Cook Inlet

Judge allows additional briefs in UCIDA lawsuit

ANCHORAGE — A federal judge ruled to allow additional information to be filed in the lawsuit regarding federal oversight of Cook Inlet salmon management. United… Continue reading

Buccaneer Energy’s Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig is shown at Homer’s Deep Water Dock in March of 2013. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Adverse ruling in CIRI dispute pushes Buccaneer into May bankruptcy filing

Buccaneer Energy, an independent Cook Inlet explorer with high hopes but skimpy resources, saw those hopes come crashing down May 31. The company filed for… Continue reading

Buccaneer Energy’s Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig is shown at Homer’s Deep Water Dock in March of 2013. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Commercial fishing groups, feds testify on salmon management

ANCHORAGE — A federal judge heard oral argument earlier this week in the lawsuit regarding whether Cook Inlet should be in a federal salmon management… Continue reading

Firefighters keep Tyonek blaze away from oil and gas facilities

Firefighters have kept the wind-driven Tyonek fire on Cook Inlet’s west side away from the Beluga gas field and Chugach Electric Association’s Beluga power plant… Continue reading

Above, Nancy Delkittie, left, and Jessica Hay process salmon at a fish camp. Top, a map shows Dena’ina country.-Photo by Robin La Vine, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Pratt Museum opens spectacular exhibit on the Dena’ina people

A word of advice when you walk into the Pratt’s newest exhibit: don’t say hello to the ladies cleaning fish. Though these life casts look… Continue reading

Above, Nancy Delkittie, left, and Jessica Hay process salmon at a fish camp. Top, a map shows Dena’ina country.-Photo by Robin La Vine, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Progress reported in Tyonek fire fight

The wildfire in Tyonek spread to 350 acres as of Tuesday morning but fire crews made progress in building a fire line on the flank… Continue reading

Cook Inlet lease sale nets $5.2 million for 35 tracts

Bidding was modest at the state’s annual Cook Inlet and Alaska Peninsula “areawide” lease sales May 7, with bids coming from independent companies and most… Continue reading

Thea Person snuggles with a baby goat in Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center’s outdoor amphitheater during Saturday’s Earth Day celebration.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Busy weekend, Homer style

Earth Day celebrations spreading from Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, along Beluga Slough Trail and to Bishops Beach drew a crowd on Saturday, as… Continue reading

Thea Person snuggles with a baby goat in Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center’s outdoor amphitheater during Saturday’s Earth Day celebration.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

New fisheries group plots strategy

Resources for All Alaskans, a group formed to combat a proposed initiative to ban commercial setnet fishing in certain parts of the state, met in… Continue reading

Carey Meyer, public works director, right, and Steve Delehanty, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge director, second from right, talk with Angie Otteson, parks maintenance director, about installing a Wendy Erd poem on the Beluga Slough Trail. Camp fee collector Bruce Babbitt is at left.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Celebrating Earth Day

Everyday is like thisthe short and long of forgetting:a man with a walking stick, a limp;his daughter in a red sweatshirtcrossing the berm.  — “Listening… Continue reading

Carey Meyer, public works director, right, and Steve Delehanty, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge director, second from right, talk with Angie Otteson, parks maintenance director, about installing a Wendy Erd poem on the Beluga Slough Trail. Camp fee collector Bruce Babbitt is at left.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Court hears oral arguments on setnet-ban initiative

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance and the State of Alaska each made their case to an Anchorage Superior Court judge Tuesday about why… Continue reading

Resolution pending for CIRI, Buccaneer gas dispute

A dispute between Buccaneer Energy, Cook Inlet Region Inc. and the state of Alaska over natural gas royalties from Kenai Peninsula wells could be resolved… Continue reading

Board of Fish members re-appointed by Legislature

Board of Fish members re-appointed by Legislature

Three members of the Board of Fisheries were easily re-appointed to new three-year terms, although not all without objection, by a joint session of the… Continue reading

Board of Fish members re-appointed by Legislature

Appeal of setnet ban initiative to be heard Tuesday in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE — Oral argument in the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance appeal of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s decision to reject a proposed ballot initiative to ban… Continue reading

Ron Hyde, CEO of PRL Logistics Inc., stands with wife, Suzy Hyde, in front of a map that was found during the company’s renovation of a Kenai Landing cannery. Hyde expects to begin operating out of the new Kenai branch in about a month.

Logistics firm renovates old Kenai cannery

Months of renovations and $2 million later, PRL Logistics Inc. CEO Ron Hyde said he expects to be open for business in Kenai in about… Continue reading

Ron Hyde, CEO of PRL Logistics Inc., stands with wife, Suzy Hyde, in front of a map that was found during the company’s renovation of a Kenai Landing cannery. Hyde expects to begin operating out of the new Kenai branch in about a month.

Fish board to take up setnet petition

The Alaska Board of Fisheries will consider one of three recently submitted emergency petitions regarding Upper Cook Inlet salmon management. South K Beach Independent Fishermen’s… Continue reading

This photo from the Homer News collection donated to the Pratt Museum shows fuel tanks, buildings and a car flooded on the Homer Spit after it subsided about 6 feet during the March 27, 1964, Great Alaska Earthquake.-Photo provided, Pratt Museum, Homer News collection

1964 Homer News coverage told quake tales

In a normal news week in 1964, the announcement that the city of Homer’s incorporation vote had been certified would have been huge news. Something… Continue reading

This photo from the Homer News collection donated to the Pratt Museum shows fuel tanks, buildings and a car flooded on the Homer Spit after it subsided about 6 feet during the March 27, 1964, Great Alaska Earthquake.-Photo provided, Pratt Museum, Homer News collection
Professional fish board proposed

Professional fish board proposed

The Alaska Senate Resources Committee held a hearing Monday to discuss Cook Inlet salmon, and one idea came to the forefront: a professional Board of… Continue reading

Professional fish board proposed

Fishery stakeholders share concerns

Kenai Peninsula salmon fishery stakeholders addressed a variety of issues at a Senate Resources Committee hearing in Juneau Monday, including changes to the Board of… Continue reading

Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton, shown here in this undated photo. Burton has filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, claiming improper termination of his employment contract, Buccaneer announced in a March 6 press release.-Photo by Michael Dinneen, Morris News Service - Alaska

Buccaneer Energy suspends CEO

Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton and asked that trading of… Continue reading

Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton, shown here in this undated photo. Burton has filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, claiming improper termination of his employment contract, Buccaneer announced in a March 6 press release.-Photo by Michael Dinneen, Morris News Service - Alaska
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