week.Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will serve on the board, which aims to discuss potential impacts of the proposed Alaska Pipeline Project to Alaska boroughs and cities.With Ni...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:15pm

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