6 fishermen on crab boat go missing; owners hope for best

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 20:12

ANCHORAGE — Six veteran fishermen aboard a crabbing boat have gone missing in the icy, turbulent Bering Sea, and their employers are clinging to hope that they might somehow be found safe.

Snow, ice makes travel difficult on Kenai peninsula

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 20:11

With whirls of fat, wet snowflakes mixing with cold rain around Southcentral Alaska, “you can’t ask for poorer conditions for traveling,” said spokesperson Shannon McCarthy of the Alaska Department of Transportation. Heavy snowfall over the weekend and temperatures warming to the low 30s Monday have made the area’s highways slick and spotted with drifts of snow.

Photo: Hazardous flying conditions

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 20:50

A flock of ravens scatters when a gust of wind blows through the group as it tries to take off on Sunday in Kenai. Sunday morning brought temperatures around zero, strong winds and blowing snow to the western Kenai Peninsula, part of a stormsystem moving across Southcentral Alaska. The National ...

Search for fishing vessel with 6 people goes into 2nd day

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 20:22

JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska is searching for a fishing boat with six people that has been missing in the Bering Sea for more than a day.

Seafood groups pick up $5.9M tab for hatchery salmon research

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 20:21

Processors and seven hatcheries have agreed to pony up millions to keep an Alaska Department of Fish and Game research project going.

Soldotna sign code revision moves forward

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:21

Soldotna’s revision of its ordinance that regulates the many shapes, styles and sizes for signs is progressing as city staff attempt to make it clearer and include the latest technology.

Issues to watch at the Board of Fisheries

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:55

Fishermen, regulators, biologists and stakeholders will gather in Anchorage next month to clash over and collaborate on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries policies.

Kenai girls, SoHi boys capture borough ski titles

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 00:23

The top two finishers in each race of Saturday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough School District skiing championships were well acquainted with each other prior to the start. The event was just another chapter in the seasonlong battle for supremacy.

Saturday hoops: SoHi girls claim Lady Lynx Maroon title

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 00:38

The Soldotna girls starred as champions in the Maroon bracket of the Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout tournament Saturday afternoon in Anchorage.

All-NSC hockey team released

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 00:23

Staff report