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It is a bit ironic, but the Salmon Policies Alliance op-ed piece (published above and last week in other publications) states, “… the Kenai River is not at risk or in crisis …” Really? The very next day, the Kenai River and the East Side Set Net (ESSN) fishery were closed for fishing due to ...

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:06pm

I guess I should not be shocked that the East Side Setnetter has once again been completely shut down in 2013 due to the low return of Kings to the Kenai River.

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 2:36pm

Senator Murkowski is to be commended for recently calling the bluff of the Pebble Partnership by asking for “detailed plans and a timeline for developing Pebble Mine.” It’s about time that elected officials recognize the obvious. The Pebble permitting process was to begin nearly a decade ago. ...

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 8:37am

In June my husband and I took the vacation of a lifetime at the Hook Setters Lodge in Kenai. Unfortunately it ended in an auto accident on June 22nd on the Sterling Highway. Our experience of the fine friendly people in your area was surpassed by the kindness and compassion of all who responded and ...

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 8:35am

When I arrived in Alaska in the mid 1960s, the salmon fishery on the east side of Cook Inlet was primarily a commercial fishery.

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 1:14pm

I was taught many moons ago in Drivers Ed class to always look in your rear view and side view mirrors to see what is behind you. Obviously this is lost on today’s drivers who are more in tune with getting down here to the Kenai. On two separate occasions the past two weekends heading north on the...

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 9:24am

I find it interesting the movement of an Air Force fighter squadron from Fairbanks to Anchorage is causing so much controversy. Naturally, Fairbanks doesn't want to lose the infusion of federal paychecks into their economy.

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:26pm

The issue of citizens making public comments at public meetings was discussed today. One side stated that any comment made as a exact copy word for word should not be counted as a separate individual comment but only as one vote with the same opinion of the issue. We are a democracy, every vote coun...

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 8:50am

Since 2009, HoWL has offered a unique brand of outdoor, experiential education courses to youth in southcentral Alaska, combining proven teaching methods, leadership development skills, and plain, old fashioned FUN to foster the environmental and community leaders of tomorrow. With recent support fr...

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 9:29am

After surgery a year ago, my life has been learning to walk again and watching television. The two people involved have been greatly misrepresented.

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 9:29am


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