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  • Alaska’s halibut season wrapped up Monday with continued strong prices and 97 percent of the statewide quota of 17.51 million pounds caught by the commercial fleet. Surprisingly, more than a quarter of the 461,125 pounds left in the water was in Area 2C, Southeast Alaska, where ex-vessel prices ...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 1:46pm
  • The Insurance Services Office, or ISO, has reclassified the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area to a better ISO rating. The service area’s rating has improved from a 7/9 to a 5/5Y rating, Fire Chief Al Terry said in a press release last week. The new rating affects insurance rates...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:29pm
  • KBFPC board names Catriona Reynolds as new executive director Catriona Reynolds has been named the new executive director of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic. She previously worked as clinic manager there....

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:26pm
  • Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna is moving forward with plans to update its obstetrics wing and to install the Kenai Peninsula’s first catheterization lab. The hospital has been looking to update the obstetrics department for years and has observed a growing need for a catheterization lab ...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:19pm
  • As Homer Electric Association proceeds with its election to withdraw from the oversight of the state utilities regulator, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, the HEA subsidiary Alaska Electric and Energy Cooperative is also planning a deregulation election....

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:15pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s task force on health care reached a set of final recommendations last week. The Healthcare Task Force, which has been meeting for more than a year, unanimously approved an 11-page report to the borough administration and assembly with recommendations for how to move f...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:09pm
  • Gov. Walker stops short of selling pension bonds The Walker administration has put its plan to sell up to $3.3 billion in pension obligation bonds on hold. Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday in a statement from his office that concerns from the members of the Senate Finance Committee about the proposal l...

    Fri, 10/28/2016 - 8:25am
  • Budget cuts take bite out of herring harvest The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is buckling under deep budget cuts, and now the state’s largest herring fishery is feeling the squeeze. ADF&G has canceled vital abundance studies and surveys for several fisheries, meaning fishermen won’t ge...

    Fri, 10/28/2016 - 8:19am
  • KPBSD teachers, support staff unions vote to ratify contract The associations for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s teachers and support staff have voted to ratify a proposed tentative agreement on their contracts....

    Fri, 10/28/2016 - 8:16am
  • Juniper Lanmon-Freeman cried the first time she attended the birth of a child. A licensed midwife, Lanmon-Freeman now delivers two to three babies per month for mothers at their homes. But the job goes far beyond that — by the time she delivers the child, she’s spent weeks with the mother. “(O...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 9:49am

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