Cook Inlet

Despite DNR decision, coal mine could happen

Alaska salmon scored a partial victory this week, but PacRim’s coal mine could still happen. On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources granted an… Continue reading

 

Cook Inlet Energy parent firm files for bankruptcy protection

KENAI — After more than a month of negotiations, Miller Energy Resources Inc. filed Oct. 1 for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization. The parent… Continue reading

 

HEA secures lower price on gas deal with Furie

The price of Cook Inlet natural gas continues to trend downward as utilities and producers agree to contracts beyond 2018. Homer Electric Association has signed… Continue reading

 

Hilcorp applies to drill 2 wells

Hilcorp Alaska’s plans to drill two additional oil and natural gas exploration wells southeast of Ninilchik are moving forward into the permitting phase. If approved,… Continue reading

Cook Inlet Energy works to avoid bankruptcy

The State of Alaska has promised to wire Cook Inlet Energy LLC — a subsidiary of Miller Energy Resources — a $6.4 million partial tax… Continue reading

Increase in stranded sea otters seen

There has been a recent increase in the number of dead sea otters washing ashore on Kachemak Bay and lower Cook Inlet beaches, including multiple… Continue reading

DNR hears arguments on Chuitna water rights

A small creek is causing big trouble for Chuitna mine developers and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, or… Continue reading

AMCC, Inletkeeper to unveil new ocean acidification kiosk

To help inform coastal Alaska residents about ocean acidification and its effects on communities, the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and Cook Inletkeeper are launching an… Continue reading

Splash Bash celebrates good work

On behalf of Cook Inletkeeper’s board and staff, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who came out to Bishop’s Beach last Thursday… Continue reading

Assembly nixes changes to service area boundaries

Medical service areas, and the implications of their boundaries, drew the most debate from Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members during their Tuesday night meeting. The… 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

Homer feels Tuesday’s quake

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake that occurred Tuesday around 6:30 p.m had its epicenter on the west side of Cook Inlet in Lake Clark National Park,… Continue reading

Frank Mullen

Frank Mullen, 65, died at the UW Medical Center on July 7, 2015, surrounded by his family, after a battle with cancer.  A celebration of… Continue reading

Inlet Fish Producers sold to Seattle-based North Pacific Seafoods

Two Cook Inlet processing facilities will be added to a growing list of salmon production businesses owned by the Seattle-based North Pacific Seafoods. The acquisition,… Continue reading

Hilcorp acquires more inlet oil assets

Hilcorp Alaska will purchase XTO Energy assets in the Middle Ground Shoal of Cook Inlet and is also studying a possible restart of a shut-in… Continue reading

Alaska should follow Norway’s lead

I read in the news that Mayor Sullivan is reminding us how wonderful it is for Alaska and Anchorage that the state gave all of… Continue reading

Something old, something new

According to local author Janet Klein who interviewed Dena’ina elder Peter Kalifornsky before his death in 1993, Dena’ina sea otter hunters used to gather at… Continue reading

Coast Guard responds to Cook Inlet fuel spill

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a fuel spill near Port Graham on Saturday. Several agencies responded to an area in southeastern Cook Inlet after… Continue reading

Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee seeks members; deadline is June 4

The proposed Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee is another step closer to reality. After writing and receiving comments on a draft charter, the group’s convening… 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

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