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Investments in North Slope oil and gas projects will be the main driver behind statewide construction spending growth in the coming year, according to a report by the University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research.

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:20pm

While a lack of snow this winter has put a damper on snowmachiners' enthusiasm, local Kenai Peninsula sled dealers remain optimistic that business will return, no matter the weather conditions.

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:20pm

The overall theme from local mayors to oil and gas companies during a recent forum: the economic outlook on the Kenai Peninsula is strong and welcomes new business.

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:19pm

While Soldotna has various, strong industries in its community - medical, education, retail, construction, recreation - City Manager Mark Dixson noticed the city lacked a common thread tying the pieces together.

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 1:27pm

King salmon will soon find it easier to slip a hook on the Kenai River.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 9:41pm

The Alaska Board of Fisheries approved 44 of the 236 proposals on the table at its triennial Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting, Jan. 31 to Feb. 13 in Anchorage.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 9:41pm


Thu, 02/13/2014 - 9:41pm

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has joined forces with other government agencies in the state examine potential impacts of the Alaska Pipeline Project.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 9:41pm

The Soldotna City Council talked city codes at its Wednesday night meeting. Of the two ordinances up for public hearing, the council postponed one and adopted the other. A third code-related ordinance was introduced on the consent agenda.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 9:40pm

Alaska State Troopers responded to a report Thursday morning that a weapon was discharged in Kasilof, which prompted a precautionary lockdown of a nearby school. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters said they received a call at 8:55 a.m.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 9:40pm


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