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  • A small and unassuming unmanned aircraft made a short flight Monday in Fairbanks that signified a big step in aviation, Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta said.The quad-rotor Aeryon Scout’s flight of less than five minutes at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Large Animal Resear...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:23pm
  • The first liquefied natural gas tanker arrived Friday morning at the ConocoPhillips LNG plant at Nikiski, following the company’s reactivation of the plant this spring.The plant has been in a suspended status since late 2012.The Excel is owned and operated by the Belgium-based Exmar shipping group...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:22pm
  • The first cruise ship of the season, the M/V Silver Shadow, arrives about 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Deep Water Dock. The 382-passenger ship visits Homer after crossing the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo. It is the first cruise ship to visit Homer since improvements were done at the Deep Water Dock, includin...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:20pm
  • Registration for Alaska Business Week, which will run July 27-Aug. 2, is open. The application deadline is May 30.Alaska Business Week, or ABW,  is a one-week summer program teaching the basic principles of private sector business to Alaska high school students. Participants live on the Univers...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:11pm
  • JUNEAU — A watchdog plans to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of a report on the potential effects of large-scale mining on a world-premier salmon fishery in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.Congressional requests and hotline complaints prompted the audit, Ashley Sellers-H...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:07pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Two fatal crashes of Alaska commuter aircraft and five other accidents or incidents have led the National Transportation Safety Board to recommend a comprehensive safety audit of the company that provides most commuter air service within the state.The NTSB announced May 1 an “urgent ...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:04pm
  • “It’s humming!” Rick Roeske, shouted over the deep vibrations emitting from the maze of whirring turbines and endless pipes crisscrossing within the new Nikiski Combined Cycle facility, where the majority of the Kenai Peninsula’s power is now produced.The facility is considered the cornersto...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:53pm
  • The sunken ferry dock in Skagway has its head back above water. Western Marine Construction Inc., a Juneau-based company, was contracted over the weekend to work on the dock’s infrastructure. The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced the dock’s raising by Facebook on...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:17pm
  • Following the loss of both employees at the Homer Division of Motor Vehicles office, the office at 3798 Lake St. is now on an abbreviated schedule.  The office is open today from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with a closure from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for road tests, and will be open on a schedule to be anno...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:17pm
  • ANCHORAGE — The embodiment of an Alaska cliche is for sale. The massive urethane igloo that’s a must-stop for summer tourists heading up the Parks Highway en route to Denali National Park and Preserve can be had for $300,000....

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:15pm

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