Cook Inlet

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SPH Foundation holds annual meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday The annual meeting of the South Peninsula Hospital Foundation Inc. is 3:30 p.m. Monday in the… Continue reading

Despite slight increase, Cook Inlet belugas ‘are not recovering’

ANCHORAGE — The beluga whales that swim in Cook Inlet are continuing to struggle and appear headed for extinction if nothing changes, a government official… Continue reading

Make a plan to be prepared, give more

One of the best things about a new year is the clean slate it represents. It’s a great time to evaluate priorities, reflect on what… Continue reading

Rig’s woes benefit city, borough

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Although Buccaneer Oil had intended last fall to have moved the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence to oil and gas… Continue reading

Furie seeks permit for new platform in Cook Inlet’s Kitchen Lights Unit

An independent oil and gas explorer has applied for an Army Corps of Engineers permit to build a new production platform in Cook Inlet’s Kitchen… Continue reading

DEC suspends review of Buccaneer spill plan

The Alaska Department of Environ-mental Conservation on Monday suspended its review of Buccaneer Alaska’s amended application for the Cosmopolitan site Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency… Continue reading

Southcentral gas supplies tight; producers to the rescue?

The weather has been cold and natural gas supplies in Southcentral Alaska are very tight. Enstar Natural Gas Co. distributed near-record amounts of gas in… Continue reading

Michael G. Wiley

Michael G. Wiley

Clam Gulch resident Mr. Michael Gilbert Wiley, 71, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at his home in Clam Gulch. A celebration of his life will… Continue reading

Michael G. Wiley

Endeavour’s delay fattens wallets of workers, city

Although Buccaneer Oil Alaska got from the city of Homer an extension to Dec. 8 to moor its jack-up rig, the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence, at… Continue reading

Troopers

Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a summons to a 24-year-old Homer man for commercial fishing with a drift net in upper Cook Inlet during a closed… Continue reading

Parnell: Gas imports are ‘last resort’

Where Southcentral will get its energy in the near future was up for debate between the Anchorage mayor and the governor at the Resource Development… Continue reading

Losses grow in Alaska’s fisheries disasters

ANCHORAGE, — Alaska’s Commerce commissioner says the disaster from poor king salmon returns was worse than first estimated. In a letter to the state’s congressional… Continue reading

Group challenges Buccaneer; public comments sought

Conservation and Native groups joined together Monday to submit a Request for Adjudicatory Hearing relating to the state’s approval of Buccaneer Energy’s Oil Discharge Prevention… Continue reading

Cook Inlet oil, gas development focus of film, panel discussion

Some liken increasing oil and gas activity on the Kenai Peninsula and in Cook Inlet to a renaissance. A new Dark Ages may be more… Continue reading

Cook Inlet advisory council recertified by Coast Guard

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council has earned U.S. Coast Guard recertification for another year. This certification allows CIRCAC to continue monitoring oil facility… Continue reading

Recent storms caused erosion near Anchor Point resident Kathy Kacher’s home. -Photo by Kathy Kacher

Storm-caused bluff erosion threatens homes

After 11 years living in the 2,000-square-foot, post-and-beam house Gary Stevenson built for himself and his wife, Grace, Stevenson woke up on a recent September… Continue reading

Recent storms caused erosion near Anchor Point resident Kathy Kacher’s home. -Photo by Kathy Kacher
Bob Shavelson

Will new travel brochures show drilling rigs in Kachemak Bay?

Anyone coming over Baycrest Hill these days encounters a stark new addition to the Kachemak Bay skyline: Buccaneer Oil's jack-up drilling rig "Endeavour." For some,… Continue reading

Bob Shavelson

Court temporarily halts Alaska rail extension

By    JUNEAU — A federal appeals court panel has halted work on a railroad extension project in southcentral Alaska, pending a full hearing on… Continue reading

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