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  • With the ground finally thawing, Ninilchik Emergency Services held the official groundbreaking at the site for its new building Saturday. “Thanks to our then legislators, Mike Chenault, Tom Wagoner and Kurt Olson, we obtained a legislative grant of $2.275 million to build a new building,” said S...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 10:54am
  • Business leaders from the central Kenai Peninsula heard from the Pebble Ltd. Partnership during a joint Kenai and Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon June 5. Matthew Fagnani, Pebble’s vice president of business development, spoke for about an hour about the proposed mining project, its benefits ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 10:48am
  • This weekend’s Homer Farmers’ Market will be the fourth one this season. That’s one month of markets already. It’s hard to believe, unless you are looking at the offerings. There are already turnips available, as well as kale, onions and a variety of greens. Did I say greens? ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 10:41am
  • Independent oil and gas explorer Buccaneer Energy says it would prefer a subsea production system for the development of Cosmopolitan, an oil and gas deposit the company is now testing in Cook Inlet. It would be the first subsea development in the inlet, where conventional platforms have operated si...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 10:29am
  • The Municipality of Anchorage is in the market for a project management team to oversee the stalled Port of Anchorage expansion project. At a joint meeting between the Anchorage Assembly’s Enterprise Oversight Committee and the Port of Anchorage Commission on May 23, Municipal Manager George Vakal...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:11am
  • JUNEAU — A federal demand for repayment of funds has Alaska timber communities worried that a program that relies on the money for schools and other projects could be doomed. U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell has asked 41 states to return a total of $17.9 million in timber payments as a res...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:09am
  • JUNEAU — A local Juneau carpenters union has closed after more than 70 years, part of a nationwide trend aimed at cost savings and efficiencies. Juneau’s Carpenter Union Local 2247, which represented about 150 carpenters and was in existence since 1939, has been absorbed by Anchorage’s local 1...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:06am
  • A well-utilized dead moose retrieval program is in jeopardy after the organization that runs the program was denied its $2.2 million funding request to the Alaska Legislature. The Alaska Moose Federation is soliciting private donations for its moose salvage program — which was used to pick up more...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:05am
  • JUNEAU — BP Alaska plans to bring two new drill rigs to the North Slope by 2016, part of an additional $1 billion investment the company envisions over the next five years following the state’s rollback of oil production taxes. BP is the second of the North Slope’s three major players, after C...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:03am
  • Zak to speak at Tuesday’s chamber luncheon Bryan Zak will be the featured speaker at this month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center’s luncheon.  The luncheon will be from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer Elks Lodge on Jenny Way....

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:58am

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