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  • Snow has fallen across much of Alaska, and winter tires could be more important than ever this season. Cuts to the state operating budget have forced the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to eliminate 35 surface transportation maintenance positions and abolish overtime for wi...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:54am
  • Alaska once again led the nation’s seafood output in 2014, according to a recently released report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. According to the administration, or NOAA, Alaska led all states in sheer volume of U.S. seafood landings with 5.7 billion pounds valued at $1...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:52am
  • Seafood producers were hoping U.S. consumers would have cheaper salmon this year, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.  The $8.99 per pound of Alaska sockeye the U.S. consumer pays at a minimum in Anchorage isn’t making its way back down the chain to the fishermen, whose overall pay has be...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:49am
  • A group of Bristol Bay fishermen have started a petition to have a mediator from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development intervene between Bristol Bay fishermen and the processors to negotiate a fair price prior to next season after being paid a base price of 50 cen...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:48am
  • ANCHORAGE — Apache Alaska has received a prestigious Pinnacle Award for the logo design of its signature fundraising event, the Apache Rainbow Challenge. Apache has raised more than $150,000 from the fly-fishing tournament on the Kenai River. The funds benefit the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race, the ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:09am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development center will conduct a record-keeping workshop Nov. 12 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. The class, which will be from 12:30-4 p.m.,  is designed for small business owners who need basic guidance on how to set up, maintain and prepare their business financia...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:07am
  • Workers on Monday raised the beams for Grace Ridge Brewery, a new brewery under construction on Ocean Drive. The building will include a brewery, tasting room and also space for United Parcel Service, said Donald Stead, Grace Ridge brewmaster and owner. Steve Schulz is the general contractor...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:04am
  • Contractors last month moved nine cabins from property at the corner of Heath Street and the extension of Waddell Way. The city purchased the property and sold the cabins to Guy Rossi, the highest bidder, who paid $93,000 for all the cabins. Selling and moving the cabins ope...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:02am
  • Steve Veldstra is and isn’t new to Wagon Wheel.  He is in the sense that he and his wife, Stacey, and their six children, bought the garden and pet supply business from Barbara Walker in May.  He isn’t in the sense that he worked for Walker at Wagon Wheel from 1984 to 1997. He is quick...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:56am
  • Bristol Bay is expecting another whopping sockeye salmon run, the third consecutive year of above-average harvests. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists predict that 46.5 million sockeye will return to area rivers, meaning a commercial harvest of around 30 million. The fore...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:52am

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