• 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
  • Marine Trades Roundhaul  set for Friday at Otto’s Otto’s Machine Works on Ocean Drive opens its doors to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday for the Homer Marine Trades Association Roundhaul, “a networking, shoot-the-breeze, catch up with old friends kind ...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:54am
  • Despite ever-growing concern about the future of Alaska’s economy, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 6.4 percent in October. Nationwide, the unemployment rate continued to fall — down to 5 percent compared with 5.7 percent a year ago, according to a state Labor D...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:53am
  • JUNEAU — The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska’s recreational marijuana industry backtracked Tuesday and adopted stricter residency requirements for applicants for pot business licenses. The Marijuana Control Board scuttled a rule adopted last month that would use the residency requirem...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:52am
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    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:50am
  • Whether people get their news and advertising in print or online, a tsunami of ads from media up the road might have tempted holiday shoppers to drive north to Soldotna and Anchorage or browse online. To keep gift buyers on the lower Kenai Peninsula for the big shopping weekend after Thanksgiving, l...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:31am
  • If Alaska fishermen want coffee at the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting, the Alaska Board of Fisheries might have to change the location to the Kenai Peninsula. In a Nov. 16 letter to the Board of Fisheries, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and Soldotna Mayor P...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:33am

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