Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska’s congressional delegation vows fight after federal moves on ANWR, OCS

If tickets could be sold to Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s hearings in March on the Interior Department’s annual appropriation, it would be a sell-out crowd as… Continue reading


Rika Mouw models “The Gift of the Arctic Refuge".

Mouw’s art selected for display in Secretary of Interior’s office

Homer artist Rika Mouw has had a work of art selected for the U.S. Secretary of Interior’s office in Washington, D.C. The building also features… Continue reading


Forrest Dunbar, left, poses with Frank Vondersaar of Homer. The two Democrats are running against each other for the Democratic Party seat in the election for U.S. Congressman. Another lower Kenai Peninsula candidate, John Cox of Anchor Point, is running for the Republican Party nomination against incumbent Congressman Don Young.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Democrat Dunbar wants Young’s job

 In the biennial election for Alaska’s lone representative to U.S. Congress, the Alaska Democratic Party has sent up a steady stream of candidates attempting to… Continue reading


Anchorage senator’s comments spark oil tax debate

JUNEAU — The floor of the Alaska Senate broke into an impromptu debate over oil taxes Monday. Sen. Cathy Giessel sparked the discussion in a… Continue reading

Work approved in Kenai refuge

Apache Corp. and Alaska-based independent NordAq Energy have been given federal approvals for exploration and development work in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, according to… Continue reading

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

State seeks to advance ANWR plan dismissed by Interior Secretary JUNEAU — The state of Alaska is taking the next step in trying to advance… Continue reading

Business Briefs

Parnell offers state funds for ANWR seismic work

The state of Alaska could put up $50 million to share costs of seismic exploration and exploration planning for a new oil and gas resource… Continue reading

Alaska pitches ANWR exploration plan

JUNEAU — The state of Alaska on Monday proposed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar plan aimed at determining the true oil and gas potential in the Arctic… Continue reading