Changes in the works for Kachemak reserve

HOMER — Although Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials have been exploring a new state partner for the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,… Continue reading

Kenai Fire Chief Tilly retires

After 23 years serving the City of Kenai, Fire Chief Mike Tilly hung his hat up for the last time Friday.The Kenai Fire Department celebrated… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Saving cash, better communication top DOT aviation priorities

In-step with Gov. Sean Parnell’s message of fiscal restraint, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner John Binder said the Statewide Aviation division is… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

Full steam ahead

Three students colored paper wings and bird bodies, cut out the pieces and glued them together creating camouflage, multi-color and brown paper Arctic Terns, which… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Fish board debates permit stacking

Update: The Board of Fisheries convened Sunday at 8 a.m. and voted to approve a board generated proposal to restrict stacked setnet permit operations.  The… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Blumer: LNG project would boost Alaska job market

Alaska’s proposed liquefied natural gas line project would add between 9,000 and 15,000 jobs to the state market, said Dianne Blumer, state Department of Labor… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014
  • By KATIE MORITZ Morris News Service-Alaska

Proposed amendment stirs debate

A ballot measure calling for a constitutional amendment to allow public funds to go to private schools has been a hotly contested issue in the… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Governor says he’s not threatening Ketchikan

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell said Friday that he wasn’t threatening the Ketchikan Gateway Borough when he said its lawsuit against the state over school… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Flint Hills closure puts fuel market in flux

Flint Hills Resources will cease refining operations at its North Pole refinery near Fairbanks this spring, the company announced Feb. 4 in a press release.The… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014
  • By TIM BRADNER Morris News Service-Alaska

LIO Schedule for Feb. 10-14

Monday 8:00 a.m.The House Education Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 291 Stipend for Boarding Schools. Testimony will be taken.Monday 3:15 p.m.The… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014

HEA responding to outages

Homer Electric Association crews are responding to numerous power outages across the Kenai Peninsula this morning as the area experiences high winds. According to updates… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2014
  • By Staff Report

More protection for early run kings

The Alaska Board of Fisheries passed three measures Thursday, each restricting sportfishing on the Kenai River with the aim of conserving the early run of… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Kenai city council shows support for HB 141

The Kenai City Council voted to approve City Manager Rick Koch draft a letter, signed by mayor Pat Porter, in support of House Bill 141… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

K-Beach Collision sends 1 to hospital

A man was ejected from his car after a collision with a truck Wednesday morning on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Kenai resident Robert Dolan, 80, suffered… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Bill would repeal local contribution to education

JUNEAU — A lawsuit filed by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough over Alaska’s education funding has prompted a House bill seeking to repeal the required local… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2014
  • By MIKE COPPOCK

Panel advances education amendment bill

JUNEAU — The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that supporters say could open the door to more choice in education… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Executives hail project agreement as significant

JUNEAU — Executives from the North Slope’s major oil and gas companies on Wednesday hailed an agreement with the state as a major step forward… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

LIO Schedule for Feb. 6-7

Thursday 10:00 a.m.The House Finance Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 31 Constitutional History Curriculum and HB 150 Technical / Vocational Education… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2014

Soldotna Professional Pharmacy is under new ownership

The Hodels’ plan was only to stay in Alaska for a few years. Thirty-seven years later the couple still calls the state home. Tom Hodel… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI