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  • By William S. Morris III Chairman and CEO/Morris Communications Co. For many years we have watched the ebb and flow of salmon in Alaska’s waters; in particular, the great king salmon and the world’s greatest salmon fishery, the Kenai River. Salmon of all types play a ma...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:19pm
  • United Cook Inlet Drift Association is holding a series of meetings to prepare its members and other upper Cook Inlet salmon fishermen for the upcoming Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings. The goal is to encourage them to sign up to give informed testimony at those meetings, which ta...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:05pm
  • Signs have been taken down, furniture moved out and the doors shut on Alaska Ferry Adventures and Tours. As of Oct. 31, the 27-year-old business has closed for good.  General manager Pat Merrill, 60, said she’s retired, but of the other seven employees, “They all went to the unemployment li...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 2:04pm
  • Tickets are currently on sale for the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Car and ATV raffle. Only 500 car raffle tickets will be sold. The drawing will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. Car raffle tickets are $100 each; ATV raffle tickets are $35 each. A combo ticket is $130. The...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:15pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has signed onto legislation aimed at avoiding a repeat of the recent federal government shutdown. Under the measure, if Congress failed to pass a funding bill for a new fiscal year, existing funding levels would be extended for 120 days. After that, funding w...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:14pm
  • Alaska Pacific Bank is merging with Northrim Bank in a $14.31 million stock and cash transaction, pending shareholder and regulatory approval. If approved, Northrim BanCorp would acquire Alaska Pacific Bancshares, the Southeast Alaska bank’s parent company, as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Both compa...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:14pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is requesting applications from interested persons to serve on the Budget Development Committee.  This committee reviews the current practices and procedures used to develop the expenditure budget and will also review how federal, state and local reve...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:14pm
  • Soldotna has operated with one water tank, instead of the desired two, for months following the demolition of a tank last December. At an Oct. 23 meeting, Soldotna City Council accepted a $2.5 million state of Alaska grant to build a new, larger tank. City Engineer Kyle Kornelis said now that the ci...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:12pm
  • After a brief presentation by Buccaneer Alaska Operations LLC representatives, Kenai Planning and Zoning Commission members unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the company’s Marathon Road facility to operate a facility for the storage and disposal of drilling waste....

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:12pm
  • Following an earlier announcement that Agrium filed for an air quality operations permit from the state, the company said more permits would be required before reopening. The company’s plans to investigate a reopening of its Nikiski fertilizer plant have not changed, said Agrium spokesperson Adam ...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:11pm

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