• Despite pessimistic oil and gas outlooks, two companies are conducting seismic data-gathering activities on the Kenai Peninsula this spring and another is planning more exploration work....

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:20am
  • Gov. Bill Walker issued an administrative order on Feb. 29 establishing a mariculture task force for shellfish and sea plants. Walker’s order responds to both economic and ecological concerns. The release touts the potential economic benefits to coastal communities and the Alaska fishing industry....

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:26pm
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill on March 3 that would require all genetically engineered salmon to carry the words “genetically engineered” or “GE.” The bill’s language resulted from discussions between Murkowski and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, strengthening earlier FDA la...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:25pm
  • Bagel Shop co-owner  Mikela Aramburu stands at the counter of the new espresso area in the addition to the bagel bakery and cafe on East End Road. The Bagel Shop reopened on March 1 after remodeling. The addition doubles the size of the cafe and adds more seating. The espresso counter will open...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:24pm
  • The next court battle over the value of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System won’t be for at least another five years. Two settlements over the taxable value of TAPS between the State of Alaska, its owners and municipalities along the pipeline corridor were announced March 1. The agreements fix the va...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:23pm
  • The new design center at Spenard Builders Supply on Lake Street is a result of practical thinking and artistry, brought together by design center project manager Geoff Murphy.  After deciding it was time to update the displays in the design center, Murphy came up with a plan to make the space e...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:22pm
  • Apache Corporation, which has been exploring oil and gas resources in the Cook Inlet area, announced recently that it will exit the state. The Houston, Texas-based corporation has been exploring north of Nikiski since approximately 2010. Apache’s Alaska general manager, John Hendrix, informed the ...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:18pm
  • City’s deputy clerk named communications director for statewide association Melissa Jacobsen, deputy clerk for the City of Homer, was unanimously elected to the office of communications director on the Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks Executive Board at the group’s annual ...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:18am
  • Commercial salmon fishermen in Lower Cook Inlet can expect about a quarter of 2015’s harvest in 2016, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s projection. The Lower Cook Inlet Salmon Fishery Outlook, published Friday, includes both wild runs and returns from the Cook Inlet Aquacultu...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:17am
  • The plans before the Legislature to use the Permanent Fund’s investment returns to pay for government have much in common, while their differences exemplify the priorities of their sponsors. The plan that is ultimately chosen will go a long way toward shaping the relationship Alaskans have with th...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:15am

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