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  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been selected as the 2013 504 Lender of the Year — Alaska region by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Evergreen Community Development Corp.  The SBA 504 loan program provides long-term, fixed-rate financing designed for small businesses and was est...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:22pm
  • The Seldovia Bay Ferry resumed its fifth season of operation May 23 and will run through Tuesday, Sept. 2. Operating Thursday through Monday, the Kachemak Voyager will run the same schedule as last year, departing Seldovia at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Homer (Ramp 7) at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. An extra...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:22pm
  • Vic Fischer, a territorial legislator, delegate to Alaska’s constitutional convention and state senator, will speak about the “owner state” concept  and why Alaskans need to retake control of public resources during a “March for Alaska” event planned for 11 a.m. June 14 at WKFL Park o...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:21pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Six Alaska Native corporations have pledged at least $500,000 to fight efforts to repeal the state’s new oil tax structure. The coalition, “No One on One,” is joining other business-supported organizations in opposing the referendum, scheduled for the August primary ballot. Anoth...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:21pm
  • NOME (AP) — Western Alaska fishermen hoping for improved king salmon runs in 2014 will be disappointed again, according to biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The department is forecasting another dismal year for kings and has scheduled meetings in Unalakleet, Shaktoolik, and K...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:20pm
  • A record number of drill rigs were at work on the North Slope this winter. According to weekly working rig data compiled by Baker Hughes Inc., drilling reached a peak of 17 rigs during the week of Feb. 28, traditionally the busiest time for the North Slope. Baker Hughes, which has compiled national ...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:20pm
  • Several northern communities should see more vessel traffic and infrastructure work this summer as construction of a new submarine fiber optic network continues. Arctic Fibre is a Canadian entity building a new telecommunications network from Japan to Britain, with Anchorage company Quintillion part...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:18pm
  • A company that hopes to build underwater river turbines as a clean power alternative to diesel in Alaska villages has unveiled a prototype due to be tested in July. Ocean Renewable Power Co., based in Portland, Maine, showed off its RivGen Power System last week in Anchorage. The device built with b...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:16pm
  • In April, dozens of local citizens, businesses, non-profits and government agencies came together to participate in the Ninth Annual Electronics Recycling Event, a program of Cook Inletkeeper.  Electronic waste is the fastest growing segment of our nation’s waste stream. Electronics may be sa...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:15pm
  • Greetings from the Homer Chamber of Commerce. In May, we kicked off the 28th annual Jackpot Halibut Derby and want to remind you that when visiting friends and relatives ask if it’s “worth it” to spend $10 on a derby ticket, make sure you give a resounding “YES”!...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:14pm

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