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  • The Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. CEO says the company is continuing its efforts to develop the giant Pebble minerals project southwest of Anchorage, and is encouraged about prospects for bringing in a new partner to replace Anglo American, which withdrew from the project in September. The company ...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:27pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the fifth in the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”   For a young state, Alaska has a long history with fisheries management. Alaska’s desire to manage fisheries, and salmon in particula...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:23pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is expecting another solid sockeye salmon run in Upper Cook Inlet for 2014, but a weak return to the Susitna River may make management problematic. ADF&G is predicting a total return of 6.1 million sockeye, 3.8 million of those to the Kenai River, with a ha...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:10pm
  • JUNEAU — The state has finalized rules to help determine what oil qualifies for special tax breaks under Alaska’s new oil tax law. The law championed by Gov. Sean Parnell and passed by the Legislature earlier this year is aimed at spurring more production. Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues t...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:08pm
  • When it comes to outstanding water systems, Nikolaevsk has it. Actually, it has the best in the state for a community with a population of less than 1,000, according to the Alaska Rural Water Association. The announcement was recently made during the association’s 15th annual training conference i...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:04pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the fourth in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving Kenai king salmon.”   The Yukon River draws into its mouth the largest migration of chinook, chum, and coho salmon stocks in the world. For the chinook, or ki...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:57pm
  • The Alaska Salmon Alliance, a group that was formed by Cook Inlet processors to promote science-based fishery management in Cook Inlet, came to Homer for a workshop Friday to brainstorm ideas to improve the Cook Inlet fishery, the fourth in a series between Palmer and Homer....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:28pm
  • After months of planning and construction, Mike Warburton, owner of Ocean Shores Motel, is inviting the public to see what’s happening at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Crittendon Drive. “We’re going to have an open house for the restaurant space I’m building to show everybody and, h...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:23pm
  • The drawing for the Homer Chamber of Commerce 2013 Car and ATV Raffle has been changed to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn....

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:32pm
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development has awarded a $4,179,525 grant for construction of a water storage tank and water treatment plant in Seldovia. It was one of 11 grants announced Nov. 13 by Jim Nordlund, the department’s Alaska director, to help rural villages across the state f...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:32pm

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