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  • The Transportation Safety Adminis-tration recently announced an expansion of its PreCheck screening system to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport for eligible travelers. Lorie Dankers, TSA public affairs manager, said the program should be implemented in Anchorage by early December....

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:16pm
  • ANCHORAGE, — Alaska’s Commerce commissioner says the disaster from poor king salmon returns was worse than first estimated. In a letter to the state’s congressional delegation, Susan Bell says commercial fishery permit holders lost an estimated $16.8 million in direct revenue. She says that do...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:16pm
  • The Roads to Resources proposal set forth by Gov. Sean Parnell as a funding mechanism to jump start work on four surface transportation projects in Alaska is slowly gaining steam, according to officials close to the work. In late 2011, the governor announced a $28.5 million budget proposal aimed at ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:14pm
  •   Malone Insurance Agency has been named the Top Independent Allstate Agency in Alaska by Allstate Insurance Company for their achievement, high standards in customer satisfaction and customer retention in 2012.  The award recognizes the Malone Insurance Agency as one of ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:13pm
  • Two Homer residents have been honored by the Alaska Rural Water Association. At its 14th Annual Training Conference in Anchorage in October, the association named Jerry Lawver of Homer the “Water Operator of the Year” for an area with a population of more than 1,000 and chose Fiona Hatton, a thi...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:12pm
  • By Molly Dischner Morris News Service - Alaska By many metrics, Alaska’s financial institutions are doing well. All of the state’s banks posted an increase in total assets for the second quarter of 2012 compared to the second quarter of 2011. First National Bank Alaska ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:08pm
  • Officials from regional governments and utilities estimated an across-the-board energy load reduction of 1.5 percent on Oct. 30, between 6-8 p.m., during the fourth Energy Watch conservation drill. “Southcentral Alaska consumes approximately 70 BCF (Billion Cubic Feet) annually. ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:51pm
  •   With 200 car raffle tickets still to be sold, Monte Davis, executive director of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, has announced the drawing of the winning ticket has been postponed until Dec. 6. The drawing was scheduled for Nov. 8; however with 200 of the raffle’s 500 tic...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:50pm
  • High gold prices have stimulated Alaska mining projects including several in remote areas. The small Nixon Fork underground gold and copper mine near McGrath on the upper Kuskokwim River continued operations in 2012, according to its owner, Canada-based Fire River Gold Corp. In late October, the min...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:48pm
  •  The Anchorage economy showing promise can be used as an indicator for the rest of Alaska, Bill Popp, president and CEO of the Anchorage Economic Development Corp., told the Society for Marketing Professional Services at an Oct. 23 luncheon. Job growth, or lack thereof, is one of the first indi...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:39pm

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