• Increased oil and gas activity are driving the central Kenai Peninsula real estate market, according to local realtors. “Overall, we’re seeing an increase in productivity, we’re seeing an increase in interest,” said RE/MAX real estate agent Glenda Feeken. “We’re so much more positive tha...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:26pm
  • SVT Health and Wellness employees give a shout-out to National Wear Red Day, Feb. 7, promoting awareness of women and heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women across the country and the second leading cause of death in Alaska....

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:36pm
  • Commercial and recreational fishermen in the United States are hoping that an amendment to the Magnuson-Stevens Act will address a misnaming issue that has unjustly penalized the fishing industry. The proposed amendment is contained in the draft, called Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasi...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:33pm
  • In the fall of 2013 a wave of announcements for development in the Nikiski industrial area began making its way to shore. With Nikiski as the top choice for a liquefied natural gas plant for the Alaska LNG Project and Agrium and ConocoPhillips applying for permits to restart operations, an economic ...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:32pm
  • While job growth has risen steadily in the past few years, a state economist predicts a slight decrease in job growth for the Kenai Peninsula in 2014. Alyssa Shanks, economist for the Alaska Department of Labor, presented her projections at a Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 15. Compared t...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:27pm
  • Bob Letson, CEO of South Peninsula Hospital, has been named in the inaugural list of  “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, SPH announced in a recent press release. According to the publication, these 50 presidents and CEOs have shown commitment to providing high q...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:21pm
  • JUNEAU — The floor of the Alaska Senate broke into an impromptu debate over oil taxes Monday. Sen. Cathy Giessel sparked the discussion in a special order, which is when members speak on issues of their own choosing. Hers was entitled “What Could It Look Like?”...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:14pm
  • A California-based development company is making progress with its plans to transform the Soldotna “Y” with new buildings to house a Walgreens as well as other businesses yet to be determined. The Soldotna Planning and Zoning Commission on Feb. 5 approved to replat two parcels at the “Y” int...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:14pm
  • After nearly a full day of board deliberations on 25 proposed regulatory changes, the Cook Inlet’s personal-use fishery remains largely unchanged in the midst of a process that has dramatically restructured commercial set and drift gillnet fishing in the same region. Board members, dipnetters and ...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 11:55am
  • The on-going Board of Fisheries meeting dealing with Cook Inlet salmon plans has been rough on the commercial fishermen, taking a big red pen to the Central District drift gillnet plan after potentially reducing fishing time for the setnet fleet by half....

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 11:54am

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