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  • The Federal Transit Administration wants $12.3 million back from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough for the borough’s failed Knik Arm ferry plan. Acting FTA Administrator Therese McMillan sent a letter to Mat-Su Borough Manager John Moosey Aug. 5 demanding repayment of the grant money. The $12.3 millio...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:44am
  • ANCHORAGE — Two minutes at a time, the Environmental Protection Agency heard directly from Alaskans how they feel about the agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine development. At an Aug. 12 public hearing in Anchorage, 133 attendees testified before EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran an...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:42am
  • ANCHORAGE — Two minutes at a time, the Environmental Protection Agency heard directly from Alaskans how they feel about the agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine development.At an Aug. 12 public hearing in Anchorage, 133 attendees testified before EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran and...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:51pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Northrim BanCorp will expand further into the residential mortgage market with its acquisition of Residential Mortgage LLC.Northrim currently owns 23.5 percent of the mortgage company, and was an original investor. Now, Northrim Bank’s subsidiary Northrim Capital Investment Co. will ...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:19pm
  • If by chance you win the Publishers Clearing House contest, just like on TV, the Prize Patrol will show up with balloons. A phone scam going around Homer tries to scam victims into thinking otherwise. Don’t fall for it, Homer Police warned in a press release on Aug. 7....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:18pm
  • Re/Max of Homer recently settled into its new renovated location on the street facing side of the Windjammer Suites building on Pioneer Avenue. Their old location, also on Pioneer Avenue, is now occupied by Malone Insurance Agency, which moved from a neighboring building in July.In an interview last...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:15pm
  • Cook Inlet and Yukon River commercial fishermen could receive direct payments as part of the 2012 fishery disaster relief aid this fall.According to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration award notice, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is set to receive $7.8 million for direct pa...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:08pm
  • A federal judge has ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment for the revised marine observer program that was implemented in 2013.No immediate changes to the program will be made, but Judge Russel Holland found that NMFS did not account for whe...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:06pm
  • There is always a sense of community down at the Homer Farmers Market. You can’t go down there without running into someone you know, chatting with a vendor or watching as the kids play together and folks sit soaking up the atmosphere. Constant sharing has always been a mark of the Market....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:03pm
  • By Molly DischnerMorris News Service - AlaskaAlaska’s commercial fishermen have hauled in more than 125 million salmon this year, but the prices for those fish are still in limbo.Fishermen have landed about 72.5 million pinks, 41.7 million sockeye, 2.1 million coho, 8.4 million chums and 413,000 k...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:56pm

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