• JUNEAU — For 13 months, Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, has been working on a plan to use Permanent Fund earnings to partially balance Alaska’s state budget. On Tuesday, she finally unveiled the proposal, which could halve the state’s nearly $4 billion deficit in a single year. “With my pla...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:33am
  • Spencer named hospital’s 2016 chief of medical staff South Peninsula Hospital, Inc. Board of Directors welcomes a new board member and re-appoints three. Lane Chesley was appointed in January to serve for one year in a vacated seat, and Vickey Hodnik, DDS, Matt Ha...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:26am
  • For the second time in her career, Gina Pelaia, a real estate agent with Bay Realty, was the recipient of the Realtor of the Year award at the annual Kachemak Board of Realtors holiday party and fundraiser last December. “This means a lot to me, to be recognized by my association and my fellow Rea...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:01am
  • The 23rd Annual Kachemak Board of Realtors holiday party and auction, which was held in December at Wasabi’s, raised $7,000 for local charities and scholarships. New board members also were installed, and awards were given to three local agents.  John Calhoun received a Lifetime Achievement a...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:59am
  • A well-known Homer chef is among the Class of 2016 Alaska Journal of Commerce Top Forty Under 40.  Mandy Dixon, owner of La Baleine Café on the Homer Spit and executive chef of Within the Wild Adventure Company, was named to the prestigious list of young professionals....

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:55am
  • As other oil and gas companies seek to trim expenses with layoffs and stalling development, Hilcorp Alaska has no plans to stop acquisitions. The company will continue to buy properties in Alaska, said Chad Helgeson, the Kenai area operations manager, in an update to the public at the annual Industr...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:54am
  • Dave Anderson, the general manager of KBBI AM890, has announced that he will retire on April 8. To find his successor, the station’s board of directors has formed a search committee comprising members of the community, staff, and board.  Anderson’s service to KBBI will be celebrated at a sp...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:59am
  • The U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission has reached a settlement for a $5 million payment with Miller Energy Resources after the company inflated the value of its assets. The settlement, reached Jan. 12, will conclude the SEC’s investigation into the oil and gas company, the parent company of...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:53am
  • JUNEAU — The head of the Alaska Marine Highway System gave the clearest statement yet that the ferry system will soon sell two of its 11 ships. Speaking to the Alaska House Transportation Committee, Captain Michael Neussl, head of Marine Highway, said it makes little sense for the ferry system to ...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:52am
  • JUNEAU — The chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee said Tuesday that he wants to vet several ideas surrounding the use of Alaska Permanent Fund earnings. Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, said that could include a constitutional amendment to allow voters to weigh in on the matter. So far, suc...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:50am

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