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  • Alaska Air Group, Inc. announced record profits when its third quarter earnings were released Oct. 25. The airline company reported $150.3 million in net earnings for the quarter, compared with $131.1 million in the third quarter of 2011. Total revenue for the quarter was $1.3 billion. “This is th...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:28pm
  • Two Kenai Peninsula College anthropology professors concluded that a degradation of the water in Bristol Bay could have devestating nutritional, cultural and religious impacts on the villages in the region. Their study, part of a larger impact assessment carried out by the Environmental Protection A...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:23pm
  •   Homer Electric Association is offering its members an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in energy-saving appliances, home improvements and alternative energy.   HEA will host its fourth annual Energy and Conservation Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at West Homer Elem...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:21pm
  • While scientists, managers and stakeholders gathered in Anchorage to identify gaps in the state’s king salmon data at a symposium, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members mulled their own perceived lack of data. Gunnar Knapp, an economics professor with the University of Alaska Anchorage, tal...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 3:32pm
  • As members of the baby-boom generation age into Medicare at 65, for those inspired to care for the elderly, Alaska’s health-care industry will blossom like no other with good-paying, long-lasting jobs, according to analysis of industry growth patterns by state Labor Department economists....

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 3:26pm
  •  Salmon researchers, managers, and users gathered in Anchorage Oct. 22 and 23 to talk about what happened to chinook salmon around Alaska this summer.The simplest answer is that chinooks didn’t show up. And no one knows exactly why.“We’re not sure what is causing the downturn, and in many...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 3:24pm
  • Like it or not, new gas supplies will have to be imported into Southcentral Alaska to deal with pending shortages. They won’t be cheap, either. Utilities in the region have asked for proposals from suppliers of liquefied natural gas or compressed natural gas to help ensure local supplies, a utilit...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 3:20pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has earned two financial reporting awards: a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting and the Meritorious Budget Award. One of 120 school districts nationwide, and one of only two school districts in Alaska, KPBSD received the Association of School...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 2:14pm
  • The 11th annual Rock and Mineral Show put on by the Chugach Gem and Mineral Society and sponsored by the  Alaska Miners Association will be Nov. 9-11 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel.The show will include displays; talks; demonstrations; vendors with rocks, minerals, jewelry, books and more; and...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 2:13pm
  • The last day to buy tickets for the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center car and Honda ATV raffle is Nov. 8. Tickets can be purchased at the visitor center or from board members right up until the drawing happens at the ticket-drawing party beginning at 6 p.m. that day. Onl...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 2:12pm

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