Business

  • Bryan Zak has worked with many small businesses owners on the Kenai Peninsula over the years, but he recently counseled the youngest entrepreneur he’s yet seen. Seven-year-old Rohan Lamb made an appointment late last month to get some sound advice for a mobile ice cream business and feedback on hi...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:39am
  • KODIAK — The federal government is putting a former Coast Guard cutter up for auction after efforts to send it to a museum in Juneau failed. The cutter Storis was listed for auction last week on the General Services Commission website at an opening bid of $60,000, Kodiak’s public radio station, ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:39am
  • JUNEAU — Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell on Tuesday announced plans to seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Mark Begich, saying Alaska would be better served with Republicans in charge. As long as Democrats control the Senate, Treadwell said serious consideration will never be given to ope...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:23am
  • You could say this has been an odd year for weather. You probably won’t hear much complaining right now, however, since everyone is so glad to see this much sun after two terribly dreary summers in a row.   At last week’s Homer Farmers’ Market I talked to some producers who take note of t...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:22am
  • A competition has emerged between Fairbanks Natural Gas Co. and the Interior Alaska Natural Gas Utility over who will serve the Fairbanks North Star Borough with natural gas. Fairbanks Natural Gas, or FNG, filed an application with the state Regulatory Commission on April 5 to expand its service are...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:19am
  • The Homer Recorder’s Office is temporarily closed for scheduled leave and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. June 20. During this time recordings for the district may be made at the Anchorage Recorder’s Office:  Anchorage Recorder’s Office ATTN: Homer/Seldovia Districts 550 West 7th Ave., Suite 120...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:04am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center will host two workshops this month at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. There will be a free “Starting a Business” workshop from 1-3 p.m. June 17. Bryan Zak, regional director, will answer basic questions and offer helpful resources to give participants ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:02am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Coast Guard is offering free dockside safety exams to fishermen in Bristol Bay communities who request them. The exams began Monday and will continue through June 20. The Coast Guard is working with the state Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Marine Safety Education A...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:02am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The Gulf of Alaska trawl fleet faces new restrictions, as fisheries managers seek to limit the number of chinook salmon it unintentionally takes. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council passed a policy over the weekend that lowers its cap on bycatch of the fish. It’s expected ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:02am
  • Gov. Sean Parnell signed a bill May 29 committing the state to finance $362.5 million of a proposed $425 million natural gas liquefaction plant on the North Slope as well as facilities in Fairbanks to “re-gasify” and store LNG trucked from the slope and to distribute gas to residential and busin...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:00am

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