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  • A huge algal bloom present in the Pacific Ocean from Monterey Bay, Calif., to Alaska has been seen in Kachemak Bay, but so far has not been in large enough concentrations to cause problems here. Known sometimes as a red tide, the bloom of a plant, or phyto, plankton called pseudo-nitzschia closed ra...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:51am
  • A Soldotna sportfish charter captain bragging about his clients’ catch on Facebook has led to the captain being charged with 43 violations....

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:50am
  • This evening there’s a party in Anchor Point. The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust (KHLT) is hosting “Take Me to the River,” a free public celebration of progress in preserving the Anchor River. The event, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Coho Campground of the Anchor River State Recreation Area, combin...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:48am
  • When you’re standing at the tip of the Spit, you’re already four-and-a-half miles into Kachemak Bay. But the Spit has always served as the springboard to outings that take you far beyond those miles. ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:36am
  • A 22-foot Chris Craft boat burned to the waterline and sank on the Fourth of July off Yukon Island, but all four mariners on board made it off safely in a life raft. A passing mariner rescued them. None of the boaters suffered injuries. “Nobody got wet. They were a little rattled from the fire and...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:27am
  • Homer scofflaws expecting “three hots and a cot” — three meals and a bed — when arrested by Alaska State Troopers will get a bonus under a new jail contract the city of Homer agreed to last month: a ride up the road.  If troopers arrest someone on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Homer are...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:26am
  • When it’s all tallied up, members the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly spent well over six hours listening to testimony on an ordinance that would have repealed portions of the borough’s controversial riparian habitat protection program. ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:23am
  • All we needed were red knit caps. On a recent weekday tour of Kachemak Bay, I felt like one of the crew of Jacques Cousteau’s famous ocean exploring boat, the Calypso. ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:18am
  • DILLINGHAM — About 8 a.m. on June 17, a sportfishing guide tied his skiff to the F/V Eagle Claw and hopped onboard to join our motley crew. It was the final day of our five-day trip from Homer to Naknek via the Williamsport Road. Skipper Louie Flora, his daughter Sidney and brother Jonathan were h...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:46am
  • The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute will have to refocus some of its marketing strategies in the wake of a budget that left few Alaska state agencies unscathed. Both marketing and management for Alaska fisheries took some hits from the budget deficit and the ensuing cuts to state services....

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:40am

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Lupin bloom at the head of the bay

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