In new state role, Navarre’s message about fiscal plan remains the same

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:45

The commissioner of Alaska’s Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development is making rounds of the state, advocating for a stable fiscal plan.

Field house designs completed

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:45

A field house for the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex is one step, or kick, or throw, closer to becoming a reality.

Local pot business expecting slight chill from federal change

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 21:51

The practicalities of running a state-legal business based on a nationally-illegal product have became more complicated in some respects but unchanged in others, after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced changes last week that may enable federal marijuana prosecution in states such as Alaska that have legalized the drug.

Peninsula job losses continue into retail, tourism sectors

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 21:51

The Kenai Peninsula lost jobs and saw reduced wages in 2016 and the first two quarters of 2017, a continuation of the ongoing statewide recession.

A look at the salmon habitat ballot initiative

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:53

The deadline for a ballot initiative to revise Alaska’s salmon habitat permitting laws is approaching, with deep divides remaining even among fishermen.

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association leader to retire

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:06

The executive director of Cook Inlet’s regional hatchery organization is planning to step down.

New Kenaitze executive director envisions active tribal engagement

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 21:56

Although it’s a new office and staff, taking the job as the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s CEO is in some ways a homecoming for Bart Garber.

Avalanche course treks on despite warm weather

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 21:35

Despite unusually warm weather, Avalanche Observer Alex Mclain wants the community to be prepared.

Borough may fund closer look at landfill gas

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:34

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly faces a funding decision in plans to generate energy from methane gas created by decomposing garbage in Central Peninsula Landfill.

Preventing suicide one day at a time

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 22:01

Dena’ina Wellness Center to host workshop on suicide intervention