• City-owned Anchorage Municipal Light and Power and Chugach Electric Association agreed to purchase ConocoPhillips one-third interest in the Beluga River Unit gas field for a total of $152 million. Under the agreement ML&P will own 70 percent of the unit share and Chugach will take the remaining ...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:34am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — State Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Myers has announced his retirement. He cited personal reasons for his decision in an email to department staff Tuesday. His retirement will be effective March 1. He says Deputy Commissioner Marty Rutherford will serve as acting commissioner. ...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:33am
  • It took the community of Homer to shape Clinton Edminster into the entrepreneur and nonprofit director he is now at age 25.  In January, Edminster received the Generation NEXT Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business award, an accolade which he credits to his Homer upbringing....

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:31am
  • Duff Mitchell is doing his damndest to get Alaska’s capital off of fuel oil. The director of Juneau Hydropower Inc. announced plans for a seawater-sourced district heat system for Downtown Juneau Feb. 9 at the Juneau Economic Development Council’s annual Innovation Summit. The science behind the...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:28am
  • The number of guides and guiding businesses in Alaska is staying stable but the percentage of nonresidents is still climbing. Since the state saw a drop in guide participation in 2009, the numbers have stabilized, according to the 2014 license and logbook data published by the Alaska Department of F...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:26am
  • Women in Alaska earned about 79.1 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earned in 2014, according to an analysis from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The analysis, which compared the median weekly earnings for women in various careers across the state, found that women earned a median of $7...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:21am
  • Alaska’s contractors will begin to feel the effects of the new oil reality in 2016 as statewide capital spending declines about 18 percent from last year, according to a construction industry forecast. The University of Alaska Anchorage Institute for Social and Economic Research projects just more...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:18am
  • Although the outright price for homes is cheaper in Fairbanks, buying a home may be more affordable overall in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The average price of a home on the peninsula in the first half of 2015 was $265,912, as compared to Fairbanks’ $239,413, according to a December 2015 analysis...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:55am
  • The job is getting serious for the borough’s Healthcare Task Force as members are still trying to determine a purpose and direction. The task force and members of the public got a first glimpse at the contracted health care consultants’ opinions at the task force’s Feb. 3 meeting. Altogether, ...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:54am
  • Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, or KBFPC, has been awarded the Alaska Community Service Award for Health by the Alaska Public Health Association.  The annual award recognizes an organization, business or group making a significant contribution to improving the health of Alaskans. Clinic Ma...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:45am

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