Since the opening of the Kenai River king salmon fishery eight days ago, fishing has been consistently slow, said assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Jason Pawluk.
A drill rig will likely be starting work again later this year near Anchor Point. BlueCrest Energy Inc. plans to begin drilling later this year at the offshore Cosmopolitan oil and gas discovery in Cook Inlet, company officials say.
The raindrops and red salmon were intermittent Wednesday as setnetters on the east side of the Cook Inlet fished a 12-hour opener - the first of the season for the Kenai and East Forelands section of the fishery.
In a short meeting Wednesday the Soldotna City Council will be accepting millions of dollars in appropriations from federal and state grant money for community projects.
Soldotna received three legislative grants and two reappropriated legislative grants totaling just under $1.7 million from this ye...