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  • NOME (AP) — Western Alaska fishermen hoping for improved king salmon runs in 2014 will be disappointed again, according to biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The department is forecasting another dismal year for kings and has scheduled meetings in Unalakleet, Shaktoolik, and K...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:20pm
  • A record number of drill rigs were at work on the North Slope this winter. According to weekly working rig data compiled by Baker Hughes Inc., drilling reached a peak of 17 rigs during the week of Feb. 28, traditionally the busiest time for the North Slope. Baker Hughes, which has compiled national ...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:20pm
  • Several northern communities should see more vessel traffic and infrastructure work this summer as construction of a new submarine fiber optic network continues. Arctic Fibre is a Canadian entity building a new telecommunications network from Japan to Britain, with Anchorage company Quintillion part...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:18pm
  • A company that hopes to build underwater river turbines as a clean power alternative to diesel in Alaska villages has unveiled a prototype due to be tested in July. Ocean Renewable Power Co., based in Portland, Maine, showed off its RivGen Power System last week in Anchorage. The device built with b...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:16pm
  • In April, dozens of local citizens, businesses, non-profits and government agencies came together to participate in the Ninth Annual Electronics Recycling Event, a program of Cook Inletkeeper.  Electronic waste is the fastest growing segment of our nation’s waste stream. Electronics may be sa...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:15pm
  • Greetings from the Homer Chamber of Commerce. In May, we kicked off the 28th annual Jackpot Halibut Derby and want to remind you that when visiting friends and relatives ask if it’s “worth it” to spend $10 on a derby ticket, make sure you give a resounding “YES”!...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:14pm
  • The night before the last Market the wind howled and even snow fell, an abrupt reminder that this May was unseasonably warm and not to be taken for granted.  And though the day was brisk and windy down at the Homer Farmers Market, vendor booths were still stocked with lush greens, garlic and on...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:33pm
  • Buccaneer Energy, an independent Cook Inlet explorer with high hopes but skimpy resources, saw those hopes come crashing down May 31. The company filed for bankruptcy protection that day in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in south Texas. The company has been fighting a rear-guard action on finances almost s...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:28pm
  • ANCHORAGE — A federal judge heard oral argument earlier this week in the lawsuit regarding whether Cook Inlet should be in a federal salmon management plan. Alaska has managed its own salmon since statehood, and neither party is questioning that. But the United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Coo...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:00am
  • Taking a day off for the Memorial Day holiday, the Homer City Council held its regular meeting on Tuesday night, with a light agenda that was relatively noncontroversial and a meeting that was less than 90 minutes long.  Public testimony came from an Old Town resident thanking the city for expl...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:58am

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