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  • ANCHORAGE — Alaska energy planners have taken a step toward licensing for the country’s second tallest dam by submitting a two-year plan for environmental work to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Alaska Energy Authority on Friday formally submitted its Revised Study Plan outlining 5...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:50am
  • The weather has been cold and natural gas supplies in Southcentral Alaska are very tight. Enstar Natural Gas Co. distributed near-record amounts of gas in its system during recent cold weather and is drawing down supplies from a new gas storage facility on the Kenai Peninsula. Meanwhile, utilities i...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:49am
  • By Rashah McChesney Morris News Service - Alaska Vincent “Vin” Chavarrir likes to run a laundry-folding machine affectionately dubbed “Sparky” by employees at Central Peninsula Hospital. To feed a towel into the machine he just lets it slide into the machine “like...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:48am
  • Three area lawmakers told a crowd gathered Friday they were encouraged about the prospects of solving some of the state’s biggest questions — tweaking oil taxes, shrinking the state’s operating and capital budget and getting gas from the North Slope to Alaskans. House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenaul...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:44am
  • ANCHORAGE — Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday announced a proposed state budget that would limit growth in operating costs to less than 1 percent. At a news conference after unveiling the numbers in a speech to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Parnell said he is proposing an operating budget that spen...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:43am
  • An atmosphere of peace and tranquility, a hint of pampering and an interior décor reflecting the skill of local crafters — from cabinetry to fabrics — await clients at Sea Glo Skin Care and Cosmetic Boutique. Then there’s the warm welcome by owner-esthetician Karen Shealy, r...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:00pm
  • By Brian Smith Morris News Service - Alaska Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre last week released a draft packet of the borough’s top state capital project funding priorities it will send with local legislators to Juneau. At the top of that wish list includes majo...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:57am
  • Three local entrepreneurs receive business boost Ideas for a baby caregiver network, unique home furnishings and a business that creates molding from scraps of sawmill cut logs are the winning entries in the BIZ-Idea 2012 Contest.   A cooperative effort between the Friends of t...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:18am
  • For the second year in a row, thousands of people visiting the three-day Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle got to hear about Homer, thanks to a collaborative effort between the city of Homer and the Homer Marine Trades Association."It went really well, said Bryan Hawkins, Homer's harbormaster. "Homer d...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:40am
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the availability of long-term, low-interest loans for people affected by chinook salmon fishery disaster declaration. However, some local fishermen say they are uninterested in taking out loans to recover from last season.Businesses in affected ar...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:37am

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