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  • By the time the Alaska Board of Fisheries holds its next meeting on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries, it will have been nearly 20 years since its members have chosen to do so on the Kenai Peninsula. During the last day of the board’s work session in Juneau, members set the schedule for its next cycle of...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:51am
  • Health care spending leveled off for the state of Alaska in the last fiscal year, bucking a trend of dramatic cost increases over the previous decade. “We’re expecting the (health care) cost trend for fiscal year 2014 will be pretty flat and we’re hoping that will continue into 2015 with even ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:47am
  • Having begun serving the Homer area in 1976, Peninsula Funeral Chapels opened Homer Funeral Home on Diamond Ridge Road in 1986.  “Just because someone lives in Homer doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get the same services we provide in Kenai,” said owner Tim Wisniewski of making available to ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:35am
  • Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, an organization that represents about 70 percent of the fleet, has launched a program to help the next generation of crabbers get into fishery. The program takes a minimum of 10 percent of any block of crab IFQs for sale and offers it to active captains a...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:31am
  • More than 1,000 Alaska fishermen will share in $7.5 million worth of payments to mitigate the 2012 fisheries disaster in Cook Inlet and on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Executive Director Randy Fisher said the checks were mailed Oct. 17....

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:30am
  • KODIAK — Candidates to represent Alaska in the U.S. House and Senate weighed in on a variety of fisheries issues at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate in Kodiak. Incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Begich and Republican challenger Dan Sullivan answered questions from a media panel, the audience and each other d...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:23am
  • The three candidates running for lieutenant governor of Alaska outlined their platforms Tuesday during a public forum at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. Andrew Lee, running on the Libertarian ticket, commented that he has not often been asked to join public forums for the lieutenant governor ...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:23am
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer No, Chyrell Richardson had never owned a business. No, she didn’t know a whole lot about hardware.  However, when she saw the need in her community, Richardson jumped in to fill it with one of Anchor Point’s newest businesses, Nut...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:13am
  • While most drift fishermen are grumbling about the lack of quality fishing time in the Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery, the contentious new management plan hammered out last winter by the Board of Fisheries did seem to accomplish what the crafters of the plan, sport fishing interest...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:01am
  • As America’s Baby Boomer work force ages and approaches retirement age, businesses face a challenge: How do you keep the most experienced workers in the labor force?  At last Friday’s Southern Peninsula Summit at the Homer Senior Center, speaker Sandra Heffern, owner of Effective Health Des...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:50am

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