• The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance filed its final brief with the Alaska Supreme Court on March 5 to allow a ballot initiative that would ban commercial setnet harvest in five non-rural areas around Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula, Valdez and Juneau. If allowed, the initiative could be on the...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:20pm
  • Kenai Peninsula growers now have the option to grow year round. Arctic domes, reminiscent of their close geodesic dome cousins, “mirror the shape of the earth,” utilizing 30 percent more radiant heat than a rectangular structure is able to, said Kenai resident Lark Ticen. Ticen’s 20-foot wide ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:15pm
  • Changes are coming to the regulations that guide Alaska’s electric utilities. Where those changes come from and how broad they are will be decided in the next six months, but nothing appears to be off limits. In the Legislature, House Bill 78 is being scrutinized by the House Energy Committee. In ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:12pm
  • The first round of contract discussions for the recently appointed superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District focused on salary and benefits. Sean Dusek sat down with the school board members in a work session Tuesday to discuss the pending contract. Dusek, the interim superintend...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:09pm
  • Thanks to hatcheries coming back online, lower Cook Inlet is expecting a bumper crop of pink salmon this season. Fishermen can expect a total run of 2.16 million pinks and a harvest of 1.72 million fish, compared to the latest five-year average harvest of 650,000 fish....

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:08pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker said he will introduce legislation to overhaul and expand the Medicaid system in Alaska. Walker, who campaigned on expanding Medicaid coverage, discussed his plans during a news conference Tuesday, surrounded by supporters. He and others wore blue buttons reading: “It...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:00pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment’s Homer office will host a Commercial Fishing Vessel Industry Day March 20. The event will be from 12:30-4 p.m. at Pioneer Hall of Kachemak Bay Campus, 533 E. Pioneer Ave....

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:10am
  • Bald Mountain Air Service will host the next Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s Business After Hours event. The event will be from 5-6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Bald Mountain Air Service, 3758 FAA Road.  For more information, contact the chamber at 235-7740.  ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:09am
  • Soldotna resident Elaina Spraker has been hired as the regional director for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s new Kenai office. The office, located at 805 Frontage Road, Suite 101 in Kenai, sits down the hall from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office which makes it a “one stop shop,” for residents who ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:08am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administration is suggesting staffing cuts, shifting to online curriculum and reducing the utility budget as a way to minimize expenses in 2016. The proposed savings are just more than $1.6 million, said Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones. He presented th...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 9:54am

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