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  • JUNEAU — Alaska’s natural gas megaproject is moving forward. With a 39-0 vote, the Alaska House approved spending $161.25 million to advance the AKLNG project, which promises to bring natural gas from the North Slope to an export terminal at Cook Inlet. Much of that figure will be used to end ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 3:03pm
  • Seven students successfully completed their Alaska Emergency Medical Technician II practical test on Oct. 24. The students were in a class jointly held by Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and taught by Kate Andrews and Terry Kadel.  After more tha...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:18am
  • ANCHORAGE — Apache Alaska has received a prestigious Pinnacle Award for the logo design of its signature fundraising event, the Apache Rainbow Challenge. Apache has raised more than $150,000 from the fly-fishing tournament on the Kenai River. The funds benefit the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race, the ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:09am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development center will conduct a record-keeping workshop Nov. 12 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. The class, which will be from 12:30-4 p.m.,  is designed for small business owners who need basic guidance on how to set up, maintain and prepare their business financia...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:07am
  • Workers on Monday raised the beams for Grace Ridge Brewery, a new brewery under construction on Ocean Drive. The building will include a brewery, tasting room and also space for United Parcel Service, said Donald Stead, Grace Ridge brewmaster and owner. Steve Schulz is the general contractor...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:04am
  • Contractors last month moved nine cabins from property at the corner of Heath Street and the extension of Waddell Way. The city purchased the property and sold the cabins to Guy Rossi, the highest bidder, who paid $93,000 for all the cabins. Selling and moving the cabins ope...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:02am
  • Steve Veldstra is and isn’t new to Wagon Wheel.  He is in the sense that he and his wife, Stacey, and their six children, bought the garden and pet supply business from Barbara Walker in May.  He isn’t in the sense that he worked for Walker at Wagon Wheel from 1984 to 1997. He is quick...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:56am
  • Bristol Bay is expecting another whopping sockeye salmon run, the third consecutive year of above-average harvests. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists predict that 46.5 million sockeye will return to area rivers, meaning a commercial harvest of around 30 million. The fore...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:52am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker’s administration is preparing to roll out the most radical change to the state’s annual budgeting process since the creation of the Alaska Permanent Fund in 1976. Lawmakers on Oct. 28 were briefed on a budget plan that redirects almost all of the state’s oil revenue...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:52am
  • Once the Alaska Marijuana Control Board’s draft regulations are approved and marijuana processing licenses can be issued, what Alaska State Troopers said Robert Carroll did when he allegedly made hash oil would be legal — but not until then....

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:44am

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