UAF professor honored
JUNEAU — The Alaska Marine Highway is beginning the long process of selling the ferry Taku.
A vessel design firm hired by a Prince William Sound environmental watchdog group is skeptical of the capability of tugs being built to escort oil tankers out of Valdez.
James Barrett flew to Anchorage this week with a suitcase of cash.
A trio of Alaska’s largest electric utilities announced an agreement Jan. 30 to start operating more as one.
Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center board member Adrienne Sweeney cuts the ribbon at the formal opening of the chamber’s new visitor information kiosk at the Baycrest Hill viewpoint.
There will be no bairdi Tanner crab season in the Bering Sea this year after the Alaska Board of Fisheries voted it down on a split vote, in spite of some reputable science showing a limited harvest could happen without harming stocks.
Six of the country’s major energy-producing states have slipped into recession after a sharp decline in production and exploration over the last 18 months caused their tax revenue to plummet and job growth to stagnate, according to a financial analysis released Tuesday.
An issue that sank plans for a budget fix in 2016 will soon resurface in the Alaska Legislature.
Speaking to the Alaska Legislature Jan. 18, Gov. Bill Walker referenced the words of the director of the Legislative Finance Division and called the state’s current budget trouble the “gravest fiscal crisis in state history.”
Alaska Flower Mill
JUNEAU — A legislative consultant has raised red flags about Alaska taking the lead on a major proposed liquefied natural gas project, even as Gov. Bill Walker has said he is comfortable with it.
Alaska’s congressional delegation is hoping the 13th time will be the lucky one for legislation to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and natural gas development.
ConocoPhillips has a new 300 million-barrel oil discovery in the federal National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, the company’s Alaska President Joe Marushack said Friday morning.
The South Peninsula Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees elected officers at its annual meeting on Jan. 9. Angie Newby was elected chair; Phyllis Cooper, vice chair; Mary Ann Rowe, secretary; and Judith Lund, treasurer. Cooper was recognized during the meeting by fellow trustees and hospital administration for seven consecutive years as the foundation’s chair.
A Cook Inlet salmon plan will take a lot more work from federal managers in the next few years.
The tourism season in Alaska is projected togrow by 2 percent over this year, but the future for the industry’s marketing is still uncertain.
KBBI public radio will have its annual meeting and volunteer appreciation potluck beginning at 5:30 p.m. today at the Homer Coucil on the Arts. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share; beverages will be provided.
The Homer Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting Tuesday at the Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will be from noon-1:30 p.m.
The Alaska Construction Academies might see a steep decline in funding next year if the Legislature accepts Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget cuts.
The governor’s fiscal year 2018 budget, released Dec. 15, proposes a $600,000 reduction in general fund dollars for the Alaska Construction Academies, an Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development program that offers free basic construction training to high school students and adults in Anchorage, Juneau, Ketchikan, Fairbanks, the Mat-Su Valley and on the Kenai Peninsula.