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  • The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has given approval for a $30-million financing package that will allow BlueCrest Energy to begin drilling and development at its Cosmopolitan offshore oil project in Cook Inlet. BlueCrest will have construction of onshore facilities under way in...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:28am
  • Congressman Don Young, never a friend to environmentalists but never before a foe of fishermen, is coming under fire for his proposed changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the primary tool used to manage federal fisheries....

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:22am
  • Homer Electric Association customers should see rates stabilize in the near future, general manager Bradley Janorschke said at HEA’s annual meeting last Thursday in Homer High School’s Mariner Theatre. “The good news is I honestly think things are stabilized,” he said at a presentation at th...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:20am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education unanimously approved Sean Dusek’s three-year superintendent of schools contract Monday evening. The contract includes a $140,000 starting salary for the first year, which includes 260 work days, and will increase in steps....

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:32pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will host the annual “Get to Know Homer” summer tourist season kick-off training on Wednesday, May 20, at the chamber.  This free program is geared to frontline staff to get acquainted with Homer and the surrounding area, but everyone interes...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:32pm
  • Gov. Bill Walker has yet another appointment to make to a shorthanded Board of Fisheries, and this time the Legislature won’t be in the equation. After the second of his two board nominations failed to replace resigned chairman Karl Johnstone, Walker will have to appoint a new name from a long lis...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:31pm
  • JUNEAU — A proposed voter initiative to ban setnets in urban parts of Alaska is making its way toward the ballot, while a lawsuit over its legality continues. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance has been collecting signatures throughout the state to put the proposed ban on the August 2016 b...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:30pm
  • SOLDOTNA — Kenai National Wildlife Refuge staff said that their new visitor center, which began construction in 2013 and opened to the public for the first time on Friday, is not only larger than their previous center but more interactive. Matt Connor, the refuge’s chief of visitor services, sai...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:28pm
  • There is a new feature on the Kenai Peninsula Borough website, providing updates and information about the Alaska LNG project. The first posting, May 1, provides an overview of the project status and a summary of summer 2015 field work. ...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:24pm
  • HEA will host its annual meeting at Homer High School today. Registration for the meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. in the high school commons area. The business meeting will start in the Mariner Theatre at 6 p.m. HEA members are reminded to bring a form of identification for re...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:24pm

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