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  • 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 - 1:12pm
  • 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 - 1:12pm
  • 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 - 1:11pm
  • A state Superior Court judge ruled Oct. 14 that the Department of Natural Resources cannot ignore water reservation applications filed by the Chuitna Citizens Coalition. The coalition applied for three instream flow reservations on the Western Cook Inlet Chuitna River for fish and wildlife protectio...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 1:09pm
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Co. has sold its Alaska North Slope interests to Caelus Energy LLC for $550 million in cash, the company announced Oct. 25. The transaction between the Texas-based independents was effective Oct. 1 and will be completed by the end of the year, according to a Pioneer release...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:59pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly last week stalled plans to combine 911 dispatch services by moving current state employees to the borough payroll. Citing a change in leadership earlier this month at the Alaska Department of Public Safety, Kenai Peninsula Mayor Mike Navarre asked the assembly to...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:55pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries met last week to hash out proposals for the Pacific cod fisheries, but declined to make any of the substantial changes to state-water cod allocations that some fishermen were seeking. There were a suite of proposals that would have shifted allocations t...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:54pm
  • At the 34th annual conference of the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Homer Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins was recognized as the association’s Harbormaster of the Year. “I could tell something was in the wind when I got to the conference,” said Hawkins of secretive conv...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:54pm
  • This month I’m going to talk about a subject that previous directors have danced around: the grant we receive from the city of Homer. Every year the chamber goes before the Homer City Council to ask for, and justify, the allocation from the city that is used to market the city of Homer.  In r...

    Fri, 10/25/2013 - 9:38am
  • The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has received a $2 million offer for an unused ferry that’s racking up monthly maintenance costs, but the borough manager says the municipality needs a higher offer to cover a grant that must be repaid to the federal government. The borough has turned down the $2 milli...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:18pm

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