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  • PALMER — The state is seeking out a new owner for the only federally approved slaughterhouse in southcentral Alaska, as funding for the facility could run out this year due to legislative budget cuts. The state Board of Agriculture and Conservation has issued a request for proposals to lease and o...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:57am
  • Governance at Soldotna’s Central Peninsula Hospital will go directly to the hospital’s operating board and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly....

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:54am
  • Facing decreased revenue from the state, the Kenai Peninsula Borough has proposed merging the Capital Projects Department with its Purchasing and Contracting Department. The Capital Projects Department handles capital improvement projects in the borough, such as roofing a school or repairing a water...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:52am
  • Don Stead will realize his dream of owning a brewery with his wife Sherry when Grace Ridge Brewing opens up for business for the first time this Friday. Local artist Jen Depesa’s artwork will be displayed in the brewery, with a second-Friday show on May 13 at 6 p.m. Over the Shorebird weekend — ...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:47am
  • Issues discussed in Homer Electric Association’s annual members meeting, held May 4 at Kenai Central High School, include what the electric cooperative is doing to reduce the electric bills of its members, a proposal to withdraw from regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska — a state ut...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:40am
  • The only company to drill an exploratory oil well in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea following a 2008 federal lease sale confirmed May 10 it has relinquished nearly all of its leases. Royal Dutch Shell PLC formally relinquished all but one of its leases in the waters off Alaska’s northwest coast, spokesman...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:39am
  • No bids for Cook Inlet oil and gas leases No bids were opened for state oil and gas leases in Cook Inlet as previously scheduled Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, the state Department of Natural Resources announced it received no bids for any acreage and cited limited ...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:18am
  • The state Division of Oil and Gas wants significantly more information from Prudhoe Bay field operator BP and its fellow working owners on how a scaled-back work plan for this year could impact prospects for a gasline down the road. Oil and Gas Director Corri Feige wrote a letter to senior BP Alaska...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:17am
  • JUNEAU — One of the two companies offering individual health insurance policies for Alaskans announced Monday that it will not be participating in that market next year. The announcement by Moda Health would leave Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield as the only company providing individual health insur...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:16am
  • It has been three weeks since legislation to scale back Alaska’s oil and gas tax credit program took a big step backwards to the House Rules Committee. In the meantime Rules chair Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, has put forth two very similar versions of House Bill 247 that would all but eliminat...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:15am

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