• Brian Nerland will retire from KeyBank at year-end and Commercial Banking Executive Lori McCaffrey will succeed him as Alaska market president. With his retirement, Nerland will complete a 30-year career at KeyBank in Alaska and will transfer leadership to McCaffrey, whom he hired 20 years ago to wo...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:35am
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists are predicting a fairly robust commercial harvest of around 4.1 million sockeye salmon in Upper Cook Inlet next season, 1.1 million over the most recent 20-year average. It is nearly 60 percent lower than the historical high harvest of 9.5 million sockey...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:34am
  • The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will hold its final meeting of 2015 from Dec. 7-15 at the Hilton in Anchorage. The council just released its final agenda for that meeting as well as a public comment deadline of Dec. 1. Apart from routine final action on harvest guidelines, the council w...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:32am
  • The fight over the proposed Pebble mine at times makes politics look tame. That impassioned battle resumed on Capitol Hill Nov. 5 when the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology heard from those on the front lines of both sides. The committee also received testimony from former Maine senat...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:32am
  • Editor's Note: This brief has been changed to reflect the correct day of the Business After Hours event. NAPA to host Nov. 19 Business After Hours event Kachemak Auto Parts/NAPA will host the next Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After H...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:56am
  • Morris News Service — Alaska Alaska Airlines significantly increased its capacity and improved its on-time performance in October, according to a monthly operational report released Nov. 3. The mainline carrier reported a 12.3 percent increase in passenger traffic on a 13.2 percen...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:55am
  • Snow has fallen across much of Alaska, and winter tires could be more important than ever this season. Cuts to the state operating budget have forced the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to eliminate 35 surface transportation maintenance positions and abolish overtime for wi...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:54am
  • Alaska once again led the nation’s seafood output in 2014, according to a recently released report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. According to the administration, or NOAA, Alaska led all states in sheer volume of U.S. seafood landings with 5.7 billion pounds valued at $1...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:52am
  • Seafood producers were hoping U.S. consumers would have cheaper salmon this year, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.  The $8.99 per pound of Alaska sockeye the U.S. consumer pays at a minimum in Anchorage isn’t making its way back down the chain to the fishermen, whose overall pay has be...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:49am
  • A group of Bristol Bay fishermen have started a petition to have a mediator from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development intervene between Bristol Bay fishermen and the processors to negotiate a fair price prior to next season after being paid a base price of 50 cen...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:48am

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