• KENAI — Setbacks for commercial marijuana establishments may become more tightly regulated in Kenai than they are at the state level. Alaska’s regulations for commercial marijuana require establishments to be be 500 feet away from schools, youth centers, churches and correctional facilities. In ...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:55am
  • In the face of impending fiscal disaster, the state of Alaska is partnering with regional economic development organizations and chambers of commerce to research the statewide business climate. Economists have been examining ways to diversify the state’s economy as the price of oil continues to dr...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:51am
  • Comments and discussion stretched late into the night at the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s first Marijuana Task Force meeting after the statewide marijuana regulations came out. The task force received comments for hours from members of the public, all urging them to stay as close to the state regulat...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 10:08am
  • 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 - 10:07am
  • 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 - 10:05am
  • 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 - 9:49am
  • 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 - 9:48am
  • 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 - 10:49am
  • 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 - 10:47am
  • 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 - 10:28am

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