Business

  • 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 - 10:53am
  • 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 - 10:49am
  • 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 - 10:47am
  • Warming oceans have brought news of many new and invasive species in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports that crawfish, also known as crayfish or crawdads, a species of freshwater crustaceans related to shrimp and lobster, have been caught twice in the la...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:43am
  • Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal to increase the state’s share in the Alaska LNG Project could put Alaska on the hook for more than $14 billion, but also generate about $400 million in additional annual revenue, according to a report from Department of Natural Resources consultants. The report releas...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:41am
  • It looks like Southcentral Alaskans will have a new way to get their sugar fix, thanks in part to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority. The state economic development corporation’s board approved participation in a $6.9 million loan Sept. 24 to finance an East Anchorage retail ce...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:38am
  • Alaska Realtors holding convention at Land’s End  Members of the Alaska Association of Realtors are in Homer this week for the group’s annual convention. The convention theme is “Charting Your Cosmic Course.” Convention events are happening at Land’s End Resort and go...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:37am
  • Gov. Bill Walker and First Lady Donna Walker are the featured speakers at the Southern Peninsula Senior Summit, to be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Homer Senior Center. The Walkers speak at 2 p.m....

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:35am
  • Area residents armed themselves with the legal information they’ll need as they age during an elder law clinic on Tuesday at the Soldotna Public Library. Greg Peters, an elder law program director for Alaska Legal Services, travels all over the state to give presentations to Alaska’s aging popul...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:34am
  • The Port MacKenzie rail line extension is nearly two-thirds complete, but there is currently no funding for future work. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Manager John Moosey said the borough has about $500,000 available for the approximately $303 million endeavor. “Segment 5 is close to being complete, b...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:33am

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