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  • FAIRBANKS — Alaska has been on the cutting edge of unmanned aircraft research for years thanks to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The question now is, as the technology becomes commercially available, can the state monetize its position? Mike Sfraga, UAF vice chancellor for university advancem...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:57am
  • The wind last Saturday took all the warmth the sun was providing right out of the air. You could tell what it was like standing in the shade of a booth at the Homer Farmers Market just by looking at Marsha Rouggly at her Sweet Berries Jam booth dressed in a scarf and full length down coat. The cold ...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:56am
  • Hilcorp Alaska’s plans to drill two additional oil and natural gas exploration wells southeast of Ninilchik are moving forward into the permitting phase. If approved, the company plans to begin clearing vegetation in late September, construct a gravel pad and begin drilling two wells to be complet...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:55am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a petition Sept. 1 to establish a gas line in the Diamond View Estates community off Diamond Ridge Road in Homer....

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:25am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center has three workshops planned for September. All of them will be at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Sept. 14 — Start A Business: This workshop is designed for people thinking about starting their own business. It covers ...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:24am
  • All government and school facilities in the Kenai Peninsula Borough will soon have access to an online system for chemical safety information. After an August 2014 Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection showed deficiencies in the Bear Creek volunteer fire station, the borough faced...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:24am
  • A new full-service community medical center is slated to open in Kenai. A federal grant to the Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska, a Soldotna-based nonprofit that already operates two facilities that provide dental, behavioral health, psychiatric and medical services, will fund the center...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:23am
  • The State of Alaska has promised to wire Cook Inlet Energy LLC — a subsidiary of Miller Energy Resources — a $6.4 million partial tax credit payment as the company works its way through an involuntary bankruptcy case....

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:22am
  • The Alaska Marine Safety Education Associ-ation, or AMSEA, will offer a 12-hour fishing vessel drill conductor workshop in Homer from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the the Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway. ...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:21am
  • The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s big boat nightmare might finally be over. Borough Manager John Moosey got approval from the Mat-Su Assembly last week to sell the M/V Susitna ferry for $1.75 million to the Philippine Red Cross. “I’m elated that this ship will be put to the noble work of saving ...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:20am

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