• The numbers are in and Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishermen have been griping about their season for a reason. The total harvest of 3.1 million salmon was 15 percent less than the most recent 10-year average, and the ex-vessel value of around $24 million was 20 percent below the previo...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 9:36am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Business and industry groups have appealed a state agency decision to grant a water reservation to conservationists who want to protect fish from the potential development of a coal mine in southcentral Alaska. Earlier this month, the Department of Natural Resources’ Water Resource...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 9:35am
  • JUNEAU — The deadliest catch is getting a lot less deadly. Earlier this month, the U.S. Coast Guard reported to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council that for the first time in known history, no one died on the job while commercial fishing in Alaska during the last federal fiscal year, whic...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:50am
  • On Oct. 15, in the last of several membership meetings around the Kenai Peninsula, representatives from Homer Electric Association went over the current state of its rates and policies as well as upcoming developments....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:49am
  • The whole lot smelled of diesel, mud, rubber and rain. Brandon Leary, a crane operator for Crowley Maritime, delicately extended the hydraulic lift on the dull yellow crane, lowering the round weight onto a wood platform. Bill Elmore swung his right arm horizontally, raindrops pinging from his hardh...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:49am
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has committed to hearing investment pitches from companies and projects working on ways to address climate change.  Valerie Mertz, the corporation’s acting CEO, says the corporation committed to hearing investment opportunities of up to $200 million ...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:47am
  • Although the ordinance allowing a sales tax to be collected in Soldotna on non-prepared food items was repealed in the Oct. 6 regular election, customers at Fred Meyer were still paying sales taxes Tuesday, a week after the proposition took effect....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:46am
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has selected Scott Kelley as the new director for the Division of Commercial Fisheries. The position has been vacant since former director Jeff Regnart stepped down at the beginning of October. ...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:45am
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature is set to convene for its third special session this year, this time to consider a buyout of one of the state’s partners on a proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:44am
  • The Juneau-based Halibut Coalition is putting out a last-minute call for people to send comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission regarding the appointment of two commissioners....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:44am

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