UAS hopes for recruitment boost from dorm

JUNEAU — With a new 120-bed residence hall under construction, the University of Alaska Southeast hopes to attract and retain more traditional, full-time freshmen and… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2014
  • By KATIE MORITZ

CH2M Hill gives detail to role of VECO in port expansion

ANCHORAGE — A CH2M Hill spokesman issued a statement Feb. 18 in an effort to clarify confusion over the role of VECO Inc. in the… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

History in the making

Three life-long friends, joined together by dog mushing, are in the midst of a massive project set to pay homage to the history of the… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Board of Fisheries meeting not easily accessible for everyone

The fate of many sport, commercial, and personal use fisheries in the Upper Cook Inlet was up for debate during a two-week Alaska Board of… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Senate Resources Committee unveils gas pipeline legislation

JUNEAU — The Senate Resources Committee on Friday unveiled a version of a gas pipeline bill that largely remained true to what Gov. Sean Parnell… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

LIO schedule for Feb. 24-28

Monday 1:00 p.m.The House Judiciary Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 245 School Funding: Required Local Contribution. 3 minute testimony limit.Monday 1:00… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2014

At hearing, public support for gas pipeline

Alaska senators listened to over an hour of public testimony Wednesday on a bill that enables the Alaska gas pipeline to move forward.The vast majority… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2014
  • By MATT WOOLBRIGHT Morris News Service-Alaska

Parnell offers budget amendments

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell has proposed an additional $32.7 million for the proposed Susitna-Watana hydro project, but that is contingent upon the Alaska Energy… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Numbers game

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administrators spoke to about a dozen central peninsula residents about the multi-million dollar deficit in the 2014-15 school year preliminary… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Kenai city council delays vote on teleconference for P&Z commission

Without Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and two other council members present, the Kenai City Council again postponed an ordinance regarding telephonic participation for Kenai Planning… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Democrats offer education legislation

JUNEAU — Minority Democrats on Thursday pitched an education package that includes an increase in the per-pupil funding formula and allows charter schools to be… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2014
  • By MIKE COPPOCK

Lawmaker voices concern over unintended consequences of legalized marijuana

JUNEAU — House majority members on Thursday were asked about the potential tax revenues for the state should voters approve an initiative this summer legalizing… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Tight Lines: Mark your calendar

■ Beginning Fly Fishing Class: Kenai Peninsula College offers a one-credit beginning fly fishing class, which includes equipment selection and casting, and is geared toward… Continue reading

Tight Lines: For a great summer fishing trip, start planning now

It was early July and as the floatplane ascended, wings waving in farewell as it headed back to Dillingham, I tried to ignore the slight… Continue reading

Business news

Chambers set shedules ■ On Tuesday, the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon at the Soldotna Regional Sports… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2014

Young talks states’ rights, oil and gas development

Republican Congressman Don Young spoke to a full house at Wednesday’s Kenai and Soldotna joint chamber luncheon.He addressed attendees about the lack of “positive action… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

The event will go on, the ride may not

Warm temperatures that plagued the Kenai Peninsula in January, melting snow and ice, have raised concerns about whether the Way Out Women snowmachiners will ride… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Murkowski blasts federal rejection of refuge road

JUNEAU — The Interior Department’s rejection of a road through a national wildlife refuge that could aid patients in a small Alaska village is emblematic… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer