Cook Inlet

Mat-Su officials, feds to meet about $12.3M bill for ferry

Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials are prepping for negotiations with the U.S. Transportation Department to resolve $12.3 million the borough owes the feds for its failed ferry… Continue reading

Cook Inlet oil production up 25 percent

Cook Inlet oil producers have boosted output 25 percent in the last year, data from the state Department of Natural Resources indicates. Production averaged 16,288… Continue reading

Cook Inlet oil production up 25 percent

Cook Inlet oil producers have boosted output 25 percent in the last year, data from the state Department of Natural Resources indicates. Production averaged 16,288… Continue reading

Adjustments to Cook Inlet fishery regs sought

Cook Inlet stakeholders are asking the state Board of Fisheries to consider more changes to area fisheries this winter. Fishery participants have submitted nine agenda… Continue reading

Adjustments to Cook Inlet fishery regs sought

Cook Inlet stakeholders are asking the state Board of Fisheries to consider more changes to area fisheries this winter. Fishery participants have submitted nine agenda… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula to Board of Fisheries:

Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the… Continue reading

Board of Fish 2014-15 agenda to include clams, felt-sole boots

Cook Inlet razor clams are among the items on the Board of Fisheries menu this year. Fishermen and other stakeholders are asking the board to… Continue reading

the 42-foot M/V Sanoah was decked out in balloons Sunday for a celebration of its christening. It also was owner Steve Attleson’s 50th birthday. -Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

New vessel offers ferry, freight services

Decorated with red, black and white balloons, the M/V Sanoah was easy to spot in the Homer Harbor on Sunday, as a crowd of people… Continue reading

the 42-foot M/V Sanoah was decked out in balloons Sunday for a celebration of its christening. It also was owner Steve Attleson’s 50th birthday. -Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Two men rescued off Homer after boat engine fails

The Homer Coast Guard Auxiliary and two crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island rescued two mariners with boat trouble in lower Cook… Continue reading

Mat-Su officials pondering how to pay ferry bill

The Federal Transit Administration wants $12.3 million back from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough for the borough’s failed Knik Arm ferry plan. Acting FTA Administrator Therese McMillan… Continue reading

Fishery disaster fund plan moving forward

Cook Inlet and Yukon River commercial fishermen could receive direct payments as part of the 2012 fishery disaster relief aid this fall.According to a National… Continue reading

Troopers

Troopers July 15 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a 54-year-old Homer man for commercial fishing during a closed period in the Naknek-Kvichak district in Bristol Bay.… Continue reading

Lake Clark staff offer several free programs

By Shannon Reid For the Homer News On a clear day, the majestic volcanoes of Iliamna and Redoubt can be seen from Homer across Cook… Continue reading

Several people stand by a building at Coal Point in 1892 on the Homer Spit, the first non-Native settlement there. -Photo provided, Pratt Museum

PARKS DAY: CELEBRATING EARLY HOMER SPIT HISTORY

Most everyone knows the story of the naming of Homer, and how in April 1896, 50 men and one woman, Della Banks, came with the… Continue reading

Several people stand by a building at Coal Point in 1892 on the Homer Spit, the first non-Native settlement there. -Photo provided, Pratt Museum

State: Alaska seafood safe; Inletkeeper to test water

The state of Alaska received word from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation. The Department of Environmental Conservation… Continue reading

Judge orders fishing group to pay part of lawsuit costs

A judge ruled June 25 that a commercial fishing group should pay part of the state of Alaska’s legal costs for the lawsuit regarding management… Continue reading

Fisherman charged with taking lingcod out of season

Alaska Wildlife Troopers on June 11 cited an Anchorage commercial fisherman for retaining lingcod during a closed season while on a commercial halibut fishing trip… Continue reading

Anchorage artist James R. Behlke demonstrates how to create paintings on his iPad at a workshop June 6 at the Bunnell Street Arts Center.                                                              -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Anchorage artist using new creative tool: an iPad

In “Close to Home,” Anchorage artist James Behlke’s exhibit this month at Bunnell Street Arts Center, large charcoal paintings dominate the show. As big as… Continue reading

Anchorage artist James R. Behlke demonstrates how to create paintings on his iPad at a workshop June 6 at the Bunnell Street Arts Center.                                                              -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
A standing-room-only crowd applauds June 12 as Kenaitze Indian Tribe Executive Director Jaylene Peterson-Nyren makes opening remarks during the first day of a three-day grand opening ceremony for the Dena’ina Wellness Center located in Old Town Kenai.-Photo by M. Scott Moon, Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Kenaitze Indian Tribe celebrates opening of Dena’ina Wellness Center

Isis Fischer wanted to dance. She squatted, stamped her feet and arched her back, and stared at Rolly Rivas, whose bell-wrapped feet matched the rhythm… Continue reading

A standing-room-only crowd applauds June 12 as Kenaitze Indian Tribe Executive Director Jaylene Peterson-Nyren makes opening remarks during the first day of a three-day grand opening ceremony for the Dena’ina Wellness Center located in Old Town Kenai.-Photo by M. Scott Moon, Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Judge rules for ADFG in lawsuit over 2013 salmon management

ANCHORAGE — A state judge ruled in favor of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the lawsuit regarding the 2013 Cook Inlet salmon… Continue reading

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