Anchorage

AIDEA loan aids state’s first Krispy Kreme

It looks like Southcentral Alaskans will have a new way to get their sugar fix, thanks in part to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export… Continue reading

 

Smith: Wants families represented on council

Lifelong Alaskan Heath Smith, 50, comes with a multigenerational political pedigree. Though Smith is running for political office for the first time, his grandfather, George… Continue reading

 

Aderhold: Can see multiple sides of big issues

Editor's note: The names of Donna Aderhold's two stepchildren have been corrected. The daughter of a civil engineer who moved his family around the United… Continue reading

 

Engagement

Phil Celtic and Faith Schade-Celtic of Homer announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Schade, to Kellen Davenport of Eagle River. The couple will marry… Continue reading

Seward trip provides close-up view of climate change effects

Standing at the bow of the Viewfinder, President Barack Obama gripped the steel railing as the boat cut through the deep blue water of Resurrection… Continue reading

Despite state’s financial uncertainty, Anchorage’s economy performing well

Anchorage’s economy is doing better than expected based on job growth reported by Anchorage Economic Development Corp. CEO Bill Popp. The city added about 1,000… Continue reading

Homer’s Schroer inducted into Hall of Fame

When the state inducted a new class of luminaries into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame, the Kenai Peninsula had the chance to celebrate… Continue reading

Joanne Joy Hart

Joanne Joy Hart, 79, died peacefully July 25, 2015, in Anchorage at her home  surrounded by her family.  A memorial service is at 7 p.m.… Continue reading

Patricia Ann Arnold

Patricia Ann Arnold, 70, died July 26, 2015, in Anchorage of natural causes. Services are at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Faith Lutheran… Continue reading

Kathleen Margaret Patsch Walls

Devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Kathleen Walls, 66, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on July 24, 2015, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage… Continue reading

ConocoPhillips’ inlet gas fields up for sale

ConocoPhillips is getting out of the natural gas production business in Cook Inlet. The company has put its inlet gas assets up for sale and… Continue reading

Births

Susan Aria Anahonak was born July 1, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Brittney Anahonak. She weighed 8 pounds, 5.5 ounces. Her grandparents are Anesia… Continue reading

Merle Walter Johnson, M.D

Merle Walter Johnson, M.D., pioneer Alaska physician known to many as the father of the Community Health Aide Program, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, surrounded… Continue reading

Gordon M. Layel

Longtime Alaskan and Homer resident Gordon M. Layel, 67, died June 2, 2015, at home from heart failure. Memorial services will be held 6 p.m.… Continue reading

Cuts hurt tourism marketing

Alaska’s tourism industry leaders are among the folks trying to manage significant state budget cuts. The Alaska Tourism Industry Association’s budget was cut by more… Continue reading

All open burning prohibited

The State Forester announced yesterday that all open fires are now banned in Southcentral Alaska, including the Kenai Peninsula, Municipality of Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough.… Continue reading

Knutson hired as visitor center, events manager

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has hired Jan Knutson as its new visitor center manager and events coordinator. Knutson, 72, has been… Continue reading

Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist recognition awarded to former UAA prof

Anchorage artist Garry Kaulitz has been named the 2015 Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist. The $40,000 award, an- nounced May 19, recognizes an artist with stat-… Continue reading

Driver in Christmas crash charged with DUI, assault

One of the drivers involved in a Christmas Day crash that severely injured an Anchor Point girl has been charged with driving under the influence… Continue reading

Mumford tapped for fish board

Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced May 20 that Robert Mumford has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. “I am… Continue reading