• Gov. Bill Walker’s office has released the report from his fisheries transition team which sets out priorities, recommendations and possible barriers to success for Alaska fisheries. The document is concise and well organized, with careful thought to possible actions to achieve success, barriers t...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:04pm
  • With 60 percent of the nation’s seafood harvested and processed right here in Alaska and with more than 47,000 miles of coastline, it makes sense that the marine sector would offer thousands of jobs.  Make that 70,000, according to the state’s “Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan....

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:51pm
  • Homer Electric Association is accepting nominations from members interested in running for a seat on the cooperative’s board of directors. The board is made up of nine directors, three from each of the three districts that make up the service area....

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:51pm
  • The search for the next Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent has begun. The application period opened Friday and will close Feb. 16. The school district will be making the first announcement today, said school district spokeswoman Pegge Erkeneff. “The Board of Education is respon...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:51pm
  • An Alaska seafood processor has sold a 12 percent stake to the parent company of StarKist Co., giving the South Korean tuna producer access to the salmon market. The sale to Dongwon Industries by Sitka-based Silver Bay Seafoods has been public since November, but the Alaska processor outlined detail...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:49pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital will offer “Living Well Alaska,” a series of six, two-hour classes to help people with long-term health conditions learn ways to feel better and be less limited by their illness. ...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:49pm
  • The state’s political and resource communities are still buzzing about Gov. Bill Walker’s sudden firing Jan. 6 of three Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board members and his order that new board members not sign confidentiality pledges. Besides the political theater, the concern is whether this...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:48pm
  • Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday appointed Sam Cotten to serve as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Cotten, who is currently serving as the interim director of the department, was the only name forwarded to the governor for selection after a joint Board of Fisheries and Board...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:47pm
  • The annual Kachemak Board of Realtors Christmas party wrapped up the old year with some giving — and receiving. New board members were chosen, $6,000 was raised for scholarships and local nonprofits and Denise Pitzman was honored with the 2014 Realtor of the Year award....

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:27pm
  • People across the state, including House Speaker Mike Chenault, are questioning the Board of Fisheries’ unanimous vote to not even interview one of the apparently qualified candidates, Roland Maw, for Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner, and the lack of public process in reaching that ...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:24pm

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