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  • ANCHORAGE — Change is hard. The evolution of commercial setnetting in the Cook Inlet is no different. As king salmon runs continue to decline, keeping nets out of the water and fishers off the Kenai River, the east side setnet fishery has seen its time reduced, gear restricted and full-on closure ...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:52am
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries hammered out a Kenai River king salmon fisheries plan that left the setnetters looking at possibly having only 12 hours of fishing time per week for sockeye depending upon the strength of the king salmon returns. Under what is being called “paired restrictions,” whe...

    Sat, 02/08/2014 - 11:36am
  • Investments in North Slope oil and gas projects will be the main driver behind statewide construction spending growth in the coming year, according to a report by the University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research. The annual forecast projects oil and gas spending on constr...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:16pm
  • Orange cones, working equipment and flaggers are usually a sign of a busy Alaska summer, but this year’s unwinter-like weather has extended the construction season. Currently, a crew of Utility Technologies employees are making the most of the mild temperatures, stringing 26,000 feet of pipe on th...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:16pm
  • The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission determined additional information is needed before making any rulings in a dispute between Cook Inlet Regional Inc. and Buccaneer Alaska LLC. The commission held a hearing Jan. 30 in Anchorage with the two agencies as well as the Alaska Department of Na...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:14pm
  • Radio personality Chris Story, left, does his weekly Tuesday afternoon show, Alaska Matters, in a special broadcast at the WKFL Park bathrooms. Musician Robert Toner, right, also performed on the show. Story did a commentary criticizing the expensive bathrooms. ...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:12pm
  • KENAI — The overall theme from local mayors to oil and gas companies Thursday: the economic outlook on the Kenai Peninsula is strong and welcomes new business. Seven community representatives from an area spanning from Homer to Seward spoke on the economic future at the Industry Forum hosted by th...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:10pm
  • Get ready for some Winter Carnival fun, fellow citizens.  For years the Homer Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Winter Carnival parade because that was the amount of time and effort we could put forth while we also prepared for the Winter King Salmon Tournament (March), Cleanup Day (April),...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:08pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries began a marathon 14-day meeting on Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery issues on Jan. 30, and by mid-day Monday had voted on one of the proposals that most concerned the commercial fleet, No. 103. The first day consisted of  Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff rep...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:07pm
  • ANCHORAGE — After two full days of public testimony, the Board of Fisheries has heard from the bulk of the 234 people signed up to testify on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries issues. Most who spoke were given three minutes to voice their support or opposition to the proposals the board will take up duri...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:05pm

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