Cook Inlet

3 companies bid on 7 inlet leases

Bidding was modest in the state’s annual Cook Inlet areawide lease sale held May 7, a symptom of low crude oil prices and a limited… Continue reading

Announcements

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) holds its board meeting at 9 a.m. Friday at Cook Inlet Aquaculture, 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Kenai.… Continue reading

David Thomas of Point Hope demonstrates the one-hand reach during a presentation on Native Youth Olympics last Thursday at Homer Middle School. -Photos by Michael Armstrong

Huskies learn traditions

Extend your reach. Hang on tight. Jump high. Those all could be skills any athlete would want to develop for traditional sports, but crawl like… Continue reading

David Thomas of Point Hope demonstrates the one-hand reach during a presentation on Native Youth Olympics last Thursday at Homer Middle School. -Photos by Michael Armstrong

Sportfishing businesses can apply for Cook Inlet 2012 salmon disaster relief

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… Continue reading

Enstar proceeds with pipeline

KENAI — A directional drill rig is tunneling into the ground along Bridge Access road where it will run underneath the Kenai River and connect… Continue reading

Cook Inlet clams up for grabs

A remote beach on the west side of Cook Inlet has seen an uptick in traffic as clammers hitch rides with charter boat captains or… Continue reading

Cause of razor clams’ demise no mystery; it’s overharvest

Cause of razor clams’ demise no mystery; it’s overharvest

T he Kachemak Bay Science Conference held last week in Homer was a valuable opportunity for those who attended to gain perspective in scientific endeavors… Continue reading

Cause of razor clams’ demise no mystery; it’s overharvest
This view of Seldovia Bay, looking from Point Naskowhak toward Seldovia in the background, is part of Alaska ShoreZone, a catalog of high-resolution still and video images that provide bird’s-eye views of Alaska beaches. The photo was taken from a helicopter during June 2009, at low tide.-Image courtesy of Alaska ShoreZone.

New technology helps prepare for spills, explore coastal areas

On the last day of 2012, the oil-drilling rig Kulluk ran aground on Sitkalidak Island near Kodiak. The weather was foul, the location remote, and… Continue reading

This view of Seldovia Bay, looking from Point Naskowhak toward Seldovia in the background, is part of Alaska ShoreZone, a catalog of high-resolution still and video images that provide bird’s-eye views of Alaska beaches. The photo was taken from a helicopter during June 2009, at low tide.-Image courtesy of Alaska ShoreZone.
Robert Ruffner

Longtime Kenai River habitat advocate applies for Board of Fisheries seat

A Kenai Peninsula resident known for his habitat advocacy has applied to be on Alaska’s Board of Fisheries. Robert Ruffner, outgoing founder and executive director… Continue reading

Robert Ruffner
Chuitna Mine comments due by March 10

Chuitna Mine comments due by March 10

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has kicked off a short, 15-day comment period for people to weigh in on the proposed Chuitna coal mine… Continue reading

Chuitna Mine comments due by March 10
Trawl fleet continuing to fish for Pacific cod

Trawl fleet continuing to fish for Pacific cod

The boats fishing for Pacific cod with pots in the central Gulf of Alaska federal season finally wrapped up their 17.9 million pound quota Monday,… Continue reading

Trawl fleet continuing to fish for Pacific cod

Enstar begins pipeline work in Kenai

Enstar Natural Gas company has begun work on a gas transport pipeline alongside Bridge Access Road in Kenai. According to Enstar communications manager Lindsay Hobson,… Continue reading

Oil, gas rebound in Cook Inlet comes at cost to state treasury

The turnaround in Cook Inlet oil and gas production in recent years is one of the big success stories for Alaska. It has come at… Continue reading

CIRI settles dispute over Kenai Loop gas

The fight over Kenai Loop natural gas appears to be over. Attorneys for all four parties currently involved in the dispute — Cook Inlet Region… Continue reading

Transition team’s report puts priority on fish

Transition team’s report puts priority on fish

Gov. Bill Walker’s office has released the report from his fisheries transition team which sets out priorities, recommendations and possible barriers to success for Alaska… Continue reading

Transition team’s report puts priority on fish

Johnstone quits Board of Fisheries

Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday, and a longtime Cook Inlet commercial fisheries advocate has been nominated to replace him. Gov. Bill… Continue reading

Walker stops work on several projects

How little can the state afford to spend? Gov. Bill Walker halted immediate spending on six of the state’s notable pending mega-projects Dec. 27, part… Continue reading

Walker stops work on several projects

How little can the state afford to spend? Gov. Bill Walker halted immediate spending on six of the state’s notable pending mega-projects Dec. 27, part… Continue reading

Public can comment on possible F&G chiefs

Public can comment on possible F&G chiefs

Time is running out for the public to weigh in on four applicants for commissioner of Alaska Department of Fish and Game as the boards… Continue reading

Public can comment on possible F&G chiefs

Donlin Gold project carries implications for Kenai Peninsula

The future of Donlin Gold’s mining project was detailed in a presentation at the Alaska Support Industry Alliance luncheon held at the Kenai Chamber of… Continue reading

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