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  • JUNEAU -- Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing changing how the Department of Natural Resources approves oil and gas leases.Parnell introduced SB59 on Tuesday. In his transmittal letter, he says the measure would help streamline the state's permitting process.Currently, he says the department grants lease...

    Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:03pm
  • A federal jury trial started on Feb. 4 in U.S. District Court, Anchorage, in the case of a Minnesota woman against the city of Homer and Homer Police alleging misconduct for their role in the March 2006 Homer Airport shooting. Cherry Dietzmann seeks compensatory damages for injuries to her son, Jaso...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 5:06pm
  • After a decline in tourist visits in 2009 and 2010, Alaska has seen a general increase in overall visits, especially among cruise ship passengers. However, there has been a steady downturn among ferry and highway visitors.Those were some of the highlights of an update on tourism by officials at the ...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 5:05pm
  • The Homer Recorder’s Office will be temporarily closed for scheduled leave beginning Feb. 18. The office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. March 4.During this closure, recordings for the district may be made at the Anchorage Recorder’s Office. Mail all recordings to:Anchorage Recorder’s OfficeAttn: Hom...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 5:02pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) -- The community of Yakutat is trying to turn ocean waves into a source of renewable energy.KENI-radio reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a preliminary permit application for a wave energy project in Yakutat.Boston-based Resolute Marine Energy, would install wa...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 5:00pm
  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed nearly $50,000 to support community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive. The credit union and the Alaska USA Foundation teamed up for the fundraiser, collecting cash donations at Alaska USA branches in three states. The credit uni...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 5:00pm
  • Less than three years after expanding operations to include Homer, Grant Aviation has dropped the southern Kenai Peninsula from its schedule. The last day of flights in and out of the Homer Airport was Feb. 9 and the first day with no service into Homer was Feb. 10, Grant Aviation station manager Ph...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:57pm
  • Shell broke its weeks-long silence on the status of its two Arctic drill rigs Feb. 11. The Kulluk and Noble Discoverer, two drill vessels used by Shell for its 2012, Arctic drilling, will be moved from Alaska to Asia for repairs, the company said in a statement late Monday.The Kulluk, a conical dril...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:55pm
  • A bill requiring the state to create a rapid response and management plan to deal with invasive aquatic species moved out of the House Fisheries Committee Tuesday and will now come before the House Resources Committee.House Bill 89, introduced by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, would authorize the Alaska...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:54pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will notify hunters who applied for big game drawing hunts, Tier I and Tier II hunts by email for the first time this year. The emails will be sent early Friday morning.By noon Friday, links to the results will be posted on the Alaska Department of Fish and Gam...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:53pm

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