• Commercial fishermen operating more than three miles from shore have until today to get a mandatory dockside safety exam from the United States Coast Guard. Boats that are out of the water or tied up for the winter will need one before resuming operation next season. The dockside exams have been vol...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:42am
  • The University of Alaska Fairbanks will begin a study designed to encourage high school-age girls to consider geophysics and technology science careers through summer academies. The National Science Foundation is funding the three-year, $1.1 million project, called BRIGHT Girls — short for Budding...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:40am
  • The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is asking for proposals on how to spend $2.2 million in federal disaster funds geared toward salmon research in Cook Inlet and the Yukon-Kuskokwim region. The funding opportunities will be welcome in wake of state budget cuts that claimed the Chinook Sa...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:39am
  • ANCHORAGE — Two drill vessels employed by Royal Dutch Shell PLC off Alaska’s northwest coast have safely departed Arctic waters for the Pacific Northwest. The 572-foot Noble Discoverer, owned by Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, reached Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands on Sunday afternoon. After a Co...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 9:38am
  • The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System, or AMHS, schedule for the summer 2016 season, which runs May through September, is now available for public review and comment. The proposed schedule can be accessed through a link on the homepage at or directly through the following address...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:00pm
  • Parks and recreation professionals from across the state are in Homer this week for the 40th annual conference of the Alaska Recreation and Park Association, or ARPA. The theme of the conference is “Be the Difference.” The conference kicked off Wednesday evening with the ARPA board meeting and a...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:59am
  • Icicle Seafoods and Peter Pan Seafoods have each offloaded millions of dollars worth of stockpiled canned salmon, courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture. The department paid less than the 10-year average wholesale value for the product. At the urging of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Secretar...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:56am
  • If three Sparck sisters from Bethel fulfill their ambition to grow their small ArXotica Inc. into a large skin and health care products enterprise, a lot of credit should go to the Alaska Federation of Natives “Marketplace” business competition. That’s something the sisters — Michelle, Amy a...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:53am
  • United Fishermen of Alaska, the largest commercial fishing industry representative group in the state, is calling for a new executive director.  A Sept. 1 press release clarifies the position is open until being filled with a new applicant. Causes for the new leadership change are unknown. ...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:49am
  • KENAI — After more than a month of negotiations, Miller Energy Resources Inc. filed Oct. 1 for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization. The parent company of Alaska-based Cook Inlet Energy blamed the substantial decline in oil prices, a drilling plan that resulted in lower-than-expecte...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:47am

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