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  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough has adopted a permanent policy aimed at making the legislative process more transparent. Ordinances and resolutions up for adoption will require a fiscal note describing the financial impact the legislation will have on the borough.  It will be the responsibility of ...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:14am
  • Whales and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council potentially transformed the black cod fishery last week when the council voted unanimously to allow pots to once again be used in the fishery as a deterrent to whale predation. Whales have become an increasing problem in the black cod fishery, ...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:13am
  • Too much red and pink salmon could be a blessing in an ugly disguise for 2015.  The commercial fishing industry has a pessimistic outlook for the price of Alaska salmon in 2015, due in large part to one of the largest pink and sockeye salmon run forecasts in 50 years. A healthy U.S. economy is ...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:11am
  • The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities wants feedback on plans to move the Sterling Highway around Cooper Landing. DOT released a draft supplemental environmental impact statement March 29 with four alternatives to improve traffic flow and increase road capacity on a 13-mile s...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:05am
  • ANCHORAGE — Six Greenpeace activists protesting Arctic offshore drilling on Monday boarded a drill rig as it was transported across the Pacific Ocean toward Seattle, where it will be staged for drilling on Shell leases in Alaska waters. The 400-foot Polar Pioneer, owned by Transocean Ltd., was on ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:00am
  • SOLDOTNA — A better rapport between the city of Soldotna and local businesses could result in a healthier economic environment. That was Soldotna Director of Economic Development and Planning Stephanie Queen’s message during a Tuesday Soldotna Chamber luncheon. Queen highlighted the importance o...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:51am
  • Bad weather and a lack of markets has led to a basic shutdown of the Pacific cod season for state-waters pot boats before it really got started, at least for Homer boats. “We’re not even close (to catching the quota),” said Jan Rumble, area management biologist for the Alaska ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:48am
  • Alaska’s current budget crisis can easily be blamed on the plunge in oil prices, which are less than half what they were nine months ago, but some responsibility should be laid at the door of the state’s citizens, who are largely disconnected from state spending decisions — except to spend mor...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:47am
  • The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is now accepting applications from sportfishing businesses in Cook Inlet for $4.6 million in disaster relief funds from the 2012 salmon season. The commission has $4.6 million to be distributed to sportfishing related businesses showing losses during th...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:34pm
  • Roland Maw has been charged in Montana following an investigation regarding residency issues. Jim Kropp, chief of law enforcement for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, confirmed that the state has charged Maw, who owns property near Dillon, with seven counts of affirming to a false statement in ord...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:33pm

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