• Sustainable Wares owner Karen West holds a garden gnome that had been outside the building and missed being hit by a Volvo that bumped into the corner of the building on Dec. 7. One corner of the store was dented (see photo at right), one window was broken and other windows and sheetrock wer...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 11:07am
  • The North Pacific Fishery Management Council raised pollock quota for 2016, but only by half the requested amount, locked in by the 2 million metric ton cap for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands groundfish fishery. The 2016 pollock limit for the Eastern Bering Sea is 1.34 million metric tons, a 30...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 11:05am
  • The Sterling Highway through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge may soon be a little more wildlife-friendly. As a part of the resurfacing and road improvement project, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and engineering consulting firm DO...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 10:49am
  • After considering several possible paths for a new highway section around Cooper Landing, the Alaska Department of Transportation named its preferred path for the new road on Friday. ...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 10:48am
  • Advance tickets for the opening weekend of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” went on sale at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Homer Theatre. Tickets for a special premiere at 9 p.m. Dec. 17 sold out in two hours, said theater manager Colleen Carroll. Some people waited an hour to make sure they were in...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:49am
  • The Alaska Legislature’s Legislative Council has postponed a decision on its expensive Anchorage offices. In a presentation Friday, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak and chairman of the council, presented information declaring that staying in the Legislature’s newly remodeled Fourth Avenue Legislative...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:47am
  • The 2017 Upper Cook Inlet meeting of the Alaska Board of Fisheries will be held in Anchorage, as planned and as usual. The board made the call by a 5-2 vote at the tail end of its Bristol Bay finfish meeting, also in Anchorage. Only two board members, commercial fishermen Sue Jeffrey and Fritz Johns...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:28am
  • Alaska’s independent power producers are claiming victory over regulatory changes that they say will encourage investment in renewable energy projects. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska on Nov. 20 finalized revisions to state regulations pertaining to how electric utilities calculate their cost ...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:25am
  • On Friday, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska ruled that Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska can sell 2 billion cubic feet of gas unexpectedly discovered in its underground storage facility, and that the profit will be divided between CINGSA and the four utility companies that use it for storage....

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:16am
  • Halibut fishermen can expect fairly flat, if slightly lower quotas in most areas if commissioners settle on the “blue line” catches at next month’s International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting, set out last week at the interim meeting in Seattle. The blue line is the level of catch that re...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:11am

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